Leadership Team

2021 Officers

Helen Chong, CCIM, President

Helen is the principal broker of Haylen Group in San Jose, CA. 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, President-Elect

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

Tim Tikalsky, CCIM, Treasurer

Tim is CPA with 39 years’ experience in public accounting. He is currently a Tax Principal at Sensiba San Filippo based in Pleasanton, CA. Tim specializes in Real Estate investment tax planning, compliance and consulting for medium to large closely-held companies, partnerships and fiduciaries. Tim is a CCIM and has been on the chapter’s Board of Directors since 2017.

Doug Dransfield, CCIM, Director

With over 25 years in the banking industry, Doug received his CCIM designation in 2016.  He spent over 20 years with Bank of Amercia’s Real Estate Industries Group, and currently works as the senior commercial lender for Golden Pacific Bank, a boutique commercial bank located in Sacramento.  While specializing in multi-family lending, Doug has a broad background in financing various types of commercial properties and is a licensed broker.  He currently serves on the boards for Lambda Alpha International (a national land-use organization), and the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce.  He has also served on the local boards for ULI and NAIOP.

2021  Leadership Team

Helen Chong
Haylen Group, Inc.
1900 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
Tim Tran
The Ivy Group
39488 Stevenson Place # 100
Fremont, CA 94539
Tim Tikalsky
Sensiba San Filippo LLP
5960 Inglewood Dr. Ste 201
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Aziz Khatri
Human Resources Officer
Immediate Past President
KW Commercial- Oakland
4937 Telegraph Ave. Ste A
Oakland, CA 94609
Doug Dransfield
Golden Pacific Bank
1409 28th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Teddy Swain
Technology Services Officer
Tri Commercial
749 Contra Costa Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
Serena Fuchs
KW Commercial- Oakland
4937 Telegraph Ave. Suite A
Oakland, CA 94609
Matt Hagar
Intero Commercial
590 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Ste 102
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Davide Pio
2801 Pinole Valley Rd #210
Pinole, CA 94564
Rosanna Souza
Tipp Realty at Glen Cove
108 Robles Way
Vallejo, CA 94591
Terry Shores
Executive Director
6610 Merchant Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Committees - Chairs
Guidance—Austin Wedemeyer
Charity – Aziz Khatri
Deals & Drinks/ Sponsorships – Tim Tran
Designation Promotion –
Education/Scholarships – Tim Tikalsky
Executive Committee – Helen Chong
Golf Tournament –Rosanna Souza
Infrastructure Tours – Serena Fuchs
Marketing – Peter Farsai
Membership – Dan Del Real
Mentoring –
Networking – Davide Pio
Networker Of The Year –
Programs – Matt Hagar
Sacramento District – Doug Dransfield
Silicon Valley District -
Technology – Teddy Swain