David Berneman

David is an experienced entrepreneur with an extensive career in real estate development, investing and asset management.

He founded Golden Bee Properties, a boutique real estate organization that focuses on infill development projects and long-term cashflow investments. The company later expanded to include a property management arm called Golden Bee Management, which now enjoys a portfolio of over 650 units throughout the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas. He also formed Golden Bee Realty, a commercial real estate agency that helps assist with the organization’s sales and acquisitions. Over the years, he’s built the Golden Bee family of companies into a vertically-integrated operation with over $150 million in assets under management (AUM).

David also has an extensive background as a real estate consultant. In this capacity, his client list has included such organizations as the global commercial real estate giant Westfield, Thomas Properties Group and NBC Universal. In this role David assisted his clients with pro forma analyses, entitlement processing, retail mix evaluations, fiscal impact studies and various other economic projection studies.

David has a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a dual Bachelors degree in Psychology and Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a registered LEED Accredited Professional, a licensed California real estate broker, and a board member of the Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative. He also teaches real estate market analysis at UCLA as a part-time lecturer.