Darryl Honda Named President of San Francisco’s Board of Appeals
San Francisco, CA – March 3, 2015 – Darryl Honda, a consistent Top Producer at Zephyr Real Estate, has been named President of San Francisco’s Board of Appeals. Honda, who was appointed to the position of Commissioner of the Board by Mayor Ed Lee in 2012, has been actively involved in the Board’s work for the past three years and has served as Vice President for the past year.
The main function of the Board of Appeals is to provide the public with a final administrative review process for appeals relating to a wide range of City determinations. Created under the Charter of 1932, the Board provides an efficient, fair and expeditious public hearing and decision-making process before an impartial panel as a last step in the City's permit issuance process. The Board hears and decides appeals involving the granting, denial, suspension, or revocation of permits, licenses, and other use entitlements by various City commissions and departments.
Honda, one of five commissioners on the Board, is the first Realtor to be appointed to this prestigious position. He is a native Californian who has lived in San Francisco for over 40 years, attending school and working in many of San Francisco’s neighborhoods. He is a Realtor with over 18 years of experience, currently working with Zephyr Real Estate. Previously, he was a small business owner and operator for over 15 years in San Francisco’s Sunset District.
He is proud of his family’s multicultural heritage, which includes his maternal grandfather who emigrated from the Philippines and worked as a migrant field worker in California, and his paternal great grandfather whose family emigrated from Hiroshima, Japan, to farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. Honda’s many civic activities include being a founding member of the Westside Chinese Democratic Club and serving for nine years as an appointed board member of the California State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO). He attended the Academy of Art College and San Francisco Community College. He currently lives in Golden Gate Heights with his wife and two children.
“San Francisco is my home. I am honored to serve on the Board and be a part of the decisions that make our city great,” Honda said regarding this latest achievement.
Honda is a consistent Top Producer at Zephyr and derives 95 percent of his business from referrals and repeat clients. He and his son, Nick, work from Zephyr’s Upper Market Office and can be reached at 415.608.7575 or via their website at www.sf-living.com.
“Darryl is a stellar example of loyalty, achievement and success,” commented Randall Kostick, President of Zephyr. “We congratulate him, once again, on this latest in a series of impressive accomplishments.”
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a brand new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.
Photo caption: (L-R) Matthew Borland, Darryl Honda, Randall Kostick