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Patrick Ellwood & Barbara Kami

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Barbara Kami Barbara Kami is the Vice President of Ellwood Commercial Real Estate, a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm in the East Bay.  Ellwood Commercial Real Estate (ECRE) works with landlords and tenants to sell, lease and develop commercial buildings.  Be it helping restaurateurs find the perfect location to build their dream restaurant, working with retail stores to find the best location for their start-up concept, or building out office spaces for dentists to high-tech startups.  ECRE works to build great workplaces, relationships and neighborhoods.    

Barbara Kami began her career in 1990 as property manager of a 583-unit residential high rise in Emeryville, then moved in 1993 to managing a boutique residential real estate firm in the Claremont neighborhood of Berkeley and immediately jumped into fine home sales.  Barbara made her move to commercial real estate in 1996 when she joined Ellwood Commercial Real Estate.   

“I see commercial real estate like a puzzle, and finding the perfect fit for a business is crucial.  Putting together all the pieces that allow a business to really succeed is our expertise; be it locating the right building in the right neighborhood, solving zoning issues or construction permits, to financing and building management; that’s the fun part.”       

Barbara is a member of Oakland Association of Realtors, CAR, NAR, East Bay CREW and CREW Network and Oakland Builders Alliance.

BRE #01169157. barbara@ellwoodcommercial.comPatrick photo

Patrick Ellwood has been a resident of the East Bay since 1968. He has been in the real estate business since 1974 and has been a licensed real estate broker since 1978 and a developer since 1976 having built 30 residential properties in addition to a 13,000 square foot office building. Patrick Ellwood has been involved in over $200,000,000 in real estate transactions including residential income, commercial property sales, commercial property leases, financing, appraisals, and property management in addition to projects involving major renovations on numerous office and retail buildings. BRE #00471233.

Client List

  • AIDS Health Care Foundation
  • American Indian Child Resource Ctr
  • Assembly Woman Loni Hancock
  • August Company
  • Berkeley Daily Planet
  • Better Health Foundation
  • California College of the Arts
  • Children's Home Society of CA
  • Codeshelf
  • Dreyer's Ice Cream
  • DuDell and Associates
  • East Bay Law School
  • Galvin's Furniture
  • Hall Equities Group
  • Harbor House Ministries
  • Holmgren and Associates
  • Howard Properties
  • HPA Architects
  • Ionami Inc.
  • JLA Enterprises
  • Jumpstart MD
  • Kirk Peterson & Associates (AIA)
  • Lincoln Child Care Center
  • Madison Park Financial
  • Mark Becker, Inc.
  • Medical Students for Choice
  • National Ctr for Science Education
  • Piedmont Yoga Studio
  • Pizzaiolo
  • Pontes Financial Group
  • Regency Centers
  • Renoir Property Temps
  • Restaurant Gregiore
  • Reynolds & Brown
  • Robert's Electric
  • SNK Realty Group
  • Social Vocational Services
  • SRM Associates
  • VeriStar
  • World Ground Cafe