The Ivy Group Team | Tim Vi Tran | Adam Moura | Andrew Gi | David Tran | Kumar Kumarappan | Yulin Lee
The Ivy Group Team

Tim Vi Tran, Founder and President of The Ivy GroupTim Vi Tran, Founder & President
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
CA BRE License # 01784630

Tim Vi Tran is the Founder and President of The Ivy Group. Mr. Tran has been practicing real estate since 1999 and currently manages the Real Estate Acquisition, Disposition, Leasing and Property Management divisions.

Mr. Tran has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in real estate. He has a proven track record of negotiating, managing and closing projects in both public and private sectors. His breadth of experience in commercial and investment real estate, technology savviness combined with business and community backgrounds increase his understanding of client's requirements resulting in customized solutions to solve their challenges.

Mr. Tran focuses his services on a variety of sales/purchases/joint venture activities including office, retail, medical, apartment, hotel/motel, warehouse, mixed-use, mini-storages and vacant land.

Prior to a establishing a real estate career, Mr. Tran served sixteen years as a Naval officer. After the Navy, Mr. Tran was a lead engineer developing mechanical systems for Navy aircraft carriers & battleship destroyers. Mr. Tran then spent eight years as a high technology consultant advising government contractors & established companies while pursuing a Master’s Degree. Mr. Tran pursued his passion and launched a career in commercial real estate in 1999.

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Adam Moura, Vice PresidentAdam Moura, Vice President
CA BRE License # 01866231

Adam Moura is the Vice President of the Portfolio Management department of The Ivy Group.

Mr. Moura was the property and leasing manager for Murco Management Inc., a privately held commercial real estate company in the San Francisco East Bay Area.

Mr. Moura is experienced in leasing office and light industrial spaces, representing 19 properties totalling 1,00,000+ square feet.

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Andrew Gi, Vice PresidentAndrew Gi, Vice President
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Member Appraisal Institute (MAI)
CA BRE License # 01948967

CA BREA License # AG036706
HUD Certified Appraiser - FHA Appraiser ID # VIR04P
Andrew Gi is the Vice President of the Disposition and Valuation department of The Ivy Group.

Mr. Gi has extensive experience in commercial real estate valuation in the greater San Francisco Bay Area region. Andrew has provided appraisal services for many property types and uses, including: redevelopment sites, subdivisions, parklands, easements, office high-rise, business parks, specialized industrial uses, medical facilities, senior care and housing facilities, apartment complexes, affordable/tax-credit projects, mobile home parks, hotels, gas stations, self-storage, recreation/sports facilities, public facilities, etc. Mr. Gi has a Certified General appraisal license in California. Andrew earned the CCIM and MAI designations, which are both highly regarded in the commercial and valuation industries.

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David Tran, Vice PresidentDavid Tran, Vice President
CA BRE License # 01916748

David Tran is the Vice President of the Acquisition department of The Ivy Group. David brings 17 years of financial management experience, business relationship development and business financial consulting to The Ivy Group.

David spent 7 years successfully operating the Sunnyvale Commercial Banking division of Comerica Bank where he managed, audited, provided compliance training, grew deposit accounts and expanded commercial lending and portfolio needs of the banking center.

David spend an additional 7 years consulting business executives with financial payments technologies, cash flow strategies, payroll and tax payment solutions, reward gift marketing and loan vs. lease structuring.

David’s life and business philosophy genuinely states, “I CARE” which stands for:
Innovative Collaboration with Authenticity, Resourcefulness & Engaging efforts.

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Kumar Kumarappan, Vice PresidentKumar Kumarappan, Vice President
CA BRE License # 00838279

Kumar Kumarappan is the Vice President of the Leasing and Value-added services department of The Ivy Group. Kumar has served the San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate market for more than 25 years as a Broker. The rich experience he brings to the process has translated into Real Estate wealth for his clients through strategic acquisitions.

Kumar has a Masters degree in engineering and has also been an executive at a high tech company in Silicon Valley. As departmental head, he guided the company to years of high profitability. He brings those critical analytical skills and objective judgmental approach to the benefit of his clients in their progress towards wealth accumulation in Real Estate. Kumar has a proven track record and a pool of satisfied clients.

The journey is as important as the destination for Kumar. The transparent, clean process of a project is as important as the success of the project. Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty, the core values of the company, are central to the operations of Kumar, and he takes great pride in embracing those values.

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Jeannie Llewellyn, Vice PresidentYulin Lee, MBA, Vice President
CA BRE License # 01136013

Yulin Lee is the Vice President of the Client Services department of The Ivy Group. Mrs. Lee's strength and skill sets are consulting with clients on financial and real estate investment strategies. Mrs. Lee's passion for building wealth through real estate investing brings her onto the path of real estate despite having a formal education in computer science.

Combining analytical skills with innate ability to listen and understand client's wants and needs, Mrs. Lee has helped hundreds of clients acquire real estate properties using strategic financing.

As an investor herself, Mrs. Lee has given many talks at various investment clubs, covering topics such as how to analyze investment properties to become a savvy investor. With an in-depth understanding of the financing aspects of a real estate transaction, Mrs. Lee works closely with clients to strategize and manage the entire process of a transaction.

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Betty Poon
Director of Marketing

Mrs. Poon is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all consistent marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal.

Mrs. Poon is adept at creating, implementing and measuring the success of comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that enhances image and position within the marketplace and the general public.

Mrs. Poon plans and oversees client advertising and promotion activities including print, online, electronic media, direct mail campaign and open houses.


Cathy Van Buren
Project Administrator / Escrow Coordinator

Mrs. Van Buren assists with all real estate functions relating to proposals, listings, contracts and properties.

Mrs. Van Bruen performs administrative duties and is responsible for handling phone calls, answering and routing inquiries, maintaining calendars, scheduling and organizing events, and processing mail and emails.

Additionally, Mrs. Van Buren reviews technical documents for grammar and punctuation, as well as handle confidential transactional information and documents.


The Ivy Group is organized around a team apporach to assist clients with all their real estate needs.

The following partners and vendors are extension of The Ivy Group. The team of experts provide comprehensive solutions to resolve real estate challenges.


SERVICE EXPERTISE COMPANY NAME CONTACT PHONE
Appraiser (Commercial) Valbridge Property Advisors Steven Kuhnhoff, MAI, ASA 925.327.1660 x7203
 
Architect Dennis Kobza & Associates, Inc. Joseph Palafox 650.552.1318
 
Architect ArcheSpaceGWSC Gary Wong 408.933.3478
 
Attorney Law Office of Lino Martire Lino Martire, Attorney at Law 408.280.6898
 
Attorney & Tax Solutions (International) Law Office of Jenny C. Lin Jenny C. Lin, Attorney at Law 925.202.2922
 
Bonds and Insurance Broker J.R.Olson Bonds & Insurance Brokers, Inc. Rosita Ciccolini 800.452.7121
 
Building Inspector Ticon Sam Burkhouse 408.396.5512
 
CPA Angela Wong, CPA Angela Wong, CPA 650.968.1518
 
CPA Tang & Lee, LLP Thomas Tang, CPA 510.438.8998
 
Electrician Mission Valley Electric, Inc. Fernando Dinis 510.745.8847
 
Environmental Services (Phase I and II) Enviro Assessment, PC James Robinson 408.458.8338
 
Escrow and Title Chicago Title Insurance Company Eilbra Abbasteh 408.993.2335
 
General Contractor JPT Construction and Development Services Paul Tersini 408.529.7678
 
Geotechnical Engineering and Services GEI Geotechnical, Inc. Taghi Manbeian 510.791.0100
 
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Martinair Mechanical, Inc. Mike Nguyen 408.318.1887
 
IT Services Novateck Daniel Mai 510.885.1819
 
Land Use Consulting Roger Shanks Consulting Roger Shanks 510.386.7551
 
Property Inspector Residential Checkup Home Inspections LLC John Hutchins, CCI, CNCS 925.339.1641
 
Qualified Intermediary (1031 Exchange) Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. Ron Ricard 408.483.1031
 
Solar SilRay April Zhong 650.331.1117
 
Termite Inspector First Choice Inspections Santiago Salazar 408.771.7563
 
Urban Planning City Shapers, Inc. Dwane Kennedy 415.401.9300