Our Team

CBI Partners

Our operating philosophy: We build trust by making and delivering on commitments.

CBI Partners Inc. is a full service real estate services company specializing in Sales and Leasing of industrial, office, retail and investment properties. Our company is a unique boutique firm which has established itself as one of the most active commercial real estate companies operating throughout Southern California.

CBI Partners is committed to integrity, superior effort and dedication to providing our clients the finest commercial real estate service. Employing the latest sales support and marketing strategies, it has earned a reputation for its aggressive, professional manner of marketing a variety of commercial properties throughout Southern California.

David Katz


Office (818) 316-0303
Fax (818) 316-0307

Mr. Katz, co-owner of CBI Partners Inc., has been an industrial Real Estate Broker for over 29 years. He has consulted in many sales and lease transactions throughout the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. He has worked with Institutional clients as well as Individual clients. During his 29 years of professional experience, he has sold and leased over 5 million square feet of Commercial properties. In addition, Mr. Katz has an extensive background in Property Management.

Mr. Katz is the Broker for CBI PARTNERS, INC. since 1994. Prior to that he worked for CBI PROPERTIES for 6 years. He started his career in 1987 for SCHNEIDER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE.

Mr. Katz has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with the Option in Finance from Cal State University Of Northridge. He has been a member of The American Industrial Real Estate Association for over 29 years.

A complete list of referrals and companies David has worked with is available upon request.


Office (818) 316-0302
Mobile (818) 307-8878
Fax (818) 316-0307

License# 00955044

Co-Owner of CBI Partners, Inc., Joel Katz has been in the Commercial Real Estate Management and Brokerage industry since 1989. In 1994 Joel Katz, David Katz and Richard Sollmon founded CBI Partners Inc., a full service commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm. Some of his clients include Atlantic Optical, Famillian Pipe and Supply, Fergueson Plumbing, The Coleman Trust, The Nahmias Trust, FB Productions and Sandhill Management.

Joel is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with options in Finance and Real Estate.

In addition to commercial real estate sales and leasing, Joel is currently overseeing the management of industrial parks in North Hollywood, Chatsworth, Van Nuys and Canoga Park. In addition, he is overseeing the management of retail shopping centers in Central California. Joel is also the listing agent for the properties he manages.

A complete list of referrals and companies Joel has worked with is available upon request.


Office (818) 316-0304
Fax (818) 316-0307

Co-Owner of CBI Partners, Inc. since 1994. Richard Sollman started his real estate career more than 30 years ago, specializing in sales and leasing of industrial/commercial properties.

A good deal of his time apart from the sales and leasing of buildings, was spent on advising clients on all matters. These including finance, legal issues and building maintenance. This eventually led Richard to start managing real estate portfolios. These portfolios are now over 250,000 square feet. Among Richard’s client are Doctors, CPA’s and family held corporations.

Richard received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the AIR Commercial Real Estate Association since 1984.

A complete list of referrals and companies Richard has worked with is available upon request.

Sales Associate

CalBRE Lic. #01962946
Office: 818-316-0303
Fax: 818-316-0307

Mr. Berns joined the CBI Partners Inc. to bring his expertise in building contracting, building maintenance, and property management skills. He has been in the contracting/painting business for over 30 years. Dealing with property, industrial, and commercial construction, Mr. Berns has dealt with many large condo projects, modular buildings, apartment houses, and schools such as the LA unified School District.

In addition Mr. Berns has extensive knowledge of building codes, permits, and maintenance of commercial and industrial buildings. Due to his background pertaining to property management and construction, he decided to go into real estate to better use his extensive experience in the field.