Seagate Properties, Inc., a real estate investment and development firm, founded in 1969, is a general partnership comprised of Wick Polite, Dennis P. Fisco, Mark Polite and Trent Isgrig. In addition to the partners, Brian Johnson and Erik Pentland are Principals Seagate. Seagate was formed to provide private investors and institutional and pension clients with hands on performance and client oriented real estate investment, asset management and property management expertise in major Western metropolitan markets.The firm has proven real estate capabilities with over 108 years of combined real estate, acquisition, development, management and disposition experience, primarily from an ownership and investor’s perspective. In addition, Seagate provides an important link to capital sources and is actively involved in the property acquisition, development, management; business consultation and support services for these activities, including design and construction supervision, legal review and complete leasing and sales negotiations. Seagate places a high priority on direct principal involvement and highly personalized attention and therefore limits the number of clients or projects it accepts.
Seagate is selective in its participation, diversified in its holdings, and flexible in organizing for development. Seagate’s team of specialists, while small, provides complete coverage of real estate disciplines. We assess a potential opportunity, manage it from development inception, through completion of construction and lease up stages and finally through resale.
The partners have demonstrated expertise in evaluating development opportunities, assembling highly qualified real estate professionals and structuring investments to fully extract the highest level of value from a property. Seagate generates best results where quantifiable risks can be managed to the clients benefit with the priority of significantly improving cash distributions and investment value.
Seagate’s primary offices are located in San Rafael, California and in Denver, Colorado.
While focused primarily in Northern California, the principals are experienced with real estate investments in California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Dennis has been a Principal with Seagate Properties, Inc. since the expansion of the San Francisco office in 1984. Dennis has primary responsibility for all legal consultation and the oversight of Seagate’s administration, asset management, receivership and accounting functions. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the operation and re-development of real estate having been involved in the development or re-development of over $1.0B in commercial real estate projects including LEED certified developments.
Prior to joining Seagate, Dennis was President of Flexible Pipe Company in…
Dennis graduated from Case Western Reserve University (1977) with a BA in Political Philosophy and he holds a JD degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law (1979). He is a licensed attorney and an active member of the State Bars in Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and California. Dennis is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, a former Councilman and two-term Mayor of the City of Mill Valley, California. He was appointed Mill Valley Citizen of the Year in 2006. Dennis is also a member of the Mill Valley Tennis Club, where he is a former two-term President and Honorary Member. He is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and Lambda Alpha International, as well as a variety of professional and civic organizations and boards. Dennis is a founding and current Board member of the Sweetwater Café and Music Hall, an emeritus member of the Board of the Mount Tamalpais School, and is a member of Hawken School’s Board Visiting Committee.
Trent joined Seagate in 1998 and is the Colorado partner responsible for all acquisition and disposition activities along the Front Range. Trent has more than 22 years of commercial real estate experience, including acquisition, disposition, finance, underwriting, and asset management. Since opening the Colorado office in 2011, Trent has led…
… Seagate in the acquisition of more than 3,500 units of multi-family housing in Colorado.
Prior to joining Seagate, Trent was a financial analyst at Prentiss Properties, Inc. where he also held property management positions. During his 20+ year career, Trent has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of multi-family, office, industrial, and retail properties located throughout the Western United States. The total value of transactions exceeds $1B dollars.
Trent was awarded a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Mark joined Seagate in 1997 to augment its expansion into additional property types in various Western US markets. His responsibilities include acquisition, redevelopment, repositioning and reseal of office, industrial and multi-family properties. He has primary responsibility for overseeing all value-add renovations and asset management services for Seagate’s multi-family portfolio. Prior to joining Seagate,…
Mark spent 13 years as Vice President of the Investment Properties Group of CB Commercial Real Estate (CBRE) in San Francisco. During his career, Mark has been actively involved in the acquisition, renovation, repositioning, marketing and disposition of office, industrial, retail and multi-family properties valued at over $1B.
Mark also served on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee regarding the relocation of the Transbay Transportation Terminal in San Francisco. Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Colorado College.
WILLIS (“Wick”) K. POLITE, JR.
Wick has been associated with Seagate Investment Co. and its affiliate companies, since 1980. He has been responsible for all acquisition and development for the company initially from the Cleveland office. He has been a general partner since 1984, at which time he was responsible for the relocation of the headquarters office to San Francisco California. Wick is primarily responsible for all acquisition and…
Prior to 1981 Wick was associated with Deerfield Corporation involved in the sales and marketing field as an independent manufacturer’s representative. In his capacity with Deerfield he was responsible for major national accounts including Goodyear Tire, Firestone Corp, and Sherwin Williams Paints, among others.
Wick has been a member of the Urban Land Institute since 1981, serving as a Governor of the Urban Land Foundation, a variety of ULI council’s as well as active participation in the local San Francisco Bay Area District Council. He is a member of Lambda Alpha International, as well as serving on various school and community boards. Wick performed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio majoring in economics, psychology and finance.