In Los Angeles real estate development since 2000.
Real estate developer David Bramante has over 20 years of real estate investment and development experience. He entered into escrow on his first real estate investment at the age of 18 years, located at 1157 Bellevue Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Between 2000 and 2007, David bought and sold several residential investment properties in Echo Park and the adjacent neighborhood Silver Lake.
Timing the market, he started another investment round in 2012 in Echo Park and Pico-Union.
David’s first experience with real estate started as an assistant property manager for his mother, Lawyer Eileen Leslie, who owned a boutique property management company in Hollywood throughout the 1990s.
By the mid-1990s and while still in high school, David was collecting rents, interacting with tenants, and generally helping supervise very large apartment buildings in Hollywood, Los Feliz and Koreatown.
In 2002, at 20 years old, David began investing in Echo Park real estate, and within a few years owned several smaller income properties in the area.
His first building was an Echo Park fourplex located at 1157 Bellevue Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, which he purchased as a first-time homebuyer with FHA financing with a sizable cash advance from his Wells Fargo credit card.
In 2005, he obtained his California real estate license (number 01511588), formed a realty team called “The Bramante Group” and started to specialize in selling homes and smaller income property in Silver Lake and Echo Park. Through this experience, he learned the ins-and-outs of buying and selling real estate professionally.
In 2007, David was hired as a commercial property portfolio manager for regional real estate developer Fred Leeds at Fred Leeds Properties. He supervised three large commercial properties near Downtown LA, in Westlake, CA. The properties included “City View Lofts” and the “Wilshire-Union Center” (which leases retail spaces to the Home Depot, Food4Less, RiteAid, Starbucks, McDonalds, among others). Through this amazing experience, he became very interested in commercial real estate.
In 2009, David decided to sell larger income properties on the Eastside and joined Marcus & Millichap Los Angeles. His first apartment building listings were a 5-unit on Echo Park Avenue in Echo Park, and a 30-unit SRO on Wright Street in DTLA. While a broker at M&M, David was awarded both the 2009 National Rookie of the Year Award and the 201o National Pace Setter for sales volume. Obtaining one is difficult, obtaining both is nearly impossible. He worked closely with some of LA’s top commercial brokers, like Broker Rick Raymundo.
In 2013, David incorporated BRE Investment, LLC and joined Keller Williams Realty Commercial. While with Keller Williams Realty, he have helped recruit, train and supervise over 250 active agents at the KW DTLA office and over 550 active agents at the KW Silicon Beach office as those offices’ CEO and Manager.
He has developed numerous residential and multifamily properties in Los Angeles, and has averaged 45% cash-on-cash return on investment for his investment groups.
Here’s a quick snapshot of his education and business experience in Los Angeles:
Real estate experience
- 2002: Purchased his first property in Echo Park.
- 2005: Obtained his California real estate license.
- 2005-2009: Partnered with Sotheby’s Los Feliz.
- 2009-2013: Partnered with Marcus & Millichap – Los Angeles. Received both the National Rookie of the Year and National Pace Setter Award.
- 2013: Incorporated BRE Investment, LLC.
- 2018: Partnered with Keller Williams Realty.
- 2021: Partnered with Douglas Elliman & Frank Knight as a Residential & Multifamily Agent (learn more at www.BramanteGroup.com).