Bynum, Inc. was established as a sole proprietorship specializing in real estate appraisal and commercial development in 1981 by Gregory D. Bynum. Over the years, the staff has expanded and the firm has diversified, earning a reputation as an expert in Kern County's real estate market and a leader in commercial real estate development.
Today, the company specializes in real estate development, appraisal-analysis, consultation, property management and brokerage services. Bynum, Inc.'s principals and staff along with its team of architects, lenders and contractors have the knowledge and experience to provide the firm's clients with the highest level of service and the quality products they expect. To date, Bynum, Inc.'s development portfolio includes over one million square feet of buildings, and the company manages more than one million three hundred thousand square feet of office, retail, industrial and medical space.
Bynum, Inc.'s success is built on its dedication to providing superior products and services in all areas of its business as well as to its commitment to the communities it serves. The company's main focus will always be to support and improve the quality of life in the Bakersfield region through the quality of the projects it develops, the high level of its services and a commitment to community involvement.
Gregory D. BynumFounder and Chairman
Gregory D. and Mary Bynum are the majority owners of Bynum Inc., a closely held full service real estate development, management, brokerage, and appraisal/analysis firm. Mr. Bynum is a lifetime resident of Bakersfield. Since his graduation in 1972 from California State University Bakersfield, with a degree in Business Administration, he has been involved in all facets of real estate. His initial professional background relates to real estate appraisal and analysis where he established a foundation of knowledge to start his own firm in 1981. Previously he worked with the Karpe-Fisher Company-Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants, and the Real Estate Appraisal Division of the Kern County Assessor’s Office.
Mr. Bynum, who now devotes all of his time to commercial real estate development, has developed a significant mix of professional and medical office buildings; industrial, retail, and warehouse facilities; retail shopping centers and mixed use retail/financial/restaurant projects. His real estate management experience includes all of the above property types.
His professional affiliations include: Membership in the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and Bakersfield Association of Realtors, accreditation with the Appraisal Institute and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. His court qualifications include his recognition as an expert witness in Superior Court and Federal Bankruptcy Court. He has testified before a congressional committee as an expert in real estate. He also holds a teaching certificate from the State of California for Real Estate Subjects and has taught and lectured at both California State University Bakersfield and Bakersfield College, as well as local and statewide seminars. Mr. Bynum also holds a Real Estate Broker’s License and a Certified General Real Estate Appraisal License with the State of California.
Community activities include Mr. Bynum’s participation with California State University Bakersfield where he is a member and past Chairman of the CSUB Foundation. He has also been involved with the President’s Advisory Council, Board of Directors for Roadrunner Athletics, the first ever Annual Alumni Fund Campaign as Chairman, Chairman of the Cornerstone Campaign and the fundraising committee to move the athletic program to Division I. He has been honored by the University as an Outstanding Alumni of the Business and Public Administration, inducted in the inaugural class of the CSUB Hall of Fame, awarded the John Brock Award for Community Service and the Cal State University Advocate of the Year in 2007. He is past Chairman and a member of the board of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce and is past Chair and member of BCCPAC. He is past President and member of Bakersfield North Rotary, member of Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation and chairs the audit committee, member of the real estate committee for the Kern County Community Foundation and was Honorary Chairman for the Valley of Hope fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in 2014. He is past Chairman of the Bakersfield Aquatic Center that was successful in helping to create and equip Bakersfield’s Olympic swim facility. He is a Paul Harris fellow and a member of Stockdale County Club and Quest. Mr. Bynum volunteered several years as a coach for youth basketball and has been active in fundraising for Youth Connection, a local non-profit that works with all at risk youth.
Mr. Bynum is past President and a longtime member of the Bakersfield Association of Realtors where he was honored as Realtor of the Year in 2000. The National Association of Realtors conferred the National Commercial Award to him in 2012 for outstanding achievement in the commercial real estate industry. He has also been a Regional Chairman for the California Association of Realtors and a Federal Political coordinator for the National Association of Realtors. He is a founding director and a member of the Executive and Loan committees for Valley Republic Bank.
Mr. Bynum has been married since 1972 to Mary and has three children, Donald (and his wife Christina), David (and his wife Megan) and Marley (and her husband Adam) and four grandchildren, Rivers, August, Ivy and Dylan. The family attends and holds membership at the Riverlakes Community Church.
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David BynumChief Executive Officer
David Bynum graduated from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and a minor in Philosophy in 2004. He went on to accept a Dean’s Academic Merit Scholarship to study law at the University of San Diego (USD). David graduated from the University of San Diego in 2007 with a Juris Doctorate Cum Laude, and his Masters of Law in Taxation Summa Cum Laude, and passed the bar the same year.
David has practiced law in the fields of real estate, corporate law and estate planning for twelve years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Bynum Inc., where he works as a broker, developer and general counsel. David has been working with the company in various capacities since high school.
In 2017 and 2018, David originated over $20 Million dollars in commercial acquisition brokerage for Bynum Inc., using his unique understanding of Real Estate and Tax Law to assist clients in navigating the tax and legal implication of those transactions, specializing in 1031 exchange transactions.
In addition to his brokerage and legal activities David conceptualized, capitalized, supervised construction and founded Rush Air Sports in 2014, selling the same three years later, and The Blvd in 2018. These concepts were instrumental in Bynum Inc.’s redevelopment of 200,000 square feet of warehouse into retail space and the creation of “Area 99” entertainment district. David has also overseen implementation of solar energy projects at multiple Bynum Inc. properties including the projects located at Area 99.
David is currently overseeing the development of 60,000 square feet of commercial space on the California State University Bakersfield campus at the University Office Center.
David is a member of the assessment appeals board for the County of Kern and is a member of the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation Board. He also served on the board of Habitat for Humanity for six years and was inducted into their Cornerstone Society. In his spare time he enjoys promoting comedy in Bakersfield by booking national acts at Temblor Brewing.
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Marley SherryDirector of Development
Marley Sherry graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s of Architecture in 2010 and became a licensed Architect in 2018.
Marley has over 15 years experience working in hospitality and commercial architecture throughout Southern California. She was a key member of the design team for University Office Center and Kern Health Systems.
Marley is instrumental in client representation in all of Bynum Inc. development projects, she oversees the design and construction process. Marley also provides interior design and architecture services for properties in the company’s portfolio.
Donald G. Bynum, CPMDirector of Brokerage and Asset Management
Don Bynum graduated from the University of California at Davis in 2001 with a degree in Economics. He started full time at Bynum Inc. in December of 2001. In 2002, he earned his real estate salesperson license and became a member of the Association of Realtors.
Mr. Bynum currently oversees the company’s property management division in addition to handling leasing and sales transactions. He received the designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM®) by the Institute of Real Estate Management® in 2005 and obtained his California Bureau of Real Estate Broker’s License in 2014.
Mr. Bynum has managed tenant improvements for space currently occupied by Optimal Hospice, Keller Williams, Foundation for Medical Care, Kern Health Systems, The Mortgage House, First American Title, Moneywise, Terrio Fitness, Moo Creamery, Hocking Denton Palmquist and multiple medical offices.
Mr. Bynum currently serves on several boards in the Bakersfield community. As the fundraising chair of the Executive Committee for the CSUB Roadrunner scholarship fund, Mr. Bynum works to raise funds for Division 1 student athlete scholarships. Mr. Bynum also represents California State Senator Jean Fuller on the Board of Directors for the Community Action Partnership of Kern County, the non-profit organization that administers the Federal Head Start Program throughout Kern County. As past president of the Institute of Real Estate Management® San Joaquin Chapter 85 for 2011 and 2012, Mr. Bynum and other members of the board hosted the first annual Bakersfield Real Estate Forecast Breakfast in January of 2013. The event has grown to host 300 prominent commercial real estate professionals.
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Annie M. WilkeningChief Financial Officer / Controller
Annie Wilkening is the CFO/Controller at Bynum, Inc., She has been with the company since September 2013. when she was hired as the Assistant Controller. She was promoted to Controller in August 2021.
Annie is a 2003 graduate of East Bakersfield High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Master of Science in Accountancy and Financial Management. Prior to joining Bynum, Inc., Annie worked in public accounting specializing in audit as well as worked for a local dental practice. Annie obtained her CPA license in 2019.
At Bynum, Annie is responsible for all accounting functions of the business as well as overseeing all accounting staff.
Jessica R. Krausgrill, CPMVice President of Property Management
Jessica R. Krausgrill graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics. Following graduation, Mrs. Krausgrill moved to Los Angeles, California and became a Property Manager with a retail development firm specializing in neighborhood shopping centers throughout California, Nevada and Colorado. In 2010, after three years in Los Angeles, Mrs. Krausgrill returned to her hometown of Bakersfield, continuing her work in commercial property management for a local third-party firm before joining the team at Bynum, Inc. in 2014.
As a Property Manager, Jessica is responsible for all operational aspects of approximately 300,000 square feet of the company’s management portfolio. In 2017, Jessica became the Vice President of Property Management for Bynum Inc. and is responsible for overseeing the property management division’s operations and business development, in addition to managing her portfolio of properties. Throughout her career, Jessica has successfully supervised multiple tenant improvement projects, capital improvements, and provided property management consulting services to developers during the planning and construction phases of properties she now manages.
Mrs. Krausgrill received her Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM®) in 2015. In 2018, she completed the necessary coursework for Bynum Inc. to obtain the Accredited Management Organization® designation through IREM® and serves as the company’s Executive CPM®. She also serves on the local IREM® San Joaquin Chapter 85 Board as the 2018-2020 President. She obtained her California Bureau of Real Estate Broker’s License in 2013 and has been a member of the Bakersfield Association of Realtors® since 2015.
In addition to her involvement with real estate, Jessica is passionate about serving the local community and is an active volunteer with the Junior League of Bakersfield and served as the organization’s Treasurer in 2016-2017. She is also an Executive Board Member-at-Large for the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic.
Jessica and her husband, Chris, welcomed their first son, Benedict, in February 2017, and daughter, Ainsley, in March 2019.
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R. Douglas WarrenVice President of Construction
Doug Warren is the senior and a founding member of Gregory D. Bynum and Associates, Inc. having joined the firm in May of 1982. His education, vision and contribution helped lay the foundation for the company as it is today.
Mr. Warren graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Appraisal and Rural Development – a major he developed for the Davis campus. Over the last thirty-six years he has participated in and/or overseen all aspects of real estate to include acquisition, development, analysis/consultation and management.
Mr. Warren was one of the two original Policy Group members along with Gregory D Bynum, who established and maintained company aims, goals, and objectives. He has served as the corporate Vice President and has overseen, staffed and managed the Real Estate Appraisal/Analysis/Consultation and Property Management departments of the company. In his current position he oversees all aspects of real estate construction for new projects, rehabilitation of existing facilities and tenant improvements. He is also an asset manager for a number of company owned developments and projects.
Past development projects include but are not limited to:
- 4925 Commerce Drive – a multi tenant professional office building
- 3131 Arrow Street – a Kern County Superior Court Complex
- 13121-13133 Rosedale Highway – Rosedale Gateway Plaza Shopping Center
Tenants of note include Starbucks, Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, the State of California, the County of Kern, and numerous other public and private business partners.
Previously, Mr. Warren was a delegate of the California Appraisal Council and a member and chairman of the Appraisal Institute’s Regional Grievance and Ethics Committees, a designated member of the Appraisal Institute and a Professional Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is currently a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, qualified to perform analysis on all complex property types and a Licensed Sales Person in the State of California. He is also a qualified expert witness in Kern County Superior Court and has testified regarding various complex real estate matters.
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Jordan BacotMarketing and Leasing Associate
Jordan Bacot began his commercial real estate career at Bynum, Inc. in 2018 as the Assistant Property Manager, supporting the Property Management team with the company’s expansive property portfolio, along with providing support to the Development and Accounting Departments. In January of 2020, he joined the Brokerage Department working as the Marketing and Leasing Associate. In this position, Jordan specializes in landlord representation and is involved in all phases of leasing and sales such as lease negotiations, tenant improvements, sale negotiations and due diligence.
Jordan graduated from Fresno Pacific University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and completed his California Bureau of Real Estate License in the summer of 2019.
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- CA License No. 02095252
Tashauna N. GrayAssistant Controller
Tashauna Gray joined the staff of Bynum, Inc in March 2018 as a Property Manager, assisting in management of many properties within the portfolio. In 2021, she transitioned to the Accounting Department as Assistant Controller where she continues to broaden her knowledge of corporate accounting functions.
Tashauna graduated from Antelope Valley College with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies in 2003. She then moved to San Diego to complete her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of San Diego in 2005. Professionally, Tashauna has over 20 years of retail and financial management experience.
Tashauna has been married to Jeremy since 2010 and they have four sons: Jordan, Logan, Connor, and Jackson.
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Andrew J. RiosProperty Manager
Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Andrew J. Rios is a 2007 graduate of California Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Mr. Rios began his career in commercial banking, with a focus on operations and compliance. After 15 years in banking, nine of which were dedicated to Bakersfield-based Valley Republic Bank, Mr. Rios made the transition into commercial real estate management and joined the Bynum, Inc. team as a Property Manager. Andrew’s extensive banking and customer service experience has proved invaluable to the Property Management Team at Bynum, Inc. Andrew now oversees approximately 800,000 square feet of the Company’s commercial portfolio, including the University Office Center complex, home of Bakersfield College Southwest Campus on California State University Bakersfield’s campus. From financial analysis to physical property supervision, Mr. Rios’ experience continues to elevate the standard of care provided by Bynum, Inc., resulting in exceptional tenant satisfaction and increased client returns.
In addition to his extensive professional accomplishments, Andrew is also a graduate of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bakersfield Class of 2019 and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).
Andrew and his wife, Kristan, and their son, Gabriel, enjoy beach trips, camping, and entertaining friends and family.
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Sarah MitchellAdministrative/Accounting Assistant Notary Public
Sarah grew up in Redondo Beach, California and graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, Ca in 2006. Prior to joining Bynum Inc., Sarah worked for Temblor Brewing Company as a floor manager.
Sarah Mitchell is an administrative and accounting assistant at Bynum, Inc. She has been with the company since 2017. Sarah is responsible for assisting in all accounting tasks as well as various administrative functions.
During her spare time Sarah likes to bake. She also likes to visit her family back home and spend time at her favorite place – the beach.
Hannah is the receptionist at Bynum Inc. and has been with the team since 2017. She previously worked at Rush Air Sports for close to three years. Hannah is a 2015 graduate from Bakersfield High School. Hannah is a graduate of the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts with an Associates Degree in Pastry Arts. During her spare time Hannah supplies confectionery for Bakersfield Roasting Company a local non-profit coffee roasting company