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Verakin Real Estate Team

Verakin Real Estate doesn’t just invest in real estate, it invests in people. Verakin’s team of agents are experienced, local and international professionals. They are highly trained industry specialists, well placed to take advantage of the unique entrepreneurial climate in San Francisco, which has fuelled a wave of international investors. In such an innovative environment, the Verakin team utilize their wealth of experience in the Bay Area, including in-depth, on the ground, local knowledge to help our clients with complex transactions.

Verakin Asset Management LLC. Team

Xianhong Wu
Chairman of Verakin Group

The Founder of the Verakin Group, Mr. Xianhong Wu, formed the real estate investment firm, Verajoy Capital LLC in 2015 and then the asset management firm Verakin Asset Management LLC in 2016, with the aim of creating a vertically integrated model for real estate investment in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on education.

Mr. Wu’s expertise in technology and education led to him identifying the San Francisco Bay area as a unique real estate opportunity because of the economic and social impact of fast growing tech startups. Mr. Wu setup VC Cloudstone Capital based in Silicon Valley for Seed and Series A investment to further capitalize on the growth of the technology sector.

The Verakin Group believes that education is an investment in the future, and funds the non-profit Verakin High School. Mr. Wu’s work in Education has led to roles such as the honorary trustee of Peking University, and he has also been given the award for “Outstanding Contribution to Education,” and the prestigious accolade, “The most socially responsible entrepreneur in China,” amongst many others.

Mr. Wu obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Math from the Minzu University of China, and a Masters degree in International Finance from Peking University. He also holds two PhD degrees in Applied Economics, from Peking University, and the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.

Li Yuan
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Li Yuan joined the Verakin Group in August 2015, as Executive Deputy General Manager of Chongqing Verakin Property Service Co. Ltd, where he gained a wealth of experience in business development and institutional quality management. In December 2016, he was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer of its US subsidiary, Verakin Asset Management LLC.

Mr. Yuan has over twenty five years of experience in vertically integrated real estate project development, sales and management. Before his appointment as CEO of the Verakin Group, Mr. Yuan worked with Sichuan Province Guojia Real Estate Co. Ltd. as their General Manager after several years working at the company, first as Deputy Manager, then Manager of Marketing & Sales Department, and Deputy General Manager.

Mr. Yuan attained a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Southwestern University of Finance & Economics in 1991.

Peiwen Li
Vice President & Chief Finance Officer

Peiwen Li, the Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of the Verakin Group, has worked with Verakin for nearly six years. She started in 2012 as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Verkin Group, and then became the Chief of Board Office for the Verakin subsidiary company, Verajoy Investment Holdings Co. where she gained experience working with key stakeholders. Ms. Peiwen Li was then appointed as Assistant General Manager of Chongqing Verakin Property Service Co., Ltd. which gave her specialist expertise in business development and finance management.

Ms. Li’s background in Business Promotion, from working in the Foreign & Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Chongqing Municipal People’s Government from 2009 to 2012, has given her vast experience in creative sourcing solutions, such as identifying local assets for global investment. The sum of Ms. Li’s endeavors in Chongqing can be measured by the over $6 billion in foreign investment she, and her team, successfully secured.

Peiwen Li has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Security from the Chongqing University of Post & Telecommunication, and a Masters degree in Telecommunications and Computer Science from the prestigious London South Bank University. Ms. Li is also certified as a CIW Security Analyst, and holds a Cisco CCNA Certificate.

Carlos Serrano-Quan
Managing Director

Mr. Carlos Serrano-Quan was the 2016 Chairman of the Chinese Real Estate Association of America, and has over twelve years of experience in the San Francisco commercial and residential real estate market. Mr. Serrano-Quan was previously the Director of International Asia Relations of Keller Williams San Francisco. His leadership has led to his appointment to various positions by the City and County of San Francisco, and the S.F. Board of Supervisors. He has experience as Executive Director of Homeownership San Francisco, the Community Youth Center, the Chinese Newcomer’s Service Center. Mr. Serrano-Quan was also appointed to serve as a Citizen’s Advisory Committee Member for the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, and the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Families. He has served on the Government Affairs Committee of the San Francisco Association of Realtors, to advocate for homeowners’ rights and fair housing policies.