Specializing in the Sale and Acquisition of MultiFamily and Investment Properties

Welcome to Silicon Valley Multifamily Group

Silicon Valley Multifamily Group is a commercial brokerage specializing in apartment properties in Northern California including the San Francisco Bay Area Counties of Santa Clara (Silicon Valley) and San Mateo, as well as the Coastal Counties of Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Our investment brokerage services include assisting investors in the purchase and sale of multifamily properties from 4–100 units in the following cities: San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Campbell, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, Redwood City, Burlingame, Millbrae, Daly City, South San Francisco, Fremont, Santa Cruz, Salinas, Seaside, Watsonville, Pacific Grove, and Monterey.

We also represent 1031 exchange buyers and sell medical office products in Northern California and net-leased investments across the nation.

Testimonials

"We were fortunate in choosing you for the sale from a number of brokers we interviewed.  From the time of the interview to even after the closing of escrow your energy and devotion to the task was impressive." -Roger Newlander, (Retired) Attorney & Real Estate Broker

Roger Newlander, (Retired) Attorney & Real Estate Broker

"Thanks, Michael, for the great job you did on getting my 10 unit apartment sold…It was a pretty flawless transaction regarding stress or demands…I would use you again in a second if I have another sale to do and I would also highly recommend you to any and all of my friends." - Gregory Garcia, Retired Realtor.

Gregory Garcia, Retired Realtor.

“We have worked with several Realtors in the past and found you to excel in your professionalism and attention to detail.” - John & Karen Rashleger

John & Karen Rashleger

“We really appreciate everything you did to complete the successful sale of our office condo.  Your attention to detail and follow through as well as persistence made a big difference in completing our sale…You are a true professional and we strongly recommend anyone looking to sell real estate to consider working with you.”                 -Time and Teri Sherer

Time and Teri Sherer

"Overall, we felt the 'confidence' when you are behind us to execute this exchange, which involved a sell and buy action that crossed over state lines.  We are grateful you are the one that took us on this journey.  We thank you for being our broker." - William King & Mai Hoang

William King & Mai Hoang

“Thank you again Mike for completing this undertaking through to the end without any problems. I always find you to be trustworthy and fair in all my dealings with you. You have always kept my best interests in mind above all else. Please know that I stand behind you and recommend your services to anyone who needs a competent person to represent them. I consider you a true friend as well as a professional representative.”  -- Jean Allgauer

Jean Allgauer

“You were a great and dependable broker when you sold my apartment building and now you came through again when I needed your help. You can surely use me as a reference anytime.” -- Roger Newlander

Roger Newlander

“Back in the day, I bought and sold a lot of property through another broker. I had some good deals and unfortunately some not so good deals. I sure wish I knew Michael Shields then. He did a great job selling my building!”  – Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards

"Michael is very knowledgeable about the multi-unit market and has been very professional and easy to communicate with. He stays on top of everything and made the sales process a smooth one. It was definitely a pleasure working with him and we will not hesitate to use his service again in the future.  - The Tans"

The Tans”

"Mike - You are the most knowledgeable, helpful broker I know.  You have helped me tremendously in acquiring and managing my property. Whether it be running the numbers, making recommendations, relaying past experiences or just providing a listening ear, you have made buying and managing my property very smooth and I cannot thank you enough for that!! " I have used Mike on 2 properties so far, and will be using him on a third, plus perhaps more if I can find something available in this market…he is very ...

Barbara Holden

"We made a plan, Michael followed through, did an excellent job of marketing and sold the property within weeks. Totally satisfied, would recommend without reservation."  - Ray Borzoni

Ray Borzoni

“Great advice and always there to answer questions. Excellent negotiation process; couldn’t have done it without you. Smooth transaction. Helped me get the price I wanted. Excellent service. Advice on pricing was right on. You were excellent in determining price and because of that we attracted a lot of interested parties and received numerous offers --which was key to the sale of the property. Your negotiation skills and letters on our behalf were awesome. Your advice was genuine, sincere and knowledgeable. It was obvious your were not just looking ...

Carter G.

"I found it a pleasure to work with some one who was highly competent and yet understanding and down to earth, who constantly showed me how creative, confident, tough negotiator, and yet always acting completely well within the bounds of professional ethics and courtesy.  It was a privilege to work with some one whom really cares, and I thank you for everything."                              -Nancy Jean Petralia

Nancy Jean Petralia

"Even my personal attorney is impressed by your performance.  In all the years that he has been practicing law, he has never met any real estate agent who has as much expertise as you have.  He informed me that from now on, he will recommend you to all of his clients who are in need of such help in this field."  -- Que D. Do

Que D. Do

“I had the opportunity to work with any of a number of other brokers and I can say without any doubt that I made the right choice working with you.  You are truly professional and always looked out for the best interest of our family financially.  You gave us great advice on the market, walked me through the entire process, and even jumped into the role of property manager when we unexpectedly needed it.  You attended multiple conference calls with my family members and were always eager to answer ...

David DeLellis

“I Heartily Recommend Michael Shields as a broker. You will not find a better broker to work on your behalf. He at all times acted on our behalf with the highest standard of professionalism and ethics.  The property was marketed in a complete, intelligent and Effective manner.”        - Brian Preston, Esq.

Brian Preston, Esq.

“Thank you , Mike. You are a true professional.  I’m very happy with the sale.  I’ve worked with a number of other agents before but none of them showed as much effort or follow up to sell my property.  I want you to meet the rest of my family and work with us on all our properties. You and Erik did a great job!” -Julio Galvan

Julio Galvan

“Dear Michael: On behalf of my family I thank you for doing such a great job selling our apartments. The integrity and professionalism with which you handled the transactions and the results exceeded our expectations. You were the perfect person to help us.”            - My sincere thanks, Janice

My sincere thanks, Janice

“When my wife and I set our sights on buying a property in a very competitive market, as first-time buyers, we knew that it would be difficult. We reached out to Mike for representation, and we sure are glad that we did.  Mike guided us through the process of making an offer and understanding how to compete in a tough market. He went over every document with us and helped make us feel secure and knowledgeable in our purchase. Post-close, Mike didn't just hand us the keys. Rather, he's ...

Evan Rosenfeld

“Your service was excellent.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  You helped me get the price I wanted and it was a smooth transaction.  You were excellent in determining price and because of that we attracted a lot of interested parties and received numerous offers — which was key to the sale of the property.  Your negotiation skills and letters on our behalf were awesome. Your advice was genuine, sincere and knowledgeable.”    - Carter Gautieri, San Jose, CA

Carter Gautieri, San Jose, CA

"I work with Mike because he does what other brokers often don't do: He gets the job done. He Proactively markets his listings and tells it like it is.  I have recommended him to friends and business partners and plan to work with him to sell additional properties."  - Randy McAlpine, Morgan Hill, CA

Randy McAlpine, Morgan Hill, CA

"You did an excellent job! I'm 100% happy with the sale -- no doubt about it. If I know anyone who needs to sell their building I'm going to send them to you."   -Arlindo Alves

Arlindo Alves

“You guys are magicians!  I didn’t think you would be able to sell my property so quickly and at my price – you really made it happen!  Your marketing program and investor contacts not only won my business but sold the property.  You work hard, that’s for sure and Rebecca is just great!”  – Betty Cabezut

Betty Cabezut

“Thank you, Michael, for making the seemingly impossible happen. I simply cannot believe that I was able to move up from a 2-unit to an 8-unit in Sunnyvale against all odds in the tough competitive market of 2016. It is your unique broad understanding of market conditions, marketing, rental & legal knowledge that have made this possible. Add to that incredible service with a smile from Rebecca who is an ultra-efficient team member.”  – Ming & Soeisna Leong

Ming & Soeisna Leong

"Michael and Rebecca:  I wanted to thank you for all your support during my purchase transaction. Your knowledge, guidance, professionalism and willingness to be available outside normal business hours has really made this a seamless experience. I hope to work with you again in the near future!”  - Michelle T.

Michelle T.

Dear Michael:  Mike and I would like to thank you for the service and efficiency that you and Rebecca have shown us during the sale of our apartment.  Your knowledge and expertise was evident all the way along and we never doubted your competence.  It will be our pleasure to recommend you and your firm to anyone looking for a broker with integrity.  We will look forward to working with you and Rebecca in the future.” -- Mary and Mike Barger

Mary and Mike Barger

“Michael, thanks so much for your years of service in all of our property transactions.  We appreciate your expertise in planning our investment strategies and your addition of Rebecca is an asset to your team. Her cheery attitude and calmness helped put us at ease and minimized our stress levels.”  -  Glen Cortez

Glen Cortez

“I would highly recommend Michael Shields if you are trying to sell your multi-unit rental property. Michael and his team created a multi-faceted marketing campaign that detailed the property's assets, and they networked within their own client base as well as new clients to ensure we found the right buyer. The neighborhood was a bit rough, and the property had some issues, but Michael worked with the buyer, the inspectors, the city, the title company, my property manager, and the tenants, to ensure things went smoothly. The service and ...

Eric Allen

Michael, “A hearty ‘THANK YOU’ for accomplishing our goal of selling our commercial property quickly.  You and an Rebecca were terrific to work with!  Thanks for all your help and wonderful service.”   -- Kathleen Williams

Kathleen Williams

“Mike, We just wanted to thank you for executing such a smooth 1031 exchange for us.  Your marketing of our apartment building was perfect and you found a great buyer at the price we wanted. Then you really listened to our needs and found exactly the upleg we had in mind.  We understood that out of state transactions could be tricky. But with your oversight, and Rebecca’s execution, everything from coordinating the contract, working with the attorneys, conducting the due diligence, arranging the financing, and coordinating the escrow was ...

John & Mary Santos

“I like working with Michael because he has a unique quality among brokers of ‘telling it like it is’.  He is honest about the properties he sells and doesn’t sugar-coat things, so it’s easy to close deals with him because he is very trustworthy.  We’ve done four deals together and he, along with his support staff, Rebecca, have done an outstanding job on every one.  I would not hesitate in recommending Michael and look forward to working with him again.”                  - Paul Lin

Paul Lin

“Michael and his team were incredibly professional through every step of the sale of our investment property. He was very responsive and always ready to answer our questions. He was also very organized and he prepared a spreadsheet of all bids on the property. He carefully reviewed them with us to ensure we were making an informed decision. His additional knowledge of building construction really helped when we were searching for replacement properties. Overall Michael's careful attention to each transaction and his level of professionalism made this a stress-free ...

Vin Rai & Angie Garling

“Michael, Rebecca,  what can I say?  Words just cannot say how much we appreciate you both so very much for what you did to sell our properties – stellar ‘A-Plus’ Job!  We would not hesitate to ask you to sell another one of our properties and will certainly refer you out.”           - Jane Parks-McKay

Jane Parks-McKay

“Michael and his team represented us as the selling agent on 2 transactions. Michael's professionalism, attention to detail and ability to understand the nuances of commercial transactions sets him apart from other agents in the industry. He is extremely proactive and accessible. I look forward to working with Michael again.” – Sanjeet Thadani

Sanjeet Thadani

“I could not have asked for a better agent than Michael Shields.  I interviewed several candidates before choosing Michael as my agent and could not be happier with my choice.  Despite 3 similar properties at lower price points coming on the market within weeks of my listing, Michael was able to get me multiple offers in the first week.  He made the process for me seamless and was able to get a price above even my expectations.  I do not hesitate in giving Michael Shields my highest recommendation and ...

Michael Joyce

"Michael, I feel deeply obliged to you and Rebecca for your professional and trustworthy services! The process of my 1031 property exchange was like a multi-stop airplane journey. You and your team have been working diligently and professionally at each and every step to ensure the airplane had arrived at the destination timely, safely and successfully while keeping me, your client, at the first-class seat with a peace of mind and confidence for the journey. I would strongly recommend your services to anyone I know, and certainly come back for your services in future." - Tony Qin

Tony Qin

“Mike and his entire team did an exceptional job navigating a complicated 1031 exchange for me.  He's a hustler, well respected and networked in the industry, and will find a way to get a deal done despite the roadblocks that will inevitably come up in your transaction .  I especially appreciated Mike and his team stepping in and helping on aspects of this transaction that are beyond the typical scope of work for an investment broker - no task too big or small.  I've now used Silicon Valley Multifamily ...

Jason Kalira

"It was such a pleasure to work with Mike on our transaction. It is hard to know who to trust in a large transaction when you're just a small family owned operation looking to sell. Mike was very easy to work with, he was straight forward and honest through every step of our sale. It was very reassuring to work with SVMG. I would not hesitate to contact him in the future." -- Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

"It was a pleasure working with Mike and Rebecca on the sale of our multifamily property in Mountain View. We had them handle some renovations that needed to be done to the property, and I was very happy with the contractors they chose and the final product. Both Mike and Rebecca were constantly checking in to make sure everything was going smoothly. They knew what we should fix and what to leave, and I felt that the money we put in more than paid for itself. I was very impressed ...

Brian Halaburka

“Special thanks to Mike and Rebecca for their hard work in getting my building sold for more than my targeted price.  The transaction was a seamless close.  As we going through the process of selling, issues arise as expected, but they handled them smoothly as we would like.  Rebecca  coordinates all activities of transaction as if there were no issues at all. Mike and his team are great to work with.  They are very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and detail-oriented. We highly recommended this team for your real estate services.  Thanks for your ...

Long Nguyen

“Mike and Rebecca have provided an exceptional service in helping us to sell our property.  Mike with his vision, integrity and honesty has brought in the best deal to the table.  Rebecca with her cheerfulness, dedication and responsiveness has made the process go smoothly and much more pleasant.   With such a dynamic team, they both have delivered a service which is way beyond our expectation.  We 100% recommend using Mike and Rebecca in helping anyone with their buy/sell property.” – Kimy Nguyen

Kimy Nguyen

“Mike and his team of experts provided an unparalleled buying experience for my multi-family property. He worked with me to complete four SFR 1031 Exchanges into one multi-family building and the deal went incredibly smoothly and we closed the transaction on time. Mike and his team seamlessly took over the management of the property and handled everything. I didn’t even have to worry about switching over the utilities in to my name the day we closed as his team covered even the smallest details. I will continue to rely ...

Sam Klooster 

“Michael and Rebecca - Thank you both for your exhaustive efforts to be sure the sale of my four-plex on Di Fiore Dr. occurred and conformed to the regulations of a 1031 Exchange. I always knew I was in excellent hands, even with the first offer falling out of contract. Not only did you locate and negotiate a successful sale, but you helped me handle communications with the tenants professionally and decently. That was important to me, as the families had been my tenants in the building for over ...

Marilyn Thelen

"Mike and his team are great to work with.  They are very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and detail-oriented.  Special thanks to Mike for his hard work in getting my building sold at my targeted price.  The transaction was a seamless close.  Highly recommended."  - Julinna Tan

Julinna Tan

“Michael is an expert in apartment building investment.  He knows because he owns apartment buildings himself.  I have a couple of fourplexes and this is my first time taking the big leap to buy and operate a nine unit apartment building.  So it was great having Michael as my agent.  I got a lot of good advice ranging from financing to operating an apartment building from Michael during the purchasing process.  That made the transaction go very smoothly.  After the acquisition, I reached out to Michael and his assistant, Rebecca, ...

Kelvin Hong

“Team Mike Shields and Rebecca Nevarez are a “class act” in every sense of the phrase. Their combined wealth of industry experience, attention to detail, strategic negotiating skills and ability to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the market and its players, made them an absolute delight to work with. Our transaction was completed in a timely fashion and in a near seamless and flawless manner. They’re about as top-notch as you will ever find!” -Angel Dillane

Angel Dillane

“Michael, Just wanted to thank you and Rebecca for the hard work you put into selling our apartments. Sam & I appreciate everything you have done for us. Instead of you being Real Estate Agents, I think of you as good friends and always smiles and always your kindness.   – Sam & Mattie Arledge

Sam & Mattie Arledge

"Michael Shields and the Silicon Valley Multifamily Group are knowledgeable and responsive professionals. They created a customized real estate marketing approach that produced a quick sale, above asking price of our property. Michael Shields and his team made the selling experience uncomplicated and stressfree."  -- Suzanne S.

Suzanne S.

"Michael,  Thank you for representing me as the buyer for the three buildings you listed in San Jose.  As the first time buyer of properties without my regular agent representing me, you provided a wealth of information and also let me feel comfortable to work with you as a dual agent. You also acted fairly and well-balanced when representing both seller and the buyer.  Your investor package also provided financial analysis that was very helpful.  The transaction went smoothly and timely.  I appreciate the extra care and effort you ...

Meiying Forney

“Dear Mike and Rebecca, We want to say thank you very much for the sale of our apartment building on Barker Drive in San Jose. The entire experience was a pleasure for us. We are so impressed by both of your expertise and flawless conclusion of this project.  If there is ever any sale or purchase that we encounter in the future we will certainly look up the number of your company!”  – Hans and Erika Resch

Hans and Erika Resch

“I highly recommend Michael Shields as your next Realtor!  He helped me with my 1031 exchange this year. I had an apartment complex to sell and Michael was a fantastic Realtor to work with.  He worked around my crazy schedule with no problem. He scheduled all necessary inspections, appraisal and viewings with my tenants. He was very good about making sure that the tenants weren’t disturbed more than necessary. He was able to find what I was looking for in my new purchase in the allowed time frame that ...

Carlos Mendonca

“I recently sold a 16 unit apartment building in San Jose. It was not an easy decision for me and Mike went above and beyond the duties of an agent. He was patient, responsive, ethical, understanding and never pushed me to sell. And Rebecca on his team took care of all the details and paperwork in an organized, timely, supportive fashion. I can't recommend this team highly enough....” – Lisa Decker

Lisa Decker

“This was our first experience with a 1031 exchange, happy to take this journey with Mike and Rebecca. The education, thoughtfulness, guidance and attention to every detail was exceptional. My family and I feel blessed to work with you – Thank you very much!  -Denise Leader

Denise Leader

“Mike, I have to tell you how much I appreciate you.  I never feel pressured from  you only supported.  If I ever know anyone that wants to sell anything I will refer them your way.”  – Lisa Decker

Lisa Decker

“We feel lucky to have selected you and Rebecca to sell our property. You were an excellent team to work with; professional, knowledgeable, responsive and always provided us with progress updates. We are very pleased with your help on the sale of our property.  Thank you for the successful transaction!”  - Julia & YW

Julia & YW

Mike, The building you sold me is the most profitable one in my portfolio now.  The location is great and I have no problem getting tenants.  With solar panels, I am paying almost nothing on electricity and the amenities that I put in like the laundry room and smart intercom system is helping attract renters.  Thank you for helping me find this property.  If you come across any property like this one (original condition, tired landlord wanting to get out), please let me know!  Thanks. - Kelvin Hong

Kelvin Hong

“Mike and Rebecca:  Hats off to both of you for a thorough and spot on transaction.  You were a delight to work with.   I am going to miss you, great working with you, let’s do it again.  -John L Worthing

John L Worthing

“Michael Shields helped me and my partners complete a very complex transaction. He was always available with ethical constructive ideas and worked extremely well with the attorneys. We could never have completed the transaction without his work ethic. I recommend him without hesitation, he really knows his business and takes professional pride in doing a great job. Thank you, Michael!”   -- Lynn Miller

Lynn Miller

“We're extremely privileged to have the professional representation of the Silicon Valley Multifamily Group team - Michael & Rebecca, for the recent sale of our 4plx in San Jose. Michael marketed the property and secured several offers within days, while Rebecca provided excellent communications between various involved parties, resulted to a smooth and speedy escrow close. Thanks again, Michael & Rebecca!     -- Andrew & Carol

Andrew & Carol

“Mike and Rebecca are an exceptional team. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the market, straightforward, kind, responsive, and trustworthy--everything you would want in a real estate team. Should we have future investment real estate matters, we would not go to anyone else. Thank you both!” -Milton & Natalie Liu

Milton & Natalie Liu

“Michael & Rebecca  are an outstanding team together. They just sold my apartment complex and 1031 to another property I wanted to buy in a competitive market.  They are very detail oriented, organize, friendly, and outstanding customer  service. Try them out! - Ron Lee

Ron Lee

"When my wife and I set our sights on buying a property in a very competitive market, as first-time buyers, we knew that it would be difficult. We reached out to Mike for representation, and we sure are glad that we did. Mike guided us through the process of making an offer and understanding how to compete in a tough market. He went over every document with us and helped make us feel secure and knowledgeable in our purchase. Post-close, Mike didn’t just hand us the keys. Rather, he’s ...

Evan Rosenfeld

“Mike and Rebecca are a professional team. They are knowledgeable on the markets. They help us to get a great property at a great price! They handle all the arrangements of the inspections and appraisals. They review the reports and provide valuable feedback. They outline and remind the timeline of different stages such as inspection deadline, contingency dates and closing dates so that the purchase can be closed on time. They are quick in responding to our questions and needs of any documents. They are one of the best teams that we ...

Alan Tsui

“Mike was our real estate broker when my husband and I sold two apartment buildings in San Jose in 2022. Mike and Rebecca gave us exceptional and outstanding customer service and their attention to detail was phenomenal. During the transaction, they kept us informed with updates, interfaced with the everyone involved, and over time, just felt like family.  We know we won the lottery with Mike and Rebecca. They are so user-friendly!  Mike can be trusted to work hard for his clients, is honest, ethical and we will miss our ...

Beth H.  & John M.

“Hi Mike (and Rebecca) - Just wanted to thank you for all your help with the successful close of Broadway. Your professionalism, communication and overall apartment knowledge was second to none and very much appreciated. We are happy to recommend you to anyone in the apartment industry and hope to work together again soon!”   - Jeremy Devich

Jeremy Devich

“Mike Shields and Rebecca Nevarez are a dynamic and knowledgeable commercial real estate team. They successfully navigated the challenging complexity in the sale of our properties. This is the team you want to sell your property! They are very good at staying in touch every step of the way and making sure you are satisfied with the sale. I would not hesitate to use them again.”  – Suzanne Muzzio

Suzanne Muzzio

“Mike and Rebecca are a pleasure to work with, very professional and personable.  Any concerns were always addressed immediately.  Qualified buyers were found quickly and our sale went smoothly.  Mike got us a great price!”     - John F.

John F.

"Mike and Rebecca are an amazing team that helped us complete our recent acquisition of an apartment building despite an unusual financing challenge.  They were incredibly patient, efficient and resourceful in navigating us through the otherwise stressful situation.  We could not thank them enough for their execution of the transaction."   --A.D. & B.M.

A.D. & B.M.

“Michael & Rebecca  are an outstanding team together. They just sold my apartment complex and 1031 to another property I wanted to buy in a competitive market.  They are very detail oriented, organize, friendly, and outstanding customer service. Try them out!” - Ron Lee

Ron Lee

"Thank you, Mike. You are a true professional. I’m very happy with the sale. I’ve worked with a number of other agents before but none of them showed as much effort or follow up to sell my property. I want you to meet the rest of my family and work with us on all our properties. You and Erik did a great job!" -Julio Galvan

Julio Galvan

"Mike and I would like to thank you for the service and efficiency that you and Rebecca have shown us during the sale of our apartment.  Your knowledge and expertise was evident all the way along and we never doubted your competence.  It will be our pleasure to recommend you and your firm to anyone looking for a broker with integrity.  We will look forward to working with you and Rebecca in the future." -Michael & Mary Barger

Michael & Mary Barger

"Thank you, Michael, for making the seemingly impossible happen. I simply cannot believe that I was able to move up from a 2-unit to an 8-unit in Sunnyvale against all odds in the tough competitive market of 2016. It is your unique broad understanding of market conditions, marketing, rental & legal knowledge that have made this possible. Add to that the incredible service with a smile from Rebecca who is an ultra-efficient team member." -Ming & Soeisna Leong

Ming & Soeisna Leong

“Michael, Just wanted to thank you and Rebecca for the hard work you put into selling our apartments. Sam & I appreciate everything you have done for us. Instead of you being Real Estate Agents, I think of you as good friends and always smiles and always your kindness”.  -Sam & Mattie Arledge

Sam & Mattie Arledge

“Michael Shields and the Silicon Valley Multifamily Group are knowledgeable and responsive professionals. They created a customized real estate marketing approach that produced a quick sale, above asking price of our property. Michael Shields and his team made the selling experience uncomplicated and stress free.” -Suzanne S

Suzanne S

“Michael,  Thank you for representing me as the buyer for the three buildings you listed in San Jose.  As the first time buyer of properties without my regular agent representing me, you provided a wealth of information and also let me feel comfortable to work with you as a dual agent. You also acted fairly and well-balanced when representing both seller and the buyer.  Your investor package also provided financial analysis that was very helpful.  The transaction went smoothly and timely.  I appreciate the extra care and effort you ...

Meiying Forney

“Dear Mike and Rebecca, We want to say thank you very much for the sale of our apartment building on Barker Drive in San Jose. The entire experience was a pleasure for us. We are so impressed by both of your expertise and flawless conclusion of this project.  If there is ever any sale or purchase that we encounter in the future we will certainly look up the number of your company!” -Hans And Erika Resch

Hans And Erika Resch

“Special thanks to Mike and Rebecca for their hard work in getting my building sold for more than my targeted price.  The transaction was a seamless close.  As we going through the process of selling, issues arise as expected, but they handled them smoothly as we would like.  Rebecca  coordinates all activities of transaction as if there were no issues at all. Mike and his team are great to work with.  They are very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and detail oriented. We highly recommended this team for your real estate services.  Thanks for ...

Kelvin Hong

” I highly recommend Michael Shields as your next Realtor!! He helped me with my 1031 exchange this year. I had an apartment complex that I decided to sell and Michael was a fantastic Realtor to have worked with. He worked around my crazy work schedule with no problem. He scheduled all necessary inspections, appraisal and viewings with my tenants. He was very good about making sure that the Tenants weren’t disturbed any more than necessary. He was able to find what I was looking for in my new purchase in ...

Carlos Mendonca

“Mike and his team are great to work with.  They are very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and detail-oriented.  Special thanks to Mike for his hard work in getting my building sold at my targeted price.  The transaction was a seamless close.  Highly recommended.” -Julinna Tan

Julinna Tan

“Michael and Rebecca , Thank you both for your exhaustive efforts to be sure the sale of my four-plex on Di Fiore Dr. occurred and conformed to the regulations of a 1031 Exchange. I always knew I was in excellent hands, even with the first offer falling out of contract. Not only did you locate and negotiate a successful sale, but you helped me handle communications with the tenants professionally and decently. That was important to me, as the families had been my tenants in the building for over ten ...

Marilyn Thelen

“Rebecca and Michael made the sale of our property in Redwood City very smooth. Their team approach and splitting of tasks really helps to keep the process moving. Rebecca really went above and beyond by helping us to clear up a title matter at the county clerk’s office prior to sale. Both Rebecca and Michael truly understand multi-family property from an investor’s perspective and can offer good advice that is practical and they stick with the transaction no matter what happens.” -- Ryan Jones, CPA

Ryan Jones, CPA

“Thanks for making it so easy to sell my property! By making hundreds of phone calls to local investors, sending out emails to a few thousand more, posting it to LoopNet and the MLS and sending out postcards to thousands of investors in your database, I’m pretty sure no one missed seeing this listing. And thanks to you and Rebecca, I never even had to lift a finger during escrow. Outstanding service!”  - Dennis Deandre

Dennis Deandre

“Mike and Rebecca are a pleasure to work with, very professional and personable. Any concerns were always addressed immediately. Qualified buyers were found quickly and our sale went smoothly. Mike got us a great price!”  – John F.

John F.

“Mike and Rebecca are a professional team. They are knowledgeable on the markets. They help us to get a great property at a great price! They handle all the arrangements of the inspections and appraisals. They review the reports and provide valuable feedback. They outline and remind the timeline of different stages such as inspection deadline, contingency dates and closing dates so that the purchase can be closed on time. They are quick in responding to our questions and needs of any documents. They are one of the best ...

Alan Tsui

“Special thanks to Mike and Rebecca for their hard work in getting my building sold for more than my targeted price.  The transaction was a seamless close.  As we going through the process of selling, issues arise as expected, but they handled them smoothly as we would like.  Rebecca  coordinates all activities of transaction as if there were no issues at all. Mike and his team are great to work with.  They are very professional, knowledgeable, honest, and detail oriented. We highly recommended this team for your real estate services.  Thanks for ...

Long Nguyen

"Mike – last 5% – often the final exam, you and Erik passed at the top of the class…always moving forward negotiating the inevitable bumps, bear traps and road blocks real or otherwise perceived. Well-done and congrats! I like your can-do attitudes, winners embrace that ethic. You’re excellent committed professionals, that’s what it takes to succeed and close in this loopy market. We’re glad you were on our team – it makes a difference!" -Bill & Stephanie Noryko

Bill & Stephanie Noryko

"Back in the day, I bought and sold a lot of property through another broker. I had some good deals and unfortunately some not so good deals. I sure wish I knew Michael Shields then. He did a great job selling my building!" -Dave Edwards

Dave Edwards

"Michael is very knowledgeable about the multi-unit market and has been very professional and easy to communicate with. He stays on top of everything and made the sales process a smooth one. It was definitely a pleasure working with him and we will not hesitate to use his service again in the future." -The Tans

The Tans

"You did an excellent job! I’m 100% happy with the sale — no doubt about it. If I know anyone who needs to sell their building I’m going to send them to you." -Arlindo Alves

Arlindo Alves

"I found it a pleasure to work with someone who was highly competent and yet understanding and down to earth, who constantly showed me how creative, confident, tough negotiator, and yet always acting completely well within the bounds of professional ethics and courtesy. It was a privilege to work with someone who really cares, and I thank you for everything." -Nancy Jean Petralia

Nancy Jean Petralia

"We have worked with several Realtors in the past and found you to excel in your professionalism and attention to detail." -John & Karen Rashleger

John & Karen Rashleger

"We really appreciate everything you did to complete the successful sale of our office condo. Your attention to detail and follow through as well as persistence made a big difference in completing our sale…You are a true professional and we strongly recommend anyone looking to sell real estate to consider working with you" -Tim & Teri Sherer

Tim & Teri Sherer

"I have used Mike on 2 properties so far, and will be using him on a third, plus perhaps more if I can find something available in this market…he is very good" -Barbara Holden

Barbara Holden

"We made a plan, Michael followed through, did an excellent job of marketing and sold the property within weeks. Totally satisfied, would recommend without reservation." -Ray Borzoni

Ray Borzoni

"Overall, we felt the ‘confidence’ when you are behind us to execute this exchange, which involved a sell and buy action that crossed over state lines. We are grateful you are the one that took us on this journey. We thank you for being our broker.” -William King & Mai Hoang

William King & Mai Hoang

Mike, The building you sold me is the most profitable one in my portfolio now. The location is great and I have no problem getting tenants. With solar panels, I am paying almost nothing on electricity and the amenities that I put in like the laundry room and smart intercom system is helping attract renters. Thank you for helping me find this property. If you come across any property like this one (original condition, tired landlord wanting to get out), please let me know! Thanks! – Kelvin Hong

Kelvin Hong

“We feel lucky to have selected you and Rebecca to sell our property. You were an excellent team to work with; professional, knowledgeable, responsive and always provided us with progress updates. We are very pleased with your help on the sale of our property. Thank you for the successful transaction!” – Julia & YW

Julia & YW

“Mike and Rebecca are an exceptional team. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the market, straightforward, kind, responsive, and trustworthy--everything you would want in a real estate team. Should we have future investment real estate matters, we would not go to anyone else. Thank you both!” – Milton & Natalie Liu

Milton & Natalie Liu

"This was our first experience with a 1031 exchange, happy to take this journey with Mike and Rebecca. The education, thoughtfulness, guidance and attention to every detail was exceptional. My family and I feel blessed to work with both of you – thank you very much!"  -Denise Leader, Don & Carol Pincolini

Denise Leader, Don & Carol Pincolini

"Michael, Rebecca, what can I say? Words just cannot say how much we appreciate you both so very much for what you did to sell our properties – stellar A Plus Job! We would not hesitate to ask you to sell another one of our properties and will certainly refer you out." -Jane Parks-McKay

Jane Parks-McKay

“Michael Shields helped me and my partners complete a very complex commercial transaction. He was always available with ethical constructive ideas and worked extremely well with the attorneys. We could never have completed the transaction without his work ethic. I recommend him without hesitation, he really knows his business and takes professional pride in doing a great job. Thank you, Michael!”  –Lynn Miller, Retired Realtor

Lynn Miller, Retired Realtor

"Dear Michael: On behalf of my family I thank you for doing such a great job selling our apartment portfolio. The integrity and professionalism with which you handled the transactions and the results exceeded our expectations. You were the perfect person to help us. My sincere thanks" -Janice Mulholland

Janice Mulholland

“Mike Shields and Rebecca Nevarez are a dynamic and knowledgeable commercial real estate team. They successfully navigated the challenging complexity in the sale of our properties. This is the team you want to sell your property! They are very good at staying in touch every step of the way and making sure you are satisfied with the sale. I would not hesitate to use them again.” – Suzanne Muzzio

Suzanne Muzzio

“It was such a pleasure to work with Mike on our transaction. It is hard to know who to trust in a large transaction when you’re just a small family owned operation looking to sell. Mike was very easy to work with, he was straight forward and honest through every step of our sale. It was very reassuring to work with SVMG. I would not hesitate to contact him in the future.”  -Mark Barnesh

Mark Barnes

“Mike and Rebecca have provided an exceptional service in helping us to sell our property.  Mike with his vision, integrity and honesty has brought in the best deal to the table.  Rebecca with her cheerfulness, dedication and responsiveness has made the process go smoothly and much more pleasant.   With such a dynamic team, they both have delivered a service which is way beyond our expectation.  We 100% recommend using Mike and Rebecca in helping anyone with their buy/sell property.”  -Kimy Nguyen

Kimy Nguyen

"Mike and I would like to thank you for the service and efficiency that you and Rebecca have shown us during the sale of our apartment.  Your knowledge and expertise was evident all the way along and we never doubted your competence.  It will be our pleasure to recommend you and your firm to anyone looking for a broker with integrity. We look forward to working with you and Rebecca in the future." -Glen Cortez

Glen Cortez

“It was a pleasure working with Mike and Rebecca on the sale of our multifamily property in Mountain View. We had them handle some renovations that needed to be done to the property, and I was very happy with the contractors they chose and the final product. Both Mike and Rebecca were constantly checking in to make sure everything was going smoothly. They knew what we should fix and what to leave, and I felt that the money we put in more than paid for itself. I was very impressed ...

Brian Halaburka

"Your service was excellent. We couldn’t have done it without you. You helped me get the price I wanted and it was a smooth transaction. You were excellent in determining price and because of that we attracted a lot of interested parties and received numerous offers — which was key to the sale of the property. Your negotiation skills and letters on our behalf were awesome. Your advice was genuine, sincere and knowledgeable." -Carter Gautier

Carter Gautier

"Mike and Rebecca are an amazing team that helped us complete our recent acquisition of an apartment building despite an unusual financing challenge. They were incredibly patient, efficient and resourceful in navigating us through the otherwise stressful situation. We could not thank them enough for their execution of the transaction." – Angie Du & Brad McGoran

Angie Du & Brad McGoran

"Michael and his team were incredibly professional through every step of the sale of our investment property. He was very responsive and always ready to answer our questions. He was also very organized and he prepared a spreadsheet of all bids on the property. He carefully reviewed them with us to ensure we were making an informed decision. His additional knowledge of building construction really helped when we were searching for replacement properties. Overall Michael’s careful attention to each transaction and his level of professionalism made this a stress-free ...

Vin Rai & Angie Garling

"Mike and Rebecca: Hats off to both of you for a thorough and spot on transaction. You were a delight to work with. I am going to miss you, great working with you, let’s do it again."  -John Worthing

John Worthing

“Hi Mike (and Rebecca) - Just wanted to thank you for all your help with the successful close of Broadway. Your professionalism, communication and overall apartment knowledge was second to none and very much appreciated. We are happy to recommend you to anyone in the apartment industry and hope to work together again soon!”  – Jeremy Devich

Jeremy Devich

“Michael is an expert in apartment building investment.  He knows because he owns apartment buildings himself.  I have a couple of fourplexes and this is my first time taking the big leap to buy and operate a nine unit apartment building.  So it was great having Michael as my agent.  I got a lot of good advice ranging from financing to operating an apartment building from Michael during the purchasing process.  That made the transaction go very smoothly.  After the acquisition, I reached out to Michael and his assistant, Rebecca, ...

Kelvin Hong

"I Heartily Recommend Michael Shields as a broker. You will not find a better broker to work on your behalf. He at all times acted on our behalf with the highest standard of professionalism and ethics. The property was marketed in a complete, intelligent and Effective manner." -Brian Preston, Esq

Brian Preston, Esq

"I would highly recommend Michael Shields if you are trying to sell your multi-unit rental property. Michael and his team created a multi-faceted marketing campaign that detailed the property’s assets, and they networked within their own client base as well as new clients to ensure we found the right buyer. The neighborhood was a bit rough, and the property had some issues, but Michael worked with the buyer, the inspectors, the city, the title company, my property manager, and the tenants, to ensure things went smoothly. The service and ...

Eric Allen

"Michael, I feel deeply obliged to you and Rebecca for your professional and trustworthy services! The process of my 1031 property exchange was like a multi-stop airplane journey. You and your team have been working diligently and professionally at each and every step to ensure the airplane had arrived at the destination timely, safely and successfully while keeping me, your client, at the first-class seat with a peace of mind and confidence for the journey. I would strongly recommend your services to anyone I know, and certainly come back ...

Tony Qin

"Michael, A hearty ‘THANK YOU’ for accomplishing our goal of selling our commercial property quickly.  You and an Rebecca were terrific to work with!  Thanks for all your help and wonderful service." -Kathleen Williams, Realtor

Kathleen Williams, Realtor

"Michael and his team represented us as the selling agent on 2 transactions. Michael’s professionalism, attention to detail and ability to understand the nuances of commercial transactions sets him apart from other agents in the industry. He is extremely proactive and accessible. I look forward to working with Michael again." -Sanjeet Thadani, Realtor

Sanjeet Thadani, Realtor

"Thank you again Mike for completing the sale of our apartment portfolio through to the end without any problems. I always find you to be trustworthy and fair in all my dealings with you. You have always kept my best interests in mind above all else. Please know that I stand behind you and recommend your services to anyone who needs a competent person to represent them. I consider you a true friend as well as a professional representative." -Jean Allgauer

Jean Allgauer

"Mike and his entire team did an exceptional job navigating a complicated 1031 exchange for me. He’s a hustler, well respected and networked in the industry, and will find a way to get a deal done despite the roadblocks that will inevitably come up in your transaction. I especially appreciated Mike and his team stepping in and helping on aspects of this transaction that are beyond the typical scope of work for an investment broker – no task too big or small. I’ve now used Silicon Valley Multifamily Group ...

Jason Kalira

"Thanks, Michael, for the great job you did on getting my 10 unit apartment sold…It was a pretty flawless transaction regarding stress or demands…I would use you again in a second if I have another sale to do and I would also highly recommend you to any and all of my friends.” -Gregory Garcia, Retired Realtor

Gregory Garcia, Retired Realtor

"Mike – You are the most knowledgeable, helpful broker I know. You have helped me tremendously in acquiring and managing my property. Whether it be running the numbers, making recommendations, relaying past experiences or just providing a listening ear, you have made buying and managing my property very smooth and I cannot thank you enough for that! "But most impressive was that you just seem to have a knack for making a wide variety of people feel comfortable around you. From low income tenants to contractors, business managers or ...

Frank Ruggeri

"Mike, even my personal attorney is impressed by your performance. In all the years that he has been practicing law, he has never met any real estate agent who has as much expertise as you have. He informed me that from now on, he will recommend you to all of his clients who are in need of such help in this field." -Que D. Do

Que D. Do

"I like working with Michael because he has a unique quality among brokers of ‘telling it like it is’.  He is honest about the properties he sells and doesn’t sugar-coat things, so it’s easy to close deals with him because he is very trustworthy.  We’ve done four deals together and he, along with his support staff, Rebecca, have done an outstanding job on everyone.  I would not hesitate in recommending Michael and look forward to working with him again." -Paul Lin

Paul Lin

“Team Mike Shields and Rebecca Nevarez are a “class act” in every sense of the phrase. Their combined wealth of industry experience, attention to detail, strategic negotiating skills and ability to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the market and its players, made them an absolute delight to work with. Our transaction was completed in a timely fashion and in a near seamless and flawless manner. They’re about as top-notch as you will ever find!” – Angel Dillane

Angel Dillane

“Mike, We just wanted to thank you for executing such a smooth 1031 exchange for us.  Your marketing of our apartment building was perfect and you found a great buyer at the price we wanted. Then you really listened to our needs and found exactly the upleg we had in mind. "We understood that out of state transactions could be tricky. But with your oversight, and Rebecca’s execution, everything from coordinating the contract, working with the attorneys, conducting the due diligence, arranging the financing, and coordinating the escrow was ...

-John & Mary Santos

“Mike was our real estate broker when my husband and I sold two apartment buildings in San Jose in 2022. Mike and Rebecca gave us exceptional and outstanding customer service and their attention to detail was phenomenal. During the transaction, they kept us informed with updates, interfaced with the everyone involved, and over time, just felt like family. We know we won the lottery with Mike and Rebecca. They are so user-friendly! Mike can be trusted to work hard for his clients, is honest, ethical and we will miss ...

Beth H. & John M.

"We were fortunate in choosing you for the sale from a number of brokers we interviewed. From the time of the interview to even after the closing of escrow your energy and devotion to the task was impressive." -Roger Newlander, (Retired) Attorney & Real Estate Broker

Roger Newlander, (Retired) Attorney & Real Estate Broker

"I could not have asked for a better agent than Michael Shields. I interviewed several candidates before choosing Michael as my agent and could not be happier with my choice. Despite 3 similar properties at lower price points coming on the market within weeks of my listing, Michael was able to get me multiple offers in the first week. He made the process for me seamless and was able to get a price above even my expectations. I do not hesitate in giving Michael Shields my highest recommendation and ...

Michael Joyce

“I recently sold a 16-unit apartment building in San Jose. It was not an easy decision for me and Mike went above and beyond the duties of an agent. He was patient, responsive, ethical, understanding and never pushed me to sell. And Rebecca on his team took care of all the details and paperwork in an organized, timely, supportive fashion. I can't recommend this team highly enough....” “Mike, I have to tell you how much I appreciate you. I never feel pressured from you only supported. If I ever ...

Lisa Decker

"I work with Mike because he does what other brokers often don’t do: He gets the job done. He proactively markets his listings and tells it like it is. I have recommended him to friends and business partners and plan to work with him to sell additional properties." -Randy McAlpine

Randy McAlpine

"Mike and his entire team did an exceptional job navigating a complicated 1031 exchange for me. He’s a hustler, well respected and networked in the industry, and will find a way to get a deal done despite the roadblocks that will inevitably come up in your transaction. I especially appreciated Mike and his team stepping in and helping on aspects of this transaction that are beyond the typical scope of work for an investment broker – no task too big or small. I’ve now used Silicon Valley Multifamily Group ...

Jason Kalira

"I had the opportunity to work with any of a number of other brokers and I can say without any doubt that I made the right choice working with you. You are truly professional and always looked out for the best interest of our family financially. You gave us great advice on the market, walked me through the entire process, and even jumped into the role of property manager when we unexpectedly needed it. You attended multiple conference calls with my family members and were always eager to answer ...

David DeLellis

"Michael Shields did a great job representing Strom Properties when we recently purchased a Mountain View apartment building. The great job consisted of the following elements:1. Consistently available by phone when needed.2. Provided detailed analysis of the subject property and surrounding market area.3. Patiently worked through any issues.4. Has a well-organized office staff backing him up.5. Is a straight up honest & nice person to deal with.We met Michael a few years back when he represented some friends of ours. They spoke highly of him. Now we can do ...

Roger Strom

"Mike is very dependable and managed everything regarding the sale of all my properties, from working with managers and tenants to handling repairs. From beginning to end he was very detail oriented and I trusted him with everything. I’ve never been happy with any other broker other than Mike. I put my complete trust in him and he really came through. I wish I had found him earlier in my investment career. I would refer anyone to him without hesitation." – Ernie Cortez

Ernie Cortez

“There are real estate agents and then there is Mike Shields (and Rebecca!). Mike is a true professional and master of the craft, working tirelessly to support buyers and sellers equally with a powerful network of off-market deals, lenders, agents, inspectors, handymen, you name it - all ready to mobilize to make any deal happen at the moment's notice. Mike brings a wealth of knowledge, a deep expertise of real estate, an uncanny instinct on when to push, and a laser-focus drive to get shit done. There is frankly ...

Yishan Lin

Available Properties

20 UNITS DOWNTOWN JUST 2 BLOCKS FROM SJSUEXCELLENT CONDITION!

Price:  $6,550,000
Units: 20 Units (13) 2BR/1BA units & (7) 1BR/1BA units
Address: 635 S 11th St., San Jose, Ca
Status: Available
Notes:

  • Remodeled units with: Granite Counters, new cabinets, appliances, flooring, windows, bathrooms & more
  • Excellent condition ~ Numerous improvements throughout
  • Near Market Rents with upside potential
  • Desirable downtown location - Just 2 blocks from SJSU
  • Close Proximity to planned Google Campus
  • Turnkey operation!
  • Large 13,068 SF lot ~15,306 SF rentable living space
  • Current Cap Rate: 3.95%, GRM 14.9
  • Pro Forma Cap Rate: 5.3%, GRM 12.3
  • Contact me for more information or the offering memorandum

Local Triple-Net Retail Investment in Campbell at 5% Cap Rate!

Price: $2,050,000
Units: 1 (3,690 SF)
Address: 2096 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008
Status: Available
Notes:

  • Successful Tenant in place since 2017
  • 5% Cap Rate on current NOI
  • Current NOI $101,844, with bumps
  • 3.0% Annual Rental Increases
  • Tenant pays Taxes, Insurance, Op/Ex
  • Tenant desires lease renewal or,
  • Can become owner occupied at expiration
  • Prime Campbell Location
  • 0.2 miles to Downtown Campbell
  • Highly visible. Traffic count ~27,000 vehicles/day
  • Single Story 3,690 RSF; 4,050 SF lot.
  • Please do not disturb tenant
  • Contact Michael Shields (408) 356-1900

Large, Partially Remodeled Fourplex with Many Capital Improvements. Significant Value-Add & Upside Potential!

Price: $2,050,000
Units: 4
Address: 3241 Rockport Ave., San Jose, CA 95132
Status: Available
Notes:

    • Four units in Piedmont Hills/Berryessa Area of San Jose
    • Desirable unit mix: (1) 3BR/2BA & (3) 2BR/1BA units
    • Partially renovated with numerous capital improvements
    • Two fully renovated units & one partially renovated unit
    • Newer roof, windows, copper plumbing & more
    • Significant upside rental & renovation potential
    • Two vacant units:

o One is completely renovated, and ready for rental
o The other is partially renovated and could use minor upgrades

  • Very large units. Total of 3,756 SF on an 8,100 SF lot
  • Private garage for each unit. Additional on-site parking
  • 10 total parking spaces on site
  • Private patios or balconies for each unit
  • Contact Michael Shields for more information: (408) 356-1900