Kirsty Shelton Gerosa

Land Use Planner
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Kirsty Gerosa is a land use planner at Farella Braun + Martel with a focus on helping clients navigate the many facets associated with land use rights.  Ms. Gerosa is active in the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Groups and assists the firm’s wine industry and real estate clients.  Ms. Gerosa is based out of Farella’s St. Helena office.


Ms. Gerosa is a seasoned planning and design professional with over fifteen years of local land use experience.  As a key member of a client’s project development team, she is adept at securing critical land use entitlements, applicable permits and environmental review for large and small land use projects.  She has successfully navigated many large Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and can develop the strategy for a project and execute it to completion. 


Ms. Gerosa brings significant expertise and is integral in the due diligence process during real estate acquisitions and has helped clients in transactions from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars.  She has a breadth of experience with the cities and counties of Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Lake.  Ms. Gerosa has a diverse array of real estate related environmental and land use knowledge relating to due diligence, use permit reviews and modifications, parcel and lot-line issues, subdivisions, title review and numerous other land use approvals, as well as appearing before various city and county authorities.  


Prior to joining Farella, Ms. Gerosa was a senior land use planner for the County of Napa and the Town of Yountville and has worked for several real estate developers.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Regional Planning focusing on Sustainable Tourism from Massey University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Planning from Sonoma State University and holds certificates in Real Estate Development and Small Wind Energy Systems from the University of California, Davis.  She is an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). 



  • American Planning Association
  • Union of Concerned Citizens
  • Napa County Land Trust
  • United States Green Building Council