Helen Pastorino



Helen Pastorino is the founder and CEO of Pertria, a real estate investment firm in Los Gatos, California.

Ms. Pastorino began practicing real estate in the region more than 34 years, when apricot and cherry orchards far outnumbered corporate campuses.

Dovetailing with the region’s world-changing industrial growth, she has played a pivotal role in the maturation and vast expansion of Silicon Valley real estate.

As Regional Vice President for Fox & Carskadon, she went on to co-found Alain Pinel Realtors, where as President she grew sales volume into the billions annually. In that role, she was frequently recognized and profiled by news media and authors writing on innovation for her early adoption and advocacy of information technology to advance productivity and client results.

With Pertria, Ms. Pastorino actuates a guiding philosophy of her life and career: that by making deliberate choices, people have the power to enjoy longevity and secure their

• Founder and CEO of Pertria, a real estate investment firm
• Founder and past President of Alain Pinel Realtors with billions in annual sales
• Regional Vice President for Fox & Carskadon managing 1 billion in sales
• Vice President of Fox & Carskadon’s Top Office – Saratoga
• Licensed in Real Estate for over 30 years

• Objects in Action: Commercial Applications of Object-Oriented Technologies, Paul Harmon and David A Taylor

• Jumping the Curve: Innovation and Strategic Choice in an Age of Transition, Nicholas Imparato and Oren Harari, foreword by Tom Peters

• New York Times June 6, 1994 “Can E-Mail Cachet = jpmorgan@park.ave?”, Steve Lohr

• Forbes Magazine April 11, 1994 “Case Study: Real Estate Reinvented”, Jonathan Littman

• Silicon Valley Business Journal October 17, 1994 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies…Part I”

• Technology Silicon Valley January, 1995 “Tech changes valley companies” Ralph Jennings

• Robert Vavra’s Classic Book of Horses, Robert Vavra with introduction James Michener.

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