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WAG Hotels“We were looking for an East Bay Location for a new WAG Hotel and Michael Barnette of DHC was recommended to us by a knowledgeable friend. We contacted Michael and he jumped right on the assignment and quickly identified a fantastic location in Oakland’s Jack London Square area. I highly recommend DHC for anyone seeking a knowledgeable broker to assist in finding the right property.”

David Appel, Director
Tejon Group

Cargo Solutions, USA“Michael was very knowledgeable about the market and a pleasure to work with. He also had a very helpful team of contractors, title company, and an SBA Business Development contact that made the process seamless. I would certainly work with Michael in the future, and recommend his services.”

Joe Bressler, CEO
Cargo Solutions, USA

Orchard Commercial“I have known Michael Barnette for over 20 years. He’s a solid broker who knows a deal when he sees one and he’s a great guy who is also fun to work with. He’s upbeat and works hard to make transactions happen seamlessly. It’s no surprise that he’s been highly successful for so many years.”

Joe Lewis, President

“We commend you and your staff on the handling of our Hayward property. You were able to sell our property at our asking price, and frankly, I don’t believe I’ve ever been involved in such a clean transaction. Your client was top notch and made us both look good.”

John R. Talley, Chairman & CEO
Talley, Inc.

“I would highly recommend Michael for buying, selling or trading commercial income property. He has assisted me in purchasing many different locations and his team has been there throughout every step of the process. Each one was a flawless transaction and each deal has proven more lucrative than the last.”

Phyllis Bos

“I’ve known Michael for 20 plus years from the time he helped me buy our warehouse, office space and yard in Hayward. When we decided to relocate we engaged DHC to sell our Hayward property and he found us a great new space. I have always appreciated Michael’s honesty and calm approach to the often-stressful world of commercial real-estate transactions. He is one of the rare Brokers who possesses great market knowledge, integrity, and extreme deal-making savvy.”

Tom O’Connor, Vice President
Peck & Hiller

“We needed a highly skilled broker who not only fully understood his business and the local market but also the specialized requirements of food manufacturing and distribution. Michael was that person. He helped PowerBar lease our first manufacturing facility in Berkeley and subsequently moved us into a much larger facility. He also leased us a warehouse building and our corporate offices. I highly recommend him. He’s a real professional.”

Michael McCollum, Co-founder

Laboratory Equipment Company“Michael sold us a building 25 years ago and we have been in touch with him since! We really appreciate all the market knowledge he has provided over the years. You can always rely on Michael to put the interests of his clients above his own and we highly recommend DHC to anyone who seeks the services of a first-rate Commercial Real Estate firm.”

Brent Kolhede, President
Laboratory Equipment Company

Laboratory Equipment Company“I’ve had the distinct pleasure of knowing Michael Barnette of DHC for more than 25 years. We have collaborated on many of his deals where his clients needed the expertise of a reputable General Contracting company in the Bay Area. Michael brings great analytical skills to assist his clients in determining the right building to suit their needs. His clients love him because he treats every assignment as if it was his own property search. In addition, he remains involved throughout the construction process, to ensure that his clients receive the final product he promised them. I would highly recommend Michael to assist in finding, and if needed, building or remodeling the perfect property.”

Edward Davidovits
CEO, E.A. Davidovits & Co, Inc

“DHC has been our go-to resource for years when it comes to acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. With in-depth knowledge and expertise, Michael and his team have guided us through the process in the most professional manner. We trust him implicitly when it comes to setting the right sales price and guiding us on how to trade up into more profitable revenue producing properties.”

Ralph F, Private Real Estate Investor

“I have been privileged to appraise a broad scope of properties for Michael over the years and have worked with the stellar group of experts in his orbit. He is fair, realistic, knowledgeable and has great integrity. "I highly recommend Michael and DHC for anyone's commercial real estate needs.”

Kenneth Nava, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Kenneth Nava & Co

“Michael is one of the smartest and most knowledgeable commercial real estate brokers I have worked with. He is a problem-solver who pays attentions to the details throughout. Having done numerous Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loans with him, Michael both anticipates and overcomes the challenges associated with a Federal government regulated program. He puts his deals together in a seamless, highly professional manner and stays on top of the process from start to finish.”

Ole Tustin, Vice President SBA Real Estate Finance
US Bank SBA Division

ERAS Environmental, Inc“I have known and worked with Michael Barnette since 1995. He is someone who is easy to work with and is always looking out for the best interests of all parties concerned in the transactions in which he is involved. I am always impressed with his desire to understand the issues and his ability to get things done and to expediently resolve them. He is definitely a hands-on kind of person and someone I have always enjoyed working with.”

David Siegel, President
ERAS Environmental, Inc.