Direct Line 510.435.0786     Email paul.tiao@compass.com     License: 01870943

About Paul

Paul has over 30 years of experience in real estate buying, selling and property managing along with almost 20 years of a corporate background in finance as a director in quantitative research and portfolio management.

Just prior to the world financial crisis in 2008, he left Wall Street before the collapse to work on Main Street where his passion for helping people with their real estate investments aligned with his priorities of serving the community and spending more time with his family.  

Paul and his wife, two teenagers and two dogs have lived in Piedmont since 2005 and prior to that in West Danville, Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward and San Francisco.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Paul immigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina as an infant in 1969 and then moved to New York City, where he grew up in Queens and Long Island in the 70’s and early 80's.  After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul attended Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward and graduated from U.C. Berkeley before launching his career in finance and then real estate.

He learned about real estate investing and property management as a Cal student at age 19 when he was a resident manager of a 49-unit apartment building in Berkeley.  Paul then started buying and owning his own real estate at the age of 21. 

Since then, he has bought and sold over a dozen of his own homes and income properties having skin in the game as well as serving his high-value clients throughout the S.F. Bay Area, including Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz County. 

Paul is truly passionate about real estate and offers his clients high-class and high-touch customer service…

 

Professional & Personable.  Resourceful & Knowledgeable.  Honest & Trustworthy.  Always with Integrity.

 

Personal Facts: Has Great Negotiating Skills, Likes Bargain Hunting, Loves to Cook and Eat!

Interests: Meeting with Friends and Clients, Reading, Movies, Photography, Painting, Pro Sports, Skiing/Snowboarding, Snorkeling, Coaching Kids Sports Teams

Travels: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Seoul, London, Paris, Provence, Nice, Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella, Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon, Rome, Florence, Venice, Gibraltar, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Santorini, Tunisia/Africa, Toronto and Vancouver/Canada, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta/México, Buenos Aires/Argentina, Copenhagen/Denmark, Gothenburg/Sweden, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Johns, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados.

Would Like To: Stay in an Ocean Hut in Tahiti, Learn to Surf, Skydive, Meet the Pope, Sing Better!

Experience: Real Estate Investing, Property Management, Remodeling Houses, Staging Homes For Sale, Life and Business Coaching, Corporate Financial Accounting, Investing in Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds.

Passions: Faith, Family, Travel, Beer/Wine, Watching Pro and Youth Sports, Investing in and Selling Real Estate, Helping and Serving my Clients.