David Behrend is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer who has served in that capacity since March 5, 2015. Starting with his first real estate acquisition in 1997, combined with 18 years experience as a California licensed real estate agent/broker, Mr Behrend has acted as either principal or broker, or both, in approximately 250 real estate transactions, exceeding $100 million dollars in transactional value including industrial, commercial, residential and leasing transactions. Mr Behrend’s specialty is locating value-added real estate properties in the Los Angeles, CA area and executing solutions to improve the condition/rents of those properties bringing them to their highest and best use. Mr Behrend is also very adept at creative financing solutions for real estate acquisitions, including secondary and seller-carry financing. He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce, majoring in economics and accounting and added an Honors Degree in Business Economics majoring in finance and marketing. He currently resides in Santa Monica and enjoys family time, surfing, sailing and playing Stratego.