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 completed more than 205 transactions on the South Coast since the beginning of 2015, with a combined value over $84 million.

Prior to joining Hayes Commercial Group, Dylan focused on the development and repositioning of retail 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)

  • Santa Barbara Multiple Listing Service, Loopnet, ICSC

  • PATH of Santa Barbara: Advisory Board Member

  • Awarded the “40 Under 40” honor for the tri-county area by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

Notable Clients & Transactions

1145 Eugenia Pl represented the buyer of this 24,772 sf class A mulit-tenant office building on 1.59 acres in Carpinteria
200 N La Cumbre Rd represented the Santa Barbara Housing Authority in purchasing this site for future development
4880 Colt St represented the tenant, Skate One Corp/Powell Skateboards, in leasing 71,845 sf of industrial space in Ventura
6416 Hollister Ave represented the seller of this prominent 60,000 sf commercial site in Goleta
212 Cottage Grove Ave represented the seller of this 4,000 sf mixed use building near downtown Santa Barbara
320-322 E Cota St represented the seller of these two industrial/retail properties in downtown Santa Barbara at near-record setting prices
1209 State St represented all parties in the sale of this 5,900 sf office and retail building in downtown Santa Barbara
519 Garden St represented the seller of this industrial/office property in downtown Santa Barbara at a near-record price
631 Chapala St represented the buyer in purchasing this 4,200 sf office/retail building near Paseo Nuevo Mall in downtown Santa Barbara
306 E Cota St represented the seller in the sale of this 8,276 SF industrial property in downtown Santa Barbara
1330 Cacique St represented the buyer in the purchase of this 5,500 sf Santa Barbara office building