Meet Bruce Bean


Agent Details

Meet Bruce

Specialties: Investment Sales Broker

Markets: San Francisco

Property Types: Office, Industrial, Retail, Multi-Family, Health Care, Specialty, Land

Relevant Experience

Commercial Real Estate

  • ​​​​​​​Founder and Sole Owner of The Trafton Group, San Mateo CA
  • Previously with TRI and Cushman & Wakefield, San Mateo CA
  • Directing, managing, marketing, selling, leasing, and property management for commercial real estate. 

Architectural Design President:

  • Beavers, Bean and Hale Associates
  • Boulder CO Merged with Oz Architecture
  • Directing, managing design and planning for financial institutions, corporations and non-profits.

Prior Board Membership

HIP Housing

  • HIP Housing San Mateo, CA​​​​​​​
  • Previous Board Member and Board President 2010 to 2017 Head of Housing Committee: Managing HIP’s property purchases.

Affordable Housing Ventures

  • Founder
  • Purchasing naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) non-profit housing developers.


  • LEED Courses Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Boston MA Graduate Studies in Urban and Regional Planning University of Colorado
  • Boulder CO Bachelor of Arts
  • East Asian Studies Foreign Studies: World Campus Afloat, Chapman College Foreign studies: Art and Religion, Kyoto, Japan


  • Kate Comfort Harr, ED HIP Housing, San Mateo CA (650)348 - 6660 x 307
  • James Wagstaffe, Kerr & Wagstaffe, San Francisco CA (415) 357 - 8901
  • Amy Richards, Retired Head, Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough CA (917) 748 - 5169 

Work With Us

The Trafton Group’s in-depth analysis of space needs and requisite improvements streamlines lease negotiations and results in significant savings to the landlord and tenants.