For advice/suggestions you should focus on a few different aspects. First, what TYPE of property are you open to (industrial, office, apartment, etc). Secondly, figure out what return you desire. This is VERY important because it's easy to get greedy and pass up a good deal even though it fits what you want. Thirdly, make sure you are qualified with funds. It takes a good 25-30% down at LEAST to purchase a commercial property.
I don't personally know too much about San Jose, but I always recommend calling 2-3 agents to meet with them. See who is the most knowledgeable and who you have the most chemistry with. If you happen to be interested in Alameda/Contra Costa/SF counties, I'd be more than happy. You can find a CCIM with the link below. Good luck!
Jul 23, 2009