The 2014-2015 president, board of directors and officers of the Chinese American Real Estate Association were formally installed at a banquet dinner on Nov. 14 at the Dynasty Restaurant in Cupertino. Coco Tan, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cupertino and member of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, will lead the group this upcoming year.
Christopher Isaacson, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Woodside and president-elect of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, administered the oath of office to Tan and the following 2014-2015 board directors and officers: Dexter Lat (Realty World One Alliance), immediate past president; Wilson Chai (Bank of America), vice president; Yuan Chang (Intero Real Estate), vice president; Barbara Kuang (Allstate-BnW Associates, LLC), treasurer; Joyce Sun (GD Commercial, Inc.), membership director; Jennifer Chen (JC Investment), public affairs director; Fay Yang (GD Commercial Real Estate, Inc.), secretary; and Keng Yang (East West Bank) marketing director.
The Chinese American Real Estate Association was formed in 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area to promote the social and economic well-being and enhance the professional image of Chinese Americans actively engaged in the field of real estate. Chinese Americans constitute the largest group among California’s Asian population.
“We are honored to support the Chinese American Real Estate Association in its goals and congratulate Coco Tan and the 2014-2015 board directors and officers,” said Isaacson, as he administered to the oath of office to Tan and the board directors and officers.
David Tonna, 2014 president of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, then congratulated Tan on behalf of the local Realtor association and pledged the association’s continued support for CAREA. “The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors seeks to promote home ownership for everyone, regardless of race. We look forward to continue working together for the benefit of all current and aspiring homeowners,” said Tonna.
In her message to more than 300 Bay Area real estate professionals at the event, Tan noted the different roles in the real estate industry, from sales agents to developers, escrow officers, loan agents, appraisers, property managers, etc. “We all work tirelessly to create ultimate value to our clients. With overlapping fields we can create synergistic value to each other and to our clients through harmonious interactions and by looking out for each other’s interests,” said Tan.
Tan said her mission this year is “win-win networking,” to create mutually beneficial long-term networks and use these networks strategically to further business growth opportunities. “When we work as a group, the end result is truly better than if we were to work independently,” said Tan.
The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors was represented at the event by David Tonna, president; Christopher Isaacson, president-elect; John Tripp, NAR director; Bonnie Kehl and Sue Bose, board directors; Mary Pope-Handy, Mitra Lahidji and Cam Chan, members of the SILVAR Global Business Council.
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