Dylan Ward has been actively involved in the leasing and development of commercial real estate since 2006.  A native of Santa Barbara, Dylan combines local knowledge with business and investment savvy earned managing large-scale commercial projects throughout California. He has been a licensed salesperson since 2004 and licensed broker since 2011.

Prior to joining Hayes Commercial Group, Dylan focused on the development and repositioning of commercial properties throughout California as a project manager with Watt Companies and MPA, Inc. Dylan’s background in commercial real estate development and construction management provides him with a unique ability to recognize development and repositioning opportunities.

While he enjoyed the challenges and successes of completing complex projects with firms in the Los Angeles area, Dylan missed the unique lifestyle of his hometown and moved back to Santa Barbara in 2014.

Professional Background

2014 – Present:
Hayes Commercial Group, Broker Associate

2012 – 2014:
MPA, Inc, Project Manager

2006 – 2012:
Watt Companies, Project Manager

2005 – 2006:
Coldwell Banker, Broker Associate


Dylan obtained his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004.

Affiliations / Awards

  • California Bureau of Real Estate: Licensed Broker (lic. 01472452)

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) member since 2006

  • Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service, Loopnet

  • PATH of Santa Barbara (formerly Casa Esperanza) Advisory Board Member

Notable Clients & Transactions

306 E. Cota St  represented the seller in the sale of this 8,276 SF industrial property

1330 Cacique St  represented the buyer in the sale of this 5,500 sf office building

217 W. Gutierrez St  represented the seller in the sale of this office/industrial property

14 E. Carrillo St  represented Montecito Bank & Trust in leasing 3,955 SF of office space to PayJunction

5951 Encina Rd  represented the owner in several leases within this 16,000 sf multi-tenant office building in Goleta

5780 & 5782 Thornwood Rd  represented the owners in leasing 7,500 sf industrial/office space

Cielo24  leasing 4,238 sf at 1029 State St

Chesapeake Technology International  leasing 3,362 sf at 5425 Hollister Ave

Gran Plaza Outlets, Calexico  Nike Factory Store, Gap Stores, Guess, Levi’s, American Eagle Outfitters, Tilly’s, Converse, Zumiez, Puma, Rack Room Shoes

Alamitos Bay Shopping Center, Long Beach Gelson’s Market, CVS, Lucille’s BBQ

Lathrop Marketplace, Lathrop  Target Corp

Palo Woods Shopping Center, Los Angeles  LA Fitness, Ross Stores, Chase Bank

Alicia Plaza Shopping Center, Mission Viejo  LA Fitness, 5 Guys Burgers

Edinger Plaza, Huntington Beach  Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack, Starbucks