Tony Pourian PhD
Global Real Estate Advisor
One of the most coveted real estate markets in the world—Marin County in California—requires a highly knowledgeable Realtor to successfully navigate it, and Tony Pourian is committed to providing that world-class level of value and holistic, tireless service to his clients. As he says, “I am 100%, 24/7, client-oriented. My number-one priority is to create value for my clients’ real estate goals and dreams.”
Marin has been Tony’s home base for over 30 years, and he is a close observer of local, regional, and national price trends. His accurate property pricing is based on a rich background in economics and finance as well. Tony’s professional portfolio includes university professorships in economics and finance; a CFO position at a joint venture with a major U.S. manufacturing company overseas; and economics, housing, and capital-market consulting work with clients such as the World Bank, the United Nations, and the governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and Japan. He was among the first group of practitioners to give credence to the science and art of forecasting at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in the early 1980s.
As a homeowner, landlord, and investor himself, Tony’s understanding of the buying and selling process is multi-layered and meticulous, and his personal network of professional resources —from contractors and stagers to architects and real estate attorneys—has been carefully cultivated. Previously at Bradley Real Estate, he joined Engel & Völkers in 2019 and is excited about the tremendous resources and networks of E&V, a company founded in 1977 in Hamburg, Germany and now active in 40 countries around the world.
In addition to his B.A. and M.A. degrees, Tony holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, with post-doctoral education at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he learned the art of negotiation. He believes strongly in staying at the forefront of knowledge and technology in his chosen field, and his extensive real estate education and experience, in addition to State of California requirements, includes urban development (including zoning) at MIT and 1031 exchanges (to defer capital-gains taxes). He works on both residential and investment properties.
Previous to becoming a Realtor, Tony was a partner at Pourian & Associates, an investment LLC in California. He is a member of multiple real estate associations and currently serves on the Marin Association of Realtor’s Budget and Finance Committee. He has been a treasurer in public schools, a grassroots organizer in local and national elections, and a parent volunteer for sports teams. He also coordinated a program to help low-income families file their tax returns.
Between 2007 and 2008, he authored a mortgage-relief program for a real estate company that was eventually proposed to the U.S. Treasury Department.
As an enthusiastic tennis player and member of the U.S. Tennis Association, when not engaged in real estate, Tony meets other enthusiasts at Mt. Tam Racquet Club and in local tennis groups.