WHITE TIGER CONDO CONVERSION
“We are on a journey to make a difference in the world. We help make dreams come true.”
— JEN CHAN, MBA, President and Creator of White Tiger
JEN CHAN, MBA, the President and Creator of WHITE TIGER, leads from the heart, mind, and spirit. She has more than 25 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate and related fields, and has received numerous awards for her professional performance, including the Standing Ovation Award and Commitment to Excellence Award from CNL, the largest commercial real estate development company in Orlando, and the Exceptional Service Award from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.
Jen has worked in a wide range of businesses, from startups to multinational corporations, and has invested in her own real estate projects. She bought her first house when she was just 23, and since then has purchased, rehabilitated, managed, and sold nine residential properties.
Born and raised in Florida, Jen worked in a family-owned restaurant business as a child. As an adolescent, she helped manage residential investment homes with her mother. Those early work experiences helped shape her strong work ethic and irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit.
As a research and due diligence coordinator at CNL (now Foundry Commercial), she prepared acquisition board packages for nearly 100 commercial properties with a total value of more than $250 million and helped prepare requirements for a $53 million collateral loan commitment for new building acquisitions.
Jen moved to San Francisco in 2000 and fell in love with the City by the Bay. "I love the eclectic nature of the Bay Area, its openness, diversity, and creativity, as well as its built and natural beauty — where I could spread my wings and turn my dreams into reality” she explains. She is passionate of evolution and relationships; diverse cultures, music, culinary, design, style, and world travel.
She decided to create WHITE TIGER after experiencing the frustration of completing her first own condo conversion. She believed there had to be a less stressful, more expeditious way to complete a conversion on time and on budget — with fewer surprises along the way.
She envisioned a streamlined and standardized program that would simplify and accelerate the process while avoiding the pitfalls that often impede real estate projects. That “aha moment” gave birth to WHITE TIGER — Jen’s spirit animal — which epitomizes the energy, spirit, and fierce dedication she brings to both her business and personal life.
Jen devoted countless hours over many years to developing, engineering, and designing her proprietary Fast Track Condo Conversion Program™ (FTCC) and assembling a team of skilled professionals to execute it. Like a brilliantly composed symphony, WHITE TIGER is her masterpiece.
She earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Webster University Worldwide. She has been an adjunct instructor in Business and Technology and an alumni speaker at UCF and ITT Technical Institute. She believes in continual education in herself and others for growth and success.
Jen is continually expanding her business, real estate knowledge and professional skills. She participates frequently in industry workshops and seminars and has received specialized training in transformational leadership and coaching. She embraces the dual East and West cultures in which she grew up, integrating personal evolution and experiential breakthroughs into her business practice.
In addition to her professional life, Jen continues to give back by supporting her community, local and national civic organizations through volunteerism at many small events and large black and white tie formal events. She served for more than a decade at GLAAD, a national LGBTQA advocacy organization in the SF GALA planning committee, guest and celebrity experience. She also serves in the GALAS for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Equality California (EQCA), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and Pets are Wonderful Support (PAWS), among other organizations. She participates in the guest experience for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; member of CREGS and the San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, she speaks to students at schools and Universities.
WHITE TIGER is the product of Jen Chan’s vision, devotion, and trust in the Universe. Her deep experience, exceptional skills, and uncompromising integrity — together with the talent and support of those around her — lie at the heart of WHITE TIGER.
Talent wins games, but intelligence and teamwork win championships
WHITE TIGER has assembled a team constortium of stellar professionals from every corner of the real estate industry — including legal experts, urban planners, realtors and brokers, financiers, development and project managers, investment/wealth analysts, and a wide range of contractors and tradesmen.
Our associates include some of the foremost experts in their fields, including attorney Andy Sirkin, who is considered the father of Bay Area TICs. Collectively, our network of professionals has decades of experience and expertise in real estate and condo conversions and has worked on thousands of conversion projects in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
WHITE TIGER fosters an open, forward-thinking, collaborative team spirit. We embrace innovation, ingenuity, diversity, and inclusion. We work together for one overarching purpose: to help our clients achieve the American Dream of home ownership, financial security, and building wealth.