Washington, DC – December 21, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Silicon Valley’s real estate community congratulated the Chinese American Real Estate Association (CAREA)’s 2015/2016 leadership team at its December 4 installation dinner held at Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in Cupertino. SILVAR President-elect Karen Trolan installed 2015/2016 CAREA President Coco Tan and CAREA’s 2015/2016 officers and board of directors.
Tan is a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cupertino. This is her second year as CAREA president.
Serving in the 2015/2016 leadership team with Tan are immediate past president Dexter Lat (Realty World One Alliance); Wilson Chai (Bank of America), Yuan Chang (Intero Real Estate), Jennifer Chen (JC Investment), vice presidents; Barbara Kuang, (Allstate-BnW Associates, LLC), treasurer; Joyce Sun (GD Commercial, Inc.), membership director; Fay Yang (GD Commercial, Inc.), secretary; and Kenny Tang (East West Bank), marketing director.
Trolan congratulated Tan, who is a SILVAR member, and the 2015/2016 leadership team. She conveyed SILVAR’s support for CAREA and the association’s goals. Representing SILVAR with Trolan were Past President David Tonna, Region 9 Chair Carolyn Miller, Global Business Council chair Mark Wong, board director Amy Sung, Global Business Council members Atsuko Yube and Jimmy Kang.
In her address to CAREA members, Tan noted real estate is constantly changing, offering different opportunities for everyone. She encouraged everyone to work together. Tan said her mission this year is for all real estate professionals to “rise to the top.”
Guest speaker at the event was Peter Pau, principal and founder of Sand Hill Property Co. Pau shared his plans to revitalize Vallco Mall in Cupertino. The $3 billion project, called “The Hills at Vallco,” includes a 15-block, mixed-use commercial, residential and office development with 625,000 square feet of retail, 2 million square feet of office and 800 residential units. Also proposed is a 30-acre green roof, the world’s largest, which could include 3.8 miles of trails, open space and vineyards connecting buildings to each other and the ground.
In his message to CAREA, Pau stressed the need for members to encourage and support each other. “We came from the same place and share the same experience. Real estate is a risk taking business. We all have to make it on our own. There is no easy way,” said Pau.
CAREA was formed in 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area to promote the social and economic well-being of Chinese Americans actively engaged in the field of real estate. Its mission is to advance the professional image of Chinese Americans engaged in real estate and promote sustainable homeownership to Chinese Americans in the Bay Area.