About Us

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Property Upsurge, Inc. is the leading boutique real estate firm in both management and sales of investment properties. Our company was founded by investors who were in search of a company that can locate and manage real estate investment opportunities. Today, we provide investors a complete solution for investing in real estate opportunities by partnering with us. This partnership provides the investor peace of mind knowing that their management company has vested interest in the success of their property. Our founders have twenty plus years in investment and management expertise and an astute understanding of every changing laws and customs. We know how to leverage our relationships to provide great value for our clients. We don’t just use boilerplate templates but rather apply critical thinking to all situations to insure we’re always performing at our best. An overwhelming majority of Property Upsurge’s units under management are still from the same clients that have worked with our founders from over two decades ago. Our mission is to be the most respected and sought after management and real estate brokerage company by owners, tenants, vendors and employees. We look forward to serving you soon.

Meet the Team

Yaniv Benaroya - President, Founder, Property Manager
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Yaniv Benaroya is the President and founder of Property Upsurge Inc., the leading boutique real estate firm in Contra Costa County. Yaniv has over $50 million in sales in just the past 10 years, which put him in the elite top 5% tier of agents in Contra Costa County.
Yaniv Benaroya, a Cal Poly graduate (2000), has enjoyed a remarkable career. His endeavors include a wide range of successful high and low price point pursuits in real estate, including residential, commercial and multi-family real estate sales, management as well as consulting.
Yaniv learned the real estate business as an investor. Successfully purchasing over 500 plus homes in several markets, Yaniv understands the in's and out's of real estate and knows how to position a property to achieve its maximum potential.
In 2007, Yaniv formed Property Upsurge Inc. to help investors and himself acquire, sell and manage properties for their portfolios. Since then, he has conducted over 300 plus transactions in Contra Costa County for both residential, commercial as well as multi-family properties.
Yaniv's local knowledge and his astute understanding of ever changing laws and customs are strong assets, which serve him well in reaching out to and attracting both buyers and sellers. His thorough knowledge and personal experience in financing and negotiating simple and complicated transactions have enabled him to provide excellent service to his many clients. Moreover, brokers and managers from competing company’s often call Yaniv for his opinion and expert advice.
Eric Huber - Vice President, Principal Broker
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Eric is an East Bay Area native having grown up in the Walnut Creek area and being a Las Lomas High School Graduate. Previous to joining forces with Yaniv at the start of 2010, Eric received his Business Administration Degree from Humboldt State University in 1994 and then went on to work growing Bricks and Mortar concepts.
When joining Property Upsurge both as Property Manager, Real Estate investor, and Principal Broker, Eric took his 25 years of commercial and residential construction background, his ability to motivate and manage teams of employees, and his knack for growing successful concepts to grow the management company and real estate investment firm many times over. With his fresh perspective on the industry, he has since put together a vibrant, motivated team, systems unique to the industry, and used his over 40 years of living in the Bay Area to help his clients get the best returns possible.
Sean Fernandez - Controller
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Sean hails from Reno, Nevada where he graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s Degree focusing on Psychology and Accounting. He joined the Property Upsurge team in March 2016, bringing his knowledge of accounting practices and a drive to learn more to the bookkeeper position, which helped him quickly become the head of the accounting department. His greatest assets have always been his ability to adapt to changes, his thoroughness in auditing the accounting records, and his intense attention to detail. Combined with his experience in general ledger accounting, financial statement preparation, and analysis, he has been able to build and innovate on current procedures to increase efficiency and the accuracy of the accounting records.
Courtney Owens - Human Resources, Account Receivable
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Courtney, originally from Vidor, Texas, moved out to California to find opportunity. She joined the Property Upsurge team in September 2017 to assist with maintenance, administrative tasks, and to aide the rent collections process. She soon took on human resources/payroll department and has been key in collecting on the outstanding balances of our delinquent residents. Her tenacity combined with her customer service experience at Hertz as a manager trainee proved essential to her communications with our residents during the rent collection process.
Dolores Willis - Accounting
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Dolores Willis was born and raised right here in the East Bay where she graduated from Pittsburg High School and attended Heald College with a focus on Accounting and Business Admin. She joined the accounting team at Property Upsurge in April 2018, bringing with her vast experience from her previous positions. Her attention to detail, undying drive for success, customer relations experience, and desire to learn more has been instrumental for the business’s continued success.