Dennis Earls

Managing Member, KSBS Holdings, Inc. 

Dennis Earls is a real estate professional with nearly 20 years of experience. Today, he serves as Senior Vice President at Secured Properties Inc., a boutique Los Angeles based firm specializing in brokerage, leasing and real estate developer marketing. While his firm boasts expertise in Los Angeles, Koreatown, Mid-Wilshire and San Fernando Valley, Dennis’ reach has extended all over the country. 

Specializing in commercial acquisitions, portfolio building, and deal syndication, he has built a strong clientele based on his ability to guide and consult novice investors to make them savvy property owners. To that end, his roster includes an impressive clientele comprised of Hollywood’s elite, professional athletes and notable businessmen and entrepreneurs. To date, he has brokered nearly 300 transactions, totaling in excess of $3 Billion dollars in real estate. 

Dennis is a proud alumnus of the University of Southern California, holding a degree from the Annenberg School for Communication. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children. He is an avid sports fan and former athlete. When he is not brokering real estate deals, he fulfills his role as Founder of the Total Kid Project.

Brien R. Kelley

Partner, KSBS Holdings, Inc.

Brien R. Kelley is a partner of Sklar Kirsh in the Real Estate Department.  Brien’s practice focuses on complex real estate transactions, with significant experience in commercial and multi-family residential acquisitions and dispositions, real property secured financing, joint venture formation, mezzanine financing and all aspects of real estate due diligence including title and survey review.  Brien’s real estate practice experience includes representation of institutional and family office real estate investors, syndicators, developers and operators, and borrowers in a broad range of real estate-related matters including acquisition, development, financing and disposition and commercial leasing; securitized, mezzanine and preferred equity financing; forming and representing joint ventures, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and negotiating joint venture agreements.

While attending law school, Brien began his professional career at the commercial brokerage firm RE/Max Commercial, eventually obtaining his sales license and assisting investors in the acquisition and disposition of multi-family assets.  In 2005 Brien began his legal career in the real estate department of the boutique law firm Kulik, Gottesman, Mouton & Siegel LLP and later spent time as an associate with Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP in Beverly Hills.  Most recently, Brien was an associate with Epport, Richman & Robbins, LLP where he handled general business and complex real estate, corporate and transactional matters.

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Brien attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar and a Ralph J. Bunche Alumni Scholar, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1996.  He then attended USC Gould School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2000, was a Legion Lex Merit Scholar, served as Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association and was a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program.

Brien has served as an Adjunct Professor of real estate law at UCLA Extension, teaching “Advanced Legal Aspects of Real Estate” and has served as an executive board member for the Los Angeles Urban League, Young Professionals.  Brien is currently a member of the Western Region Scholar Advisory Committee for the Jackie Robinson Scholarship Foundation and is a member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.