Daniel Winkler

Daniel Winkler I am happily married and lucky to be raising two fantastic kids! I love to coach youth sports, having coached Pop Warner, Soccer and Basketball. I am learning how to fly an airplane, and I love great food and wine!

When I was 14, I got my first job working in the restaurant business as a dishwasher, busboy, waiter, bartender and then Maitre’d. I eventually opened up my first restaurant, which I owned and operated from 20 to 25 years old. As fate would have it, a real estate developer intrigued with such a young entrepreneur was the first customer in the door the day I opened on September 17, 1984...and the rest is as they say, history. I sold the restaurant in December of 1989, and asked Harvey for a job in real estate, that I had to try something other than food service, and he gave me a job as the receptionist for the office. About three months into the new job, I was trained for the sales side of the business. Shortly thereafter I got my real estate sales license, and was moved to Sacramento to work on a high end custom lot and home subdivision in El Dorado hills. For the next 5 years I worked on two more huge condominium development projects in San Jose and Albany. Then, in 1999 Harvey told me he was going to transition to entitlement deals, and that they would not be needing a sales team, and that I should decide what I wanted to do. After thinking about it for a moment, I decided to open my own brokerage in 2000 which was incorporated in 2001 as Daniel Winkler and Associates, Inc. This company was established to be strictly client centric, and collegial in environment. I wanted to take care of the client above all else, and I wanted the team to work together, not as competitors. This has now become Winkler Real Estate Group, with over $300,000,000 in sales in 2016 and 2017!

Home For Sale, El Sobrante CA Real Estate
Home For Sale, El Sobrante CA Real Estate

Home For Sale, El Sobrante CA Real Estate

Beautifully updated condominium home in the resort-like community of Pebble Creek. This unit was remodeled in 2016 with premium laminate and tile floors throughout, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Also featuring in-unit laundry hookups, a private outdoor patio and covered parking s...

Congrats Helena!!!!

Congrats Helena!!!!

Our newest agent, Helena Jones-Kim, just closed her first sale as a Winkler Real Estate Group agent, and she has a new listing coming on the market tomorrow. Way to start 2019 Helena.

850 West Grand #9, OaklandOPEN HOUSE This Sunday 05/27 From 2-4PMListed at $699,000Stunning and spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 ...

850 West Grand #9, Oakland

OPEN HOUSE This Sunday 05/27 From 2-4PM

Listed at $699,000

Stunning and spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath loft with over 1,800 sq ft of modern living space. This corner unit features an open floor plan and dramatic spaces for the functional and active lifestyle. The top floor offers a huge master suite with skylights and private balcony. 850 West Grand is located in the heart of Oakland’s renaissance, just blocks to Uptown and Downtown shopping and dining, and proximity to BART, Temescal, Lake Merritt and much more!

Home Features

• Refinished hardwood floors
• Concrete and tile floors downstairs
• Granite kitchen counters
• Stainless steel appliances including new 36” gas range
• Fireplace
• Skylights
• New designer paint
• In-unit washer and dryer
• Balcony
• 1 Garage parking spot

Just a thought. Many of my friends know I am fairly active in drawing attention to our state budget surplus, and what I ...
As Bay Area rents soar, many can’t keep up

Just a thought. Many of my friends know I am fairly active in drawing attention to our state budget surplus, and what I saw as the “hidden from view” aspect of the surplus. I first read about our California State Surplus in a New York Times article about Jerry Brown. I like Jerry, he is very smart, and has done an excellent job as Governor and as Mayor of Oakland. I credit his leadership and decisions with setting Oakland on the path it always deserved.

However, this surplus bothered me a lot. Not because I am complaining about taxes, heck, they got the money already, I am not looking for it back. I was upset because what family would let someone sleep under a highway when you have $6 BILLION dollars in the bank. I think we would all want to reach out and help these people. I do not believe they “want” to sleep under the highway, and I do not see this as a lifestyle.

So we have this surplus, and I have been asking my friends: “Hey do you know if California has a surplus?” And you would be surprised at the answers, many, many did not know.

In addition, the article said that the surplus could grow to $11 billion this year, and now I am hearing $13 Billion….that is Billion with a B.

I have asked, would it hurt to take $2 BILLION and do something to help these people? Is it really that hard? Or do the politicians drool over these funds to pay for greater public employee salaries and benefits, pet projects, things that might be fun and fine….but do nothing to help those most in need.

This article seems to shed some light on this….and it looks like Sacramento is waking up a bit…but I ask, why did it take so long? This surplus did not show up from one day to the next…it grew, over time…and we should have and must be ahead of this sort of thing in my view.

I hope this gets to the people that need it, I hope we build affordable housing, and I hope we build the needed facilities for both physical and mental health we clearly need.


Workers in core Bay Area counties need to earn at least four times the minimum wage to afford an apartment.

5712 McBryde Avenue, Richmond

5712 McBryde Avenue, Richmond

OPEN HOUSE This Sunday 04/29 From 2-4PM

Listed at $979,000

Welcome Home to 5712 McBryde Avenue, a brand new, luxury home with incredible San Francisco Bay Views awaiting your enjoyment! This stunning home features the finest of finishes, great natural light, high ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, spa-like baths, a luxurious master suite, spacious deck and an attached garage with interior access. The spacious backyard offers low-maintenance landscaping and a large patio, perfect for entertaining. With over 2,100 square feet of elegant living space, four bedrooms and three baths on a huge 5,500 square foot lot, this home will please the most particular buyers!

Home Features

4 Bedrooms & 3 full bathrooms
Approximately 2,158 square feet
5,500 Square foot lot (per public record)
Gorgeous premium laminate flooring
Quartz counters and waterfall edge island with sink
Custom cabinetry
Stainless steel appliances
Ceramic tile backsplash
Recessed lighting and designer fixtures
Wrought iron and wood bannister
Luxurious tilework in bathrooms
Separate soaking tub in master bath
Walk-in closet in master suite
Spacious deck with access from the master bedroom
Attached garage with interior access
Huge, low maintenance yard with large patio

5906 Genoa Street, OaklandOpen House Sun 4/15 from 2-4pmListed at $649,000Wonderful fixer opportunity in hot North Oakla...

5906 Genoa Street, Oakland
Open House Sun 4/15 from 2-4pm

Listed at $649,000

Wonderful fixer opportunity in hot North Oakland! This lovely bungalow features great natural light, refinished hardwood floors, formal dining room, and a lovely kitchen updated several years ago. This home also includes an attached garage and a spacious, level yard. Centrally located with easy access to wonderful shopping and dining in Temescal and Emeryville, including Bay Street and Public Market, and proximity to Ashby BART. 86 Walk Score!

Home Features

• 2 Bedrooms
• 1 Bathroom
• 980 Square feet
• 2,880 Square foot lot
• Refinished hardwood floors
• Granite counters
• Fireplace
• Some dual pane windows
• Attached garage
• 86 Walk Score
• 97 Bike Score

3428 Helen Street, Oakland

3428 Helen Street, Oakland
OPEN HOUSE 3/25/2018 FROM 2-4:30PM
Listed at 899,000

Embrace the City and the very cool and urban lifestyle at WestHelen2, two spectacular, brand new contemporary homes for sale in West Oakland. 3428 Helen Street is a stunning architectural work with immediate impact. From the moment you see this home, you feel its innate strength and structure. Angled to capture the maximum amount of natural sunlight, the home is the epitome of industrial chic. As you enter, you quickly notice the suspended staircase that sets the tone for this modern design. Featuring soaring ceilings, great separation of space, yet with an elegant floor plan, and the finest luxury finishes throughout.


2102 Curtis Street, Oakland

2102 Curtis Street, Oakland
Listed at $899,000

Welcome Home to this stunning new construction, offering nearly 2,000 square feet of elegant living space and tons of natural light. Clever use of space allows great flexibility, including an office area, a secondary entrance and en-suite baths. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, this brand new home features designer finishes throughout, a lavish master suite with balcony, an attached garage with interior access, and great outdoor space fully enclosed with new metal fencing.

Home Features

High ceilings
Premium laminate flooring
Quartz counters
Stainless steel appliances
Breakfast bar
Custom cabinets
Gorgeous tile work
Dual pane windows
Designer light fixtures
Recessed lighting
Lovely balcony
Stackable front load washer and dryer
Attached garage with interior access

2935 Octavia Street, Oakland

2935 Octavia Street, Oakland
Charming 3bd/1ba bungalow in Oakland's Allendale! Beautifully updated, new kitchen, new bathroom, new flooring, and new paint in and out!
Listed at $399,000

26 City Limits Circle, Emeryville

26 City Limits Circle, Emeryville Ca
Come check out this hip 2bd/2.5ba townhouse style home! Fabulous corner unit with nearly 1,400 sq ft of modern living space and large windows letting in great natural light.

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Daniel Winkler

Daniel Winkler


1215 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA


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