Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Names Paul Benec New Manager of Rancho Santa Fe Office


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has named Paul Benec manager of its Rancho Santa Fe office. Benec is also manager of the brokerage’s Del Mar office. He has more than 10 years of luxury real estate experience and more than 15 years of management and coaching experience.

“Having 10 years of experience working in strong real estate markets has prepared Paul for leading the Rancho Santa Fe office,” said Jamie Duran, president of the San Diego, Orange County, Desert Region, and Temecula Valley Companies of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “He has an excellent understanding of the needs of the luxury market and has successfully groomed agents to be well equipped to meet the unique challenges they face in these markets. The Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe offices align well with the synergies in the agent population and the client demographics.”

Benec replaces Steve Salinas who was the office manager of both the Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Salinas has been named manager for the Olivenhain office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in addition to the Encinitas office.

“Coldwell Banker welcomes the internal leadership moves of Steve Salinas and Paul Benec in their north San Diego footprint,” said Duran. “The stellar leadership of Steve and Paul will now connect multiple communities for Coldwell Banker. Steve will lead our Encinitas and Olivenhain offices while Paul leads our Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe offices. We are thrilled to announce this new connection of communities within the Coldwell Banker leadership. They both know what it means to be number one in San Diego County!”

Benec has been the manager for the Del Mar office of Coldwell Banker for almost a year. Prior, he was the assistant branch manager and later the interim manager for the Newport Beach office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. He has represented buyers and sellers in coastal Orange County for more than 10 years and was a senior member of a top producing team for many years with individual listings upwards of $30 million. Benec has vast experience in negotiation, training and development, customer service, lending and sales. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University and a bachelor of science in psychology from John Carroll University.

“I am excited to be leading such an esteemed group of agents,” said Benec. “I have a passion for life and enjoy working with agents in their business. Whether it’s coaching a new agent or assisting a seasoned veteran, helping people reach their potential drives everything I do.”

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