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Meet the Team

The Petroleum Realty Group has quickly risen to become the premier Gas Station, Car wash and alternative fuel adviser in California.

Tim Haves

Timothy Haves

Timothy Haves

As President of the Petroleum Realty Group it was his vision to bring professional services to this arena.

Timothy has over 25 years of Industry experience. He began his career in the UK, where he obtained his honors degree in land management and became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

By 1998 he was working in Los Angeles California in a corporate advisory role for Big Oil. As the major oil companies began to think about divestment of their marketing side of the business Timothy was able to bring his transaction management experience to play by selling Gas Stations and Convenience stores all over the nation. This led to more complex transactions involving terminals, bulk plants, market withdrawals and PMPA rights.

Timothy is now an industry expert in the field of buying and selling gas stations and car washes. His clients cover the whole spectrum of the business, from large corporations, to jobbers, card lock and individual operators.

His ability to analyze the viability and hence the value of Gas Station and Car washes has most recently been recognized by the financial institutions who utilize his services when considering a new loan or in preparation for a foreclosure.

Tim can be reached at



Steve Sabahi

Steve Sabahi

Steve Sabahi

Steve has been in the Petroleum business all his working life. He began on the forecourt of one of his fathers stations which is where he learned how to efficiently run a gas station and car wash business. He later decided to move to the supply side of the business managing accounts for one of Northern California’s largest independent fuel delivery companies. He learned an area of the business which is extremely important and is an expert on fuel agreements and financial analysis.

Through his many gas station dealer contacts Steve established a network of clients who recognized his skill sets and soon began buying and selling gas stations and car washes for clients in and around the bay area.

A chance meeting with Timothy Haves at the WMPA conference in Las Vegas led to a unique collaboration of skill sets. Steve’s understanding of the operations side of the business is invaluable is assessing how a gas station or car wash will perform and of course how much it will sell for.

Steve can be reached at