ABOUT ME
Commercial Real Estate Experience

Brokerage
I am presently the VP of The Ivy Group , which is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm providing acquisition, disposition, leasing and property management services throughout California.  Our team has over 13 years of experience providing brokerage, consulting and technology solutions to investors, property owners and users.  I have a California broker license.  I am also a designated  Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) , which is recognized by the commercial real estate participants as an expert in the industry.

 
Valuation
I have extensive experience in commercial real estate valuation in the greater San Francisco Bay Area region.  I have provided appraisal services for many property types and uses, including: redevelopment sites, subdivisions, parklands, easements, office high-rise, business parks, specialized industrial uses, various types of 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 or institutional facilities... etc.  I have a Certified General appraisal license in California.  I also achieved the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute , which is highly regarded by the valuation industry.  I was a Partner at Carneghi & Partners, Inc. , which was a highly regarded real estate appraisal company in the Bay Area, prior to its closure in April 2016.
 
Education, License and Certification

University of California at Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts - Architecture, Class of 2000
Minors - Business Administration, City Planning, Structural Engineering
 
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM Designation No. 21145)
- Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CL 101)
- Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CL 102)
- User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CL 103)
- Investment Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate (CL 104)
- Preparing to Negotiate
Completion of required courses for the CCIM designation

Appraisal Institute (MAI Designation No. 524324)
- Advanced Applications (II550)
- Report Writing and Valuation Analysis (II540)
- Advanced Sales Comparison & Cost Approaches (II530)
- Highest & Best Use and Market Analysis (II520)

- Advanced Income Capitalization (II510)
Completion of required courses of MAI designation
 
Other Coursework
- Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisition (Yellow Book) seminar - Appraisal Institute
- Successful Negotiations: Essential Strategies and Skills - Coursera (University of Michigan)

 
Licenses
California Real Estate Broker - CA BRE No. 01948967
The Ivy Group - CA BRE No. 01526603
California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser - BREA License No. AG036706
HUD Certified Appraiser - FHA Appraiser ID: VIR04P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Involvement

Professional
Northern California Chapter of Appraisal Institute - Board of Directors 2015-2016
       - East Bay Branch Chair 2015
 
Community
Toastmasters International  - E18 Area Director 2015-2016
                                                  - President of El Cerrito Toastmasters 2012-2013
                             - Competent Communicator, Advanced Leadership Bronze
Harvest Berkeley Church - Leadership Team 2009-present
                                             - Youth Ministry Director 2001-2005
 
Language
I'm fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese
Personal Motto
Serve and learn