Bert likes to describe his approach to Commercial Real Estate as "big fish, little pond". In just 11 years, Bert has clearly emerged as the preeminent leader of a team of Retail Real Estate specialists who dominate the North Los Angeles County markets consisting of the Santa Clarita Valley (Valencia, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus and Canyon Country) and the Antelope Valley )Palmdale and Lancaster). Bert's team is the 'total retail brokerage package' : They find and assemble the retail dirt they bring it to the developers who buy it the leasing team steps in and leases it up then, the team handles the sale on exit.
Bert joined NAI Capital in January of 2006 as Executive Vice President and Co-Manager of the Los Angeles North office located in Santa Clarita, Ca. Prior to NAI Capital, Bert was Senior Vice President with Grubb and Ellis Company LA North. Bert had emigrated from New York to Los Angeles in 1995 and immediately joined Grubb and Ellis as an associate in the virtually non-existent Retail Division. So it began. Bert, and team, have developed many millions of square feet of new construction retail projects ranging in size from 4,000 square feet to 600,000 square feet. Currently, the NAI Capital LA North Retail Team has approximately 3,000,000 square feet of 1st and 2nd generation leasing responsibility. In a mid-life career change, Bert became a commercial real estate sales person (and subsequently a licensed broker) in 1987, specializing in the sale and leasing of retail properties with the S.B. Schwartz, Inc., Commercial Real Estate Group in Great Neck, New York.