Consistently a top-producing agent and client favorite, Christian offers unsurpassed marketing, communication and negotiating skills; in-depth, up-to-the-minute and comprehensive market knowledge; honesty and integrity. His longstanding reputation for getting results and his sophisticated yet down-to-earth approach provide his clients with a distinct advantage in both the purchase and sale of properties. Always on call, Christian’s exemplary work ethic, makes him one of the hardest working agents in the industry. Though his focus is always on the deal, he never loses sight of his client’s wants, needs or best interest. He constantly is evaluating the process as a whole, strategically making sure that his clients always know they have an ally and advocate every step of the way.
Born and raised in Berkeley as a second-generation local real estate agent, he along with Anita Thede, built Northbrae Properties into one of the most well-respected boutique, residential brokerage houses in the East Bay. His real estate experience as an agent, over the last 17 years gives him an edge in today's market. Christian’s extensive knowledge from everything construction to local regulations, has been gained though working with outstanding contractors coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the buying and selling process – from basic remodeling, to major renovation and reconstruction projects. Since 1981, the name Thede has been synonymous with fine real estate in the esteemed communities of the East Bay.
Though real estate is Christian's passion, he is also a devoted public servant working with many local charities, including the Contra Costa County Search Rescue as a veteran pilot, first responder and ground tracker. Active and athletic, he enjoys working at his local organic farm, hiking, trail riding, playing with the plethora of animals and is always game for any family activities.
Born and raised into a “real estate family” in Oakland, Ali attended and graduated from Head-Royce School, then received her BA from Occidental College in Los Angeles. After living in LA for 5 years, Ali couldn’t wait to move back up to the Bay Area to continue her career in HR, Business Development and Marketing.
While working at a fast-paced start-up in South San Francisco, Ali decided to go back to work with her new family and husband Christian Thede. Excited for the opportunity and getting back into real estate, her true passion, she jumped at the chance!
At Northbrae Properties, Ali along with her trusty assistant, Sir Wallace Vander Beek I (known to his friends and clients as Wally) works not only on the marketing and all aspects of the business. She is well known for her consistent communication, strong attention to detail, great customer service and ensuring a positive experience for all parties in a transaction: buyers, sellers, cooperating agents and all involved. Ali offers an in-depth knowledge base and customized service to all their clients, making working with them a truly unique and personalized experience. Stop by the office and say Hi!