News and Updates January 4, 2017

Sereno Group Recognized as One of the 2015 Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist by the San Francisco Business Times

LOS GATOS, CA—August 2015. Sereno Group was honored as a top philanthropic corporate organization in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara County for 2015 by the San Francisco Business Times. Sereno Group ranked number 56, contributing $421,012 to local charities and community based organizations. Sereno Group’s recognition was the direct result of its 1% for Good movement.

This is the first year Sereno Group has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times for its corporate giving. Sereno Group was joined on the San Francisco Business Times list by large Fortune 500 corporations: Adobe, Applied Materials, Chevron, Cisco Systems, Intel, and Oracle, Wells Fargo as well as other prominent Bay Area corporations.

“We are tremendously grateful to be honored by the San Francisco Business Times; it is extremely rewarding to be recognized for our 1% for Good movement. The 1% for Good movement is part of the ethos of Sereno Group and its agents which is focused on community first,” said Chris Trapani, Founder and CEO of Sereno Group. “This award is a testament to the great Realtors we work with. It is incredible and humbling that our relatively smaller company – with 275 Realtors – would be sharing honors of giving alongside larger organizations such as: Safeway, the Gap, Adobe, Google, Salesforce and more.”

Launched in 2012, the 1% for Good program is an office specific, agent driven, grassroots movement that donates to local non-profit, community-minded organizations. The 2014 recipients were: There with Care, Peninsula College Fund, Friends of American Veterans, Theuerkauf Elementary Tech Arts, Saratoga Historical Society, Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center, CASSY Bay Area, Canine Companions for Independence, Morgan Autism Center, Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz, and Monarch Services. For more information about 1% for Good, please visit: www.serenogroup.com/onepercent

About Sereno Group:

Open since July 1, 2006, Sereno Group Real Estate has quickly established itself as a market leader by continually attracting top producing agents in the Silicon Valley. During this time, Sereno Group has achieved the highest per agent productivity for residential real estate brokers in the county. In 2014, Sereno Group closed over $2.4 billion in sales with an average sales price of $1.1 million. The company’s 1% for Good charitable movement donated over $400,000 to local charities and communityminded organizations and was recognized as one of the top 50 most philanthropic corporations in the Bay Area. The company, which has been ranked the Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for five years, now has eight offices located in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Santa Cruz, Westside Santa Cruz, and Aptos. The 275 agents of Sereno Group serve the Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and points beyond. For more information, please visit: www.serenogroup.com