Tenny Tsai

Tenny Tsai

Senior Managing Director

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    300 Santana Row, Suite 5-2500
    San Jose, CA 95128
    United States

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    +1 408 436-3671

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1988-Present, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield (formerly BT Commercial)
1999-2014, Co-Founder/CFO of Giant Impressions, Inc.
1987-1988, Consultinvest, Inc., an investment brokerage company
1976-Present, Director of Founders Management, Inc., a management company managing Crowne Plaza Foster City, Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield and Best Western, San Mateo

Tenny Tsai has been a top producer with Cushman & Wakefield since 1988. She is a recognized force in Silicon Valley, completing over a billion dollars in real estate transactions. In 2003, Tenny formed the Asian American Strategic Investment Advisors (A.S.I.A.) Group which is the first, and only, bilingual group in the Silicon Valley to focus on providing professional real estate services to the large growing and culturally diverse Asian community in Northern California.

From 2002 to 2010, Tenny was part of a development team that entitled and sold a 5.55 acre site on the Bund in Shanghai, China. The property is entitled for retail, commercial, financial and office uses of approximately 2,034,379 square feet. The Bund is the convergence point for multi-national corporations, international finance, and world class boutiques in Shanghai. This exceptional project is the only new development to be approved in the last 60 years.


  • 1989, California Department of Real Estate, Broker's License
  • 1987, California Department of Real Estate, Agent’s License
  • 1977, San Francisco State University, B.S in Medical Technology

Awards & Associations

Professional Affiliations

  • 1988-Present, Member, Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB)
  • 1998-2003, President Chinese American Real Estate Association, Board of Directors; 2000-2001

Professional Recognition

  • 2010, Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence
  • 2005, Recipient of  Michael Murphy Award given by ASVB (Association of Silicon Valley Brokers), which is  “given to a current or past regular member of the ASVB(Association of Silicon Valley Broker), either agent or manager, who has made a major contribution to the brokerage community, the business community, and/or the general community at large. Award winners in this category represented qualities of leadership, consideration, generosity, and integrity. 1995-present, Member of Pursuit of Excellence Program, BT Commercial
  • 1989-1990, President's Club, BT Commercial
  • 1989, Rookie of the Year, BT Commercial

Community Leadership

  • 2013- Present, Facilitator, Learning Circle/Support Group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s (Dementia)’s patients
  • 2010-Present, Member of Advisory Board for Chinese Health Plan Initiative at El Camino Hospital
  • 2002-2010, Alzheimer’s Association National Executive Board of Directors
  • 2001-2002, Chairwoman Alzheimer's Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • 1996-2002, Alzheimer's Association of the Greater Bay Area, Board of Directors and Speaker's Bureau
  • 2001-2004, Alzheimer's Association of the Northern California and Northern Nevada Executive Board
  • 2001-2010, Bridge Bank, Member of Asian Pacific Advisory Committee
  • 1991-2004, Self Help for the Elderly, Board of Directors; 1996: President


Major Lease Transactions


  • Pacific Rim I and II Plaza, San Jose
  • Cupertino Market Place, Cupertino        
  • Villagio Civic Park Retail Center, Cupertino
  • Sun Plaza, San Jose
  • Aborn Center, San Jose


  • Q-Edge Corporation, Fullerton; 406,261 SF, warehouse / manufacturing
  • Foxconn, Inc., NEW/GLC Communications; 265,000 SF, warehouse / R&D
  • Foxconn, San Jose and Santa Clara, 188,800 SF
  • Wellex Corporation, 87,000 SF, R&D / manufacturing
  • RTS, Inc., Symyx Technology; 43,000 SF, R&D
  • Senter Road, 50,000 SF, warehouse
  • Great Exchange Covenant Church, 40,000 SF

Major Sale Transactions

  • Hitachi Building, Brisbane, 210,000 SF
  • 895 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, 160,000 SF
  • Foxconn, Land, San Jose, 29 acres
  • 1705 Junction Court, San Jose, 136,088 SF
  • River of Life Christian Church, Santa Clara, 135,000 SF
  • 234 E. Colorado, Pasadena, 123,110 SF
  • 1633 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, 104,610 SF
  • 555 California Avenue, Sunnyvale, 85,530 SF
  • 250 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, 76,698 SF
  • Marlin Cove Shopping Center, 74,957 SF
  • Crowne Plaza, Foster City, 365 room hotel and restaurant
  • Bund 204, Shanghai, 5.5 acres of entitled land to develop 2 million SF
  • 1050 St. Elizabeth Drive, San Jose, 2.04 Acres
  • 1688 Richard Avenue, Santa Clara, 52,800 SF
  • Crescent Square Shopping Center and Walgreens, Fremont 49,705 SF
  • 38507 Cherry Street, Newark, 36,000 SF
  • De Anza Medical Center, Cupertino, 35,000 SF
  • Civic Park Retail Center, Cupertino
  • Tree of Life Lord's Harvest Christian Church, 35,000 SF
  • 488 DeGuigne Drive, Sunnyvale, 25,258 SF
  • Ethan Alan, San Jose, 25,000 SF
  • 170-198 Barnard Avenue, San Jose, 24,788 SF
  • 531 Weddel Drive, Sunnyvale, 21,207 SF
  • Condominiums, Fremont, 48 units
  • Moorpark Garden Apartment, San Jose, 68 units
  • Self Help for the Elderly/Assisted living and Senior Center, 40 beds


  • 21st Century Teachbanq Pasadena, LLC
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chem USA
  • China Airlines
  • China.com
  • Christian Witness Theological College
  • Creative International Investments, Inc
  • Culture Center of Taipei Economic
  • Evershine Group (Pacific Rim Plaza, Cupertino Market Place)
  • First Light Chinese Christian Church
  • Hanhai Investment Corporation
  • Hanqi Investment Corp
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, (Foxconn Technology Group)
  • Jang Family Partnership
  • Kenson Venture
  • Max Group Corporation
  • Pioneer Material Tech. Co. Ltd.
  • Red Ramen LLC
  • River of Life Christian Church
  • RTS Inc
  • Self Help for the Elderly
  • Shin Yen Management
  • The Alzheimer Association
  • Tomiko Lee
  • Tully Commercial Center
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • UMC