Dennis Cavallari Joins Steelwave to Lead Push into Multifamily

Steelwave, Foster City, Irvine, Legacy Partners Commercial, Lincoln Property Company West, San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Seattle

With 33 years of real estate experience, has developed more than 6,000 multifamily units at value of over $1.5 billion

FOSTER CITY and IRVINE, Calif. (May 11, 2015) – SteelWave, formerly Legacy Partners Commercial LLC, the commercial division of San Francisco Bay Area-­‐based Legacy Partners, announced that Dennis Cavallari has joined SteelWave as Senior Managing Director, A&D, Residential/Multifamily, to lead their expansion into the multifamily space.

Dennis_Cavallari_SteelWaveWith 33 years of real estate experience, including 12 years with Legacy Partners Residential, Cavallari has spearheaded the acquisition and development of approximately 6,000 apartment units with a combined cost of $1.5 billion. In his new role he will be responsible for SteelWave’s residential/multifamily development and acquisitions. Cavallari will be based in SteelWave’s Irvine, Calif. office.

“Dennis brings an enormous wealth of experience to lead our multifamily business,” said Barry DiRaimondo, SteelWave CEO. “His vision and experience will help grow our business in multifamily development, value-­‐add, and mixed-­‐use product lines. It’s a great compliment to what we’ve been doing on the Commercial side for the last four decades.”

SteelWave and its predecessor companies, Legacy Partners Commercial and Lincoln Property Company West, have been active in commercial real estate for 43 years and have built a reputation for successful execution in the field by not only sourcing investment opportunities but for financing, developing, renovating, leasing, managing and selling real estate investments on behalf of many significant institutional clients.

The combined track records of Cavallari and the SteelWave team since its inception includes the development and acquisition or management of more than 125 million square feet of commercial, residential and mixed-­‐use property in the Western United States -­‐-­‐ of which more than 90 percent has been in five key target markets: Northern California, Southern California, Denver, Seattle, and Texas.

Most recently, his Cavallari Group developed and procured entitlement approvals for residential land and multifamily properties in the western U.S. He was also the Southern California operating partner for Legacy Partners Residential for 12 years and built a formidable brand in Los Angeles and Orange County, developing some of the region’s most notable luxury apartment communities. Cavallari was also a partner at JPI, a national apartment community developer, and helped build their Denver presence in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Cavallari earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State College and a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York.

About SteelWave
Headquartered in Foster City, Calif., SteelWave is a San Francisco Bay Area-­‐based full-­‐service commercial, residential and mixed-­‐use real estate management and operating company, including investment and asset management, disposition services, marketing, and leasing. The company is active in the Bay Area as well as Southern California and has more than 12 million square feet of office space across the four western states of California, Washington, Colorado, and Texas. Please visit

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