Bay Equity~Team Tristar is a full service Mortgage Banker/Broker. We have been in Lending since 1987.
Robert started his real estate career as a licensee in 1986 and knew since he was about 14 years old that this was the career path he wanted to follow. He has based his career on serving the community, helping to educate the community on real estate matters, working diligently to uphold professional standards in the profession, and providing assistance to those in need of guidance throughout the years.
Robert has also been called upon and continues to be called upon by the real estate industry to assist and educate fellow real estate practitioners on a variety of topics including professional standards, technology, and numerous other topics that he has been asked to train fellow real estate agents on. He has held a position as a State Director and Vice-Chair for the California Association of REALTORS®.
He was also once a nationally syndicated real estate journalist and has also been featured in the San Jose Mercury News, AOL News, Forbes, Inman News, Business Week, and many others. Robert appeared on HGTV’s hit show “Sleep on It” and NBC’s “Best of the Bay”, and was also the host of TV and Radio’s “Let’s Talk Real Estate!” for over 15 years.
Robert was voted Man of the Year in Scotts Valley for his contributions to the community in 2014 and is a constant contributor to the community and schools.
Robert has been the agent chosen by more Scotts Valley home sellers and buyers than any other agent or team in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (5 straight years) and is now the ALL-TIME leader in real estate sales for Scotts Valley. He was also awarded the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Readers Choice for Best REALTOR® in Scotts Valley for four straight years, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and was also awarded Favorite Real Estate Agent in Scotts Valley for 2017 and 2018 by local residents in the NextDoor Favorite Business Awards.
He has lived in Scotts Valley since 1996 along with his wife, Monica, their three daughters, Haley, Madeline and Ava.
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Taylor Property Management Services, Inc. offers full Commercial and Residential Property care tailored specifically to our client’s needs. Our services are focused on increasing property value, maximizing net income, and maintaining the highest level of tenant satisfaction. We work with property owners to find innovative ways to control costs and maintain the integrity of the property. Direct and honest communication with our owners and tenants is the cornerstone of our business relationships. Our personalized service assures that each property is given individual and consistent management that exceeds expectations.
The Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank (ZSCB) is dedicated to preserving, enhancing and restoring key parcels of Sandhill habitat in Santa Cruz County. ZSCB offers a creative, habitat-based solution to preservation and recovery of rare and endangered Sandhill species in the region. By focusing on large, contiguous areas of high quality habitat, ZSCB offers marked biological advantages to piecemeal regulation of fragmented and/or partially developed sites. ZSCB also facilitates a more coherent, straightforward regulatory framework for those property owners who are seeking compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to endangered species.
ZSCB was formed in 2004, approved by USFWS in 2006, and formal operating agreements between the Bank and USFWS and the County in 2010, and has provided landowners with a relatively affordable mitigation option through the purchase of conservation credits.
Prior to the implementation of the bank, landowners faced two major difficulties obtaining approval for development projects in the Sandhills. The first impediment was lack of a reasonable mitigation option to compensate for project impacts. Establishment of the Conservation Bank and formal agreements between the Bank, US Fish & Wildlife, the County of Santa Cruz and the city of Scott’s Valley, provide eligible landowners a relatively affordable mitigation option through the purchase of credits. The second difficulty was procedural in nature and involved obtaining the necessary authorizations from USFWS, and the County or City. Implementing the operating agreement between the Bank and County eliminated the major procedural hurdle for the County to issue permits once federal requirements have been satisfied.
In addition to helping property owners in the Sandhills, it’s important to recognize that providing a mechanism for mitigation banking benefits the Sandhills ecosystem. This approach allows Sandhills preservation and management to be done on a larger scale with the benefit of dedicated funding to implement a detailed adaptive management and monitoring plan.
The Ben Lomond Sandhills Preserve (Preserve) is an approximately 22-acre preserve protected as part of the Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank (ZSCB), which was established to preserve, enhance, and restore key parcels of Sandhills habitat in Santa Cruz County, and recover populations of rare and endangered species they support. The Preserve is located in central Santa Cruz County near the unincorporated town of Ben Lomond. To the east it abuts the 220-acre Quail Hollow Quarry, which features a 110-acre mine surrounded by 110 acres of conservation and buffer areas. The other three sides of the Preserve adjoin residential parcels.
As part of the ZSCB proposal approved by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and County of Santa Cruz, ZSCB preserves are managed in perpetuity following the approaches outlined in the Adaptive Management and Monitoring Plan for the Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank (Plan; McGraw 2006). The Plan describes the habitat management, maintenance, and monitoring tasks to be implemented in an adaptive management framework in order to achieve biological goals and objectives for the endangered species and sensitive communities within the Preserve.