GREATNESS BEGINS TO WANE
WHEN YOU START TRYING TO BLEND IN
RATHER THAN STAND OUT
Communication is a powerful and positive marketing tool. However, the mere act of communicating does not necessarily mean messages will be understood. Take for example the sage words of famed baseball manager Casey Stengel who addressing his team said, “Now all you fellows line up alphabetically by height.” It is important to express your message so that others interpret it correctly.
There are four mutually dependent elements to effective communication: The medium, audience, message and timing. This simple formula, often ignored by others, is at the foundation of everything we do.
DB&R is a full-service public relations firm providing quality and cost-effective public relations and strategic marketing communications counsel for business-to-business firms. Since our founding in 1990, we have earned an excellent reputation for our expertise in the representation of firms in real estate and related industries.
Quality does not come by accident. It requires relentless determination, intelligent direction and skillful execution and is evident in every aspect of our practice. DB&R offers real estate firms an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience and expertise in every marketing discipline including managed media relations, community outreach, consensus building, speaking platform, special events planning and implementation, collateral, interactive media, and copywriting.
DB&R remains committed to the highest standards of professionalism and ethical business behavior and is driven by the rewards of helping clients obtain results that match their stated marketing and business goals.
Bruce Beck has more than 30 years of successful public relations and marketing communications experience. Prior to forming DB&R, Bruce held senior level positions at some of the nation’s most prestigious public relations and advertising agencies. During his career he has designed and directed the campaigns for such notable firms as Korn/Ferry International, Allen Matkins, WET Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Oppenheimer, Steyr Daimler Puch of America, Weyerhaeuser, The Australian Department of Trade, Hang Ten International, Phone-Mate and Huffy Bicycles. He also supervised the media relations activities and the advertising agency review for The Bass Group in its acquisition of American Savings. Bruce began his career in the music division at Rogers and Cowan, one of the nation's leading entertainment public relations firms.
Bruce is active in a variety of business and civic groups. He currently sits on the Planning Committee for the Urban Land Institute-Los Angeles District Council where he previously served as chair of the StimULI Breakfast subcommittee and is member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. He also served on the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Heart Association and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Ventura County Junior Golf Association. Bruce has been involved in high school sports for 22 years as a head coach in baseball and golf. In 2014 he was named California High School Golf Coach of the Year by the California Coaches Association.
Bruce turned down a professional baseball contract with the Kansas City Royals in 1972 to attend Pepperdine University on an athletic scholarship where he earned a BA in Communication Theory.
Bob Buttitta brings over 30 years of communications experience with him to his role as an account executive at DB&R Communications. His extensive background as a writer and editor gives DB&R’s clients a trusted resource when it comes to knowing how to best reach the media and to the kind of information and stories they are looking for.
He is an award-winning journalist with extensive multimedia experience that includes social media marketing, event planning and video production.
Prior to joining DB&R, Bob spent 18 years as a multimedia journalist for the Ventura County Star. Before joining the Star, Bob served as the senior news editor for two industry-related magazines, one focused on the multibillion dollar Pet Industry and another one covering the Veterinary Industry on a worldwide basis.
He also spent several years as a business writer and reporter for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Pasadena Star News, shining a spotlight on the movers and shakers in the business communities throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
Bob attended California State University, Northridge, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. During his time at CSUN, Bob spent two years working as the women’s sports information director, handling public relations needs for all of the university’s womens athletic teams and personnel.
Bob is active in his community, volunteering his time to help with the development of young athletes in the area is also dedicated to fundraising for charities that support children’s health and to aiding the homeless in the Santa Clarita Valley, where he and his family reside.
Managed Media Relations
The Speaking Platform
Advertising and Collateral Material
Interactive Media and Web Design
Special Events Planning and Implementation
WHEN CLOSE ENOUGH
ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH
Laguna Point Properties
Tower 16 Capital Partners
SB Real Estate Partners
Vivo Investment Group
Haven Realty Capital
Vista Investment Group
Mesa West Capital
Robert E. Hart
President & CEO, TruAmerica Multifamily, LLC
DB&R is one of the best real estate pr firms in the marketplace. They get the job done efficiently and consistently with great flair and really know how to reach the right business to business audience.
Managing Director, Karlin Real Estate
DB&R has provided a high level of service for years. We have a great rapport with Bruce and he understands our business needs. He has produced fantastic results to promote our platforms, not only in the US but also internationally. His media relationships and knowledge of the business have been instrumental in growing our business.
Founder & Managing Partner, Kearny Real Estate Co.
DB&R has been our public relations counsel for more than 20 years. I think that speaks volumes to the quality of their work.
Executive Vice President, Kilroy Realty Inc.
I've enjoyed a working relationship with DB&R for nearly two decades. I have come to rely on their expert direction and expect only the best results.
Executive Vice President, CBRE
Bruce is one of those rare communications professionals who understands the commercial real estate business. He has the ability to grasp complex issues, shape them to meet marketing goals and objectives and then deliver it to any audience be it buyer, seller, landlord or tenant.
Managing Editor, Real Estate Finance & Investment
I have worked with Bruce Beck and his team at DB&R for many years in my role as a reporter and editor. Bruce understands what we do and what we want and has consistently done an outstanding job of putting us together with potential sources and pitching relevant, interesting stories.
Assistant Vice President, Mesa West Capital
We have been working with Bruce and DB&R for a number of years, and he has greatly helped us grow and improve our firm’s PR and marketing efforts across the United States. I would recommend him whether you are a one man shop looking to increase your presence, or a large firm hoping for a new vision.
In addition to our blue chip list of current clients, DB&R has enjoyed long-standing relationships with many firms across the full spectrum of the real estate industry.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.