Jimmy J. Tran currently serves as a Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. In his role, Jimmy works with leaders across CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions business segment to help drive growth strategies and pursue acquisition targets to differentiate CBRE’s products and services. Prior to CBRE, Jimmy was a strategy consultant for Bain & Company and worked in Bain’s Dallas, Singapore and Hong Kong offices. He holds multiple undergraduate degrees from SMU, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MPP from Harvard Kennedy School.
Outside of work, Jimmy is involved in his church and community. He volunteers regularly at his kids’ school and currently leads his daughter’s 1stGrade Destination Imagination team. Jimmy is also involved in various civic causes both locally and at a national scale. He has served on the National Board of AVANCE (an early childhood nonprofit) and the SMU Simmons Advisory Board. His passions are in education and urban development. Jimmy is currently in the Leadership Dallas Class of 2019, a leadership development program within the Dallas Regional Chamber.
Originally from Houston, Jimmy moved to Dallas to attend SMU where he met his wife Lisa. Together, they have 3 kids. They are active parents and love to spend time outdoors, travel and experience all things Dallas has to offer. Jimmy has previously served ATG in multiple capacities and is excited to continue working with such a great organization!
What does “Going Against The Grain” mean to you? It means staying true to what you believe is your path and your direction, even if everyone is going the other way.
Quote to Live By:“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” –Marianne Williamson
Passionate About:Family and investing to achieve financial independence
Favorite Food: Ramen
Can’t Live Without:Seeing my kids