Our Vision

It's about time.

2B Living is an innovative property management company in the beautiful Bay Area of California. We truly believe that happy tenants are key to our success; you can depend on our hands-on, tenant-friendly style. We make the entire process of renting easy and logical. From searching to signing, we bend to your unique schedules and concerns.

We simplify and relieve the property owner's experience by taking care of important everyday duties. Abiding dutifully by California rental regulations, under the care of 2B Living you'll have that hassle free ownership you've dreamed of. All tenancy, marketing, property management and accounting details are our happy responsibility.

Our Services

  • tenant services
  • property owner services
  • Browse

    Scroll through photos and view home amenities. Find out all the important details you need to feel at ease in your new home. Apply!

  • Move in

    Expect an inviting and sparkling clean apartment with modern conveniences! Have your questions answered, your needs met, and your worries put to rest.

  • Live

    Caring for your new home is of utmost importance to us. You name it, we fix it. Rely on us to make living as it's meant 2B.

  • Explore

    We choose to manage and rent Bay Area rentals in vibrant, fun, energetic neighborhoods. We design our apartments to complement your active, neighborhood centered life. Our hope is that your wonderful tenant experience will find you in and outside of your new home.

  • The Right Tenant

    The right tenant will make your life better. 2B Living takes care of the entire process, from finding the right tenant, to completing paperwork and ensuring a hassle-free residency.

  • Happy Tenants

    Happy tenants are beneficial to your investments. Our caring and quick response to tenant concerns encourages tenants to care for their home. Partner with us and enjoy the benefits of an immaculately maintained and consistently rented property.

  • 2B Living and You

    Enjoy a robust network of high quality tenants, maximized property value and zero hassle. 2B Living offers choices. We can operate via contract work, profit-sharing, or equity participation. We are flexible with the way you choose to do business.

  • What We Do

    Property management. You name it, we do it: marketing, professional photography, listing, tenant placement, rent collection/bill pay, maintenance supervision, accounting/reporting, regular property visits and compliance with all California rental regulations.

Our Properties

  • 1800 20th St
    San Francisco, CA

    An amazing garden, flowing creek, pool, gym, tennis courts and a panoramic view of downtown. Too good to be true? Come see for yourself.

  • 1824 Lakeshore Ave
    Oakland, CA

    Experience luxury at its finest in one of the best neighborhoods in Oakland. Breathtaking views of Lake Merritt will make you want to stay forever.

  • 1371 Minna St
    San Francisco, CA

    Experience a new kind of rental living, making the San Francisco "charming" apartment a thing of the past. This entire building was completely rebuilt from the studs up and features cozy hydronic floor heating, solar panels, secure covered bike storage and a shared yard.On a quiet block, just steps to restaurants, bars, shops, and public transportation, experience Mission living at its finest.

  • 593 Saratoga Avenue
    Santa Clara, CA

    Explore this quiet neighborhood near many Fortune 500 companies and Santa Clara University. This small eight unit building has it all - parking, laundry and great neighbors!

  • 1015 Shotwell Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Completely renovated ten unit building in the heart of the Mission. Enjoy modern amenities, a community garden, and private enclosed parking lot.

  • 2338 Channing Way
    Berkeley, CA

    Charming ten unit building in the heart of downtown Berkeley, just 2 blocks from UC Berkeley.

  • 701 Oregon
    San Mateo, CA

    Beautiful single family house in prime Baywood Knolls neighborhood in San Mateo.

  • 2467 Pacific Avenue
    San Francisco, CA

    In the heart of Pacific Heights, this stunning flat will remind you why you moved to San Francisco.

  • 160 Sloop Ct
    Foster City, CA

    Newly remodeled single family home in Foster city. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, front dining room and family room. Amazing running pond right in the backyard!

  • 1550 Ebener St
    Redwood City, CA

    Within just a couple of miles of this quiet community, historic Main Street is ablaze with life.Convenient access to 280 and 101 provide a seamless commute to all Bay Area locations as well as San Francisco and many quaint coastal towns.

  • 5612 M.L.K. Junior Way
    Oakland, CA

    Plenty of shopping, cafes and good eats just blocks away from this truly special condo. Enjoy smoking BBQ on your private balcony.

  • 535 Hawthorne
    Palo Alto, CA

    Spacious duplex in the heart of Palo Alto. Walk to shops and restaurants on University, play volleyball at Johnson Park, or spend time at home thinking of the next big tech innovation to hit Silicon Valley.

  • 824-826 Vallejo Street
    San Francisco, CA

    To the studs renovation in the heart of North Beach. Time to come home.

  • 1984 Taraval Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Incredible value and high end finishes are yours in the Sunset.

  • 1008 Parma Way
    Los Altos, CA

    Gorgeous single family home with something for everyone: easy access to 280, walking distance to Rancho Shopping Center and award winning Los Altos schools, and a beautiful garden.

  • 1407 2nd Ave
    Oakland, CA

    Enjoy the convenience of living next to the beautiful Lake Merritt without paying the price!

  • 2701 Prince Street
    Berkeley, CA

    Quiet four unit building in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley. Whether you are on your way to Cal or checking out the shops on Claremont Ave, you will easily fall in love with this spot.

  • 425 1st Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Modern luxury at One Rincon Hill - breaktaking views in the heart of SOMA's prime South Beach

  • 173 Elwood Street
    Redwood City, CA

    Welcome to Mount Carmel where you will find tree lined streets, plentiful sunshine and fabulous community parks. Walk to nearby schools and downtown redwood city or easily access 280 and 101 to explore the rest of the bay area, San Francisco and San Jose.

  • 280 Tulare Dr
    San Bruno, CA

    Fall in love with this cozy single family home on a quiet street in San Bruno. Located just minutes away from The Shops at Tanforan Mall and a major airport you have everything you need near by. Don't wait any longer, your perfect home awaits.

  • 1830 Lakeshore Ave
    Oakland, CA

    This 49 unit building is conveniently located right on Lake Merritt. Enjoy all the amenities this property has to offer. From view of the lake, to gyms and saunas to club room. You will love living here!

  • 256 Euclid Avenue
    Oakland, CA

    This quiet nine-unit building is located in one of Oakland's quiet nooks in Adams Point. Located just a short walk or quick cycle from Lake Merritt, the Grand Lake Theater, and the 19th Street BART station.

  • 10031-10059 MacArthur Blvd.
    Oakland, CA

    Come see what South Oakland is all about. The Oakland Zoo and Oakland Coliseum will become your new neighborhood favorites and commuting is a breeze.

  • 1140 Sanchez Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Make Noe Valley your home and never move again. With fresh produce from Whole Foods, meet your designer chef's kitchen.

  • 328-332 6th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA

    Arisen from the sand dunes of SF, this vintage Inner Richmond property thrives within glorious Epicurean delights.

  • 2515-2517 8th Avenue
    Oakland, CA

    Enter your secret garden-this Spanish-style villa will awaken the love within you. Experience the peace of Lake Merritt and fun Ivy Hill.

  • 2210 Curtis Street
    Berkeley, CA

    Find urban intrigue by bike, foot or rail in timeless Berkeley. Unto classic modern perfection, hum your way home.

  • 24 Magnolia Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Indulge modern joy. Run along the water, watch America's Cup and Fleet week, and stroll Chestnut's fine dining and boutiques.

  • 1485 Clay Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Few neighborhoods capture the spirit of SF better than blissful Nob Hill. Walk 2 blocks away to Trader Joe's and delight in nearby histories.

  • 1385 Kansas St
    San Francisco, CA

    Love and community truly transformed this tritone villa in Potrero Hill. Open your windows to San Francisco's sun-kissed street.

  • 696 Athol Avenue
    Oakland, CA

    Pack a delicious basket of Piedmont's local baguette and cheese for a day at beautiful Lake Merritt. Just steps away, home awaits.

  • 1842 63rd Street
    Berkeley, CA

    Loving the earth is easy in charming South Berkeley. Bike paths, Whole Foods and the Berkeley Tool Library are just blocks away.

  • 3261 Ash Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Experience the entrepreneur?s dream in Palo Alto. Soft modern bliss invites the work-loving dreamer in you.

  • 103 Park Street
    San Francisco, CA

    With an innovative take on clean, urban living, these modern and luxurious Bernal Heights rentals will bring refreshing zest to your days.

  • 155 Pearl Street
    Oakland, CA

    Amazing shows, cafes and Indie videos are at your doorstep in this truly special condo. Take fun canoe rides at Lake Merritt with a friend.

  • 555 Bridgeway
    Sausalito, CA

    The calm buzz of Sausalito streets mixes with sweet salty air in this oceanfront delight. Learn to kayak with your love.

  • 1711 Funston Avenue
    San Francisco, CA

    Vibrant garden chateau tucked within the art-felt light of San Francisco. Walk to Irving St hub, Andronico's and incredible Golden Gate Park.

  • 2727 Parker Street
    Berkeley, CA

    Drink up the magic of Telegraph Avenue, just steps from UC Berkeley. Listen to rare records on the vintage porch with your best friends.

  • 5801 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Get a San Francisco zip code without a San Francisco price tag. Apartments and retail space equal mixed use nirvana in Crocker-Amazon.

  • 10535 Mira Vista Avenue
    Cupertino, CA

    Be transformed by floral chalet luxury in unique Cupertino. Taste the moonlight in your classic outdoor living room with heavenly pergola.

  • 780 Treat Avenue
    San Francisco, CA

    Infinite entertainment, diverse eateries and the best of SF music thrive in the Inner Mission. Urban bliss above a bustling bodega.

  • 313 Tucker Street
    Healdsburg, CA

    Cricket wings and jazz in the square will dazzle your Healdsburg summer nights. Walk down the block to Flying Goat Coffee for a sweet treat.

  • 330 Waverley Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Enjoy morning walks in downtown Palo Alto. The Gardens at Waverley is a peaceful home for business folk and urban explorers.

  • 141-143 Alma Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Charming historic restoration just blocks from downtown; with its classic appeal and lush grounds, this is the Gateway to Palo Alto.

  • 8725 La Honda Road
    La Honda, CA

    Breathe easy in the trees, living within La Honda's charm. Enjoy local Salmon in the creek, songs of rare birds and the hum of inspiration.

  • 484 Alvarado Street
    San Francisco, CA

    Sip wine on your deck in this spectacular Noe Valley home. Walk with your friends to the coolest spots in the city.

  • 149 Alma Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Drink tea and watch the sunset in downtown Palo Alto. With its spacious dining area and hearth, your friends will love gathering here.

  • 8752 La Honda Road
    La Honda, CA

    Awaken your senses in La Honda with our community style apartments. Light a fire in the shared backyard or listen to the creek rushing below you.

  • 419 Helen Drive
    Millbrae, CA

    Fire up the grill and kick off the springtime in your glorious California backyard. Stroll to downtown Millbrae for tea at Terrace Cafe.

  • 150 Pearl Street
    Oakland, CA

    If you love live music, hidden artistry and nature walks, 150 Pearl Street is just for you. Embrace freedom on Lake Merritt boating trips.

  • 379 Berry Avenue
    Hayward, CA

    Want to live in the nesting ground of The Rock, Kristi Yamaguchi and John Beck? Enjoy affordable Jackson Triangle living with easy commute to Bay Area beauty.

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Our Team

  • Brooks Baskin
    Founder and CEO
    Phone 650-763-8552

    Brooks believes that the most innovative business ideas come from ordinary people who recognize areas of need in their lives. After living in New York City as a renter for 6 years, and dealing with non-responsive landlords, pushy brokers, and burdensome paper processes, he decided "there has to be a better way." In 2010, Brooks moved back home to start 2B Living and revolutionize the California renter experience one tenant at a time.

  • Tara Felts
    Director of Accounting and CFO
    Phone 650-763-8552

    Tara grew up in Central New York and moved to California 3 years ago with her husband and 3 little girls. She has an accounting background and law degree with a concentration in tax. Growing up, Tara's grandfather was a contractor and owned numerous properties in New York. Tara helped him with the books and even cleaned the common areas of the apartment buildings on the weekends. Tara is our new CFO and is excited for the future of 2B Living.

  • Trish Baskin
    Director of Leasing
    Phone 650-763-8552

    Trish grew up in the real estate world, watching her father, brother, uncles and cousins concur in Southern California residential development. She took a different path and worked for the past six years at a fantastic non-profit organization, doing event management, marketing and public relations. Trish is very excited to join her husband and come back to the real estate world to help 2B Living continue its success! She is very detail-oriented, loves to problem solve, and is ready to support all of 2B Living's wonderful tenants and property owners.

  • Brad Guslani
    Director of Property Operations
    Phone 650-763-8552

    Brad believes wholeheartedly in 2B Living's tenant-friendly, hassle-free ownership style, and he and his team of property managers do everything they can to make sure living at a 2B Living property is a breeze. He has a long history in property management and grew up helping his family manage properties all across the peninsula. After earning his degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Brad returned to the Bay Area where he has managed a number of large properties throughout the east bay. Brad brings a positive, customer-service attitude and in-depth knowledge of property operations to the 2B Living team. When he is not at work, Brad can be found on the baseball field or passionately cheering on his beloved San Francisco Giants and 49ers.

  • Scott Cattaneo
    Accounting Manager
    Phone 650-763-8552

    Scott is a Bay Area man through and through - he was born and raised on the Peninsula, graduated college from San Diego State with a degree in Economics before moving back to the Bay Area because ?of course, there is no better place to live.? Scott manages every single rent and bill payment transaction at 2B Living?s properties with meticulous attention to detail. He takes pride in his customer-first attitude and people skills. When he is not working, Scott is a passionate sports fan who developed a love of numbers and statistics growing up watching the San Francisco Giants and 49ers (the only two real professional sports teams).

  • Maddie Niftali
    Leasing Manager
    Phone 650-308-9237

    Maddie grew up and went to college in San Francisco, knows it like the back of her hand and hopes to continue living in the City for a long time. With an extensive background working in commercial product, auto and real estate sales, she is a born saleswoman - but thankfully 2B Living apartments do not require much selling! If you rent a 2BL apartment, you will have the great fortune of meeting Maddie and seeing her friendly, low-pressure, customer-oriented approach to renting.

  • Erin Maguire
    Leasing Manager
    Phone 650-897-4396

    Erin recently moved to California from the Baltimore/DC area with her family. After settling into the Bay Area, Erin was anxious to begin working in property management again and was looking for a customer service oriented opportunity where she could use her communication and problem solving skills effectively. She joined 2B Living as a leasing manager in November of 2014. In her free time, she enjoys exploring all that the west coast has to offer.

  • Guillermo Garcia
    Property Manager
    Phone 650-793-4497

    Guillermo is a family man with an incredible problem-solving attitude. When you rent with 2B Living, you can truly rely on Guillermo to cure maintenance woes with a smile. With a professional accounting background, detailed handiwork, and fix-it brilliance he is a wonderful addition to the 2B Living family.

  • Dave Aguirre
    Property Manager
    Phone 510-333-1067

    As a native of Berkeley, Dave engages the Bay Area with passion and enthusiasm. He was a lead dispatcher in the delivery industry for over 15 years while honing skills in maintenance, landscaping, painting, carpentry and customer service. He takes pride in his strong capacity to reduce objectives to their simplest form and see them through to completion. Dave lives an active lifestyle with many interests such as traveling, collecting and eating good food. He is a huge fan of the Warriors, Giants and 49ers and loves all animals. People often tell him he has a voice for radio or broadcasting and resembles Andre Agassi and Vin Diesel.

  • Mary Belaski
    Property Manager
    Phone 415-730-4810

    Mary has managed properties in the Bay Area for over 35 years. She has a wealth of experience to go along with some incredible stories. If you have Mary as your dedicated Property Manager, you will love her contagious enthusiasm, passion for problem solving and diligent work ethic. When Mary is not working (which she does most of the time), she loves to go on long runs and buy/sell cool antique collectibles. Mary is a true asset to 2B Living and has promised not to retire until she turns 112.

  • Andy Blackwood
    Maintenance Contractor

    Andy has been repairing and rehabbing buildings since he was a teenage hellion in East Texas. He says, ?Holy smokes! That's a long time now! 35 years by my math! Andy enjoys sharing his skills and knowledge while solving problems, and hopes not to come across as a big know it all (although he does actually know at least something about everything). He wants to help make the world a better place with his two hands. If it can be broken, Andy can fix it. If Andy cannot fix it, it was never meant to be broken. You will likely find him with his trusty canine sidekick Omar and at least 3 tools in his hands. We are truly lucky to have Andy as part of the 2B Living family.

  • Ryan Andrews
    Web Developer

    Ryan is a software engineer and web developer with an expertise in designing, building and maintaining complex software applications. Ryan is responsible for the architecture and maintenance of 2B Living's proprietary website. If it can be designed, Ryan can develop it for the web. Just give him music, some caffeine and a few hours not during a 49er game and he will make magic.

  • Norma Baskin
    Director of Productivity

    Norma is a staple at the 2B Living office. If you stop by 2BL HQ in San Bruno, you will be enthusiastically greeted by our little pug puppy. She helps neither the productivity nor focus of the staff, but she brings smiles to our faces on a daily basis. If you see a garbage can knocked over or a missing toilet brush, Norma is likely the culprit. But she promises to be nice to any 2B Living tenant and not chew up your rent check. Her favorite foods are Dingo chewies, carrots, toilet paper and internet patch cables.

What Our Tenants Have To Say...

"You are a renter's dream. Seems like all your properties have a special something and your commitment to quality upgrades really makes them sing. No one else seems to care the way your company does. You give a renter hope in a time where high rents are running rampant on places you would never want to live in."

TC, San Francisco, CA

"Thank you so much for your assistance with finding a tenant for us. A weight has been lifted. I will keep 2B Living in mind when the next tenant search comes up and will recommend your service to others! We found marketing approach fun, a bit bold and it worked well."

Property Owner, San Francisco, CA

"Regardless of what happens with this apartment, all three of us agree that the experience working with 2B Living has been nothing but fantastic and we will make sure to spread the word. So refreshing to have some form of mutual respect in the renting process!"

Future Tenant, San Francisco, CA

"Brooks, we are so thankful to both you and Jim. Thanks so much. We are so excited about moving in, have met a couple of the residents, who are charming, as well. Thank you."

LS and MS, La Honda, CA

From the outset of our relationship, Brooks and his team were professional and friendly. Brooks was always a step ahead with the materials we needed and the advice that made us comfortable we were renting our former home in the right condition, at the right price to the right tenants. He even suggested a way to reconfigure our place that allowed us to bring in more rent yet all our prospective tenants loved! In the end we selected a set of tenants Brooks recommended and we've enjoyed a wonderful relationship with them for about a year. Whether we've needed financial reports, a handyman, or just advice or services, Brooks and 2B Living have been an invaluable partner. We'd recommend them to anyone.

JZ & AZ, San Francisco Property Owners

"First, I want to say that we love living in our apt on Alma and think the world of you. We feel so lucky that we found your website when we moved to California and truly believe that we couldn't have found a better place with better landlords. We have the perfect living situation!"

KG & DG, Palo Alto, CA

"Thanks again for everything. I just wanted to thank you guys for being so accommodating and such a joy to work with from a tenant's perspective. I will definitely keep you guys in mind if anyone I know ever needs help renting or with property management."

AZ, San Francisco

"We'd love to rent from 2B Living again - the experience has been so nice and the normal apartment hunt in SF can be a bit of a nightmare!"

CG, San Francisco, CA

"Thanks for your help in the apartment search and for showing us your listings! We so appreciate it and will definitely let our friends know about 2B Living when we find out they're looking for apartments to rent. I don't think our first experience living in San Francisco would have been as nice if we hadn't a rental with your company!"

CG and MG, San Francisco, CA

"Hope you guys are doing well. Just wanted to let you know we got the check for the deposit reimbursement, thank you. It was a pleasure doing business with you guys, which we realize even more now that we have a new landlord to compare to."

CB, Redwood City, CA