Norheim & Yost is a Commercial Real Estate Firm specializing in sales and leasing of office, industrial and retail properties, leased investments, and assemblage of development sites in the cities of Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito and Richmond. John Norheim and Donald Yost have worked together since 1972 and have completed over 3,000 transactions, representing landlords, tenants, developers, and investors. Steven Smith joined the firm in 2001.

John Norheim is a licensed real estate broker working exclusively in commercial real estate. He has served on the West Berkeley Area Plan Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce.

(510) 527-3400 ext. 10 | CalBRE # 00770171

Steve Smith joined Norheim & Yost in 2001, becoming one of the firm's three partners in 2013. He has worked and lived in West Berkeley since 1991. His background is in construction, metal fabrication, furniture prototyping and production, project management, structural engineering. He holds a bachelors degree in architecture from UC Berkeley and the College of Environmental Design. Since joining the firm Steve has represented landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers alike. His real estate leasing and sales experience covers a broad range of commercial property types including investment, industrial, retail, and office. His knowledge and understanding of the idiosyncrasies of East Bay cities and their politics and zoning ordinances is a critical asset to his clients. His diligence, ethics, and loyalty to his clients is evidenced by a solid reputation.

(510) 527-3400 ext. 12 | CalBRE # 01330154

Colby Katz was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and has degrees in English with Creative Writing as well as Dramatic Literature from The George Washington University. He spent two years working in investment real estate acquisitions and management before joining Norheim and Yost. Colby currently lives in Berkeley and works primarily with office and retail space.

(510) 527-3400 ext. 15 | CalBRE # 01949015

Don Yost has retired after a 40+ year career as a real estate broker in the Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland commercial markets. In addition to brokerage, Don was active in formulating zoning and planning issues in Berkeley, served for 13 years on the West Berkeley Plan, on the Mayor's planning and zoning task force, and on the City of Berkeley Planning Commission. He successfully represented many clients before the Zoning Adjustments Board and the Berkeley City Council.

(510) 527-3400 ext. 11 | CalBRE # 00364108