MEET THE TEAM
William B. Baron ("Bill")
Since 1983, Bill has been engaged with Brandenburg Properties in all aspects of real estate acquisitions, dispositions, entitlement, financing and development. He oversees daily operations of the company while specifically managing certain projects located in Northern and Southern California, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Bill is a fourth-generation San Josean and a graduate of San Jose State University. He actively serves his community as a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose, past board member and past board chair of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, past Trustee and past Chairman of Chamber Pac, the Chamber’s Political Action Committee, board member of the Stroke Awareness Foundation, Chairman of the annual SAF Fight Stroke Walk, founding member of the Baron Student Leadership Award at San Jose State University, Co-Founder of 2017’s Quinn’s Brigade, Managing Chairman of the Pat Dando Legacy Project, and past Chairman of the American Heart Association Monopoly Night gala.
Bill is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including: the National Society of Fund Raising Executives Distinguished Volunteer Award in 1998, the Volunteer of the Year Award given by the American Heart Association for 1997-1998 and 2001, a Laureate distinction given by Junior Achievement 2006, and the Small Business Advocate of the Year given by the California Chamber of Commerce 2006. He also served on San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's 2007 Transition Team. Most recently, AFP Silicon Valley named Bill the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser at National Philanthropy Day.
Bill is married and has two grown children. He enjoys golf, travel and cooking.
Liesa joined the Brandenburg team in 2009. She came from the financial sector, where she had a career as an investment consultant. She has an undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis in economics, an MBA from San Jose State University and a certification in human resource management from University of Santa Cruz.
She grew up in the Cupertino area and has volunteered with many local organizations, including Friends Outside, Junior Achievement, and San Jose Jaycees. She is currently a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose. She is an avid reader of books, watcher of movies and a fierce and loyal friend. She is proudest of the difference she has made in the lives of the people she has known.
Senior Executive Assistant
Claudia has been with Brandenburg Properties since 1996 and serves in several capacities supporting the business as well as family members. She was born In El Salvador and moved to San Jose at the age of 6. She received her Associates Degree in Travel and Tourism in 1992. Claudia volunteers at The Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley during the holidays as well as distributes warm clothing for the homeless in downtown San Jose. She has two grown children and resides in San Jose. Her interests include, cooking for her family, concerts/festivals and interior decorating.
Accounts Payable Manager
Since 2003, Davone has been associated with the firm serving several functions within the accounting department as the account payables manager. She attended De Anza College as a computer science major, is married and has one grown child, two younger children and is the proud grandmother of one. Aside from being a huge Oakland A’s fan, Davone loves spending time volunteering for her kid’s little league and is the point person for corporate employee community engagement. She is an avid yoga practitioner and has a philanthropic heart of giving.
Accounts Receivable Manager
Brian has been an integral part of Brandenburg Properties since 1999 and is responsible for all accounts receivable in association with the company while also supporting some elements of the Brandenburg, Staedler & Moore operations. Brian enjoys his co-workers and engages in the community supporting a number of worthy organizations.
IN MEMORIAM - LEE H. BRANDENBURG
Founder | Senior Partner
Lee H. Brandenburg, the founding partner of Brandenburg Properties, was an icon in the real estate industry for over half a century. He began his career in the mid 1950's after graduation from San Jose State University and two tours of duty for the United States Army. He started in real estate sales, moving to entitle and develop custom home and multifamily subdivisions. He expanded into commercial, retail and office building development, and, through the partnership Brandenburg, Staedler & Moore, entitled and developed 17, 5-star mobilehome communities consisting of nearly 5000 units. Fourteen of them remain in BS&M ownership.
Commencing in the mid-1970s and continuing to present day, Lee concentrated on large-scale residential golf and resort communities in Northern and Southern California, southeastern United States and British Columbia, as well as other residential and commercial developments in California, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas.
Together with his wife Diane, four children and four grandchildren, he formed the Brandenburg Family Foundation to support local non-profit organizations. His passion for philanthropy led to the donation of millions of dollars. Lee also served on many boards of civic and charitable organizations, and both he and Diane have received numerous recognition and awards, including being named Silicon Valley’s Outstanding Philanthropists, listing among the Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in both Philanthropy and Real Estate and being named Most Outstanding Community Volunteers.
In addition to his real estate holdings, Lee was an author and movie producer. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed traveling.
IN MEMORIAM - ERIC BRANDENBURG
Eric Brandenburg joined his father, Lee, in 1978 to form Brandenburg Properties. He was involved in all aspects of the real estate investment business, his primary focus was the acquisition and entitlement of the land investments. In addition to negotiating acquisitions, Eric identified income property investments to add to Brandenburg Properties portfolio.
Eric enjoyed his work in the non-profit sector, where he raised millions of dollars for operations and capital campaigns for numerous worthy organizations, such as the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, American Heart Association, Walden West Outdoor School Education Foundation, Just for Youth, KTEH Public Television and the Emergency Housing Consortium. He received the “Ronnie Award” for Outstanding Community Volunteer from the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, as well as Outstanding Fund Raiser of the Year by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.
Eric served on the board of the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy, an organization dedicated to acquiring lands to be protected as natural open space in perpetuity.
Eric’s proudest accomplishments were his twin daughter and son.