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Meet the dynamic team behind AlphaX RE Capital, where expertise meets innovation to drive success in the ever-evolving real estate landscape.

Stephanie Yi
CEO, Founder

Founder and CEO of AlphaX RE Capital. A real estate entrepreneur skilled in researching and analyzing investment opportunities in cutting-edge markets. Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in Biology and founded a biotechnology company, which she successfully sold to a publicly traded company. She later served as a fund manager, accumulating extensive experience in fund management. In 2019, Stephanie officially ventured into the real estate industry and achieved remarkable success within a few years. Her unique and inspirational entrepreneurial background enables her to keenly identify business opportunities. Moreover, her extensive experience in fund and company management, combined with her real estate knowledge, allows her to quickly recognize and mitigate various risks in the investment market.

Lisa Gao
Chief Operation Officer

Lisa, Founder and COO of AlphaX RE Capital, is a distinguished lending professional and real estate agent holding a Master's degree in Education, Psychology, and Spatial Data Science. Possessing licenses in both California and Arizona, she boasts extensive experience in home and commercial lending, real estate investment development and management, and home sales. Lisa excels in delivering prompt, professional, and unique loan solutions for diverse clients.

De Nguyen
Chief Officer of Design & Construction

De Nguyen, Co-Founder of AlphaX RE Capital and CEO of Design & Development Group, has led the design and construction division since 2019. Passionate about custom home design, he collaborates with private builders, owners, and developers, successfully completing over 100 projects in the Bay Area. De is also a successful investor with unique insights and vision.

VP of Project Management

YY Hu, The Property Management Director at AlphaX RE Capital has successfully managed and operated over 300 property assets, with a total value of $1 billion. Their expertise has significantly contributed to the efficient and profitable management of these properties, enhancing AlphaX's reputation in the real estate industry.

Shan He
SoCal Chief Operating Officer

AlphaX's Chief Operating Officer is currently in charge of financing for AlphaX RE Capital. In 2011, she began as the CGA Manager at Citibank, leading the team to become one of the top five sales teams nationwide. She was later promoted to Regional Sales Manager at Citibank, overseeing consumer banking, investment, and credit card businesses in the Northern region. From 2021 to 2023, she served as the Sales Director for Beyond International Fund, focusing on maintaining high-net-worth clients and developing new client resources.

Jane Lin
Chief Investment Officer

Chief Investment Officer at AlphaX RE Capital with over 8 years of experience in real estate investment and development. Jane designs investment product frameworks, oversees business development, and manages acquisitions. Previously, she was the Asset Management Director at a prominent Silicon Valley real estate company, handling an investment portfolio exceeding $100 million. Jane has developed and operated residential, commercial, industrial, and mobile home projects. She is also a successful real estate blogger with over 3 million views, 40,000 likes, and 10,000 followers. Jane holds a Master's degree in Real Estate Development and Planning from UC Berkeley.

Laurent Chen
Chief Capital Market Officer

Laurent is responsible for AlphaX RE Capital's financing and business development in Greater China and manages the daily operations of the AlphaX Debt Fund. He also contributes to legal and investment tasks at the U.S. headquarters. With nearly ten years of experience in U.S. real estate investment and risk management, Laurent previously led over $1 billion in real estate debt projects as a Senior Manager at Conventus. He holds an MBA from Duke University, earned in 2015.

Jia Li
Chief Assets Management Manager

Jia currently manages and operates the development, design, and construction teams for AlphaX RE Capital's real estate projects in North America. He also oversees asset management and develops asset allocation strategies. Before joining AlphaX, Jia was a Project Manager at a leading real estate development and investment company in Silicon Valley, handling projects such as high-rise residential and mixed-use developments. His responsibilities included market research, feasibility analysis, land acquisition, project design and development planning, budget management, and construction management. Jia holds a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning with a minor in Real Estate from Cornell University, as well as an MBA.

Kai Zhang
VP of Construction & Interior Design

Kai is a licensed architect in California and a graduate of Pratt Institute. He has served as a project manager at an architectural firm, overseeing several civic projects, including the Belmont Community Center, Millbrae Recreation Center, Burlingame Recreation Center, and the San Mateo Recreational Facilities Master Plan. He designed the Yorba Linda Public Library and Cultural Arts Center, winning architectural awards. As the project manager for the Dublin Cultural Arts Center, he successfully transformed a police station into a cultural arts center. Kai also designed and renovated Ichika restaurant in Milpitas, which has become a popular Japanese eatery in the Bay Area. He is currently an adjunct professor in the architecture department at CCSF.

Vivian Jia
VP of Design, Director of Development

Vivian is an accomplished architectural designer at AlphaX RE Capital. She previously worked at a local architectural firm in the Bay Area, gaining extensive experience in design and project management. Vivian excels in developing design plans, coordinating drawings and specifications, and producing construction documents. She is proficient in various software tools, including SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop, and AutoCAD. Vivian holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Tianjin University in China, bringing unique creativity and technical expertise to her work.

Athena Liang
Investment Manager

Xiaohan is a Math and Statistics major with financial experience in New York. Skilled in logistics and investment product design, she excels at creating efficient and innovative financial solutions.

Core Team

Consulting Team

John Chiang served as the 33rd California State Treasurer from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 31st California State Controller from 2007 to 2015 and a member of the California Board of Equalization from 1997 to 2007. During his tenure, John was responsible for selling California bonds, investing state funds, and managing cash. He also oversaw financing agencies that aimed to provide high-paying jobs, better schools, improved transportation, high-quality healthcare, affordable housing, and a cleaner environment. Additionally, he served on the boards of California's two largest public pension funds: the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)

John Chiang
Board member

Dr. Angelo Farooq is an expert in economic development and public-private partnerships in real estate. He is a notable national and state leader, having spoken at prestigious institutions like the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the US Department of Housing & Urban Development, and the California State Legislature. Dr. Farooq currently serves as Chairman of the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB), overseeing federal workforce funds and a $6 billion annual system that includes over 200 America Job Centers. Additionally, he chairs the National Association for State Workforce Board Chairs, advocating for national workforce policy to the White House and Congress. Dr. Farooq also co-chairs the CA Treasurer Fiona Ma’s Housing, Economic Development, Job Creation & Opportunity Zone Ad Hoc Advisory Committee and has served on the Council of Economic Advisors for former California Controller Betty Yee. He holds degrees from UC Berkeley and the University of Southern California.

Dr Angelo Farooq
Board member
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