​Founded in 2010, Climb Real Estate is an innovative full-service residential real estate brokerage that leverages the latest technology to serve clients in emerging, established, and luxury neighborhoods in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.

Climb offers a complete digital experience, including an extensive mobile-friendly website, social media presence, and mobile connection with agents that streamlines the buying and selling processes. Agents also connect face-to-face with clients in their neighborhoods via the Climb Airstream, a uniquely mobile real estate office. Climb is continuously rethinking the traditional home buying and selling experiences to better serve clients and close sales.

Chris Lim, Mark Choey, and Tiffany Combs founded Climb with a focus on new condo developments in the SOMA/South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. In a short span of years, the brokerage has grown to over 250 agents working in six offices and throughout the Bay Area. According to the San Francisco Association of Realtors, Climb ranks as the #7 brokerage in the city and was also ranked as a top Bay Area Real Estate Brokerage by the San Francisco Business Times. Climb has also earned national recognition as one of the top 500 US brokerages by both RIS Media and Real Trends.

Climb is part of the private label strategy of NRT, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the United States. NRT owns and operates companies in 50 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, with approximately 780 offices and 46,800 independent sales associates. NRT is a subsidiary of Realogy (NYSE: RLGY), a Fortune 500 global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and settlement services.

NRT has a number of real estate brokerages in its family of companies, including some of the nation’s largest, but also includes successful boutique brokerages with a unique business model and targeted clientele, such as Climb.

Established in 2010

Established in 2010
Over $3 billion since inception

Over $3 billion since inception
Grown 1,000% over 7 years

Grown 1,000% over 7 years
6 Bay Area locations plus Airstream mobile office

6 Bay Area locations plus Airstream mobile office

Climb Real Estate Management Team

With nearly 15 years of experience in residential real estate, Tiffany Combs is Co-founder, Partner and Managing Broker of Climb Real Estate. She is considered an authority on real estate and is regularly interviewed and speaks on real estate panels. Prior to Climb, Tiffany was a Principal at Solstice Partners a real estate management company. Additionally, Tiffany has served on the Board of Directors for various organizations including the California Association of Realtors as well as the San Francisco Association of Realtors. As the Managing Broker and Broker of Record, she has vast broker experience to help sellers and buyers and multitudes of agents navigate all transactions. Tiffany has been a Top Producer annually since she entered sales and personally closed hundreds of transactions and as well as successfully managed sales managers and hundreds of agents closing in excess of $600MM annually. She has spent years around construction and worked for some of San Francisco's largest developers.

Tiffany is committed to the community. Prior to Real Estate, Tiffany spent years working with Americorps, Alaska Center for the Environment, Habitat for Humanity and doing eco-tourism in Brazil. Tiffany co-chairs Climb’s volunteer committee and organizes Climb volunteer days with the San Francisco Food Bank and Glide. Tiffany earned a degree from Purdue University where she graduated in Singapore after finishing the degree at Nanyang Technological University. She has previously studied design and interior architecture at Rhode Island School of Design and UC Berkeley.
Chris began his real estate career in 2002 and quickly became recognized as one of San Francisco’s top-producing agents, having sold more than 1,800 properties, a distinction he maintained until stepping back from full-time sales in 2010 to start Climb Real Estate. Recognized by the Asian Real Estate Association, the Chinese Real Estate Association, Inman News, and the San Francisco Chronicle, Chris’s combination of marketing, negotiation skills, and design aesthetic brings a fresh point of view to the industry. Chris has established himself as a singularly original voice in the world of residential real estate.

Prior to his real estate career, Chris worked in finance at both Merrill Lynch and Fuji Securities as well as in advertising for Grey Worldwide where he built brand and digital marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies. Chris is a native of northern New Jersey and graduated with honors from the University of Richmond. In 2017, Chris was named to the Swanepoel Trendsetters list.
Mark is co-founder, partner and CTO for Climb Real Estate. With a background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Economics, Mark brings a unique perspective to real estate. Since 2008, Mark has ranked in the Top 5 selling agents for condo and loft sales in San Francisco. Mark also served as co-chair of the SF Association of Realtor’s MLS and Technology committee for two years and is active member today.

Prior to starting Climb, Mark was principal of Rincon Investment Group and Topaz Investments, real estate management companies with holdings throughout the United States. Prior to that, he was a vice president in Citigroup’s CTO office where he actively evaluated and invested in technology start-up companies. Fluent in Mandarin, Mark also founded a dot-com startup in China focused on online travel.

While earning his Masters Degree, Mark worked in the fields of Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, pattern recognition and statistical modeling of financial data, as well as wireless and cellular engineering. Mark was awarded two patents: one in the field of telecommunication and wireless network traffic modeling and another in the field of wireless location based services and fraud detection.
In 2017, Mark was named to the Swanepoel Trendsetters list and to Inman's Real Estate Influencers list.
Joe Han is the Chief Growth Officer for Climb Real Estate, bringing extensive experience in recruiting top real estate talent and growing revenue. Formerly he was CEO/Team Leader/Managing Broker (2003-2016) of the Cupertino, California office of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., and was instrumental in leading Keller Williams Cupertino to become the largest real estate office in Silicon Valley with over 350 agents.

Joe is passionate about helping his agents become successful business owners, as evidenced by his success in recruiting numerous top agents to Keller Williams Cupertino. Joe earned several prestigious awards at Keller Williams, including the Black Belt recruiting award (awarded to approximately 10 people annually) for 3 consecutive years and recognition as a Top 20 recruiter out of Keller Williams’ 700+ nationwide offices. During his tenure at Keller William Cupertino, Joe was also directly responsible for helping his office increase sales volumes over a short three-year span from $250 million to $900 million, representing an increase in owner profits of 400%.

Climb's Dedication to Diversity

From the inception of Climb, we have always stood for diversity and inclusion. We are proud to celebrate the diversity of our company in many different forms especially when hiring, retaining, and promoting women, minorities, and LGBT+ people within the company.

We feel that diversity in our workforce is critical to our business and rooted in finding the best talent in the industry. We also find that a focus on diversity and inclusion empowers our agents to perform at the highest levels.

Meet some of our wonderful Climbers in the video below.

Climb History


Chris Lim founds Climb.

Chris, Mark, Tiffany, and Michelle all serendipitously meet at​ ​88 Townsend.

Chris and Mark incubate a sales team in a live/work loft.

Mark Choey launches SFNewDevelopments.com.

Climb consistently sets new sale records in District 9.

Climb grows to a team of 23 sales agents.

Tiffany Combs joins Climb as Managing Broker.

Climb launches as an independent brokerage and opens our flagship office.

Climb grows 235% in two years, outpacing any other SF brokerage or​ franchise.

Senior Sales Director and Top Producer Michelle Balog joins Climb.

Climb debuts their mobile office, a vintage Airstream.

Climb opens a new retail location with SFMADE in Mission Bay.

Climb is featured on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing San Francisco.

Climb is acquired by NRT.

Climb Pets

Climb Real Estate is a 100% pet friendly zone; like many San Franciscans, we understand the roles that pets play in our lives. Our pets are an unending source of cuddles, fun, claws, and love, and while some people are cat people, and some are dog people, we believe that the bonds we form with our pets are some of the strongest relationships in our lives. Check out the loves of our lives below.

Climb Families

Climb also proudly supports its agents who are parents. That brighter children will make for a brighter future is something we firmly believe, and that's why we are wholeheartedly committed to our agents with families.