Bernal Capital Group is a private real estate investment firm focused on developing and managing real estate products that build real value for investors. BCG’s approach is focused on distressed and under performing residential and commercial properties in select
Southern California markets. Together with our capital partners we look to acquire a variety of value-add and income producing properties in transit-oriented, infill markets. BCG aims to maximize investor profits while spurring economic development in the communities in which we invest.
As a Co-Founder of Bernal Capital Group, Albert is responsible for the overall leadership of the firm, strategy, acquisitions and fundraising. Albert has over thirteen years experience in real estate investment, development, appraisal, finance and brokerage throughout Southern California. Prior to co-founding BCG, Albert has been a managing partner of several firms focused on acquiring distressed residential real estate throughout the Southwest. Previously he worked in acquisitions and development with Trammel Crow Company, where he performed valuation, due-diligence, pre-development and asset management functions on office, residential, retail and industrial development projects from $25MM to $375MM in size. Prior to Trammel Crow Company, Albert worked as a real estate broker and appraiser for Sunbelt Realty Services and Option One Mortgage where he completed over 1,000 appraisals and reviews including hundreds of value add/flip properties.
Albert holds a B.A in Economics from the University of California Irvine and a JD/M.B.A from the University of California Los Angeles.
As a co-founder of Bernal Capital Group, Manuel is responsible for the overall leadership of the firm, strategy, and fundraising. Manuel brings over 35 years of real estate appraisal, mortgage banking, construction, brokerage, asset management, underwriting and investment experience. Prior to co-founding BCG, Manuel was founder and owner of Sunbelt Realty Services, a full service real estate consulting firm focused on appraisal, brokerage, property management, acquisition, restructuring and repositioning of real estate assets throughout Southern California. Prior to Sunbelt Realty Services, Manuel worked for 10 years at GE Capital Mortgage as Chief Appraiser and Risk Manger. At GE, he was responsible for appraisal review, condominium project approval and collateral guidelines on a national level. He also spent 7 years as a Vice President at Bank of America, where he was responsible for the sale, management and construction of Bank owned (REO), properties acquired thru foreclosure. The properties consisted of residential, commercial, industrial, land and special purpose assets throughout the United States. Manuel has been licensed in real estate since 1974 and a Certified Real Estate Appraiser since 1977.
Manuel holds a degree in Business from Redlands University and a professional designation in investment real estate from UCLA. He has been a contributing member of the Southern California Real Estate Research Council at Cal Poly University, Pomona for over 15 years.
Gerald is responsible for the execution of the firm’s acquisition and development strategies. Gerald adds over seven years of experience in real estate development, design, asset management and brokerage. Prior to joining BCG, Gerald was a project consultant for Expedient Energy utilizing his knowledge as a LEED AP to implement sustainable design and construction methods for new and existing buildings. Previously he worked as Land Analyst and Forward Planning Manager for Taylor Morrison Homes, where he managed all on-site and off-site land development operations for multiple new home subdivisions throughout Southern California.
Gerald holds a B.A in Political Science and a minor in Management from the University of California Irvine and is accredited by the U.S Green Building Council as a LEED AP. Gerald also is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of California.