2012 AREAA National Convention

Founder and Principal

Ann Trandai is the founder and principal of Trandai Realty, www.TrandaiRealty.com , a Commercial Real Estate and Investment brokerage in Chicago. She holds the CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation and the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of 15,000 professionals across North America who holds the CCIM designation. She is also a member of ICSC - International Council of Shopping Center- the premier global retail real estate community. She is a certified minority women business owner at Chicago MSDC. After receiving her bachelor and master degree in Electrical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, she worked at Motorola in the Cellular Division for 14 years. Since moving from the corporate world into the Commercial Real Estate industry, she has invested and successfully attained the prestigious CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation within 10 months whereas her colleagues would take an average of 3 years to earn the same designation. With a Certified MBE (Minority Business Enterprise), she is also the first business women owner in the Chicago Asian American community to earn the CCIM designation. Ann is very involved in the Asian American and her local communities. She has spoken at 4 local realtor boards to promote CCIM education, and a speaker in the panel discussion at IAR Multicultural Seminar on ‘Understanding Asian Real Estate Market in United States’. For the last two years, she gave speeches at Asian Business Expo in Chicago and to several international delegations and colleges on "Opportunities to Invest in Real Estate in USA" and "Invest in Vietnam". Besides her achievements in her work, studies, involvement with several boards & public speaker, she is also a savvy investor of multi-family and office buildings. Her commercial real estate practice includes sale and leasing transactions of office, retail, shopping center, hotel, and industrial warehouse for her domestic and international clientele. For her foreign investors, her service includes consultation in investing in U.S real estate with guidance into residence with EB-5 & L1visa programs. What set her apart from her competition are her international network in Vietnam and China, her ability to analyze an investment greatest potential, her negotiation and analytical skills, her understanding of Eastern and Western cultures, and her compassion and dedication for her clients.