Leadership

The Real Estate Trust Board of Trustees is comprised of authorities in the investment, finance and nonprofit fields. The Advisory Board consists of professionals with expertise in evaluating, marketing and selling real estate. With such knowledgeable volunteers, the Real Estate Trust is well-equipped to handle the receipt and subsequent sale of your property to create a charitable fund for you at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Advisory Board Biographies

Boyd Smith, RET co-chair
Partner
WSJ Properties

John Sobrato, RET co-chair
Chairman
Sobrato Development Companies

Eric Brandenburg
Partner
Brandenburg Properties

Bill Butler
CEO
W.L. Butler Construction

Carl Cilker
Sr. Vice President
Cilker Orchards

C. Bradley Lyman
Executive Vice President
Cornish & Carey Commercial

George Marcus
Principle
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Company

Tad Taube
Chairman, Founder
Woodmont Real Estate Services

Joe Parisi
President
Therma Corporation

Board of Trustees Biographies

Gregory M. Gallo
Partner
DLA Piper, USL, LLP

Mari Ellen Loijens
RET Secretary
Chief of Staff
Chief of Development and Communications
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Vera Bennett
RET Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

 Contact us

Real Estate Trust at
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Tel: 650.450.5444

donate@siliconvalleycf.org

Success Story - The Sobratos

The Sobratos

"The Real Estate Trust makes it easy and cost-effective to donate property to help the community." – John Sobrato