Hello. My name is Davide Pio, and I’m a real estate broker. I love what I do, and I love helping my clients. My specialty is commercial and investment real estate. By this I mean I help my clients – who are usually investors – find properties that match their needs. The thing I love most about my job is the chance to enlighten my clients by showing them possibilities they never knew existed. If my clients did know these possibilities existed, they were usually unaware of all the details and how best to capitalize on them.
I literally spend an average of 10 to 15 hours a week keeping up on current real estate, economic and political trends – both locally here in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. I enjoy showing my clients who have worked so hard throughout their life, how to take what money they have saved up to invest and place it in a property that works best for them.
Let me tell you a little bit about what I do. As I mentioned, I assist people in finding commercial and investment properties that best match their needs. With that said, I’m not here to tell you that every single investment property you purchase is going to make you money no matter what. I can’t with a straight face promise my clients a set return, year after year….that not what investment is. In fact, if anyone ever approaches you saying they can guarantee a 7 or 10% return on your money no matter what, you should do one thing – RUN AWAY!
Luckily, all of my previous and current client’s investments have performed equal or better than what was expected. I’d like to think this directly linked to my due diligence process. When I analyze a properties potential, I use very conservative income figures while over estimating expenses. One more thing I would like to express to you is that I am an EXPERT in my field. Anyone can assist you with sending in an offer to buy or lease a property, but an EXPERT is someone that knows what to do if & when something goes WRONG.
I also hold quite a few designations and certifications. The first is the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation – or CCIM for short. I’m most proud of this designation for a few reasons. The first is that it’s a designation only held by the top 6% of commercial brokers in the US, due to its intense 200 plus hour course study and transaction portfolio requirements. Also, since a small portion of my business is local residential, I also hold the Certified Residential Specialist designation – or CRS. This is similar to the CCIM, but in the residential field, with only the top 4% of residential brokers being recognized. Of course, being from the San Francisco Bay Area, green technology is of huge interest to me. This is why I perused the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or the LEED accreditation. LEED is currently becoming the standard in green building all across the United States and even in many parts of the world.
If you’re wondering why I have such a passion for both pursuing higher education and helping others succeed in my career, it’s because of my upbringing. I’m a first generation U.S. citizen, along with my other relatives of similar age or younger. Both of my parents in addition to both of my sets of grandparents immigrated to the United States seeking a better future for themselves and their children. I was fortunate enough to be brought up with both my family’s culture and in a country where if you work hard enough you can succeed.
Whether you are a looking to buy you’re first small investment property or expanding a large portfolio of buildings throughout the United States, between my associates and I, we handle nearly every type of real estate request you as a client may need. I look forward to meeting you soon.