The Central Coast Solution

Santa Maria Commercial Real Estate Agents

For nearly 40 years, Pacifica Commercial Realty has been servicing Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Our team of 23 brokers, agents and commercial real estate professionals are ready to help.


Jerry Schmidt, Principal/Broker

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Jerry Schmidt

Jerry attended the Business Management School at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. In 1987, he began his industrial real estate career working in the San Francisco Bay area’s “Silicon Valley” as an Industrial/R&D specialist. As a licensed Real Estate Broker, Jerry specializes in the industrial sector of the Central Coast real estate market. His association with Pacifica (formerly Beaver-Free Corp.) began in 1989 when he opened the Santa Maria satellite office. As the senior industrial real estate specialist in our Santa Maria Office, Jerry has extensive contact and interaction with local government, businesses, developers, and regional employers. Jerry serves the City of Santa Maria as a Sworn Police Officer with the SMPD Reserve Division. He also is a Contributing Editor of the UCSB North County Economic Forecast Project, and serves on the Board of Directors at Calvary Chapel of Santa Maria.


Pat Palangi, Principal/Broker

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Pat Palangi

Pat Palangi earned a degree in Business and Real Estate from the University of Colorado in Boulder and holds an MBA from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He specializes in Industrial Property sales and leasing in the Santa Maria and North Santa Barbara County markets. He has worked continuously for Pacifica Commercial Realty in its Santa Maria office since 1990 and together with Jerry Schmidt, has completed the majority of all industrial transactions in the market since that time. They also continue to successfully market such high profile properties like Skyway Business Park, Gateway Business Center and Thompson Industrial Park. In his free time, Pat is involved with his kids and with coaching local competitive and High School Soccer.

Brian LaCabe, Principal

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Brian LaCabe

Brian LaCabe, a graduate of U.C.S.B. in 1987, began his real estate career in San Luis Obispo County in 1989. Formerly with “Prime Commercial Real Estate” in Santa Maria until 2006, Brian has specialized in the sales and leasing of retail commercial properties in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties since 1996. In particular, Brian along with Chris Garner, was instrumental in the leasing of “The Crossings”, “Five Cities Center” and “The Crossings at Paso Robles”, the Central Coast’s most recent power centers. As a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, (I.C.S.C.), Brian regularly attends the West Coast I.C.S.C. conventions in Monterey, Las Vegas and Palm Springs where he markets local retail properties to national retailers.


Chris Garner, Principal

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Chris Garner

Chris joined Pacifica Commercial Realty in January 2007. He specializes in leasing and sales of retail and office properties from Paso Robles to Lompoc. Chris has leased several major retail and office projects on the Central Coasts, including Paso Robles Target Center, Wal-Mart/Albertsons Center in Arroyo Grande, OSH, Longs, Big 5, Ross Center in Pismo Beach, Wal-Mart/Home Depot Center in Santa Maria, Kohl’s Center in Santa Maria, and Tank Farm Office Park in San Luis Obispo. He has also sold several major retail centers and office properties over the last 2 years. Chris started at Coldwell Banker Dan Blough & Associates Commercial Division in 1989, just after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After 4 years, he moved to Prime Commercial, where he worked in retail real estate for nearly 15 years. Chris has been an active member of I.C.S.C. for several years.


Gerald Jankowski, Senior Associate Broker

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Gerald Jankowski

Gerald Jankowski has been actively involved in the sales and leasing of commercial real estate in the greater Santa Maria and Central Coast market for over 20 years. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is past President of “Improve North County” (INC), as well as being an active member of the Santa Maria Economic Development Association and the Chamber of Commerce. Gerald is widely recognized as a leading expert on retail properties in Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo counties. Gerald is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara.


Mike Kelly, Agent

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly specializes in the sales and leasing of industrial, office and medical properties in Northern Santa Barbara County and Southern San Luis Obispo County.  A Santa Maria native, Mike attended UCLA, where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Mike began his career in real estate as a loan officer with World Savings.  Mike represents some of Santa Maria Valley’s largest medical service and physician groups.  His vast market knowledge of the Santa Maria Industrial and Office Real Estate Market has proven invaluable to Pacifica Commercial Realty’s clientele.  Mike continues to be active in the community after serving on the United Way of the Central Coast Board of Directors and coaching Little League.