PRESS RELEASE: Transwestern Adds Director of Investment Sales Michael Cisternino, Continuing Bay Area Expansion

WALNUT CREEK, CA – Transwestern has added investment services expert Michael Cisternino to its continually growing team serving the East San Francisco Bay Area. Vice President and Director of Investment Sales, Cisternino specializes in multi-tenant and single-tenant retail property investment, as well as office, industrial, mixed-use and development sites. He represents sellers and buyers of investment properties throughout California, as well as the Western U.S.

“We are excited to welcome Michael as a strategically advantageous addition to our team based in Walnut Creek,” said Transwestern Managing Director Edward F. Del Beccaro. “The region is seeing tremendous investment activity, which will only intensify as the Bay Area economy continues to heat up. Michael’s expertise in retail, along with the other major property types, further extends our highly responsive approach to serving our clients and anticipating key market trends.”

Transwestern’s Walnut Creek East Bay office now has 30 professionals with the addition of Cisternino. The move further solidifies Transwestern as a leading player in the region, less than 18 months after launching its presence here. Other team members include a full array of brokers, property managers, high-level researchers and capital markets experts.

Prior to joining Transwestern, Cisternino handled dispositions and acquisitions as part of Marcus & Millichap’s national retail group. During his eight-year tenure at the firm, he closed more than 30 investment real estate transactions. He also previously served as a senior consultant at Bay Dynamics, a leader in web and information technology analytic services, where he was responsible for the implementation of enterprise-level software for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.  Cisternino is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern has 33 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.

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