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Robert Callan Jr. is a fifth generation San Franciscan, property owner, married, and a father of two young children. Robert comes from a real estate background as both his grandfathers owned real estate companies and his mother, Barbara Callan, has been ranked San Francisco's #1 Realtor per the Wall Street Journal. Robert was ranked San Francisco’s #3 Realtor per the Wall Street Journal. Robert is one of McGuire Real Estate’s top agents and has been a Top Producer for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005. Robert was also named a McGuire Partner just two years after becoming an associate at McGuire Real Estate. In his first year at McGuire Robert received the prestigious Rookie of the Year Award.
Robert graduated from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in 1984 and Boston College with a degree in English in 1988. He is active in the alumni communities of both schools. He has traveled in over 40 states and 20 countries and enjoys learning and spending time with people from all over the world. Robert is a marathon runner, and an ultra-marathon runner, a private pilot, and as a golf member of the Olympic Club, enjoys playing golf. Robert also enjoys doing Bikram Yoga regularly.
Service is very important to Robert. Robert works with his brother Geoff and sister-in-law Hilary Newsom-Callan in raising money for the Cancer Prevention Institute of California through the Plumpjack/Link Golf Classic. To date, the tournament has raised millions of dollars for breast cancer, helping women get the care they need. Robert is also on the Executive Board of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, which helps families and children avoid the terrible consequences of child abuse and neglect. Robert was also appointed as one of the first ambassadors of EARN, an organization that creates opportunities for low-wage workers to build strong futures for their families and themselves through asset building. Robert also volunteers his time at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center and The Convent of the Sacred Heart/Stuart Hall Elementary.
Robert's goal is to provide his clients, whether sellers or buyers, the utmost service. Robert's tireless effort and enthusiasm, his knowledge of the market, and his strong negotiating skills, provide his clients with comfort and ease during one of life's most important transactions.
Robert specializes in the following neighborhoods in San Francisco:
Alamo Square • Anza Vista • Ashbury Heights • Balboa Park • Balboa Terrace • Bayview • Belden Place • Bernal Heights • Buena Vista • Castro • Cathedral Hill • Cayuga Terrace • China Basin • Chinatown • Civic Center • Clarendon Heights • Cole Valley • Corona Heights • Cow Hollow • Crocker-Amazon • Design District • Diamond Heights • Dogpatch • Dolores Heights • Duboce Triangle • Embarcadero • Eureka Valley • Excelsior • Fillmore • Financial District • Financial District South • Fisherman's Wharf • Forest Hill • Forest Knolls • Glen Park • Golden Gate Heights • Haight-Ashbury • Hayes Valley • Hunters Point • India Basin • Ingleside • Ingleside Terraces • Inner Sunset • Islais Creek • Jackson Square • Japantown • Jordan Park • Laguna Honda • Lake • Lakeside • Lakeshore • Laurel Heights • Little Hollywood • Little Russia • Little Saigon • Lone Mountain • Lower Haight • Lower Pacific Heights • Lower Nob Hill • Marina District • Merced Heights • Merced Manor • Midtown Terrace • Mid-Market • Miraloma Park • Mission Bay • Mission District • Mission Dolores • Mission Terrace • Monterey Heights • Mount Davidson • Nob Hill • Noe Valley • North Beach • North of Panhandle • Oceanview • Outer Mission • Pacific Heights • Parkmerced • Parkside • Parnassus • Polk Gulch • Portola • Portola Place • Potrero Hill • Presidio • Presidio Heights • Richmond District • Rincon Hill • Russian Hill • Saint Francis Wood • Sea Cliff • Sherwood Forest • Silver Terrace • Somisspo • South Beach • South of Market • South Park • Sunnydale • Sunnyside • Sunset District • Telegraph Hill • Tenderloin • Treasure Island • Twin Peaks • Union Square • University Mound • Upper Market • Visitacion Valley • Vista del Mar • West Portal • Western Addition • Westwood Highlands • Westwood Park • Yerba Buena
Chair Robert Callan, Jr., Madeleine K. Albright with her daughter Katie Albright and Anne Symon
Dr. Madeleine K. Albright,the former ambassador to the U.N. and Secretary of State, was the keynote speaker for a luncheon for the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. She came on behalf of both the cause and her daughter, Katie Albright, the Center’s Executive Director.
"Being a mother is actually excellent training for high level diplomacy,” Dr. Albright said. “Negotiating with children about playground rules and bedtimes isn’t so different from trying to broker peace in the Middle East – except that, with children, the tantrums are less frequent and do not last for two thousand years."
Timed to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month, which aims to raise community awareness of child abuse and neglect, the luncheon, the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon benefit, was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The 35-year-old Center is located in an historic Haight-Ashbury firehouse. It had the first TalkLine crisis and counseling line in the country. Its volunteers are available 24/7 and field more than 13,500 calls yearly.
Dr. Albright was named ambassador to the U.N. in l993 and appointed byPresident Clinton to be Secretary of State in 1997, the first female to hold the post. Emcee Cheryl Jennings, the Emmy-Award-winning co-anchor of ABC affiliate KGO-TV, introduced Dr. Albright and interviewed her on air.
The author of three best-selling books, fluent in French, Czech and Russian, Dr. Albright currently serves as a distinguished professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington D.C.
Although the pre-luncheon buzz was that President Obama might appoint Dr. Albright Ambassador to France, she dispelled the rumor in a TV appearance on “The Late Late Show” the evening before.
Kudos to the luncheon co-chairs, Robert Callan, Jr. and Anne Symon, for setting records with this event. It was the Center’s best-attended and raised the most money ever — $300,000. Especially noteworthy in this economy.
One of the organization's founder's, Linda Cannon, said most guests at her table were so inspired that they made on-the-spot additional donations and vowed to return next year to support this worthy cause.
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