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John LiSanti

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John Lisanti is one of the nationís most active real estate brokers and consultants, serving both domestic and international buyers and sellers. Over the past 25 years, he has developed, managed and marketed commercial, residential and resort properties valued at over one billion dollars, including numerous large residential developments and major commercial acquisitions. He has also been involved in numerous international transactions, including a major resort at Torre Quebrada, Spain, and a joint venture with the Russian diplomatic corps to complete the first golf resort in Russia, the Moscow Country Club.

Originally in the field of education, Mr. Lisanti earned a Bachelor of Science degree while teaching in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; earned a Masters degree while a school administrator in the Los Angeles area; and started work toward his D.Ed degree while a school principal in the San Francisco Bay Area. He then spent several years in Japan and throughout the Far East as a teacher and administrator for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has a Life Credential in Teaching & School Administration.

In the early 1970ís, he joined Dart Resorts, a golf resort development company. He quickly became their number one salesman and manager, and soon their President and General Manager for Northern California, directly responsible for 200 sales people and all aspects of the companyís marketing. While at Dart, he completed successful projects at Tahoe Donner Golf and Ski Resort, Alta Sierra Golf Resort, and many others. He then established his own company, American Realty & Development, and completed many more resort sales (including Silverado Country Club, Chardonnay Country Club, Franklin Canyon, American Canyon and Wild Horse Valley Ranch), as well as more traditional commercial and residential projects.

Over the last several years, Mr. Lisanti has focused on student housing and working with qualified educators in Asia to bring students to accredited schools in California. He has also completed a number of successful student housing developments at the University of California Berkeley, Penn State University, The California Baptist University, and others.

Mr. Lisanti is well known and respected in the real estate business world for his strategic planning, and for being in the forefront of market trends. He has written editorials and articles about real estate, and has lectured in the U.S. and Asia.

A licensed real estate broker, he is a member of the National & California Association of Realtors. Additionally, he has also been a member of Rotary International, Elks Club, Kiwanis and Silverado Country Club, the Olympic Club, and is now an active member of the Tiburon Peninsula Club and the Corinthian Yacht Club.