Michael Crane, Broker
Michael Crane is a third generation Napan and a wine industry real estate specialist. During the past 25 years, he has sold more than $180 Million in Napa Valley real estate.
Michael’s real estate practice at Napa Valley Land Brokers is focused solely on representing buyers and sellers of Napa Valley properties. He has knowledge and experience regarding Napa Valley country property and vineyard values as well as Napa County’s land use and zoning regulations. He is experienced in and understands the regulations and approval process to develop vineyards, obtain and modify winery permits, and complete lot line adjustments which are unique to the Napa Valley.
Michael attended Napa High School, Napa Valley College, and California State University, Sacramento. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate and has held a California real estate license since 1983. He began his full time real estate career in 1985 and obtained his brokers license in 1988. He is a member of the North Bay, California, and National Associations of Realtors, Farm Bureau and Napa Valley Grapegrowers Association. Michael and Chyrle have two married daughters and five grandchildren, all living in the Napa Valley.
Michael’s passion and experience as a land owner, grower, and vintner, coupled with his extensive Napa Valley real estate experience, give him unique qualifications and insights as a wine industry real estate broker. As such, he is frequently asked to evaluate potential vineyard land, vineyards, wineries, and vineyard estates, and often knows of properties and works with buyers of properties that never reach the market. His list of satisfied clients includes many long term repeat customers and names you are sure to recognize.
Suzanne Truchard, Broker-Associate
Suzanne joined Napa Valley Land Brokers as a Broker-Associate. She developed her expertise in property as an attorney specializing in corporate law, wine/vineyard law, and the related land use, zoning, business, and local government issues that arise in complex land transactions. Prior to joining Napa Valley Land Brokers, she served as in-house counsel for an international fine wine portfolio where she managed land acquisitions and assisted in a range of transactions. She also practiced with an international law firm focusing on real estate, land use, and corporate matters. As a broker who is bilingual with a strong legal foundation, Suzanne’s primary focus is on ensuring a seamless transaction from start to finish in addition to being a strong advocate for her client. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.