Our History

Golden Z Holdings

Golden Z Holding (a subsidiary of Golden Bee Properties) was created to act as the investments and asset management arm of the company.  Golden Z Holdings currently has approximately $150 million in assets under management (AUM), mainly in multifamily real estate in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles markets.

Golden Z Holdings is directed by a team of dedicated senior real estate and investment professionals who bring a combined 75 years of experience. We are a vertically integrated real estate investment platform with a team of seasoned professionals. As an owner-operator, our functional expertise includes acquisitions, development, repositioning, restructuring, property and asset management, financing, operations, title servicing, engineering and dispositions.

“Buy land, they ain’t making any more of it.”

Mark Twain

The Management Team

Our team of highly skilled professionals bring over seven decades of investment experience.

David Berneman

Chief Executive Officer

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

Jonathan Zadok

Chief Development Officer

Jonathan began his career as a financial advisor and equities trader before transitioning to the real estate industry in 2010. Since then, Jonathan and his companies have bought, sold, rehabilitated or build over 3,000 single family homes nationwide. These projects span everything from minor rehabs to room additions to ground-up construction projects. Since 2018, he’s served as Chief Development Officer, helping run Golden Z Holdings. In this role, he and his partners have overseen the purchase of sixteen multi-family buildings worth a combined $50 million. He oversees all aspects of construction, from initial budget to finishing touches.

Candice Berneman Kahn

Chief Operating Officer

Candice began her real estate career over 20 years ago at Watt Property Management, where she learned how to successfully coordinate with a large portfolio of managers. She also specialized in originating HUD-funded projects for the company. She found that she loved the process of purchasing new properties – and excelled at it – so she sought and obtained a position on the legal team at CIM Group LP, focusing on acquisitions. At Golden Z Holdings, Candace oversees every aspect of the day-to-day operations, including planning and project performance analysis, as well as management of the property management team. She plays a crucial role in everything from working with clients to analyze their properties to interpreting data for the executive team. In other words, Candace is a core reason that Golden Z runs so well. She relies on forward-thinking strategies to help address the challenges of both today and tomorrow, and is determined to help the organization grow and advance its mission of exceeding customer expectations.

Martin Berneman

Chief Construction and Design Officer

Martin started his career in the entertainment industry, working in casting and as a talent agent, and then later running his own talent management firm for fifteen years. In 2002, he started investing in Los Angeles real estate by buying single family homes and repurposing them for sale. Since then, he’s developed extensive knowledge of every aspect of the industry, including finance, development, construction and design. He operates BCD Designs, an independent entity that oversees the design work for Golden Z Holdings, as well as outside development companies. BCD specializes in large scale, ground-up multi-family project, high-end custom single family residences, small lot subdivisions, as well as rehabilitation of existing multi-family properties.

Isaac Berneman

Chairman

Isaac serves in a leadership role that helps Golden Z Holdings define and maintain the moral center of the company - the underlying reason that we exist. Through high standards of integrity, honesty and ethics, our central role in the marketplace is to help our customers manage one of the most important investments in their lives. Whether our client is an owner, a renter or an investor, we provide the expertise that helps them minimize risk and get the most from a property. On each and every transaction, we are helping fill and essential need for our clients. Isaac helps keep this purpose and our company values front and center, which is integral to our success with our client relations.

We are proud of our company's diversity:

26
Women
40
Latinx
20
LGBTQ+
8
Spoken Languages