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Dennis Cisterna

CBIZ National Commercial Real Estate Practice
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Mr. Cisterna serves as the Chief Executive Officer Guardian Residential and guides the firm's investment strategy and growth. One of the most well-known executives in the SFR investment sector, he previously served as the CEO of Investability Solutions, a vertically-integrated service provider to institutional real estate investors. Prior to Investability Solutions, he was Managing Director of FirstKey Lending, where he completed the first ever multi-borrower securitization in the SFR rental sector & led their origination team to more than $600 million in closed loans in less than two years. Prior to FirstKey, he was a SVP at Johnson Capital, where he worked with Blackstone to create B2R Finance, another top lender in the SFR rental sector.

Mr. Cisterna has held a wide variety of management positions within the real estate investment sector including key roles at notable firms such as Lennar, and Toll Brothers. Throughout his career, he has completed more than $3 billion worth of real estate transactions across the U.S. and Europe.

A requested speaker at economic and real estate conferences across the nation, Cisterna also served as a monthly contributor for U.S. News & World Report and hosted The Investability podcast. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in California and has a B.A. in Political Science from San Diego State University.

Industry Expertise

  • Real Estate Professionals
    • Investment / Acquisitions
      • Commercial Real Estate Investor
    • Management
      • Asset Management


Management, business strategy, leadership, negotiation, strategic planning, team building, operations management, culture development, real estate technology, lending, property sales, structured finance, loan origination, commercial real estate, SFR rental, residential real estate, real estate finance, real estate debt, debt and equity placement, land acquisition, property valuation, financial analysis, feasibility studies, asset management, property management, sales, marketing, business development, economic and demographic analysis, entitlement, land development, home building, asset sales