Rob Jones joined the Terra Firma Global Partners Sonoma Offices in 2012. Making Sonoma home after living in Berkeley and Oakland has proven to be very successful on both the personal and professional fronts. Coming from a business background as an analyst for major corporations, Rob became skilled in the art of negotiation. Rob retired from corporate engagements to focus on his real estate career. With additional experience as a certified home inspector, Rob brings a solid foundation and varied skill set to the transaction and client.
Rob is a native New Englander. Before heading West, he earned a BA at the University of Connecticut, and a Masters in counseling at Duke University Divinity School. He lived in the southern New Mexico desert for a few years after grad school, building custom cabinetry and furniture for high end homes. This sparked a life-long love of domestic architecture, and all the unique things that make a house a home.
Coming to California in 1986, Rob leveraged his academics and training in counseling – and attention to fine detail – into a successful career as a business analyst consultant for 20 years, working for major corporations such as Charles Schwab, Visa, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo. While the business was finance and technology, the work was in negotiation, attention to written detail, and overcoming obstacles to bring the client to a successful conclusion with a win for all parties involved.
Rob retired from corporate engagements in order to find a different balance in his life, and entered the real estate field, working first as a CREIA-certified home inspector before joining his husband David Kerr as a REALTOR®, working full time in Sonoma and Napa counties. His life-long skills and talents are all put to good use in exciting new ways, to ensure clients are able to achieve their dreams of buying and selling homes.
Rob is also a published poet and author in the field of religious studies.