What is Jaman Properties?

Jaman Properties (sounds like jammin') is a boutique real estate development company specializing in the selection, purchase, design, construction, marketing and sale of couture, single family residences in Malibu, Bel Air, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades.

Principals Michael Manheim and Janus Cercone, in concert with an expert team, apply their backgrounds in the real estate and entertainment businesses to create emotional, narrative-driven properties. This unique, multi-disciplined approach to development and production has allowed Jaman to maximize return on investment.

Jaman Properties have sold to marquee names such as Conan O'Brien, Matt Groening and Fran Drescher among others. Jaman's unique approach to architecture has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune Magazine, In Style Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, CBS News, ET Insider and others.

Wall Light

“I have moments of ‘whose life is this?’…I get up in this house, I get in my car and drive to work, and it’s like I’ve adopted a new personality.”
– Conan O’Brien

Wall Light

"My Jaman home…is light, open, the miracle of a new house with an old soul. It was love at first meeting, with the house and its creators".
-Marcy Carsey

Jaman’s Core Values

Respect: For our properties, our investing partners, our buyers and our community.

Generosity: Believing deeply in the transformative power of space, Jaman creates homes designed to encourage the new owners to live their ultimate lives. A Jaman house must offer more than the buyer expects, not just in tangible luxury, but by providing opportunities throughout the home for growth, connection and sharing—food, drink, love or reflection. It's not enough that a Jaman property has style...it must also have soul.

Gratitude: For the opportunity to build beautiful homes, for the trust of our investors, the response of our buyers, and for the team that brings each Jaman property to life.