Seagate is proud of our personnel

Our team represents some the most experienced managers, engineers and accountants in the Bay Area and we enjoy excellent tenant, vendor, community and client relations. Seagate brings a unique owner’s viewpoint to property management in that we are commercial property owners and we view every assignment from the perspective of an owner and not just a third party for profit property management firm. Our number one priority is to do what is right for the property and its owners and not necessarily what will be the most profitable for the managers.


TERRY CAHILLChief Engineer


Chief Engineer

Terry has worked at 44 Montgomery for over 23 years. As part of the Seagate Team he is both a supervisor and hands on engineer. Terry works with and directs journeymen engineers and outside venders on preventative maintenance, implementation of the building/energy system, tenant service requests, and fire life safety testing. He is directly involved in all electrical and mechanical repairs and…

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upgrades, including tenant improvements. Terry is a graduate of the Stationary Engineers four year apprenticeship program. Over the years Terry has continued his education acquiring certifications in welding, refrigeration, electrical safety, indoor air quality, hazardous materials, Fire life Safety Director, and more.
LAURENCE COLEDirector of Security


Director of Security

Laurence came to 44 Montgomery Street in August 2010. As the Director of Security, Laurence manages an elite team of Security Professionals responsible for the safety and security of all who enters the high-profile skyscraper. Prior to joining the 44 Montgomery Team, Laurence was a Senior Investigator for the Child Protective Services where he was recognized as Investigator of the year 2006 by the State of…

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…Texas. From 1994 to 2004 Laurence was a Texas Peace Officer. As a Member of the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office he rose through the ranks and was assigned to Criminal Investigative Division and eventually led the Sex Crime Division. From 1989-1994 Laurence proudly and honorably served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer. As a member of the 101st Airborne Division, Laurence was routinely deployed to various areas of conflict around the world, including tours in Iraq and Kuwait during operations Dessert Shield and Desert Storm.




Denise manages Seagate’s San Rafael finance department in the areas of budgeting, accounting, cash management, financial reporting, audit, and government compliance. She graduated with highest honors from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley in 1985 and earned her CPA license in 1989. Denise has a wide range of experience, from tax and audit work at CPA firms to…

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… financial management for both not-for-profits and private industry. Denise joined Seagate in 2008.
GENEVIE DURANOperations Manager


Operations Manager

Genevie Duran holds over fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate industry. She joined the Seagate team in 2012 and is currently the Operations Manager of 44 Montgomery Street. She has experience managing a variety of property types and sizes including low rise office buildings and Class A commercial high rise buildings. Her skill set spans the areas of Real Estate and Construction…

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…Management, Financial Management, and Building Operations.

Alan HaffnerProperty Accountant

Alan Haffner

Property Accountant

Alan joined Seagate in 2015 as an Accountant & Software Support. Alan comes to Seagate with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry as an accountant, manager and software administrator. He is responsible for the daily accounting on several properties and for supporting Seagate’s property management software.




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…

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…Houston, Texas, an underground utility contractor specializing in industrial and municipal utility systems.

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. He 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. He 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.  He 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.

TOM HOLMANDirector of Engineering


Director of Engineering

Tom Holman has 35 years in the Engineering and Construction field and has worked with Seagate Properties since 1997. He oversees all aspects of the day to day maintenance and construction management activities for Seagate’s portfolio. Tom has extensive experience in Tenant Improvements, Energy Management Systems, construction management and building HVAC systems. His experience ranges from Class “A” office, R&D, Industrial, Multi-Family…

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… Residential and Hotels. Tom worked as a Regional Engineering Manager for Heitman Properties before joining Seagate in 1997.



Chief Engineer

Jeff joined the Seagate team in 2012 as Chief Engineer at 400 Howard Street in San Francisco. A 3rd generation stationary engineer, Jeff has enjoyed a 20+ year career. He enjoys spending his free time as Treasurer for Stationary Engineers Local 39 as well as vacationing on the lake, boating with his family and friends.

Dustin GillespieProperty Manager

Dustin Gillespie

Property Manager

Dustin joined the Seagate team in 2014 as the Engineer for the South Bay properties. He has more than 10 years Commercial Real Estate experience, in both Engineering and Property Management. Currently he is the Property Manager for three Seagate South Bay properties. In his spare time, Dustin enjoys Bay Area food and wine, plays golf, and is avid Bay Area sports fan.



General Manager

Stephen possesses more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of commercial real estate management and has worked for many of the top commercial real estate firms in San Francisco, including Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc., C. B. Richard Ellis and, since 2007, Seagate Properties, Inc. He is the General Manager of 400 Howard Street, a modern, state-of-the-art…

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…Class “A” high rise office tower located in the South Financial District of San Francisco adjacent to the Transbay Terminal. Stephen holds the Certified Property Manager’s designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management and both a Real Property Administrator’s and Facilities Management Administrator’s designations conferred by the Building Owners and Managers Institute International. Stephen is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Economics.




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 16 years of commercial real estate experience, including acquisition, disposition, finance, underwriting, and asset management. The total value of transactions exceeds $900 million dollars. Since opening the Colorado office in 2011, Trent has led…

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… Seagate in the acquisition of more than 1,650 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 15-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 $650 million dollars.

Trent was awarded a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

BRIAN JOHNSONVP of Acquisitions


VP of Acquisitions

As VP of Acquisitions, Brian sources and underwrites new acquisition opportunities for Seagate, while also facilitating the disposition process, working closely with joint venture clients, brokers, lenders, and third party vendors. Brian initially worked as a financial analyst for Seagate when he joined the company in 2005. He has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of properties with a total value…

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…exceeding $500 million. Prior to joining Seagate, Brian worked at CM Realty, Inc., representing tenants with commercial real estate requirements. Brian is a member of the Urban Land Institute and received a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.



Pamela joined the Seagate team in 2006. She brings her expertise as a former hotel Concierge for many years in San Francisco to 44 Montgomery Street. In addition to her role as Concierge/Tenant Relations liaison Pamela coordinates and supervises all the tenant events and is responsible for overseeing the Conference Center. She strives to provide quality and exemplary service to all the tenants at 44 Montgomery.

PINA LAZARICHProperty Assistant


Property Assistant

Pina Lazarich has been with Seagate Properties, Inc. since 2011. She has over 15 years of customer service experience and handles tenant service requests at 44 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. Pina services and dispatches tenant request calls and coordinates all of the tenant moves into and out of the building.

KATIE MURRAYOffice Manager


Office Manager

Katie joined Seagate in 2002. With over 23 years experience in executive administration roles, Katie is an integral and essential member of the Seagate management team, and typically your first point of contact and friendly voice heard on the phone. She helps ensure everyone stays organized, the office runs smoothly, and tasks are completed in a timely manner. Her excellent organizational…

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…and communication skills along with attention to detail keeps the office energized and running efficiently.
Katie enjoys spending her free time with family and friends as well as traveling, hiking, cooking and reading.

KATRINA PAULSENProperty Accountant


Property Accountant

Katrina has been with Seagate since November of 2006. Her responsibilities cover managed properties in Berkeley, Marin and San Francisco. She also served briefly as assistant property manager in the Berkeley Seagate office.

Her educational endeavors cover primarily accounting, business management, marketing, branding, sociology, and psychology. She earned an Associates…

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… Degree with business emphasis from Black Hills State University, South Dakota.

Katrina is a proud Recipient of the international Athena Award honoring women’s leadership. Her nonprofit leadership has focused on building women’s networks, healing racism between white and Native American Lakota women, and empowering all women.

Katrina spends her free time building community and volunteering with several non-profit organizations. She has served in leadership positions at the Golden Gate Center for Spiritual Living, Corte Madera, FEMTalks women’s entrepreneurial network in Berkeley, Toastmasters, and Bay Area Integral. She is also a lifecoach in private practice.

BARBARA PEELERProperty Accountant


Property Accountant

Since joining Seagate in 2008, Barbara supports the daily accounting operations for several key Seagate assets in San Rafael. Prior to joining Seagate, Barbara was Administrator of a large residential real estate office in southern California, responsible for over 200 real estate agents and staff.

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…Real Estate since 1988.

ERIK PENTLANDDirector of Leasing


Director of Leasing

Erik joined Seagate Properties in 2004 as the Director of Leasing. He is primarily responsible for the leasing and marketing of the firm’s office portfolio and 44 Montgomery Street, a 43-story, 650,000 Sq.Ft. class A high rise office building in San Francisco’s financial district. Erik has seventeen years of commercial real estate experience including agency and tenant representation, market analysis…

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…and property management. Prior to joining Seagate Properties, Erik was an Assistant Vice President with Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, responsible for the leasing and marketing of Aegon / Transamerica’s San Francisco office portfolio.

Erik is a licensed real estate sales person, a member of the Urban Land Institute and BOMA, San Francisco. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.

KIM POLITEProperty Manager


Property Manager

Kim joined the Seagate team in 2005 and has held numerous positions within the company. She currently manages our East Bay portfolio which includes office, retail and residential properties. Kim has spent quality time in our San Francisco, San Rafael, San Jose, and Berkeley offices, giving her a broad knowledge of the entire portfolio.

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Kim has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Dominican University of California.




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,…

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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 $250 million dollars.

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.Principal



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…

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…disposition of property for the firm with expertise in the financing, transaction structure, and general development of investment quality commercial real estate. Previous projects have included rezoning, master planning, subdividing, development and subsequent sale of commercial properties in Florida, Ohio, Arizona and California.

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.

ANGELA RIORDANLeasing Administrator


Leasing Administrator

Angela has been serving as Seagate’s Leasing Administrator since 2006, preparing accurate and timely lease documents that include but not limited to: new leases, renewals, expansions, subleases, assignments, consents, expirations and terminations for a majority of the Seagate property portfolio. Dubbed the office electronic document wizard, she has an eagle eye for detail, enjoys lending her marketing ideas, and is instrumental in providing daily support to all facets…

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…of the organization. Prior to joining Seagate, Angela worked 8 years in the high-tech industry and was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science, with a concentration in Business from Virginia Tech. Angela has been a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson since 2008.
SEAN RIORDANNetwork Engineer


Network Engineer

Sean has been serving all of Seagate’s Internet and technology needs since 2003. As a certified Network Engineer, Sean brings over 20 years of IT management experience, recommending and implementing the maintenance and administration of servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, smart phones, personal digital assistants as well as a vast array of additional technologies…

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…inclusive of both hardware and software. Sean provides a breadth of technical knowledge and the ability to learn the intricacies of new networking and server software packages quickly, enabling Seagate to stay current and operate efficiently and seamlessly. Sean was awarded a B.A. from St. Mary’s College and a M.A. from Catholic University.
GLORIA ROJASTenant Services Coordinator


Tenant Services Coordinator

Gloria joined the Seagate Team in 2015 as a Tenant Services Coordinator for one of Seagate’s largest real estate assets, 44 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. Here, she provides direct support to over 120 tenants as well as daily team support to the building staff. Her positivity and strong relationships with commercial tenants provide a tremendous asset to the project. Gloria has over 10 years of customer service experience and is certified in Business Management.

INGRID VAN KOPPENProperty Accountant


Property Accountant

Ingrid has been part of Seagate’s accounting team since 1992 and she is involved in all aspects of the accounting process including cash flow planning, monthly financial reporting to Investor Partners, and coordination of the annual budgeting process, for several of Seagate’s investment properties. Prior to joining Seagate, Ingrid worked in the accounting departments of…

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… RREEF, and Hogland, Bogart & Bertero, both real estate investment and property management firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ingrid earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

MIRIAM SWERNOFFProperty Assistant


Property Assistant

Miriam joined the Seagate team in 2013. In her role as assistant property manager, Miriam helps manage nine commercial properties with a diverse group of tenants ranging from Class A office to R & D to educational support to restaurant and retail. Miriam brings her strong people and problem solving skills to Seagate from her prior experience in business, law, and industrial property management. Miriam earned…

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…a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and a J.D. from George Washington University. She is a licensed attorney and member of the California bar.

ALISON WALASProperty Assistant


Property Assistant

Alison has been in the real estate industry since 2007. In 2010 she began her career in commercial real estate leasing and shortly thereafter made the move from Houston, TX to San Francisco to expand her opportunities. She joined Seagate in 2012 and is responsible for marketing and leasing of 44 Montgomery’s 600,000+ square feet of office space. Her skills in creative marketing and business development are…

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…greatly valued at Seagate Properties.

Alison holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.

LAURA WILLIAMSProperty Manager


Property Manager

Laura brings over 18 years experience in business administration and management, customer service, research and recruitment. Having joined the Seagate team in 2014, Laura manages our 90-unit Sausalito project. A reassuring and positive presence for all tenants and visitors, Laura negotiates and resolves all tenant/building issues, handles and

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enforces leases, along with maintaining the project’s security. Laura’s accuracy and skillful communication keeps tenants, vendors and contractors happy. Laura is a native of San Francisco and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

Shay WilliamsProperty Manager

Shay Williams

Property Manager

Shay joined Seagate in 2016 with their acquisition of The Atrium in San Mateo. She has been involved in the real estate industry for over 20 years with experience managing diverse projects of commercial high rise and low rise office buildings, retail buildings, industrial R & D parks and a 420 slip boat marina. Shay is currently Treasurer for the Association of Commercial Real Estate Managers.

CARMIN WONGProperty Manager


Property Manager

Carmin joined the Seagate team in 2015. Currently, she is in charge of various commercial properties for Seagate, vendor and contractor relationships, marketing, financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and day to day accounting operations for several office properties, shopping centers, and upcoming projects throughout Marin County. She is

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experienced with accounting and office, retail, and residential leases. Carmin earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from California State Fullerton University, and also has Certification in Commercial Property Management from the IREM, and a Graphic Communication Certification from University of Los Angeles, California.

LINDA YANGAccounting Manager


Accounting Manager

Linda joined the Seagate team in 2000. Currently, she is in charge of financial reporting, budgeting, auditing and day to day accounting operations for two high-rise commercial properties in San Francisco. She has extensive accounting experience and is very familiar with office and retail leases. Linda earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University.

Seagate is comprised of five principals who provide institutional, pension, and separate account clients’, with real estate management expertise. Each principal has demonstrated experience in attaining under-performing assets, restructuring partnerships and portfolios, and in generating best results where leasing, management, renovation, restructuring, and other quantifiable risks can be managed to the investor’s or client’s benefit with the priority of significantly improving cash distributions and investment values. We place a high priority on direct principal involvement and highly personalized attention for our clients and tenants, by taking a hands-on approach where two or more of our principals are directly involved with every investment.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you manage your investment needs.