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Mary Miyata brings a wealth of talent to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Her resume reflects over twenty-five years of sales, business development and brokerage experience. While working in commercial sales in Los Angeles, Mary brought in clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Warner Communications, Hughes Aircraft, Merrill Lynch, Blue Shield of California, and Colony Capital. This customer focus characterizes her representation skills. Mary’s commitment is to understand her client’s real estate wants and needs and to diligently work to fulfill the requirements.
Ms. Miyata joined Coldwell Banker in 2012. Her approach to residential client representation is energetic, responsive and hands-on which has also enabled her to establish a large personal network within the real estate industry.
Moved by a passion to assist children orphaned by the devastating HIV epidemic, Mary decided to move to South Africa in 2002, where she resided for 5 years. She founded an active US non-profit, public charity 501(c)3, Children’s AIDS Art Programme (CAAP) (childrensaidsartprogramme.org), operating outside of Cape Town, South Africa in an impoverished settlement named ‘Khayelitsha’. Mary is highly motivated to continue her success in the real estate business and contribute monies earned toward her endeavors with these children.
“I am so thrilled that my dear friend and fabulous human being Mary Miyata has joined Coldwell Banker in Northern California. She is a former commercial agent and has been very involved in philanthropy and helping AIDS orphans in Cape Town, South Africa after living there for a number of years. I am so excited she is part of our wonderful CB family; I know she will be a great residential agent.”
Joyce Rey, Executive Director, Beverly Hills, Coldwell Banker Preview Estates
“Jim Travers and I recruited Mary to Travers Realty after seeing and hearing about her professional style and ability to get to the top of most organizations. She was an excellent broker with special skills in business development and networking. Mary’s ability to create new real estate opportunities is based on her long standing business and personal friendships.”
Lawson Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Travers Realty Corporation, Los Angeles
“With her vibrant personality, enthusiasm and deep concern for others, especially those affected by HIV, she was a natural to assist the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in setting up a Foundation to receive donations for non-medical support. Mary is creative and innovative, dedicated and a marvelous networker.”
Desmond M. Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
“We appreciate the wonderful experiences you are providing these children. From the sounds of your background, your energy, talents and commitment have brought important momentum to this very worthwhile effort. Keep up the good work.”
Bill Gates, Co-Chair Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
“Mary is an exceptional person with special talents and loads of energy. She has proven herself to be an outstanding fundraiser. Her love of art is only surpassed by her love and affection for children with special needs.”
Oliver J. Duffy, O.J. Duffy & Assoc., Chairman of the Board, Nazareth House
“I am so lucky to have known and worked with Mary Miyata for over 20 years. Mary is a highly dedicated, organized professional that has produced tremendous results, in my capacity as a Principal at Cresa Partners. Mary is exceptional at business development, finding solutions to complex real estate transactions and closing them when the time is right.”
John B. Stern, Principal. Cresa Partners
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (Formerly NARSAD)
Nazareth House, Cape Town, South Africa
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, South Africa
Baphumele Children’s Home, Khayelitsha, South Africa
Children’s AIDS Art Programme – Non-Profit, Public Charity, U.S.A.
Children’s AIDS Art Programme – South African Trust
Habitat for Humanity “Homes and Hope”