Jim Van Zanten is co-CEO of Vista Sotheby’s and team leader of the Van Zanten Group in Manhattan Beach. Jim has over 40 years of experience selling real estate in the South Bay area and has closed over $1.3 billion in personal residential sales. Jim is particularly known for his straightforward approach to the business and world class representation of each and every one of his clients and friends. His specialties include high end buyer and seller representation, residential development, and income property investment.
Affiliated Businesses: Jim is the major shareholder for Marine View Management (property management) and e-escrows inc. incorporated (escrow). As a result, Jim is quite knowledgeable in these areas.
Giving Back:As for community service, he has served as a South Bay Association of Realtors Board President and the Regional Vice President of the California Association of Realtors. Jim served three years as President of the Mira Costa Band Boosters (2008-2011). The Grammy award winning (only 3 nationally per year) high school has an amazing music program. Throughout the school year the bands participates in numerous community events.
Jim has financially supported the Mira Costa Hall of Fame, Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, the Hermosa Beach Education Foundation, numerous individual Mira Costa teams, the UCLA Wooden Foundation and many others.
Marco de Longeville was recruited by the Van Zanten Group in 2018, joining one of California’s top team of agents that has closed over $450,000,000 in real estate transactions since 2014. Marco’s office has gained recognition as the top producing brokerage in the South Bay area with over $1,500,000,000 in sales annually. Marco attended Wharton Business School at the University in Pennsylvania where he learned how to start and run a business. Shortly after Wharton he began his career in sales as a highly successful fashion entrepreneur in Los Angeles. Marco has bought and sold many homes in Los Angeles and France and is known in Southern California as one of the most exciting new agents in the Sotheby’s Office as a multi lingual agent with an impressive book of clients in the fashion and entertainment industry.
Marco has a “client first” approach which has helped him build an extensive referral base through providing a high level of service for all of his clients. Outside of real estate, Marco’s other passions include deep-sea fishing, night scuba diving and lobster hunting. On land, Marco can often be found prowling the City’s farmer markets for fresh produce where he enjoys discovering and cooking new dishes. “Good food is nothing without good friends and family to share it with.” Marco specializes in General Buyer and Seller Representation, Luxury Homes, Development and Income Property.
Lindsay Forgeron is director of Development with the Van Zanten Group, specializing in construction billing, management and design. Lindsay has experience working through all aspects of commercial and residential development including entitlements, contracts, billing, luxury home and apartment building construction. Lindsay’s 14 years of experience with commercial and residential real estate from acquisition to completion are instrumental to the development process and her eye for interior design make her an invaluable part of the team.
Lindsay works out of our Manhattan Beach office currently resides in the South Bay with her husband Eric and daughter Kara.