About Us

Valva Realty was founded in 1932 by Italian immigrant Michele “Mike” Valva and greatly expanded after World War II by his sons Bill and Bob. Now owned and operated by the third generation of the Valva family, the company remains committed to providing personalized, professional service to residential and commercial customers and investors interested in exploring the real estate potential of the East Bay.


Valva Realty consists of two operating companies: the Valva Realty Company and Western Management Properties, Inc.

Valva Realty specializes in the sales and leasing of East Bay properties as well as an expertise in urban properties, difficult to sell foreclosures, bankruptcies and probates. It also provides real estate valuations.

Western Management Properties was established in 1970 to augment the company’s real estate brokerage services with property management expertise. It specializes in handling small to midsize properties — those too big for mom-and-pop investors and too small for institutional management companies — and now has more than 750 residential and commercial units under management.

Valva Realty participates in key service organizations and boards that enable us to keep abreast of issues affecting the East Bay. Whether through professional associations formed through the Oakland Association of Realtors, the Chamber of Commerce and the West Oakland Commerce Association or work with volunteer organizations such as the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club and St Vincents’ Day Home. Valva Realty dedicated to serving the residents of the communities in which it operates.