About Eric Gavidia

Eric Gavidia

Founding Partner | Director of Operations


Strategic, Patient, Go-Getter

Eric was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area to an immigrant family. He learned to be an entrepreneur from his grandmother who established and ran the family restaurant. Today, Eric is a father to two boys (his life's joy and greatest pride) attending local public schools. He is an East Bay homeowner who strongly believes in equal family access and is a children's rights proponent and activist. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Eric ran his own business for nearly 15 years as a professional fundraiser for nonprofits serving elders, children, youth, and families. Eric loves that the East Bay area is 20 mins to 4 hours away from the very best that California has to offer. As he puts it;  "From world-renowned landmarks, sunset beaches, bay and ocean sailing cruises, to ancient redwood forests and Olympic snow skiing, hiking and white water rafting, we are truly blessed to have it all." 
As Jodi’s life partner, Eric made the leap from operating his own business to partnering with Jodi to grow her real estate business. His natural gifts and carefully honed skills for strategic planning and execution have helped grow her business from $18MM in volume in 2016 to over $90MM in volume in 2021--over 500% in 5 years. Eric plays many key roles in the business, both on the ground and as a strategic partner, but also as Jodi’s “Media Naranja.” Eric and Jodi bring synergy to their business that clients, team members, and business associates appreciate and benefit from. They have also been known to shake their booties with complete abandon on the dance floor at the team’s annual client appreciation parties. 
Eric is a graduate of Stanford University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. He is fluent in English, Spanish and is conversational in Brazilian Portuguese. In his free time, he has a passion for racing motorcycles, dancing, reading, skiing, psychology, cooking, and music.

What is your favorite part of this work?

"Apart from the obvious joy of getting to work each day with a wonderful woman and the love of my life, I do appreciate hearing from our sellers about how happy they are with the transformation of their properties and from our joyful buyers about how much they love their new homes.”

Work With Us

Kai Real Estate helps East Bay area homeowners navigate the complex process of buying or selling a home in a seamless, successful, enjoyable way. Our client-driven approach and unparalleled service have earned our team a place among the top 1% of East Bay realtors. With each home transaction, we lead with kindness, cultivate a culture of authenticity, and advocate for our clients with integrity. Whether you’re looking to craft a winning offer or attract the right buyer, we are here for you.

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