OUR TEAM

OFFICERS

David Berneman

Chief Executive Officer

Isaac Berneman

Chairman

Candice Berneman Kahn

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Zadok

Chief Development Officer

Martin Berneman

Chief Construction & Design Officer

David Berneman

Chief Executive Officer

FOUNDED 2011

David is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Bee Properties, overseeing the acquisition and asset management of the real estate portfolio, managing the investment, property management and development teams, and creating strategic partnerships with investors from around the globe.

EDUCATION

  • BA/BS, University of California, Berkeley (Cal)
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

15+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Registered LEED Professional
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker & General Contractor
  • Board Member of the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative
  • UCLA Lecturer

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Isaac Berneman

Chairman

FOUNDED 2011

Isaac is the founder and Chairman of Golden Bee Properties, serving in an advisory capacity for all legal and contractual matters, as well as consulting on the business's strategic growth efforts including prospective acquisitions and dispositions.

EDUCATION

  • BA, San Fernando Valley College
  • JD, Loyola Law School
  • LLM, Loyola Law School

45+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
  • Retired California Licensed Attorney - Practiced real estate, probate, and tax law for 35 years
  • Established his first brokerage firm in 1979

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Candice Berneman Kahn

Chief Operating Officer

JOINED 2011

Candice is the Chief Operating Officer of Golden Bee Properties, overseeing all day-to-day operations, auditing accounting and preparing monthly reports and meetings with client property owners, managing budgets for active construction projects and acting as the liason with all of our banking and lending partners.

EDUCATION

  • BA, University of Arizona

20+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Legal Team, CIM Group - 8 years of experience with corporate and insurance structuring
  • Property Manager, Watt Management - 5 years in-house property management experience including HUD-funded projects

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Jonathan Zadok

Chief Development Officer

JOINED 2018

Jonathan is the Chief Development Officer of Golden Bee Properties, overseeing the company's real estate development efforts, working along side his partners and third parties to direct all construction efforts, as well as creating and monitoring construction budgets.

EDUCATION

  • BA, Yeshiva University Business School

20+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Morgan Stanley FA /Equity Trader- licensed series 7
  • Multi year relationship with Inivitation Homes, Zillow, Redfin, Open Door in multiple markets throughout the US.
  • Experienced ground up multi and single family spec home developer
  • Licensed California General Contractor

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish and Hebrew

Martin Berneman

Chief Construction & Design Officer

JOINED 2011

Martin is the Construction & Design Officer of Golden Bee Properties, leading the design of the company's development projects from pre-development stages to finishing touches, conducting visits of active construction sites, communicating the company's vision to subcontractors, strategizing the design of unit turnovers, as well as creating and monitoring construction budgets.

EDUCATION

  • BA, University of Southern California (USC)

25+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Entitlements and Project Management, TDC Properties - oversaw the development of 8 ground up small lot subdivisions
  • President, Precision Entertainment - ran and operated a talent management firm for 15 years

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

THE HIVE

Jamie Smuckler

Investments Associate

Joseph Peraza

Director of Maintenance

Erik Linartas

Director of Leasing

Jenn Gers

Director of Construction & Design

Marilyn Rodriguez

Operations Sr. Associate

Harrison Glasky

Operations Associate

Cesar Naranjo

Operations Associate

Mike Hindman

Maintenance Supervisor

Alex Galvez

Maintenance Associate

Danniel Gilmore

Project Manager

Xander Brennan

IT Admin & Brand Manger

Angel Martinez

Leasing Sr. Associate

Wes Earley

Leasing Agent

Jamie Smuckler

Investments Associate

JOINED 2016

Jamie is an Investments Associate at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for the strategic development of the firm's acquistion and asset management efforts, creating and maintaining asset management performance trackers, quarterly investor reporting, and administering the investor and property management databases.

EDUCATION

  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

5+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Sr. Operations Associate, Golden Bee Properties
  • Administrative Assistant, Related Construction, Inc.
  • Certificate, Urban Planning, UC Berkeley

Joseph Peraza

Director of Maintenance

JOINED 2016

Joseph is the Director of Maintenance at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for coordinating unit turnovers, managing all vendor relationships, and overseeing a maintenance team, including all office and field staff. In addition, Joseph manages all housing voucher program inspections and takes appropriate action to address any violations. He also acts as the firm's representative in any unlawful detainer actions and works with the CEO and asset management team to ensure maintenance expenses are achieving the benchmarks set forth in each asset's proforma.

25+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Property Manager, TDC Properties
  • Property Manager, Pacifica Companies

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Erik Linartas

Director of Leasing

JOINED 2015

Erik is the Director of Leasing at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for managing the leasing team, creating and maintaining partnerships with housing choice voucher programs, creating and amending lease agreements in accordance with the law, and overseeing the marketing efforts of available units and building relationships with third party rental agencies.

EDUCATION

  • BS, California State University, Northridge

6+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Licensed California Real Estate Agent
  • Extensive knowledge of Section 8 and Housing Choice voucher programs

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Lithuanian

Jenn Gers

Director of Construction & Design

JOINED 2018

Jenn is the Director of Construction & Design at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for sourcing and designing the interior and exterior spaces of all construction projects, studying design trends and adapting designs to the local character of the neighborhood, growing and maintaining key partnerships with vendors, and coordinating efforts between the construction & design department and third party contractors.</p?

10+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Sourced multiple vendors for materials, set up pro accounts for discounts and developed relationships
  • Created cost-saving design templates that can be adapted to multiple projects
  • Created an ordering system for workers to easily communicate items needed.

Marilyn Rodriguez

Operations Sr. Associate

JOINED 2018

Marilyn is a Sr. Operations Associate at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for accounts payable and receivable for all investor owned properties. She helped design many of the processes that the operations and accounting department uses today. Her efforts in establishing these processes have helped to attract additional clientele.

EDUCATION

  • AA, FIDM

10+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Junior Accountant, Moss & Company Property Management
  • Extensive course work in Accounting
  • Experienced in managing commercial,residential, and storage facilities.
  • Onsite Manager, Moss & Company

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Harrison Glasky

Operations Associate

JOINED 2020

Harrison is an Operations Associate at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for accounts payable and receivable for all internally owned properties. He is the lead accounting team member handling all of Golden Z Construction's affairs and chief liaison to all third party accounting and auditing staff. Harrison also coordinates vendor payments.

EDUCATION

  • BA, San Jose State University

2 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Banker, Mechanics Bank - created an excel tracker for all deposits that was later implemented at all other branches
  • Extensive course work in Accounting & Finance
  • Licensed California Real Estate Agent

Cesar Naranjo

Operations Associate

JOINED 2016

Cesar is an Operations Associate at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for managing and coordinating legal notices and eviction proceedings between the operations department and our legal team, scheduling and deploying maintenance tech workers to handle work orders, and communicating with utility companies to manage services for vacant units and active construction projects.

EDUCATION

  • AA, West Los Angeles College

5 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Onsite Manager
  • Maintenance Associate
  • Spearheaded implementation of parking tracking and record keeping system

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Mike Hindman

Maintenance Supervisor

JOINED 2011

Mike is a Maintenance Supervisor at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for supervising the in- house maintenance staff as well as third party vendors and contractors that handle unit turnovers. He oversees a crew of 5 maintenance technicians dispatched to various locations across the Los Angeles area on a daily basis.

40+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Installer, ADT
  • 40+ years of professional handyman experience - specializing in electrical, plumbing, and HVAC

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Alex Galvez

Maintenance Associate

JOINED 2020

Alex is a Maintenance Associate at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for dispatching vendors to maintenance requests, completing unit turn over inspections, maintenance work coordination and acting as a liaison between tenants and vendors.

EDUCATION

  • AA, East Los Angeles College
  • BA, University of California, Riverside

1 YEAR OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Experienced in customer service
  • Digitized work order management system for the Maintenance Department
  • Led effort to track unit turnover using online software (AppFolio)

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Danniel Gilmore

Project Manager

JOINED 2021

Danniel is a Project Manager at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for managing all of Golden Z Construction's subcontractors and vendors. He coordinates all site visits with our iBuyer partners, including Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor, and Invitation Homes. In addition, he provides extensive review and quality control of all in house unit turnover work.

10+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Extensive experience in retail management and customer service
  • 5 years of hands on construction experience (framing, paint, drywall, electrical, plumbing, roofing)
  • Project Manager, BDR

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Xander Brennan

IT Admin & Brand Manger

JOINED 2015

Xander is the Information Technologies Manager at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for managing and securing the company's internal communication and data storage systems, updating and deploying employee devices, serving as webmaster for all company websites, acting as tech support to all employees, managing the company's branding and social media web presence, and advising executives on software solutions to enhance employee productivity. 

26+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • 26+ years Information Technologies deployment and support experience
  • Helped over a dozen companies recover from security breaches
  • Integrate remote and in-office users for seamless workflow

Angel Martinez

Leasing Sr. Associate

JOINED 2018

Angel is a Leasing & Operations Associate at Golden Bee Properties, responsible for marketing and leasing units, negotiating and executing leases, and coordinating and scheduling unit showings with third party leasing agents. With his years of experience, he also assists the operations and maintenance departments with ad-hoc projects.

15+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Licensed California Real Estate Agent
  • Sold over 200 single family and investments properties
  • Over eight years of experience managing construction projects
  • Expert in short sales, foreclosure sales
  • Skilled negotiator

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

Wes Earley

Leasing Agent

JOINED 2016

Wes is a Leasing Agent at Golden Bee Properties (also affiliated with Coldwell Banker), responsible for marketing and leasing units, negotiating and executing leases, and working directly with the Director of Leasing and Golden Bee Properties' in-house leasing team. 

20+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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  • Top 10% of agent in Southern California
  • Highest transactions in Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills 2020
  • Over $325M in closed in real estate transactionsess workflow
  • Member of Palm Springs Board of Realtors and Greater Los Angeles Board of Realtors
  • Standing member of NAR, CAR

We are proud of our company's diversity:

Golden Bee Properties is made up of a diverse group of individuals.

26
Women
40
Latinx
20
LGBTQ+