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As an experienced real estate broker and industry leader, Don brings over two decades of expertise in residential and commercial real estate sales, adeptly representing both buyers and sellers. His journey in the real estate sector has been marked by consistent success and innovation.

Professional Experience:

  • Real Estate Sales Expertise: With a career spanning over twenty years, Don has honed his skills in navigating the complexities of real estate transactions. Whether advocating for buyers or sellers, he brings a deep understanding of market dynamics and negotiation strategies to every deal.
  • Sales Management and Coaching: As an accomplished sales manager and coach, Don plays a pivotal role in nurturing and developing successful real estate agents. From traditional sales techniques like geographic and referral-based marketing to cutting-edge online strategies, equipping agents with the skills needed to excel regardless of market conditions.
  • Marketing Mastery: Don's approach to marketing encompasses a blend of traditional and modern methods. From harnessing the power of Coldwell Banker Realty's resources to online platforms, including internet advertising, search engine marketing, and optimization, to consistently deliver results.
  • Leadership as Managing Broker: Over 20 years, Don has served as a managing broker, with the most recent 3 years at one of the Top 5 of San Francisco's leading brokerages, overseeing compliance and spearheading growth initiatives. In this capacity, Don leads a team of over 250 agents across four local offices, driving both top-line revenue growth and bottom-line profitability.


Key Skills and Achievements:

  • Proven track record of exceeding sales targets and closing complex real estate transactions.
  • Adept at developing and implementing comprehensive marketing strategies to maximize property exposure and drive sales.
  • Skilled in coaching and mentoring real estate professionals to achieve peak performance and career advancement.
  • Demonstrated leadership as a managing broker, driving organizational growth and fostering a culture of excellence.
  • Strong understanding of market trends, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.


Don is the proud son of a Korean and Vietnam War Veteran, born at Presidio’s Letterman Army Hospital and grew up in San Francisco’s Mission District, passionate about giving back to the community, where he led many fundraising events, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, and over 1 ton of food, as well as leveraged his musical talents to support local charities such as Open Heart Kitchen, Axis Community Health, Hope Hospice, and Contra Costa County Food Bank. He also co-founded the East Bay Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities and serves as the Executive Sponsor for Coldwell Banker's California and Hawaii Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Network.