Current Operation

Today Golden Bee Properties is a family owned, vertically integrated operation with in-house abilities to acquire properties, construct and maintain properties and manage all of the necessary backend asset management functions.  With 15 employees and a cadre of  third party vendors, Golden Bee Properties has a nimble operation able to function efficiently in local markets. The team is a fully integrated management team in a corporate office based in Los Angeles dedicated solely to day-to-day asset management, a construction team who handles most of the cosmetic renovations, and an accounting staff who oversees the highly technical property management software. Golden Bee Properties manages its own portfolio of multifamily properties in-house thereby controlling renovation costs and operating expenses, driving rents, and ultimately optimizing net operating income and the value of the real estate.

With approximately $50 million of real estate currently under management, Golden Bee Properties looks to grow by adding more off market properties to its portfolio attracting more high net worth, quasi-institutional and institutional investors looking to place their capital in some of the United States’ most dynamic metropolitan areas.

Key Staff

Isaac Berneman

Chairman

Isaac is a retired attorney with over 40 years of experience in corporate, business, real estate and tax law. As an attorney, Isaac worked with investors, developers and contractors to assist with entitlement strategies, investment portfolio analysis and probate and tax planning strategies. He has assisted in acquiring and developing commercial sites for numerous clients as well as formulating complex leases and negotiating contracts for over 35 years as a licensed CA real estate broker. He has professionally managed and renovated over 200 single-family, multi-family and commercial buildings throughout his professional career. Isaac earned a Masters of Law (LLM) in Taxation and a Juris Doctor (JD) from Loyola Law School. He also earned a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Accounting from the San Fernando Valley College. Isaac is a member of the Apartment Owners Association and the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors.

David Berneman

President

David is an experienced entrepreneur who has built his career working as a real estate consultant, developer, investor, and property manager. David manages the company’s acquisition, development and investment business, while also managing the day-to-day operations of the property management and sales business. In addition to managing day-to-day operations at Golden Bee Properties, David also brings a significant amount of experience as a real estate consultant working with a nationally recognized consulting firm called HR&A Advisors. In this capacity, David has assisted developers such as Westfield Corporation, Thomas Properties Group and NBC Universal with proforma analyses, entitlement processing, fiscal impact analyses, and various other economic studies. He is also a part-time lecturer teaching real estate market analysis at UCLA. David earned a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles and dual Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. David is also a registered LEED Accredited Professional, licensed CA real estate broker and is a member of the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative, US Green Building Council, Urban Land Institute and Westside Urban Forum.

Martin Berneman

Vice President, Construction & Design

Marty is an experienced construction, design and and acquisitions professional who manages all of Golden Bee Properties’ design and construction efforts. In 2002, Marty started a real estate investment enterprise, buying single-family homes and “flipping” them. Total sales volume since inception has been approximately $50 million. As developer and designer, Marty has gained extensive knowledge in financing construction projects, working with architects and engineers, managing the entitlement process, overseeing construction projects and negotiating with real estate agents, buyers and sellers. Marty also manages Berneman Creative Design, a partner of Golden Bee Properties. Marty earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Candice Berneman Kahn

Director of Operations

Candice joined Golden Bee Properties in July of 2013. She comes to us with 12 years of real estate, property management and marketing experience. Her penchant for organization and her experience in real estate brings expertise to our financial department, which she is now running. Candice is handling all of the Accounts Receivables and Payable for all 3 arms of the Golden Bee Properties. Her history includes working in the Property Management department at Watt Management Co in Santa Monica, CA, and the legal department at CIM Group in Hollywood, CA. CIM Group is a large real estate investment and development company in the Los Angeles area. Additionally she began her own Social Media Marketing company and has been running it since 2009. Candice has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Arizona.