Leadership Team

2019 Officers

Aziz Khatri, CCIM, President
Aziz is director of KW Commercial in Oakland where, for the past 12 years, he has been engaged in the sale and leasing of commercial properties around the Bay Area. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he has been in real estate for 28 years. He is a past president of the Oakland Association of Realtors. The Northern California Commercial Assn. of Realtors named him Commercial Broker of the year in 2014. Aziz has been a chapter officer or director since 2013.

Helen Chong, CCIM, President-Elect

Helen is the principal broker of Haylen Group in San Jose. She has over 13 years of real estate experience in residential and commercial real estate. She joined the chapter Board of Directors in 2015 and served as Secretary in 2017. Helen also led the expansion of the Silicon Valley District beginning in 2015. She is the Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Task Force and a director of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors.

Tim Vi Tran, CCIM, Treasurer

Tim is the Founder and President of The Ivy Group based in Fremont. He has practiced commercial real estate since 1999, and currently leads the firm’s Acquisition, Disposition and Leasing divisions.   He advises clients on office, retail, industrial, multi family, self-storage and vacant land asset types. Tim has been on the chapter’s Board of Directors since 2015 and has chaired the Silicon Valley District and Infrastructure Tour Committees.

Stella Guinto, CCIM, Secretary

Stella is a Broker Associate with Zephyr Real Estate Commercial based in San Francisco.  With over 13 years of experience, she started her commercial real estate career as an appraiser and then was a broker for a property management firm in Southern California.  She specializes in multifamily, mixed-use, office, and retail properties She is a CCIM and has been on the chapter’s Board of Directors since 2017.

2019 Leadership Team


Aziz Khatri, CCIM
KW Commercial- East Bay
3758 Grand Av. #69
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: 510-368-8347


Helen Chong, CCIM
Haylen Group, Inc.
1999 S. Bascom Ave. #700
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 888-406-5788


Tim Tran, CCIM
The Ivy Group
39488 Stevenson Place # 100
Fremont, CA 94539
Cell: 408-799-5290


Stella Guinto, CCIM
Zephyr Real Estate
2282 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94144
Phone: 415-404-1814

Human Resources Officer /
Immediate Past President

Steve Peterson, CCIM
Infinity Investments
10549 Englewood Drive
Oakland, CA 94605
Phone: 510-879-7542

Technology Services Officer

Dale Dockins, CCIM
North Bay Commercial Real Estate
100 Stony Point Rd Ste 250
Santa Rosa, CA 94501
Phone: 707-521-3500


Doug Dransfield, CCIM
Golden Pacific Bank
1409 28th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-414-0650
Cell: 916-955-4809

Ash Golani
GTeam Realty
900 Crow Canyon Rd. Ste S-123
Danville, CA 94506
Phone: 510-552-4258

Bill Hart, CCIM
Bradley Commercial
851 Irwin Street Ste. 104
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-519-1113

Mark Hinkins, CCIM
Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates
1875 Olympic Blvd #220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-627-6027
Cell: 925-878-5176

Cesar Pena
Rubicon Mortgage Fund, LLC
3575 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Ste 215
Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: 925-239-6609

Weiming Peng
Asset Exchange Co.
22 Battery #806
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 877-471-1091

Davide Pio, CCIM
2801 Pinole Valley Rd #210
Pinole, CA 94564
Phone: 510-815-2000

Eric Rehn, CCIM

Kennedy Wilson Brokerage Group
1850 Gateway Blvd Ste 130
Concord, CA 94520
Cell: 925-784-3449

Rosanna Souza
Tipp Realty
108 Robles Way
Vallejo, CA 94591
Phone: 707-246-3106

Tim Tikalsky, CCIM
Rima Accountancy Group
201 N. Civic Drive, Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 925-210-2180


Austin Wedemeyer, Jr., CCIM
2423 Rockville Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
Phone: 707-246-7796

Executive Director

Terry Shores
6610 Merchant Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 707-795-8095


Book Club – Chair
Steve Edrington

Broker Forums –
Helen Chong

Candidate Guidance

Austin Wedemeyer

Chapter Marketing – Chair

Mark Hinkins

Education/Scholarships— Chair
Tim Tikalsky

Infrastructure Tours –
Eric Rehn

Marketing Session – Co-Chairs
Tim Tran and Stella Guinto

Membership –Chair
Cesar Pene

Networker Of The Year – Chair
Maureen Caldwell-Meurer

Networking – Co-Chairs
Steve Peterson & Ron Cruz

Programs – Chair Eric Rehn

Silicon Valley District –
tella Guinto & Ron Cruz

Sacramento District – Chair
Doug Dransfield

Sponsorships/ Mentoring Session
Weiming Peng

Technology –
Dale Dockins