Bruce Dorfman

Senior Managing Director, Development, Mill Valley


Mr. Bruce Dorfman rejoined Trammell Crow Residential as the Managing Director of the Northern California Division in 2015. Previously, as a co-founder of Thompson | Dorfman Partners, LLC, a Mill Valley-based developer of in-fill and mixed-use multi-family projects, he managed the firm’s development and financing activities. Prior to founding TDP, Mr. Dorfman was a senior vice president with Irvine Apartment Communities from 1997 through 1999, and directed site acquisition and development activities for the apartment REIT’s California Division, creating a portfolio of 5,000 apartment homes. Previously, he was a co-founder and vice president of Thompson Residential Company in 1996, acquiring sites, obtaining entitlements, and financing projects in Northern California.

Mr. Dorfman joined Trammell Crow Residential in 1992, where he was responsible for project management, development financing, asset sales, and asset refinancing. Prior to TCR, Mr. Dorfman was with Piedmont Realty Advisors, a pension fund and institutional advisor, from 1986 through 1991. As vice president of acquisitions, Mr. Dorfman served on Piedmont’s Real Estate Investment Committee and was responsible for structuring joint ventures and participating mortgages for commercial and apartment developments. He also worked for Wells Fargo Bank and Bechtel Power Corporation.

Mr. Dorfman obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan and received his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He currently serves on the boards of a number of local non-profits, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land use economics society.

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