Broker / Owner | Investment Consultant
Starting his real estate career in 1991 at the age of 18, Brian now commands more than 32 years of experience. Brian is a 2nd generation real estate broker, experienced real estate developer, commercial mortgage broker and sought after consultant in legal and investment planning with a key focus on cashflow opportunities with tax sheltered income strategies. Brian possesses an expertise in syndications, financing and real estate investing, he has personally owned and managed a portfolio of 1,000+ multifamily apartments from California to New York, which is also what he guides his clients to achieve. Brian excels at asset planning strategies in both real estate and new business start-ups, value ads and has a strong background in apartments, condominium conversions, office and other complex investment structures including debt restructuring and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Fluent in Tagalog, semi-fluent in French.
Fun fact 1: Brian got his license in March 1991, while still a senior in high school and sold his first property before he graduated. He did this in order to pay his way through college to earn a Biology Degree (1997). By 1998, (Brian discovered how boring working on recombinant DNA in a laboratory could be, so) Brian’s entrepreneurial nature led him to form BCRE, Baniqued Commercial Real Estate and put his full focus into this venture to this day.
Fun fact 2: Brian is an extreme athlete, having competed on American Ninja Warrior three times. (Season 7, 8 and 9/ 2015, 2016 and 2017), and is a men’s physique competitor, an avid skier, scuba diver and certified sky diver.
Fun fact 3: To add to Brian’s list of accolades, Brian can now add being a successful movie producer, having been a lead investor and producer in the award-winning movie, Trees of Peace that premiered on June 10, 2022, after 11 wins in the Independent Film Festivals the year prior in 2021.
Nearly all business generated comes through referrals from satisfied clients, who’ve worked exclusively with Brian over the past 25 years, such as:
- Experienced, high net worth and first-time investors seeking multifamily and other investment assets.
- Owner-user SBA or Small Business Operators/ both buyers and sellers, either starting or selling a business.
- Clients looking to reallocate and reposition their current real estate portfolios.
“Simply put, knowing what to buy and when to sell, and Exchange his clients into bigger and better” is not just a mantra. It’s simply what Brian does. And he can relate at all levels with his clients.
Although Brian primarily assists clients in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, his abilities and expertise reach all types of real estate assets throughout not only California but also the entire United States. This is thanks to not only his highly scrutinized market and asset analysis, (and the fact that Brian’s personal real estate portfolio is invested in the places he also sells in, giving him actual experience as well as technical analysis) but also his collective understanding and insight into local, federal and global political and economic trends and how they could directly or inversely affect his client’s real estate portfolio.
In 2018 Brian along with his partners Marc Guzman and Davide Pio teamed up to create BG Asset Management. BG Asset Management, (property management) is a separate sister corporation, that strives to attain their client’s goals (after the sale) in capital accumulation, capital preservation, risk deferment and everywhere in between. We manage assets as small as single-family homes to as large as 400+ unit assets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.
- Managing Broker & Investment Consultant & Trainer | BCRE & BG Funding
- January 1998 – Present
- Co-Founder | BG Asset Management
- Jan 2018 – Present
- Panelist Speaker (Development, Finance, Entrepreneurship)
- 2007 – Present
- Real Estate Developer
- March 2004 – Present
- Real Estate Investor| Apartments, Office and Retail
- February 1999 – Present
- Real Estate Professional Broker
- January 1991 – Present