RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

SEP 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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94 September 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way by Barbara Pronin C hris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs of Northern California that would grow into the Silicon Valley—and the Sereno Group story starts in the summer of 1976, when the Iwanaga family moved next door to the Trapanis on Sobey Road in Saratoga. What began as two kids playing together has grown into the lifelong friendship that, to this day, has the two feeling more like brothers than friends. They shared the experience of hav- ing tight-knit family households with an immigrant history that values and feels an obligation toward com- munity. At the same time, bright and inquisitive, they found a deep and meaningful kinship in their re- bellious natures both inside and outside the home. After what both describe as academically underwhelming high school experiences, they found {Broker Spotlight} Left to right: Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer

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