Montalvo Homes & Estates

About Us

DerekTimm is a leading Central Coast and Silicon Valley Broker, who has represented over 150 million dollars in transactions. Licensed California Broker and Attorney. Member of State Bar of California, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Santa Cruz Association of Realtors, and State and National Associations.

At Montalvo Homes & Estates, his team of realtors specialize in a wide range of transactions from residential real estate to complex commercial and mutli-residential transactions, including 1031 exchanges, land development and more. 


He received his BA from UC Santa Barbara in and studied law at George Washington University and UC Davis. He served on Law Review, Moot Court and founded the Journal of Juvenile Law. Derek clerked with Congressman Tom Campbell and the US Attorney s Office. After graduation in 1997, he practiced law with Seyfarth Shaw and Ropers Majeski and later became VP, Business Development of In 2003 he founded Montalvo Homes & Estates, a real estate sales and development company.


He is an active member of the community. He was recently recognized as the 2017 Man of the Year by the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed by the City Council to the Scotts Valley Planning Commission in 2012, where he currently serves as Chair of the Commission. He is Chair of the Save Our Schools, which was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as the Scotts Valley 2012 Organization of the Year, where he served as a community leader for the successful Measure A and Measure K in support of the Scotts Valley Public Schools. He is former President of the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library and current President of the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation, and was appointed by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education to the Redistricting Task Force. He also serves as the Senior Board Advisor to the Buck Scholars Association.