Anne Lawrence


Serving San Francisco’s diverse community: Anne is a native Californian living in San Francisco since 1978 and working in real estate since 1992. She brings added value to her clientele through excellent visual marketing and negotiating skills. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for San Francisco and all it has to offer.

Numerous endorsements reflect her success at getting her clients more of what they want.

Anne brings added value:

  • Unparalleled follow through

  • Genuine enthusiasm for serving her clients

  • Patience, loyalty and tenacity

  • Rich knowledge of San Francisco micro-neighborhoods

  • An enduring love for the City of San Francisco

Deep ties and service to the community: Anne has served on the SF Ballet Auxiliary and The Edgewood Auxiliary as well as the membership committees of the Metropolitan Club, California Tennis Club and The Institute for Classical Architecture & Art. She is a donor to the Fine Arts Museums and the San Francisco Opera.

Academic leadership: Anne earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the University of California, Davis. She served as Dean of Students at UCSC and Executive Director of a University Policies Commission at UCLA.

Journalistic positions: Columnist, Sacramento Bee, Editorial Director, CBS-TV, Saint Louis and Social columnist, San Francisco Examiner.

Professional memberships: National Association of Realtors (NAR), California Association of Realtors (CAR), San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR), Global Leverage Partners and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Client Endorsements:

Now that we are somewhat settled in our new home, I want to take this time to thank you for what a great job we did in finding the perfect home.

Yes, we looked at loft condominiums and single-family homes both in San Francisco and Oakland. We made several offers too. But they just were not quite what I wanted. And then, when we found a single-family home in Bernal Heights, my then neighborhood, I just had to have it. And we got it with a great mortgage rate.

The garden is exceptional. We look forward to inviting family and friends to dine with us al fresco. And, of course, in the future adding an extension to the back.

You stood by me and what I wanted for over a year. For this I am truly grateful.

Mariano Cassisi

We have had the great fortune of working with Anne Lawrence of Vanguard Properties for leasing a retail space on 2146 Union Street. This was a tough project where due to the short term nature of the lease, most tenant candidates did not want to occupy the space for less than two years. Anne’s resilience, proactive search, and diligence paid off. In less than one month, Anne found us a tenant who was willing to lease out our space with the terms we’d previously agreed on. She took ownership of the whole lease process from A to Z. That kind of ownership made our lives much easier.

After our experience with 2146 Union Street we commissioned Anne to help us lease 46 Otis Street. This is a light industrial warehouse space in mid market location in San Francisco. We originally thought the space was not leasable due to its condition. Without having us spend a dime on improvements, Anne once again found us the perfect tenant in exactly the terms we were hoping for in less than a month.

From these two transactions we’ve observed that Anne is very creative, proactive, and hard working. Unlike other agents we’ve worked with, she is not shy of picking up the phone and making hundreds of phone calls until she finds the right tenant. We found her to be an excellent asset for helping with our leasing needs. She is a great listener and an excellent negotiator.

Kind Regards,

Yola and Bora Ozturk, General Partners of March Capital Management
2150 Union Street and 42 Otis Street, San Francisco

As newlyweds and first time buyers we were very motivated to find a home where we could build our life together. With Anne’s help we won out and arrived in the perfect neighborhood at the right price.

We are so very happy to have a single-family home, where we can entertain and welcome visiting family and friends from out of town.

Anne was there for us all the way, always providing needed information to guide us through the process.

We look forward to referring Anne to our many friends.

Mitul & Zuby, First time buyers
231 Miramar Avenue, San Francisco

“Ms Lawrence is the best, most professional leasing agent we have employed in the past 25 years. She applies the same energy, creativity, and enthusiasm for a listing regardless if its a very small, single office room or an entire office floor in the building. She is the only agent of whom I’m aware that actively stages the office space to make it attractive to prospective lessees.

In the past, leasing agents would agree to list available office space for us and simply rely on a “for lease” sign on the exterior of the building to bring prospects. Invariably, we would never hear from them. In contrast, Ms Lawrence uses the best websites available to appeal to a wide base of prospective leasees and clever marketing brochures and signage to generate interest.”

James Hirsch, Landlord
12 Geary Street, San Francisco

“Aura Fire Safety worked with Anne Lawrence to secure a new office space in San Francisco in October 2015. We were on a specific budget and a tight time-line. But from the first phone call, Anne had put us at ease, she assured us that the space she had in mind would be perfect for our construction company needs. On our first visit, the office rental had exceeded our expectations. Anne had staged the space with welcoming rugs, flowers and paintings. More over, after we had signed the lease, which was immediately, Anne let us keep some of these lovely décor items. Anne Lawrence is a dream-come-true realtor. She is an industry veteran and has fantastic connections. When we need a Feng Shui specialist to set up our new office, Anne made a valuable reference, for which we are grateful still. If you are fortunate enough to work with Anne, know that your business will prosper”

Olga Aura, Aura Fire Safety Inc.,
118 Grant Avenue, San Francisco

“I cannot express how much I appreciate your knowledge of the real estate market (even on properties before they go on the market). You are an excellent negotiator and handled every transaction with elegance and strength. I will happily work with you and refer you as much as I possibly can. Thank you so very much!!”

Jarrod Ryan Baumann, Zeterre Landscape Architecture
1171 Folsom St., San Francisco
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