Biography
Tan TranReal Estate and Urban Land Economics

Tan Tran graduated from Vietnam National University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil & Industrial Construction. After graduation, he came to work for a leading construction contractor as a site supervisor and then project manager, refining his technical engineering skills and acquiring hands-on experience in project management. Tan then decided to switch his professional interest into building-material, as he believes this sector represents the greatest potential in resolving issues of high costs and low productivity in the construction industry. In the last eight years, he assisted global chemical manufacturers, including Jotun Paints, GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE: GCP) and AkzoNobel Paints, as a Regional Project Sales Manager to develop their businesses in Vietnam and introduce cutting-edge material solutions to civil construction and infrastructure projects. Tan has gained unique experience and skill sets as a builder and business developer in Vietnam’s fast-growing economy.

Tan is thrilled to join the Wisconsin School of Business and the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. With his rich industry experience and the top-notch MBA education from Wisconsin, Tan plans to work for international real estate development and investment firms to realize his professional ambitions. Long term, he will focus on developing residential properties, particularly affordable housing, bring more accommodation opportunities to homebuyers and solve the global issues of housing delivery. 

Aside from his core work, Tan is an avid social activist. He has been leading the Training and Career Service Program of VietSeeds Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization, to help bridge uphill gaps to college education for talented Vietnamese students from underserved communities. Tan also enjoys reading, biking, traveling and outdoor activities.