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Dave and Kate are Coronado’s Premier Father-Daughter Team!

Dave Gillingham
DRE# 01235987
Office: (619) 435-0145 ext 103
Fax: (619) 522-6310

Dave has more than 25 years of experience in real estate investment, sales and property development both in Coronado and across the bridge. A retired Naval Reserve Commander, Dave has been the owner of Coronado Island Realty since its inception in 1995. Dave’s goal for Coronado Island Realty was and is to meet the needs of a select group of clients in real estate sales, property management, and development services. Dave has been very active in the development of custom homes, commercial property, and in renovation of historic sites. Having completed more than 40 projects both in Coronado and in San Diego, Dave is intimately familiar with the development process. Dave is also very knowledgeable of current real estate rules and regulations as he was the Coronado Association of Realtors president in 2003 and has sat on the board of the California Association of Realtors for many years. Dave’s wide array of real estate experience offers you more than just sales assistance; he can guide you through remodels, custom home-building and a multitude of other real estate needs here on the Island.

Kate Gillingham Milke
DRE# 01782461
Office: (619) 435-0145 ext 104
Cell: (619) 933-5319
Fax: (619) 522-6310

Kate’s passion for real estate started at the age of 15 when she first started working for Coronado Island Realty. Kate received her Salespersons license at the age of 18.  While attending the University of San Diego (USD), Kate worked full time for her family real estate business.  Since graduating from USD in 2009, Kate has continued to work for Coronado Island Realty and has specialized in residential real estate.

In 2015, Kate won the National Association of Realtors 30 Under 30 Award for her business successes and community involvement.  The Honorees are selected annually and are considered the Nation's rising stars of real estate.

 Kate has experience with commercial and residential real estate and has represented clients on a variety of transactions ranging from traditional sales, to 1031 exchanges, Short Sales, Trust Sales, Probate Sales, and IRA purchases. Kate has also consulted on real estate remodels and development.  

Kate is has been an active Board Member for the University of San Diego Real Estate Alumni Association for 4 years, leading the organization for 3 years as the Chair.  In her spare time, Kate enjoys traveling throughout the world with her husband Brett (visited 12 countries so far!), and spending time with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Ben.

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Our initial experience with you, especially with your demonstrable expertise, knowledge, and willingness to both educate and work with us regarding the market and related considerations particular to Coronado, resulted in a gratifyingly helpful and positive experience for us.

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