Originally established and operated for 30+ years as a heavy underground construction company, Founder and then-President Ernest “Ernie” Pestana parlayed his success as an underground contractor -- having completed many large public and private projects throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii -- into a commercial real estate investment, development and management company conducting business as Pestana Properties. Implementing a carefully measured and systematic approach to owning and operating commercial real estate, Ernest Pestana prudently amassed a sizable portfolio of assets, recognizing early that in addition to location, a perpetual cognizance of timing (as it relates to transactions and the cyclical nature of real estate) and exhibition of staying power are of paramount importance in successful commercial real estate investing.
Today, Pestana Properties continues its success under the leadership and vision of President/CEO Irene Pestana and her grandson, Nate Guido, acting as its Chief Operations Officer and Director of Development, steadily building upon its reputation in the industry and positioning its portfolio for outperformance in an ever-evolving market.
As a privately held, family owned firm operating without capital investors, Pestana Properties has the flexibility to underwrite and execute deals across all asset types, sizes, and structures to secure the best opportunities in the commercial real estate market. Deeply rooted in the Silicon Valley, Pestana Properties excels in the areas of acquisition, development, construction management, property management, and asset management, providing the breadth of knowledge and experience imperative to successfully invest and retain our position in today’s real estate market.
At Pestana Properties, our investment strategy is one of value creation through the rehabilitation and strategic repositioning of both existing and newly acquired assets, as well as through the obtainment of entitlements and developing new projects, adapting as necessary to continually meet and exceed the requirements and expectations real estate occupiers.