Village Properties welcomes Billy Goldstein as new Director of Business Development and Strategy

The county’s leading independent real estate brokerage, Village Properties, is pleased to welcome business development and marketing specialist, Billy Goldstein, to the company’s team of dedicated staff.

At Village Properties, Goldstein will serve as Director of Business Development and Strategy. In this role he will work with founder and owner Renee Grubb to further grow the 25-year-old company, support the firm’s talented agents and staff and enhance its marketing reach. He will also help coordinate Village Properties’ new partnership with luxury real estate marketplace Forbes Global Properties.

“We are so pleased to have Billy on board as we enter this exciting new phase in our growth” said Grubb. “His depth of experience and skills will be invaluable to our team as we continue to build on 25 years of successfully providing world-class service to buyers and sellers along California’s Central Coast.”

Goldstein was a founding member of the development marketing team at Compass in New York, one of the country’s largest real estate companies. He has more than 15 years of experience in the real estate business, including in building and managing effective teams, maximizing sales production, developing business strategy, streamlining operations and project management, and leveraging market research.

A graduate of Union College of New York, Goldstein launched his real estate career at Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, an industry leader in luxury residential development sales. Over eight years at the company and its affiliates, he worked in various roles, including as a research analyst, project manager, and salesperson. In 2014 he joined Compass as the Director of New Development (later Managing Director), helping grow the company from a small rental firm to a national, full-service brokerage and its new development business. Goldstein most recently served as Chief Operating Officer to a high-performing agent team within Compass, growing their annual sales volume substantially in less than a year.

After falling in love with Santa Barbara during a visit, Goldstein moved to the area with his fiancée, Sara, last year. Goldstein said he was interested in joining Village Properties because of its founder-led local ownership, size, and collaborative culture of agents and staff. He was inspired by Grubb’s vision for the company and dedication to helping its agents succeed.

“Everyone I’ve met is incredibly friendly, supportive and engaged. I’m really excited to meet more of the agents and understand how I can help each of them uniquely expand their businesses, gain more market share, and expand the Village Properties brand,” Goldstein said. “My role is to add value through constructive refinements to an already stellar business. I’m looking forward to being a part of and complementing this amazing team.”

When not working, Goldstein enjoys going to the beach, playing golf and tennis, and hiking. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world.

Founded in 1996, Village Properties has more than 180 real estate agents serving client’s home buying and selling needs in Ojai, Ventura, Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. The company recently joined the Forbes Global Properties network as the exclusive representative for Santa Barbara, and one of only 100 elite brokerage firms worldwide invited to participate in the global network.

Village Properties is headquartered at 1250 Coast Village Road in Montecito, and also has offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. For more information or to contact Village Properties visit or email

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