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Ernesto Belmonte grew up in San Francisco and then lived in San Jose and San Mateo before moving to Orange County. He still keeps a home in San Francisco, and he often visits the Bay Area. If there’s one thing he’s learned about in all his travel and professional background, it’s people.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in business finance and economics at Notre Dame de Namur University, Ernesto started his career in the Silicon Valley tech industry. He then moved on to the hospitality industry, where he owned several bars, restaurants, and nightclubs for 15 years. In that time, he opened one of the top 10 best restaurants in San Francisco and, later, a bar that was listed as one of the top 100 best bars in the Bay Area. He credits that experience for his skills in the financial aspects of real estate and, even more importantly, serving a diverse clientele.
Ernesto’s clients range from first-time homebuyers to luxury buyers and sellers, investors, small-business owners, and corporate executives. He likes to look at and imagine home floor plans and well-considered designs for kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces. “As a homeowner and investor,” he says, “I see the value of making the right decisions and making the process as easy as possible for a great investment.”
When he’s not working, Ernesto still contributes to the community, having partnered with Silicon Valley corporate, government, and educational leaders along with Bay Area pro sports teams to lead a reading program for kids. Leisure time goes to golf, watching sports, fantasy football, camping, and going to the beach with his two dogs. He also enjoys the nightlife, trying new restaurants, and attending concerts and sporting events.