Ted is a driven, optimistic, creative and connected San Francisco native with twenty-six years experience in real estate sales, development, construction and property management.
Ted began his real estate career in 1987 as an incoming freshman at UC Berkeley by borrowing $50,000 at 10% interest from his physician father and with a co-sign purchased the dilapidated nursing home at 2521 College Avenue near campus. Ted converted the property into a vibrant 13 bedroom student rooming house that he still owns today with the adjacent 17 bedroom 2519 College apartment building he acquired in 2006.
In 1992 Ted became a Vista Volunteer working as a Housing Development Assistant for San Francisco non-profit Asian, Inc. After one year on a federal stipend, Ted was promoted to Housing Development Specialist and project manager for Asian, Inc.'s entitled 24 unit affordable housing project in the San Francisco Earthquake Recovery Redevelopment Project Area at 518 Minna Street on the corner of 6th Street. Ted worked closely with the Asian, Inc.'s director, City Agencies, State Rental Housing Program construction loan manager, Far East Bank construction loan manager, Federal Tax Credit consultant and lender (Fannie Mae), architect, engineers, general contractor, developer vendors, property manager, potential tenants, community and press through completion and occupancy. Ted was very instrumental in Asian, Inc. being awarded their next 30 unit new construction affordable housing development nearby fronting on Howard and Natoma before leaving for national general contractor Fisher Development, Inc. in 1995.
At Fisher Development, Ted moved from construction coordinator to assistant project manager to project manager and worked on all aspect of nationwide retail and restaurant construction roll-outs from punch list management to concurrently managing projects in multiple cities.
In 1997 Ted was recruited by client Chevy's Inc. after successfully managing the construction of numerous San Francisco Wrap Works and Fuzio restaurants. At Chevy's Ted managed new construction and remodel of many large full service Chevy's Restaurants in the western United States. Ted received his California B Class General Contractors License in 1998.
Ted and Tina were top producers and partners at McGuire 1999 through 2010. Ted's experience in construction and development is always invaluable when advising Buyers and Sellers of San Francisco residential real estate.
In 2011 Ted and Tina moved to Pacific Union – Christie's International Real Estate. They thrive in, and substantially contribute to, the dynamic and supportive assembly of the top San Francisco Realtors who share knowledge and ideas at the best and highest volume real estate brokerage in our beloved City. They love working with their Buyer and Seller clients in all San Francisco neighborhoods and all price points. After your Family and Friends, your Home (or maybe Job) is what matters most to you. When working together we take our responsibility to help you succeed in our competitive San Francisco market very seriously.
In 2010 at the request of the UC Berkeley Athletic Department, Ted located the properties and successfully raised the funds through a 56 alum investor LLC to acquire and develop two contiguous dilapidated apartment properties to provide quality market rate housing for Cal student athletes. In 2011 Cal named Ted, "Golden Bear of the Year".
Since 2009, Ted has been carefully developing the "Painted Gentlemen" condominiums on the 800 block of Steiner Street on historic Alamo Square on the next block down from the iconic Painted Ladies. The site permit then construction permits should available in 2014.
In 2007 Ted and Donna purchase a dilapidated home on the Napa Valley floor in the Oak Knoll District and created "Bartlett Bear Vineyard".
Since 1999, Ted has completed two Tenancy in Common to Condominium conversion projects in San Francisco and lives with his family in the second property in Ashbury Heights. Ted has represented Buyers and Sellers of many Tenancy in Common properties and often advised them through condominium conversion.
Ted is an committed husband and father of two daughters who supports local schools and non-profit community supporting organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, the Guardsmen and Tipping Point. Ted lives every day like it could be his last.