Real Estate is a second career for Yates. After spending 10 years in San Francisco working at a Fortune 500 consulting firm, Yates and his family decided to move back to his hometown of Charlottesville. A consummate professional, Yates is mindful of the effort required to build trust and represent his client's best interests. He is an extremely dedicated individual, a strong communicator and facilitator who knows how to operate in both the residential and estate markets. A Charlottesville native, he is deeply knowledgeable on the regional influences and local characteristics that can affect the value and feasibility of a specific property.
In his previous role as a corporate innovation consultant, Yates led the development of strategic partnerships, key pursuits and investment in new ventures including resilient infrastructure solutions and smart city technology. Prior to that, Yates was a GIS and mapping specialist focused on urban planning and environmental remediation projects. This mapping and analytical skill-set has proven invaluable when it comes to the evaluation and marketing of properties.
Yates combines his diverse experience with a relaxed yet methodical approach to real estate. As your Realtor, he will bring a unique perspective to the evaluation and positioning of your property. His polished presentation, analysis and negotiation tactics are brought to the table in every transaction. Yates also works with a group of carefully selected tradesmen, interior stylists and landscape professionals that will ensure a positive and stress-free experience when preparing and guiding a property through the market.
Yates is a Saint Anne's Belfield School 'sandbox kid' and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. His wife, Lexy, is an elementary school art teacher. In addition to real estate, Yates participates as a mentor at the University of Virginia Innovation Lab, enjoys roasting coffee and slowly growing his record collection. Having personally navigated through the process of moving to Charlottesville, Yates is also a great resource to clients that are planning to make a similar transition.