Colleen Parent Beall's extensive experience and professionalism assures her clients the highest level of service. Colleen has been a licensed Real Estate Broker since 1994. During that time she has consistently been one of the top ten agents in sales in the company. Her competence, diligence, confidentiality and hard work have earned her a widespread referral base. While she has a reputation for representing luxury estate sales, she also handles sales of land, trustee sales, bankruptcy sales, probate estate sales, and sales of condominiums.
Colleen's background includes practicing law. She graduated from University of Southern California Law Center in 1982. She practiced real estate and land use law with the local firm of Hatch & Parent until 1988 and then practiced with the Santa Barbara County Counsel's Office until 1994. Her duties in that capacity included advising the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on land use matters as well as representing the affordable housing program, and acting as legal advisor to the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and the Beach Erosion Area Conservation (BEACON)—a multi-jurisdictional agency formed to find unique solutions to beach erosion. Colleen also handled complex real estate transactions both in private practice and public.
After leaving the County Counsel's office, Colleen was appointed to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission, which she served until 2001. Colleen represented the First Supervisorial District, which includes Carpinteria, Montecito, and most of Santa Barbara. She acted as Chair during the Toro Canyon Plan adoption, and numerous other controversial projects.
Colleen is a third generation Santa Barbara native attending Marymount School for grammar and junior high and San Marcos High School. Her husband, William Beall is an attorney with his own practice, Beall & Burkhardt.
Will and Colleen have two children, Nicole (Emory University, '09 now working at Goldman Sachs in New York) and Ryan (Trinity University, Texas, ’12)
Colleen has extensive community service involvement. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees for Marymount School, the Gaviota Coast Conservancy, the Naples Coalition, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Planned Giving Committee, a member and Chair of the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women, the Santa County Bar Association Board of Directors, and the Samarkand Improvement District Association, among other boards.
She is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Marymount School in 1999. Colleen's extensive background has given her an unusually high level of familiarity with the Santa Barbara area, well attuned to land use changes that can influence property values. She prides herself on her negotiating skills and her ability to avoid potential pitfalls by careful preparation. You will find Colleen is very accessible and responsive to her client's needs and is always reachable by phone or email.
Colleen is supported by a terrific assistant, Nicole Byrnes. Nicole graduated from UCSB in 2002 with a BA in Communications and an emphasis in marketing. She is a licensed agent. She is very hard-working, bright, enthusiastic, and offers great organizational skills. She is also always available to assist you.
Colleen and Nicole have developed a highly successful marketing strategy explained in supplemental materials that are available upon request.