Forest DeSante

Sales Associate


Sales Associate Forest DeSante joined Corcoran Global Living in 2018 in the firm’s Petaluma office after years of working in specialized and high-touch service and sales. The Petaluma resident was born and raised in West Marin County and has lived and worked his entire life in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Before launching his career as a Realtor, Forest was the Front of House Manager and Lead Server at Sir and Star at The Olema, a fine dining establishment near Point Reyes Station. Prior to that, he was the bar and restaurant supervisor at Bay Club Stonetree, the private golf club in Novato. Forest was also a server at Murray Circle Restaurant at Cavallo Point, a Michelin Star and very fine dining restaurant in Sausalito. Earlier, he was a sales specialist at Any Mountain in Corte Madera and also led outdoor adventure tours on Tomales Bay by kayak with Blue Waters Kayaking, based in Inverness. Like the hospitality industry, that position required a high level of attention to detail, multi-tasking, determining client and customer needs and providing the highest level of service to his clients.

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“I feel like everything I have done has led me to the real estate business and specifically to work in the team environment with Corcoran Global Living. Between the company’s excellent reputation, my work ethic and ability to forge lasting and positive relationships by being honest and approachable, I am confident I have chosen the right industry to work in and with the right people.”

Forest graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo and studied communications at Santa Barbara City College and College of Marin, where he also played baseball at both colleges. An athlete, he loves to play all types of sports, including summer men’s league baseball in Santa Rosa and golf all over the Bay Area. In winter he likes to spend as much time as possible in the snow by enjoying snowboarding. He is also an avid traveler, having visited the UK, Africa, several Caribbean islands, Alaska, and spent 5 months backpacking around Southeast Asia.

“Any day outside is a good day.”

my sidekick...

Akiela (dog) & Bhalu (cat)

greatest moment

marrying my best friend and inspiration

did you know?

single digit handicap golfer

I love...

warm evenings in the summer

favorite 'hood...

West Marin & West Petaluma

critic's choice...

Caddyshack & Forest Gump

Client Experience

We consider ourselves blessed to have found Forest to assist us in purchasing our new home. He is a delightful person and a consummate professional, who has offered wise decisions throughout the tedious process and made certain that our rights were protected in all negotiations. Forest responded quickly to all of our calls and texts. He personally scheduled and supervised all of the inspections and was our eyes and ears on the ground, as we lived 2 hours away. We could not have done this without him! We would highly recommend him without any reservations Jeanne S.
Keith White and Forest DeSante are a dream team! We couldn't have been happier with their communication, work ethics, knowledge, timeliness, advice, and overall performance. Whether you're in the market to buy a house or sell one, you should feel well taken care of with either Keith or Forest! Thank you! Shaina F
Forest was so great to work with! He made the experience fun and easy. He was readily available to answer questions, show up in person, or help in any way he could. We are so glad that we chose Forest as our realtor and I will definitely recommend Forest to friends and family in the future. Julia C.
Forest DeSante was there for every detail as my buyers agent. I was a first-timer, and no one could have been a better agent! He remembered every little detail that my middle-aged brain forgot, informed me about all the nuances of a transaction, got us in and closed in two weeks, all during the time of Covid-19! Great agent: young, smart, dedicated, friendly, and honest. I would highly recommend Forest to any person buying or selling a home. Doesn't get any better. Randi B.

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