Mr. Yu has over 25 years of principal transactions experience investing in global institutional commercial real estate, creating private equity real estate funds and raising debt and equity for funds and individual deals. He has been involved in over $20 billion of global commercial real estate transactions.
His career has covered all aspects of real estate investment and fund management with previous senior roles at institutional private equity real estate fund management firms including AEW Capital Management, CBRE Global Investors, Starwood Capital Group and Prudential Real Estate Investors. In 2000, he was a founder and CEO of a venture backed technology startup, e247.com.
Most recently, he founded in January 2015, and was the former CEO until June 2016, of CAPFUNDR | Capital Fund Realty, Inc., a real estate fund management firm, based in New York City. CAPFUNDR leverages technology and recent changes in legislation to create private real estate funds and public non-exchange traded REITs that are broadly marketed and distributed via an online investment platform targeting retail investor capital.
Mr. Yu has a master’s of urban design and real estate from Harvard University and a bachelor’s of science from University of California, Davis. He is married with two children and his hometown is Sacramento, Calif. He is currently based in New York City and commutes regularly to Las Vegas.