The Principal

As CEO and President of Black Book International, Doug Manful brings over twenty years of experience to the business of guiding clients through the full range of commercial and residential real estate transactions. His expertise is local and global, having overseen transactions in excess of $1 billion throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe.  With access to over $5 billion in private equity, and with client satisfaction as a primary goal, Doug provides deep expertise in high-end luxury estates, commercial and residential development, property management, and investment strategy.

Doug is an industry leader, a creative thinker, a powerful negotiator and a beloved counselor to his clients. He directs a team of talented professionals at BBI whose client-driven approach and mandate to meet all challenges head-on leads to real success on every client’s behalf. As a young, dynamic organization BBI is uniquely able to address its clients’ individual needs and treat every transaction with the highest level of privacy and discretion.

  • President’s Club 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 2018: Recognized in the top 1% internationally for gross sales by the Mike Ferry Organization
  • 2016 #1 Top Producing Agent
  • 2016: Highest price per SF commercial sale in the East Bay