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Steven was persisitent, thorough, polite and professional throughout the process… He provided wise counsel and direction when needed. I recommend him without reservation…

-Joe Z.

To provide the best level of service to our clients by being responsive, proactive, and maintaining the most thorough and up-to-date commercial real estate market data on the Central Coast of California.

To serve our clients with respect, integrity, and conduct ourselves in a manner honoring to God. Our work will be held to the highest ethical standards of honesty and fairness in all transactions with all parties involved.

To work hard and play hard. While hard work and dedication to our profession is admirable, we promote a balanced approach to life between our work, our families, our well being.

Steven Battaglia, Broker/Owner


Steve has over 20 years in commercial real estate experience and focuses his practice on multi-family investment properties on the Central Coast as well as general commercial real estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. In his career, he has been involved in over $270 million in multifamily sales (over 1,975 units sold), over $97 million in commercial property sales and leasing. In addition to brokerage, Steve has also served as a commercial appraiser and commercial property manager. He is licensed in both California and Florida. Since 2013, Steve has been recognized every year as “Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate” by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from University of California at Davis 1988. Prior to working in commercial real estate, he worked in the International Theme Park industry, providing project and design management where he utilized his engineering and design background.

Steve lives with his wife of 23 years and their two children in Santa Ynez, CA. He is active in his local church and is an avid volleyball player.


Santa Barbara Rental Property Association, Board Member
California Rental Housing Association, Board Member
San Luis Obispo Property & Business Owners’ Association, Member
Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy, Finance Committee
Vikings of Solvang, Member
California BRE License #01318215

Lena Berch, Real Estate Professional

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Lena Berch joined Battaglia Commercial Real Estate in 2018 to specialize in commercial leasing on the Central Coast, with a focus on commercial properties in the Santa Ynez Valley. In her first year at BCRE, Lena helped 60 tenants lease a combined total of 70,079 square feet of commercial space for a total lease value of $3,109,633.

In 1984, Lena began her real estate career in Lompoc, CA with ERA Hunter Realty selling residential homes. Since then, she has worked in all aspects of property management, owned and operated her own business for 4 years, and worked as an advertising representative for The Valley Journal. Lena feels that her background and variety of work experience has prepared her well to be able to understand a business owner’s needs and help them find the most suitable space to start or expand their business.

Lena graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting.

Lena was born in Denmark, immigrated with her family to the United States when she was 4, and eventually settled in the quaint Danish town of Solvang. Because a healthy lifestyle is important to her, she’s an independent consultant for Arbonne International and teaches group exercise at the YMCA and The Alisal Guest Ranch.

Her knowledge of the Santa Ynez Valley’s geography and people can assist you with all of your commercial real estate endeavors.

California DRE License #00864783