Mark is head of Climb Labs, Climb Real Estate’s “innovation” arm where he is co-founder, partner and CTO. With a background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Artificial Intelligence and Wireless Technology, Mark brings a unique perspective to real estate.
Since 2008, Mark has ranked in the Top 5 selling agents for condo and loft sales in San Francisco. Mark also served as co-chair of the SF Association of Realtor’s MLS and Technology committee for two years and is an active member today.
Prior to starting Climb, Mark was principal of Rincon Investment Group and Topaz Investments, real estate management companies with holdings throughout the United States. Prior to that, he was a vice president in Citigroup’s CTO office where he actively evaluated and invested in technology start-up companies. Fluent in Mandarin, Mark also founded a dot-com startup (Gecko Travel) in Greater China focused on online travel.
While earning his Masters Degree, Mark worked in the fields of Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, pattern recognition and computational finance which is the statistical modeling of financial data, as well as wireless network engineering. Mark was awarded two patents: one in the field of telecommunication and wireless network traffic modeling and another in the field of wireless location based services and fraud detection.
A top producer since 2011, #FASTAGENT Kenny Truong is a rookie and a vet in the top 1% of agents in number of homes sold in the East Bay. Kenny started from the bottom out of college, and has attributed his success to his hunger for knowledge in real estate buying and selling. Growing up, he had a passion for technology, and he is ecstatic that technology has finally caught up in this growing industry. With increased open data, powerful marketing tools, and efficient systems being developed by new startups, he is able to use technology to better serve his clients.
Graham Carlson is the Communications Director at Climb Real Estate. He helps to coordinate and test the suite of technology tools employed by Climb’s team of 200+ agents. A Bay Area native, he has worked in the tech space since 2011.
Chris Lim is the founder and CEO of Climb Real Estate, a leading San Francisco-based real estate firm. Climb offers a comprehensive array of brokerage and marketing services for residential buyers, sellers and developers. Under Chris’s leadership, Climb has become the fastest-growing boutique brokerage representing some of the finest properties in the city.
Inspired by his father’s custom home construction company and his mother’s independent real estate practice, Chris draws from these early influences to create a highly nimble and creative agency committed to superior service and innovation. Chris began his real estate career in 2002, quickly becoming recognized as one of the top producing agents in the SOMA and South Beach areas (Vanguard Top 21, 2007-2009;
Urban Bay’s #1 Company-Wide Agent, 2005-2006), a distinction he maintained until stepping back from full-time sales in March of 2010 to create a new real estate brokerage. Prior to that, Chris worked in finance at both Merrill Lynch and Fuji Securities. At Grey Advertising, he built brand and digital marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies.
His clients routinely cite Chris’s unique ability to work well with all parties involved–buyer, seller, landlord, developer–and to identify with their individual needs. At Climb, he has brought together a closely integrated team of knowledgeable, experienced, and reputable brokers and agents who share his vision and dedication.