Joe Killinger is extremely well qualified in the sale of residential and commercial real estate. His expertise has been developed over the past 20 years. During that time he has been personally responsible for the sale of and/or directly involved in the
marketing of over 5,900 assets, including nearly 100 commercial properties, resulting in closed transactions totaling over $542,000,000 throughout the United States.
During the mid 1980’s Joe owned and operated a private business, purchasing homes as investments in Southern California, rehabbing and developing them, then selling them for a profit. After closing that business during the downturn in the Real Estate market in the early 1990s Mr. Killinger was employed by Kennedy-Wilson, Inc. as a Project Manager. In that capacity he had oversight of all aspects of a real estate auction, from the implementation of marketing to the closing of the escrows.
In 1993, Mr. Killinger joined Mr. George Pino at The Sands Group, the Real Estate Auction division for Fred Sands Realtors and continued working at that company until 2002. During his time there he was responsible for targeting potential auction marketing opportunities, and conducting feasibility studies of the properties. His responsibilities included: Hiring and training of new sales agents; initial contact of potential clients; market analysis of property; pre-auction due-diligence work; selection of subcontractors and vendors; oversight of Title contractor; oversight of Escrow contractor; management of auction staff, including on-site agents, telemarketing agents, and support staff, and oversight of closing staff. During his tenure at The Sands Group Joe was personally responsible for the Pre-auction due-diligence, management of auction staff and oversight of the sales and closings of over 1,300 homes totaling over 81 million dollars in sales. Under his management, The Sands Group averaged a unprecedented closing rate of 96%. In
1995, in addition to The Sands Group, Mr. Killinger, along with Mr. Pino started O.P.M. Investments, LLC, a real estate holding company and Outside Property Management company.
In 2002, Mr. Killinger started Learning Links Centers, LLC, a new type of Socially Responsible Real Estate Investment Company, geared toward investing in low to moderate income neighborhoods of larger metropolitan areas of the United States and highlighting educational opportunities for their residents. Their first acquisition was a 29 unit building located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Baldwin Village, an area known for its high density and high crime rate. To date, Learning Links Centers has acquired
7 buildings, for a total of 467 units, with a market value of over $10,000,000.
Concurrently with starting Learning Links Centers Joe Killinger along with George Pino was recruited by, and joined, DBL Realtors to start their commercial division. After the acquisition of DBL by Sotheby’s International Realty, Mr. Killinger noticed a need for a boutique commercial company that had it’s Client’s Best Interests in mind. Realizing this need he started Commercial Broker’s International, a full service commercial brokerage,
along with George Pino. Mr. Killinger attended the University of Nebraska
Joe can be reached at 310-943-8536 or
George Pino is extremely well qualified in the sale of commercial real estate having been involved in real estate for the past 19 years. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Mr. Pino joined Kennedy-Wilson, Inc., at the time, the largest Real Estate Auction company in the United States, as well as one of the larger Commercial Real Estate Management Companies. During his tenure from 1987-1993 at Kennedy-Wilson Mr. Pino rose to become the manager of the Closing Department. His responsibilities included working as a liaison with developers and sellers while tracking the closings of the auction sales.
Additionally he oversaw the opening of offices in New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Chicago and Pleasanton California. His expertise has been developed over the past 18 years. During that time he has been personally responsible for the sale of and/or directly involved in the marketing of over 5,900 assets, including nearly 300
commercial properties, resulting in closed transactions totaling over $542,000,000 throughout the United States.
In 1993, Mr. Pino joined Mr. Joe Killinger at The Sands Group, the Real Estate Auction division for Fred Sands Realtors and continued working at that company until 2002. During his time there he was responsible for targeting potential auction marketing opportunities, and conducting feasibility studies of the properties. His responsibilities included: Hiring and training of new sales agents; initial contact of potential clients; market analysis of property; presale due-diligence work; selection of subcontractors and vendors; oversight of Title contractor; oversight of Escrow contractor; management of auction staff, including on-site agents, telemarketing agents, and support staff, and oversight of closing staff. In 1995, in addition to The Sands Group, Mr. Pino, along with Mr. Killinger started O.P.M. Investments, LLC, a real estate holding company and Outside Property Management company.
In 2002, Mr. Pino started Learning Links Centers, LLC, a new type of Socially Responsible Real Estate Investment Company, geared toward investing in low to moderate income neighborhoods of larger metropolitan areas of the United States and highlighting educational opportunities for their residents. Their first acquisition was a 29 unit building located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Baldwin Village, an area known for its high density and high crime rate. To date, Learning Links Centers has acquired
7 buildings, for a total of 467 units, with a market value of over $10,000,000.
Concurrently with starting Learning Links Centers George Pino was recruited by, and joined, DBL Realtors to start their commercial division. After the acquisition of
DBL by Sotheby's International Realty, Mr. Pino
noticed a need for a boutique commercial company that had it's
Client’s Best Interests in mind. Realizing this need he started
Commercial Broker’s International, a full service commercial
brokerage, along with Joseph Killinger.
Mr. Pino graduated from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
George can be reached at 310-943-8536 or
Marketing Coordinator/Office Administrator
Mollie has been with CBI since
2008 and is considered a seasoned, executive/performer who has
demonstrated “how it can be done” across various real estate
sectors. Mollie oversees all social marketing as well as the print
marketing, including, E-Commerce, Business management, Direct
Response marketing She was born and raised in Southern California
and is a graduate of Santa Monica High School. Mollie's in-depth
understanding of excellent client services and organizational skills
stems from her background in both the hospitality business and her
many years assisting in her family's Real Estate and Direct Response
businesses in Southern California.
Mollie can be reached at 310.943.8530 or
Dan Fagan is a founding member with the new CBI Commercial Brokers
International –formed in early 2006. Graduating with a degree in
Management and Finance from Rutgers Business School in Newark, New
Jersey. Mr. Fagan has been involved with many aspects of the real
estate industry from insurance, restaurants, retail, office and
hospitality. In the past twenty years he has owned, managed,
marketed, consulted and planned for restaurants both on the east and
west coasts. During those years
Mr. Fagan, gained a firm grasp on Market evaluation and Real
Property identification, crucial for his clients, which serves him
today in his comprehensive property analysis for both the purchase
and sale of commercial real estate.
Mr. Fagan began his real estate career working for a boutique
company, Silver Creek Realty, in Valencia, California in 2001. In
2002, he was offered a job with DBL Realtors and within several
months was asked to join Mr. Pino and Mr. Killinger, in the
commercial department to develop their retail leasing and sales
department. DBL was acquired by Sotheby's International Realty early
in 2005, prompting the groups spin off to Commercial Brokers
Mr. Fagan is an active member of the Santa Monica and Venice Chamber
of Commerce, BNI Professional Networking Group, California
Restaurant Association, is an active Board Member for the Montana
Merchant’s Association and volunteer’s time with the Hospice
Partners of Southern California. He attends local and national
Commercial Real Estate forums creating an extensive database of
future buyers/sellers, lessors and lessees.
Dan can be reached at 310-943-8543 or
Jake Dederer joined CBI Commercial Brokers
in October 2007. He brings with him
enthusiasm and energy to compliment his intense knowledge of Los
Angeles and the surrounding areas.
Jake grew up in Rolling Hills,
California and attended UC Riverside before graduating from the
University of Arizona in 2003 with a degree in Political Science.
Following a successful college basketball career, Jake founded
Making Fundamentals Fun, providing basketball clinics and
private lessons to kids ages 5-13 in the South Bay.
In 2004, Jake accepted a role
creating and marketing an “80’s themed night” at the Spider Club in
Hollywood. With an average of over 2,000 people per night, this
weekly event effectively reinvented and reshaped the Club’s presence
in the nightclub scene. A hands-on and ambitious people-person,
Jake’s ability to effectively communicate between club owners,
promoters and club-goers makes him a natural at commercial real
estate and handling multiple properties at one time.
During his time here at CBI Jake
has been successful in getting interest in activity for office space
here on the Westside. He has helped multiple companies with their
retail, office, and industrial needs, whether it be relocating,
down-sizing, or expanding.
Jake uses the same dedication,
hard work, and persevering attitude that were necessary to be
successful in competitive collegiate athletics and the nightclub
arena to the real estate field. Jake enjoys being an
integral member of the team at CBI Commercial Brokers.
Jake can be reached at
Jay began his career as owner and partner of one of the largest
property & casualty insurance brokerages focusing on the Asian
Commercial Insurance market. With over ten years invested in the
commercial insurance field, Jay created many strong relationships
with business owners and clients throughout California. In 2005, Jay
joined a national car wash and gas station brokerage firm. There, he
marketed and distributed car wash opportunities and set up many new
successful car wash franchises around the world. Jay is a diligent
worker specializing in investment property sales and business
opportunities. He has a solid reputation for caring about the quality of his
work and making sure his clients are a top priority. Jay's in-depth
experience and strong understanding of the Southern California
market makes him a valuable addition to our team.
Jay can be reached at 310.943.8547 or
joined the CBI team with years of experience in multifamily
investment and management and brings his many talents to CBI.
Mr. Ndubaku has been heavily involved in different facets of
real estate including a distinguished background in residential
sales and mortgage lending, management of real estate
portfolios, and operation and management of an escrow company.
Prior to joining Commercial Brokers
International, Mr. Ndubaku was part of a boutique commercial
brokerage firm that focused primarily on international
commercial investments. Mr. Ndubaku participated strongly in
the marketing of the international projects and properties and
he successfully marketed the contract of a $35 million
international development project in the Philippines. Through a
creative marketing formula he guaranteed the property received
maximum exposure given the exclusivity of the property. Mr.
Ndubaku combines cutting-edge market information with CBI’s vast
resources to achieve optimal results. Clients’ can expect to
leverage Ral’s unwavering commitment to delivering results.
While working with the firm, Mr. Ndubaku was also engaged in
transactions on the local level. He managed the company’s local
real estate dealings and worked with all the local clients with
a variety of needs ranging from investments and sales to
Mr. Ndubaku has strong expertise in
commercial real estate including investments, leasing and
management. Mr. Ndubaku is well versed in multifamily
investments. He co-owns and manages over 24 units in the city
of Hawthorne in Southern California. He has assisted both
buyers and sellers close various multifamily transactions
through his exceptional negotiating skills. He brings his
business acumen and commitment to excellence into every one of
his professional endeavors. His passions lie in enabling clients
to leverage his knowledge and experience to reach their
Mr. Ndubaku continues to increase
his knowledge and training in the industry through education.
He has completed several advanced real estate courses such as
Real Estate Financing and Development. He is a strong advocate
of real estate financial literacy and through his continued
education he positions himself to better fulfill his goal to
help reduce disparities in financial literacy in real estate
investing. He believes the philosophy of personal achievement
is enriching the life of others while advancing your career.
In addition to his work-related
accomplishments, Mr. Ndubaku has sought community based
initiatives that teach financial literacy in real estate
investing focusing on young professionals. He co-founded an
organization in its latter stages of becoming a recognized
501-3C committed to uniting the youth and promoting professional
and financial progress. Mr. Ndubaku is also a board member of
the Education Advantage Foundation and an active participant in
the United Way.
graduated from the University of California San Diego with a
Bachelor of Science and holds a Masters in Business
Administration from the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business
and Management with an emphasis in Finance.
Ral can be reached at
Steven is a native of France where he first obtained
his broker’s license and launched his own brokerage
agency for several years in Annecy France before
coming to the United States. Steven left France in
November 2009 in order to pursue a career in the
United States. He began his U.S. career with the
San Francisco Office of Marcus & Millichap, one of
the largest commercial real estate firms in the
United States. During his tenure with Marcus &
Millichap Steven specialized in multi-family
properties where he formed a strong foundation of
the fundamentals of this particular asset class.
Steven’s strength lies with the acquisition and
disposition of income producing properties where his
strong background in the evaluation, underwriting
and the marketing process helped him to become an
expert in the acquisition and disposition of these
assets. His knowledge of 1031 exchanges also
assists his clients with identifying the best
investments to fit their needs.
After moving to Los Angeles, Steven interviewed with
various firms and decided to join the team at
Commercial Brokers International where his in depth
knowledge of multi-family properties complements the
other members of the CBI team. Steven has added
value to all of his clients and has a reputation for
being a diligent worker who cares about the quality
of his work, pays close attention to detail and has
a strong understanding of his particular submarket.
Steven received his degree in Business
Administration with a focus on real estate from ESC
Amiens-Picardie in Amiens, France.
can reach Steven at 310-943-8534 or
Billie Scelza has been
working as both a Leasing Agent for Building Owners, as well
as a Tenant Representative throughout the Los Angeles
marketplace. Her transaction territories include the
Westside, Downtown, Southbay and San Fernando
Valley. Previously, she has worked in the medical field
with physicians for over 10 years, assisting them with their
business growth then when joining the real estate field,
she has closed several medical real estate transactions with
physician and medical practices. She now specializes in
medical, office and retail.
be reached at 310-943-8539 or
Dave has been involved in over a billion dollars worth of
successful real estate transactions both in the US and
After college, he began his real estate career as a credit
trainee with a small Trust Company in Toronto. At 32, he was
the Ontario Regional Manager, Mortgage Underwriting with the
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, overseeing the
underwriting of residential and commercial mortgages for the
Bank's 700 branches.
He was later recruited by Fleet Bank in Providence RI, to
manage the their Commercial Real Estate Appraisal department
and went on to become a VP in the Banks National Commercial
Real Estate lending group. During his tenure with Fleet,
Dave was involved in all types of projects including retail,
office, industrial, hotel and multi family. He went on to
work for the Resolution Trust Company assisting in the
winding down of 800 million in Commercial mortgages formerly
held by Old Stone Bank.
Dave left the Institutional life thereafter, and continued
to assist his clients who included individuals, REIT
managers, and Corporations as a Real Estate analyst. Dave's
love of Real Estate combined with his expertise and
experience in analytics gives him a great deal to add to
what he enjoys doing the most: helping investors to
formulate and execute strategies designed to Maximize their
Dave lives with his family in Los Angeles and would be
delighted to assist you in addressing your Commercial Real
Dave can be reached at 310.943.8537 or
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