About Us

California's most experienced
commercial real estate brokerage company

No other CRE brokerage firm has had such a profound impact on the transformation of Los Angeles into a world-renowned metropolis. W.H. Daum founded Los Angeles’ first commercial real estate brokerage firm in 1904, a venture that was instrumental in bringing more than 6,500 companies into the fledgling Los Angeles market and helping the city grow into one of the most commercially and culturally relevant marketplaces in the world.

More than a century later DAUM continues to serve as a visionary partner for its real estate clients, helping them to better position their businesses and take full advantage of developing local, regional and global opportunities. DAUM runs ten (10) strategically located offices throughout Southern California and Arizona and provides a full array of commercial real estate services, including brokerage, national tenant representation, consulting, leasing, sales and property management.

I am often asked what is it that makes our company special. My answer is always the same: “It’s our great people.”

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

As Chief Executive Officer of DAUM Commercial Real Estate, I am often asked what is it that makes our company special. My answer is always the same: “It’s our great people.” Oh sure, we are proud to be the most experienced commercial real estate company in Southern California. Our heritage is important, but our focus must be on the future and the people who will lead us there.

We have set the table for growth by investing our profits in experienced leadership and state-of-the-art technology to help achieve our vision of becoming the recognized leader in value-added commercial real estate services.

We have an excellent core group of service providers who are extremely knowledgeable and competitive. We are committed to expanding and improving the range and depth of services that we offer at DAUM Commercial Real Estate. I believe we have created an extremely exciting platform for top producers to excel while building a more secure future.

Michael Nubel, President & CEO

Our History

In the early 1900’s, the City of Los Angeles was an emerging metropolis, teaming with entrepreneurial spirit. It was here where William H. Daum first came to the city as an agent for the Santa Fe Railway. Recognizing that the best way to build commerce was to attract new businesses, Daum founded Los Angeles’ first commercial real estate brokerage firm in 1904, a venture that was instrumental in bringing more than 6,500 companies into the fledgling Los Angeles market and helping the city grow into one of the most commercially and culturally relevant marketplaces in the world.

More than a century later, as Los Angeles’ strategic position in the global economy continues to place greater demands on its real estate, DAUM’s vision is more alive than ever. Remaining true to its core values, DAUM continues to serve as a visionary partner for its real estate clients, helping them to better position their businesses and take full advantage of developing local, regional and global opportunities. DAUM continues its legacy of providing best-of-class services in office, industrial, corporate, retail and investment properties.

Our Culture

DAUM is committed to perpetual improvement, reinvesting our profits in experienced leadership, state-of-the-art technology and superior market data to help achieve our vision of becoming the recognized leader in creative real-estate solutions. We have an excellent group of service providers who are extremely knowledgeable and competitive. We have created an extremely exciting platform for top producers to excel while building a more secure future.