Meet the Team

Tim Vi Tran, SIOR, CCIM

Founder and President CA DRE License # 01784630


Tim Vi Tran is an esteemed figure in the realm of commercial real estate, serving as the Founder and President of The Ivy Group. With a distinguished career spanning over 23 years, Mr. Tran has cultivated a wealth of experience advising corporations, municipalities and investors on intricate commercial real estate strategies, focusing on disposition, acquisition, and leasing activities. His extensive industry expertise encompasses advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, eCommerce, healthcare, logistics automation, robotics, and software.

A purveyor of best in class solutions, Mr. Tran seamlessly integrates technology, and innovation with market conditions to strategically identify optimal returns on investments through data driven financial analytics. Specializing in industrial and office properties, he has facilitated numerous negotiations, guided site selections for expansion, conducted investment analyses, and provided strategic consultation and risk management.

Mr. Tran’s unique blend of experience, technological acumen, and a solid foundation in both business and community leadership enhances his understanding of diverse client requirements. These traits enable him to deliver customized solutions tailored to address unique challenges while striking a balance between long term strategies and short term expediency to create, grow, and maintain value.

In 1999, Mr. Tran redirected his career towards his passion for commercial real estate after serving sixteen years as an engineer and Naval officer. Prior to entering the real estate arena, he played a pivotal role as a lead engineer in the development of mechanical systems for Naval aircraft carriers and battleship destroyers. Subsequently, he spent eight years as a high technology consultant, advising major entities such as Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.

Distinguished as one of the few licensed Bay Area real estate agents holding both the prestigious SIOR and CCIM designations, Mr. Tran’s attainment of these credentials reflects his commitment to excellence. To earn these designations, he successfully completed at least fifteen years of creditable experience in commercial real estate, met rigorous education requirements, and demonstrated expert ability, competency, ethical conduct, and personal integrity. These designations signify superior industry performance and professional skills.

Mr. Tran stands as a preeminent professional in his field, with the SIOR and CCIM designations serving as hallmarks of his commitment to excellence in performance.

He holds a Master’s of Science in Administration in Software Engineering from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.