As founder, owner and Broker of Windermere Napa Valley Properties, Mark Lesti is one of Northern California’s most active and successful real estate professionals. In addition, he has joined his wife, Christine, son, Brendon, and daughter-in-law, Breanna, to form The Lesti Team, an integral part of Windermere Napa. His nearly three decades in the field of real estate, combined with his singular blend of creativity, ethics and attention to detail, make him an invaluable asset to his brokerage, team and distinguished clientele.
A Northern California native and Napa resident for many years, Mark has gained market knowledge extending beyond trends and values. It includes equally beneficial insights into neighborhoods, schools, weather patterns and more. With in-depth financial knowledge acquired as a C.P.A., Mark offers each client a valuable consultation to identify any areas of their overall financial plan needing general attention, as well as those areas specifically related to any real estate transaction under consideration.
Born into a family of investors, Mark developed an affinity for real estate at an early age, began investing himself and continues to do so. That personal experience demonstrates to his clients that their agent and broker has faith in his own expertise, and shares an appreciation of the dynamic Napa Valley property market.
As co-owner and Associate Broker of Windermere Napa Valley Properties as well as a member of The Lesti Team, Christine Lesti is heavily involved in the day-to-day activities of the brokerage and team as well as in providing uncompromising service to her distinguished clientele. A resident of Napa for nearly two decades, and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, she possesses unsurpassed knowledge of the local market, and strength in the financial aspects of real estate transactions. It is financial expertise that was fine-tuned through ownership of her own accounting business and tenure as Comptroller of a successful computer software programing firm.
While her financial and negotiation expertise are impressive to her colleagues and seller clients, it is Christine’s market knowledge, communication skills and obvious desire to match individuals and families with their perfect home, or home away from home, that stands out to her distinguished buying clientele. Her love of the Napa Valley, its sense of community, and small town ambiance play an undeniable role in that desire.
Known for his unwavering optimism, charisma and can-do attitude, Brendan is a valuable resource, consultant and ally his clients rely on and his colleagues respect and appreciate. Agile in negotiations, he is an accomplished, reliable problem-solver dedicated to achieving his clients’ goals and objectives. In addition, his many years of experience in the insurance industry have given him communication and sales skills vital to success on behalf of his clientele.
Having grown up in Napa, attended local schools and received his degree from nearby Sonoma State University, Brendan is very knowledgeable about Napa, its surrounding communities and the Napa-Sonoma Wine Country in general. That kind of local market knowledge makes him invaluable to Windermere Napa Valley Properties clients of The Lesti Team who are buying or selling Napa area properties.
Having been raised in a “real estate family”, Ashley has worked behind the scenes for Windermere Napa Valley Properties since 2017 in Client Outreach and Agent Support roles. As a long time resident of Napa Valley with family located all over Northern California, she has a local knowledge of not only Napa but its surrounding areas. Formerly a teacher, Ashley prides herself in organization and attention to detail, two aspects important to a smooth real estate transaction.
The personal aspect of real estate is what interests Ashley most. Knowing she may be helping her clients make dreams come true excites Ashley, as she looks forward to matching people with homes in which life-long memories will be made.
As an agent who was born and raised in the Napa Valley, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. I come from a real estate family where my father has been selling real estate in the Napa Valley for over 40 years. I have a background in marketing and technology with a BA in marketing and a minor in communications from Cal State Sacramento. I also worked in technical support with Bank of America and as a Sr. Project Manager with ADP for 17 years prior to my real estate career. I have been a licensed Realtor since 2006 and have experience in residential real estate, investment property, distressed sales and foreclosures. Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, I have the background and experience to help you with all of your real estate needs in the Napa Valley.
Paul is a Napa local, a homeowner, an irresistibly likeable guy and a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley. Paul is a true Renaissance man—a skilled carpenter, auto mechanic and academic.
Paul’s love of people and comprehensive knowledge of Napa Valley properties makes him a great real estate agent for anyone interested in purchasing or selling property in the Napa Valley. Paul specializes in matching people to properties and making the sales process as seamless as possible. Clients love his attention to detail, great communication and calming presence. Paul’s main goal is to make the real estate experience enjoyable with integrity, honesty and great communication.
Ted draws energy and joy from building synergetic relationships with his Clients. Ted's nature is graciously gregarious and persevering; he's honest; and he's been dedicated to a substantial list of clientele throughout his 25 years in the hospitality business. His passion is creating a sincere, successful relationship with people.
Ted grew up in a family of Realtors in central Indiana, earned a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and jumped into all aspects of the restaurant business. His ensuing hospitality career path eventually led him into the Event Management Sales & Service role in hotels and quickly guided him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally to a luxury resort in the Napa Valley, where he, his husband, and their dog have resided for almost a decade now.
The irony is not lost on Ted that his ‘growth’ journey has culminated in “living happily ever after” in an agricultural area with a small-town feel and sense of community strikingly reminiscent of his youth…and as a Realtor nonetheless!
Dean is a native-born Northern Californian who spent over twenty years serving the needs of his guests managing boutique hotels and restaurants in Napa, Sonoma, and Marin Counties. Always anticipating and evaluating the needs of guests taught him to be creative, flexible and accommodating in any situation. He has combined this experience with his personal passion of residential real estate ownership and renovation to bring a well-informed enthusiasm for serving his clients' needs with an honest, hands on, and straight-forward approach.
Coming from a hard-working family of Italian immigrants, Dean learned at an early age the value of home ownership as both a place of comfort and joy and as an investment in the future. He has strong values centered around large family gatherings in his own home or the home of one of his siblings or many cousins. Always willing to lend a hand to family and friends alike, he is a “Jack of all trades” as a skilled carpenter, metal fabricator and all around handy guy.
Dean loves to spend his personal time with his wife and two daughters in their home town of Napa and exploring beyond. He will never miss the opportunity to prepare a home cooked meal for his friends and extended family. He is also an obsessed fisherman, avid cyclist and mediocre golfer.