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Who is Nido Properties?

The story behind the nest.

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Meet The Team

Sam Cohen

With over 35 years of experience in Bay Area real estate, Sam is the seasoned and knowledgeable leader of Nido Properties. A B.A. in Economics & Ed.D. in Education combined with a Broker’s License & Certified Property Manager designation have made it possible for him to successfully manage over $100,000,000 of real estate and 5000+ apartments over the course of his career. Sam operates under the mantra: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He possesses a rare combination of scrutiny, honesty and accountability that he operates with every single day, as he treats your property as though it were his own. Sam is fluently bilingual in Spanish and English.

Daniel Cohen

Daniel brings a passion for real estate and a fierce attention to detail. He began his career in operations management where he solidified his excitement for building streamlined businesses. While working at RentPath, a real estate technology leader, Daniel collaborated directly with dozens of brokerages in California. With efficiency, simplicity and technology as his fuel, Daniel founded Nido Properties and has since been on a mission to provide the absolute best customer service to all Nido clients. Daniel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside and possesses a BRE CA Salesperson License. Daniel is also bilingual in Spanish and English.

Lilly Hernandez

Lilly Hernandez has been an accounting manager for almost 15 years. Lilly is trained and has experience as a full charge accountant. Lilly has practiced all aspects  of real estate accounting and is well versesed in both the multifamily and commercial industries. She is an expert in preparing a vast array of financial statements as well as dominating accounts receivable and accounts payable. Her effective communication with Lenders, the Franchise Tax Board, City and County offices, CPA's and other professionals make her an invaluable member of our team. 


in the end we aim to provide incomparable service



Nido (neetho) translates to “nest” in Spanish.


Nido Properties is a full service, family owned real estate firm based in Oakland, California. We are committed to providing efficient and customized service tailored to meet your goals. Our core purpose is to help you achieve a better life for you and your family through real estate. Our team has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry with a comprehensive knowledge base of Bay Area cities.  With multiple viewpoints, we are able to meld invaluable experience with technology and passion in order to deliver an exceptional outcome for our partners.


We promote an open and collaborative working environment for our team, making it easy to suggest improvements without needing to go through miles of red tape.


In the end, we aim to provide incomparable service to our partners, the lifeblood of our business as we help you navigate all decisions pertaining to your nest.


We hope you will inquire to find out more about how to work with us.

Our Core Values

A clear set of foundational values guide our team ​and separate our company from the pack:


Our customers are our partners.

Excellent service every single day is what they deserve.


Always seek improvement. Complacency is a crutch.

Self reflection is imperative.


Time is life's most

precious commodity.

Plan ahead.

Think twice. Be confident.


Dare to test the norm.

Creativity is king.

Take measured risks.


Collaboration is symphonic.

Contribute your skill set and accept reciprocation by your teammates.


Integrity is everything.

Your reputation matters.

Our morals and ethical

standards tuck us in at night.


Work hard and smart.

Fight for answers.

Strive for perfection.


Life's short, enjoy it.

Take time to appreciate

your hard work.


Accept accountability

of your successes

and failures, never make excuses.


incredibly easy to work with.

"Nido Properties was incredibly easy to work with. Daniel handled everything efficiently and smoothly. He was able to get me into one of the premier condo buildings in the area and I love it!"

- Scott Shropshire


"Nido Properties is a highly professional and very trustworthy company"

- Henry Li

we could not have selected better.

“We have trusted Nido Properties with the management and operation of our properties for over 10 years and we could not have selected better. They are professional, intelligent and honest. We rely on their experience and expertise daily.                       - Sally Goodman


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Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you find, protect & grow your nest.

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