California BRE #: 01328697
Realtor (California BRE #: 01328697)
HomeSmart Real Estate North County
Jerry Kalman, an area resident for 15 years, is committed to community service. He is an active member of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group’s Land Use and Design Review committees as well as the Acquisitions Committee of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy. He is also a member of Brandon Gallery, a local artist's cooperative in Fallbrook, and is a docent for The Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (San Diego).
Kalman is a customer service professional with more than 30 years of experience working with Business-to-Business and consumer clients, the past 13 of them as a realtor specializing in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area of North San Diego County. He joined HomeSmart Real Estate in 2013 when that firm assumed the practice of The Jacques Company, a realty in North San Diego County. When first starting in real estate, he was with Prudential California Realty and then RE/MAX; both offices were in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area. Since becoming a realtor, he was named Rookie of the Year by Prudential California Realty in the Bonsall office and Realtor of the Year by the local district of the North San Diego County Association of Realtors.
Prior to earning his real estate license, Kalman was a marketing and communications consultant, specializing in Internet and technology-based companies. He moved to consulting after a series of management positions in several Fortune 1000 companies. His firm, Kalman Communications, had two offices, one in West Los Angeles and the other in San Francisco, before he merged his practice into Ogilvy Public Relations. His client-base included many publicly held companies as well as US subsidiaries of well-known Japanese electronics companies. When the Internet took off, he shifted his focus to helping dot coms position themselves in the marketplace. Kalman co-founded the Software Council of Southern California, a trade group in Los Angeles.
As an accomplished professional fine art and architectural photographer, he has won several regional and international awards for his digital images. His work appears locally at the Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook and on Pinterest as well as on a website: www.kalmanphotos.com.
A prolific writer, he has authored a dozen books and co-authored one of the first Internet text books: "Internet Commerce Metrics and Models", Prentice Hall. He used that text in e-commerce courses he taught at the University of California (San Diego, Riverside and Irvine campuses) and at the Singapore Institute of Management. Kalman has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois (Champagne-Urbana) and was a post-graduate student in film and television production at the University of Denver. He served as a lieutenant in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.