Bernie Connolly
Co-Owner
License #:00752653
765 Tucker Road
Tehachapi, CA 93561
Cell: (219) 688-6961
Bernie Connolly,  CCIM, CRB
Co-Owner, Associate Broker


Education: 
B.A. English Literature, Loyola University of Los Angeles 
Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California 
Graduate work in Financial Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 

Professional Designations: 
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), CCIM Institute, NAR
Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers, NAR 

Awards: 
Outstanding Master's Thesis, USC School of Public Administration, 1970 
Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award 
Naval Weapons Center's Michelson Laboratory Award 

Experience: 
1961-1963 Social Caseworker, Los Angeles County 

1964-1982 Management Analyst, Administrative Officer, Financial Manager and Director of Technical Information, Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA 

1982 to Date Associate Broker and Co-owner, Coldwell Banker Best Realty. The company is a full service real estate business involved in listing, selling, leasing and managing residential, commercial and investment properties in eastern Kern County, CA. Developed the real estate company from a single office, with 7 sales associates into a three office company, with 75 sales associates and the number one market share in eastern Kern County. Extensive experience in all aspects of improved and unimproved residential, commercial, and investment property, including government and public relations. Brokered IRS Section 1031 exchanges, including a complex multi-party exchange involving 13 different private properties totaling several hundred acres, a shopping center developer, the United States Navy and 20 acres of government land. Developed single family houses, duplexes, triplexes, 50,000 square feet of office buildings, and an 18,000 square foot retail center. Licensed officer and managing broker of a HUD approved mortgage loan brokerage firm for over five years. From November 1995 to July 2005, while living in Indiana, worked on the financial, administrative, procurement, acquisition, long range planning, risk management and litigation functions of Coldwell Banker Best Realty. 

1995 to 2005 Administrative Officer, United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana, U.S. Department of Justice. Responsible for financial management; including budget formulation, justification, and execution; accounting, disbursing and reporting; internal controls; inventory control; office automation and information technology; procurement and contracting; human resources; space and facilities; health and safety; law library operations; mail, files, and records; telecommunications: and equipment management. Also served as Human Resources Officer from 2002 through July 2005. Supervised a diverse staff of 9 administrative, technical, and clerical personnel. Certified Federal Contracting Officer.