Negar Souza

Position: Vice Chair

Mrs. Souza is a Realtor with Red Oak Realty in Berkeley and possesses more than 15 years of real estate and interior design experience focusing primarily on the  East Bay Area. Negar is ranked in the top 5% of agents in the entire East Bay by volume and is now a Certified Residential Specialist, CRS®, a designation given to only the top 3% of all agents nationwide. She is also a designated Senior Real Estate Specialist, SRES®, offering expertise to buyers and sellers who are 55 or older.

Mrs. Souza brings a Coats’ parent’s perspective to her Director role as well as extensive volunteer experience within her community. She served on the Step One School board for 10 years in charge of development and volunteer outreach and on the boards of her local public schools, where she focused on fundraising activities. She also helped create and volunteered with the Madera education foundation and volunteered and served as a board member for the Albany Berkeley Girls softball league.

Negar received her BA in Interior Architectureand Design from San Francisco State University; she became a licensed real estate agent in 2005. Negar resides in the El Cerrito Hills with her husband and three children. Her favorite role is being a mom and helping her children become incredible human beings in an ever-changing world.