Unconventional Path Pays Off for BLT
Santa Monica-based BLT Enterprises, now a major developer and owner of real estate across several asset types, got its start in an unusual way.
Bernard Huberman, the company’s founder, drove a garbage truck after high school and transitioned into picking up demolition debris. He started his own business, which eventually grew to 38 trucks.
In the 1980s Huberman founded BLT Enterprises, left the collection business behind and moved into infrastructure.
Huberman, along with Daniel Rosenthal, BLT’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer, developed the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station downtown in 1987.