Executive Leadership

Gretchen Pearson

"A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves." – Anonymous

Ask Gretchen Pearson what she is passionate about and the first word out of her mouth is people. Spend 10 minutes with her and it’s a question that answers itself.

Pearson, a dynamic executive with a solid 25-year track record of growth and success in real estate, easily navigates the industry with open, honest, communications, a sense of humor, and tremendous compassion for her team and competitors alike.

A graduate of Sacramento State University, Pearson started her career as a real estate agent at age 22 in San Francisco. She was quickly promoted to management, then executive management, eventually serving as Chief Operating Officer of Prudential Realty in California, Nevada, and Texas where she directed operations and managed over 118 offices, 3300+ agents, and $8 billion in annual revenue.

In 2005, Pearson became President of Windermere Northern California and quickly grew the brand throughout the region with nine offices of her own, and 22 sub-franchise offices.

As the new franchise owner of Prudential California Realty, continuing to enhance the brand isn’t enough. “My vision is to have a positive, powerful impact on the industry as a whole,” Pearson says. “We don’t want to just deliver superior service. We want to consistently go beyond the extraordinary, and by example, have our competitors do the same. We lead by example. We win by default.”