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Jackbilt Inc. was founded in 1947 in Burbank, California by Jack Howard.  Sixty years later, the company is still owned and managed by the Howard family.

Today Jackbilt Inc. continues to grow and broaden its real estate portfolio throughout California, Oregon, Utah, Tennessee, and Hawaii.

Our Real Estate Portfolio includes:
  • Commercial, Retail, Restaurant, and Office Space
  • Industrial/R&D, Storage Facilities, Build-To Suit Opportunities
  • Residential Rentals
  • Vacation Rentals

For your convenience, we have two offices located in Southern California:

In 2004, Jackbilt SB, Inc. and Jackbilt LA, Inc. were formed. Cyndee Howard opened a new management office in Santa Barbara and Brad Howard continues to manage the Los Angeles office.

Jackbilt LA, Inc.
Brad Howard, Owner
1819 Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: 818-843-7850   and   1-800-614-3333
Fax: 818-842-2127

Jackbilt SB, Inc.
Cyndee Howard, Owner
127 W. Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-966-5225
Fax:  805-966-5224


Brad HowardBrad Howard is a 3rd generation Realtor. He started working with his Father, at an early age, in the development and management of lease properties. In 1977 he opened his own Real Estate Company, Classic Properties.

Brad is a native of Southern California, and has been based in Burbank, and Toluca Lake all of his life.

His passions include skiing and piloting his private aircraft.

He is experienced in Industrial, Commercial, Retail, as well as residential, and holds a State Contractor's License, and a Real Estate Brokers License.

Brad is on the Board of Directors of Providence Saint Joseph's Medical Center Foundation, an active member of Lakeside Golf Club, and a member of Yellowstone Club..


Cyndee HowardCyndee Howard, a 3rd generation Realtor, property manager, and investment developer, and has been located in the Santa Barbara area since 1966. She began working in her Father's business in the office management and accounting departments while still in high school. She continued to work with her Father's company in the accounting and office management areas while maintaining her Real Estate office in Santa Barbara.
She has been, and continues to be involved in the leasing, renovation, and management work for the Company. She began her own Real Estate Company in Santa Barbara, Classic Properties in 1979, where she was also active in local Real Estate as President of the Board of Realtors in 1990, and as a Director in leadership roles for the California Association of Realtors, for approximately 10 years.

She operates the Santa Barbara based office with her son, Todd Eliassen, who is also a Realtor and Contractor. 

Her passions include philanthropic work, photography, contemporary art, building and renovating (repurposing) properties that have become functionally obsolete. She is an accomplished artist and photographer with pieces in private and public collections.