Michael Martz is one of the founding partners of Hayes Commercial Group. His production has consistently made him one of the most active and successful commercial brokers in the area, specializing in the sales and leasing of retail and office properties.

Michael has built an impressive track record and closed many of the region’s largest leases and sales with both national and local clients. Over his career, Michael has completed more than 450 lease transactions totaling more than one million square feet with a total value of over $130 million. His sales track record includes over 70 significant investment sales valued at over $150 million.

Michael is one of the only brokers on the Central Coast who holds both an MBA and the distinguished Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation as a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. Michael brings strong analytical skills and a solid background in all stages of the commercial real estate transaction process. Coupled with his financial aptitude and training, this helps his clients make successful investment decisions whether they are seeking to lease, buy, sell, or develop.

Professional Background

2008 – Present:
Hayes Commercial Group, Partner, Founder

2004 – 2008:
Leider Hayes Commercial, Broker Associate

2003 – 2004:
Leider Group, Broker

2001 – 2003:
Martz Consulting, Principal

1999 – 2001:
MBA, Pepperdine University

1994 – 1999:
Labconco Corp., West Coast Sales Representative


Michael received his MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Affiliations / Awards

  • California Bureau of Real Estate: Licensed Broker (lic. 01391838)
  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) since 2005
  • Selected for the Pacific Coast Business Times’ 40 Under 40 business persons in 2007
  • Competitive triathlete

Notable Clients & Transactions

Amazon represented retailer in leasing a prime location in Isla Vista
American Riviera Bank represented bank in leasing several retail banking locations
Apple, Inc represented retailer in leasing prime location in downtown Santa Barbara
Coastal Copy represented company in purchasing three office properties
Dignity Health represented hospital group in leasing several medical locations
Hertz Corporation represented global corporation in the sale of a facility by the Santa Barbara Airport
Landmark Income Properties represented investor in selling several multi-family properties
Handlebar Coffee Roasters represented retailer in leasing all of their Santa Barbara locations
Max Baril Investments represented investor in the purchase of an office building and numerous leasing assignments for portfolio
NKT Commercial represented developer and investor in numerous sale and lease transactions for portfolio of properties including the Granada Building
PayJunction represented company in purchasing headquarters and leasing office space
Perkins Portfolio represented investor in the sale of a portfolio of mixed-use properties
Victoria Street Partners, LLC represented seller of 19,800 sf food hall and adjacent retail or office building in downtown Santa Barbara