Apartment / Investment Broker
Michael Shields has been an apartment / investment broker, specializing in representing principals in the purchase and sale of multifamily properties in Silicon Valley since 2002. He specializes in the brokerage of multifamily properties 4-100 units in size. Michael also assists owners with 1031 exchanges into larger properties, triple-net leased investments, or reinvestment into non real property investments through affiliations with reputable financial planners. He also is an apartment building owner and investor, with a focus of refurbishing older properties.He also provides operational consulting to owners interested in increasing value, revenue and decreasing problems. Michael also provides market research and analysis for developers, as well as presentations to local government, real estate agents and principals (owner/investors). Read more
Rebecca Nevarez, CCRM
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Rebecca Nevarez serves as the firm’s Property Manager, Escrow Coordinator and Office Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the physical aspects of property management, interacting with tenants and owners, leasing units, and supervising repairs for our clients’, and our own investments. As a licensed real estate agent, she assists the firm’s brokers and agents in the marketing of multifamily properties and handles the residential properties (such as single family homes) that our clients ask us to sell. Rebecca also manages the transactions for the Managing Broker, ensuring that all terms of the agreements are met and schedules are adhered to. With more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of real estate positions, Rebecca is aptly suited to ensure that every transaction is completed on time and as specified. Rebecca is a Certified California Residential Manager, a licensed real estate agent, and has studied Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles. ¡Hablamos Espanol!
Erik Nielsen, CCRM
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Erik Nielsen serves as an investment advisor specializing in the purchase and sale of multifamily properties in Santa Cruz and Monterrey counties. Erik has more than ten years of sales and marketing experience and has served in the financial industry for more than five years. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Multifamily Group, he served as an investment advisor specializing in multifamily properties for Marcus &Millichap. Erik has more than five years’ experience owning and managing multifamily property, as well as serving as the president of a neighborhood association. Prior to brokerage, he served as a licensed financial specialist at Wells Fargo and Wachovia banks, assisting clients with drawing short and long-term financial plans to diversify and protect wealth. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Erik graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with dual degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy. Erik was born and raised in Santa Cruz and draws upon a lifetime of area knowledge when serving our clients. Read More