Reaching New Heights

Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Book of Lists” recognizes a compilation of the top-performing companies, by industry, within Silicon Valley. Released annually at the start of the new year, competitors evaluate how they rank among the rest.  It’s no surprise that CSR Real Estate Services continues to reach milestone after milestone over the years. The company’s various divisions embody professionalism, teamwork and ingenuity while placing a high value on integrity, passion and hard work. CSR Real Estate Services is proud to announce that over the past couple of years, both the Residential and Commercial division have continued to climb “The List” to earn a dual spot of Top 10 Residential & Commercial Real Estate Firms in Silicon Valley for 2017-2018. This is quite the jump when looking at just a few years ago in 2014 when they weren’t listed amongst even the Top 25. In 2015 the Residential division earned the title of Top 25 and leaped to 13 in 2016. That same year, the Commercial division joined the list and placed Top 10 out of the gate, matching that status in 2017 and meeting Residential there to bring home Top 10 all around.

“These are numbers that don’t really grasp the story in its entirety. In 2017 our office grew by 41 active agents while most other companies in our market may not have been so lucky. We have much gratitude and are thankful to have had to opportunity to gain so many wonderful staff members and agents over the past year through strategic recruiting, opening another office location in Roseville, California and having the privilege of merging with Silicon Valley Associates Real Estate. Just wait and see what we do in 2018,” details Terry Meyer, VP of Operations and Broker Associate of CSR Real Estate Services.

While CSR celebrates their victories, employees and agents of the ever-growing company get back to work and continue setting higher goals to reach even more aspirations ahead.


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CSR Real Estate Services & Silicon Valley Associates Become One

San Jose, CA (September 12, 2017) – CSR Real Estate Services, a leader in providing the highest level of customer service, announced today they are becoming a joint entity with Silicon Valley Associates (SVA), a company specialized in world-class real estate, to become the leading boutique, Silicon Valley real estate group.

Merging with Silicon Valley Associates, based in Campbell, CA, further increases CSR’s share in the Silicon Valley real estate market. “I’ve been a part of many real estate acquisitions and mergers throughout my career. This one is very special and has uniqueness to it. Silicon Valley is largely made up of corporate owned, Wall Street driven real estate brokerages. To see two of the most respected, independently owned and operated brokerages joining forces and gaining momentum, is a bold statement that the boutique, family-run business is alive and well,” Terry Meyer, CSR Real Estate Services Senior Vice President of Operations & Broker Associate.

Founded in 2003 by real estate veterans who sought to enhance the experience of buying and selling a home, CSR Real Estate Services is a boutique, Silicon Valley real estate group. CSR embraces dedication to the community, local business interaction and helping people make one of the most important transactions of their lives. CSR takes pride in providing a high-caliber of service to clients and business partners of all backgrounds. CSR strives to build long-term relationships fostered through integrity, competency and mutual respect. As the company continues to grow, locally as well as its recent expansion to Roseville, California, CSR flourishes because it offers the full spectrum of real estate services while maintaining its home-grown appeal and inclusive culture.

“We’re honored to have such a respectable brokerage and team of professionals join the CSR family. Combining the two parties is something we’ve been thinking about for a long time and we are excited to see what successes are to come in the near future,” Steve Bonafede, CSR Real Estate Services President & Chief Executive Officer.

From its inception in 2007, Silicon Valley Associates has continued its boutique-style, which ensures delivery of the highest level of personalized service. SVA’s innovative approach to organization and detail ensures that every real estate need is met well beyond the transaction – this is the SVA advantage. The company integrates technology to market listings and utilizes the knowledge and experience to deliver seamless transactions.

“Our goal is to become the power house in this industry by gravitating people to our unique, philanthropic, close-nit culture. With the combined experiences that both SVA and CSR possess, there’s no reason we can’t attract the best agents in Silicon Valley and create a stronger home for us all – we are all extremely enthusiastic about that”, Don Jessup, Silicon Valley Associates Owner.

CSR is known for traditional and remarkable customer service and attention to detail. CSR currently serves a large portion of the south bay area and employs over 80 staff members and agents between San Jose and Roseville, CA. It has won numerous awards for its outstanding services, continuous growth as well as maintaining a 96% agent retention rate. The company will focus on providing new CSR agents with a warm welcome, adequate training and a new place to call home. Business will continue as usual moving forward within CSR’s San Jose headquarters. For more information about CSR Real Estate Services, visit

CSR Cares donates $5,000 to One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Inc.

morgan hill csr caresCSR leadership was quoted on Morgan Hill Life’s website on May 24, 2016

“When CSR Real Estate Services established CSR Cares, our goal was to donate funds to charities that aligned with our mission of affecting positive change for children in our community. One Step Closer is exactly the type of specialized program that we want to support.” said Terry Meyer, vice president of CSR Cares.

“This is one of the largest donations One Step Closer has ever received.” said Mark and Landa Keirstead founders of One Step Closer. Says Mark, “We want to thank CSR Cares for their generous $5000 gift to our School Readiness Program for children with special needs.”

One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Inc. is a Morgan Hill charity offering therapeutic riding and other equine assisted therapy to children with physical and emotional disabilities.

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