for the building side of the industry,” she recalls. She was tenacious, pursuing her passion in a corporate position with a respected home builder where she established an insider’s understanding of the homebuilding process. Her creativity and work ethic distinguished Cesi, who was recruited into a position as a new home sales associate. “It wasn’t my first choice,” she recalls. But before long, she discovered she had found her niche. Cesi is one of those unique individuals whose comprehensive skillsets allow her to thrive in professional and interpersonal roles. From the onset, she understood that the core of real estate wasn’t about selling homes. “I am driven to meet my clients’ needs and exceed their expectations,” she explains. After cultivating an accomplished career in new home sales, Cesi sought new prospects. She transitioned into the resale market, maintaining professional relationships with a number of regional builders. By Lalaena Gonzalez-Figueroa - Ian Wiant Photographer
dynamic real estate professional with an intuitive approach to business, Cesi Pagano has proven to be a formidable force in a volatile marketplace. Her education, experience and international background allow her to successfully connect with a range of individuals at every level of real estate, and her unwavering determination has propelled her –and her clientele- to consistent success.
After earning a degree in Architecture with a minor in Interior Design from Cal Poly Pomona, Cesi reevaluated her career outlook. Though she originally intended to forge a professional path as an architect, an internship opportunity changed her course. “I discovered a passion
She is a natural leader, almost restless in her pursuit of ongoing opportunities. Her gritty determination is tempered with a natural sense of eloquence and grace. Cesi is as graceful as she is enigmatic, bounding with energy and ideas. Her dynamism has earned the interest of clients and colleagues alike; Cesi continues to work with builders and as a listing agent for a thriving clientele, while leading a group of professionals who comprise the Cesi Pagano Team. In addition to representing equity sellers at every level of the market, her group also specializes in working with distressed home owners in short-sale and REO transactions. The work is complex, demanding. Her team, she explains, has been carefully crafted to meet the evolving needs of a still-transitioning industry.