Barbara Tenzer

Owner, Tenzer Commercial Brokerage

Santa Monica, CA

Barbara Tenzer brings a woman’s touch, along with toughness and a sense of humor to commercial real estate, an industry dominated by men. Founded in 1989, Tenzer Commercial Brokerage is one of the most respected commercial real estate companies in the Los Angeles area and an integral part of the Santa Monica business community, where she’s helped shape the landscape, working with a majority of the landlords and businesses.

As a community leader and member of the Downtown Santa Monica board, Barbara has balanced the needs of business and a diverse population by lobbying for strict panhandling rules and embracing Chrysalis, a non-profit dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals.

For Barbara, it's all about relationships. That's why she chose Banc of California. "The entire staff at Banc of California works with me to find solutions. They make everything simple and easy and I can count on them."


Business owners are the driving force behind our communities. They provide vital products and services as well as jobs. Today, many business owners and entrepreneurs believe part of their mission is to give back to the communities they serve. When a bank looks at its business owner clients as partners in building communities instead of product consumers, businesses grow, communities are enriched, and dreams become reality. That benefits everyone from the entrepreneur to the employees to the customers to those touched by social outreach.