Coldwell Banker West opens new East County office, leases former Berkshire office

Peter Mendiola

Coldwell Banker West (CBW), one of San Diego County’s largest real estate companies, has opened a new office in La Mesa to be called its Mount Helix office.

The company said it has leased and moved into a 13,000-square-foot, two-story office building at 9555 Grossmont Summit Dr., which previously was occupied by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties.

According to CWB agents familiar with the situation, Berkshire’s lease had expired and Berkshire was hoping to occupy only a portion of the building, which was built in 2001. However, when the landlord put the office space on the market, CBW’s offer to lease the entire 13,000-square-foot building was accepted. Financial terms of the lease were not disclosed.

The building has office space for about 150 real estate agents. More than 60 former Berkshire agents have reportedly switched and joined CBW. CBW said the new office lease acquisition has increased the number of its sales agents and broker associates to more than 800. CBW’s new Mount Helix office is the company seventh office location.

Founded in 2007 by Peter Mendiola, CBW president, CBW is one of the nation’s fastest growing Coldwell Banker franchises with steady growth in recent years. In 2017, CBW acquired Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate McMillin Realty. Also in 2017, CBW opened a second El Cajon office Fletcher Hills at 2382 Fletcher Parkway.

Additional CBW offices include: 4538 Bonita Road, Bonita; 1061 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista; Downtown Marina, 620 First St., San Diego; EastLake, 2300 Boswell Road, Chula Vista; Granite Hills, 810 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. For more information about Coldwell Banker West visit

Coldwell Banker was founded in 1906 by Colbert Coldwell. In 1913, Benjamin Arthur Banker joined the firm and later became Coldwell’s partner.