AN UNBEATABLE TEAM

Top Performing Agent Year After Year

MEET  ALAN  CANAS

Recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top realtors, Alan Canas is a member of the National Association of Realtors.

Alan began his career in 2007 with Cashin, an independent brokerage in Burlingame. When Cashin was acquired by Coldwell Banker in 2009, Alan stayed on. In 2012 he joined Today Sotheby’s International Realty where he became the number one producing agent for 2015 in the high volume Burlingame office. Alan has been one of the Top 10 realtors in every office since 2008.

After speaking at the 2016 Sotheby’s International Global Network event, Alan was invited to affiliate with the corporate office of Sotheby’s International Realty’s San Francisco brokerage. The office does over two billion dollars a year and offers unparalleled access to the fine homes, luxury estates, and condominiums in this sophisticated and culturally diverse area.

“The Bay area from Atherton to Tiburon is one of the most desirable areas in the world. And Sotheby’s has built a global reputation for buying and selling the most desirable properties,” says Alan.

Alan is quick to point out that “When I list a property, I can put together a highly customized marketing program to expose my client’s property to highly qualified prospects around the world. This is an essential first step to ensuring that the property will command top dollar and that the transaction will be completed in the shortest time possible.”

Alan’s affiliation with Sotheby's also benefits buyers. Says Alan “My entire team is committed to helping our buyers understand the subtle differences between the communities in our area. We do everything possible to ensure that they have the information they need to select the perfect neighborhood on the perfect street for them and their families. It’s the first step in our proprietary four-step process that helps our buyers get into the home of their dreams with minimum frustration.”

Recognizing the need to provide flawless management of complex transactions for his high net worth customers, Alan has assembled Team Canas which reflects his philosophy that “A team out-performs an individual.”

Before starting in the real estate business, Alan was a co-founder of an online business and an account manager for CIGNA Healthcare. A Bay Area native, Alan holds a degree in Business Management, is married and has an adorable daughter.

Telephone: (650) 343-9059

MEET  JACOB A. BARNES

Jacob (aka Jake) grew up in Pacifica. In 2015, he earned his California Bureau of Real Estate License and joined the Alan Canas Team to learn the business.

Jake started out by being our eyes and ears spending the majority of his days out of the office on Broker’s Tours and seeing new listings. Its was a win-win situation which enabled us to more effectively match clients to suitable properties, while at the same time, building his knowledge of the market.

Jake has become true success; achieving more transactions in his first year then 99% of new agents. Jake gets clients into their new homes. As an agent, Jake enjoys the full support of our team and partners.

We continue to expect great things from him and see him, as an investment in our future.

Telephone: (650) 343-9059

MEET  GINA  FORNESI

Native of the peninsula, Gina brings 25 years of experience in San Mateo County Real Estate, Mortgages and Insurance to the Alan Canas Team. As our in-house Escrow Coordinator, her responsibilities include acting as a liaison to our clients and expertly managing the listings and escrow process to provide smooth transactions for each sale.

Gina’s ability to handle concerns from clients allows the team to devote their time and energy to selling homes. Her energy, enthusiasm, and dedication guarantees our clients receive nothing but the highest quality of customer service and care. Gina ensures all aspects of the transaction are transparent to you – our valued clients – making your real estate experience enjoyable and stress-free.


Telephone: (650) 343-9059

           Experience  &  Expertise

Leanne Burnfield

Sales Representative
Fidelity National Title

(650) 867-8728

As a sales executive for the last 19 years I help realtors, homeowners and property managers with their home warranty needs - as well I help realtors with their natural hazard disclosure's through disclosure source.

Julie Malta

Guarantee Mortgage


(619) 212-3467

I have been in mortgage lending since the mid 1980's. First starting out as a wholesale loan representative, and then transitioned into retail as a mortgage broker in 1993. Experience in residential, commercial, VA, FHA, first time home buyers, condo conversions, bridge loans, private money.
My specialty is quick closings, having the experience to structure complicated transactions, and selecting the best program to match my client's overall financial plan and personal profile..... I am known to be scappy with the ability to put square pegs into round holes.

Supreme Lending NMLS# 2129
Julie Malta NMLS# 254124

Roberta Tavake

Escrow Officer
First American Title Company

(650) 685-0885

An escrow officer with Fidelity National Title, Roberta has focused on providing exceptional service to her real estate and lender clients. She has established herself as the expert in her field and strives to be a reliable and consistent resource as well as exceed the expectations of both her new and loyal clients. With over 25 years of experience in the Title and Escrow field, she has spent 19 of those years with Fidelity National Title.
Roberta looks forward to the opportunity to introduce you to her team that will be working for you to ensure that your transaction is smooth and successful. Her Burlingame team provides outstanding service that is sure to exceed your expectations. From their outstanding Customer Service department to their knowledgeable sales team, when you open an escrow with Roberta you will see what a difference a successful experience can make. 
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