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Michele Chiu

Broker-Associate, MBA

Michele is a seasoned real estate specialist with a background in business management and a focus on international buyers and investors.

Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, Michele obtained her B.A. in International Studies and Business Management from the University of California, Irvine and completed her final year of studies at Beijing’s Peking University. Certified in both tax and insurance, Michele has worked in wealth management, accounting, and business management. She received her MBA from UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business in June 2016, and her emphasis on Commercial and Residential Real Estate has fortified the connections she maintains with leading developers, long-time real estate investors, and city planning personnel within Orange County and Los Angeles County.

In addition to possessing a network of key players in the regional market, Michele has the ability to traverse cultural and linguistic lines. She is uniquely positioned to address the demands of a global economy, as she is both fluent in Chinese and conversant in the legal and contractual landscape of the US. Michele has flown to Hong Kong and China to pitch to high net worth investors to subscribe in US commercial real estate funds and recently closed $10M from overseas investors. She has assisted business owners from China in acquiring investment properties and commercial properties, and she has also secured EB5 investment opportunities that qualify for pathways to citizenship or green cards. She is currently facilitating the expansion of a popular luxury Japanese clothing brand into Century City as well as Silicon Valley, and sits on the board of advisors for the Trans Pacific Fund—a US fund structured to manage $300M+ of residential and commercial assets. Michele’s capacity to capture the local Chinese-speaking and international Chinese community marks her as a powerful figure in both the Northern and Southern California real estate industry.

Michele’s unparalleled client service and proven marketing strategies have made her a strong asset to numerous developers and their multi-million dollar projects around the world. She creates seamless transaction processes from beginning—curated selections of properties catered towards client’s needs—to the end of escrow.  Her expert approach to managing the critical, manifold details of properties has been finely honed out of her array of skills, thus enabling her to efficiently meet the residential and commercial real estate goals of her clients. And because Michele understands that purchasing a home or investment property is a decision that requires utmost trust, she earns it by consistently delivering on her commitments—demonstrating her credibility through her diligent work ethic and comprehensive understanding of the industry.

The cornerstone of Michele’s approach has always been to educate her clients, regardless of their backgrounds, within the context of the local regional market. In ensuring that her clients understand every one of their options, Michele equips her clients with the agency to choose the option that best aligns with their goals, whether the factors are determined by family, investment, or circumstantial outcomes. She wants to educate, and therefore empower clients to make informed decisions based on pragmatic expectations of results, and when her clients understand the rules of the game, they go far.

Michele been published multiple times in Inman News, the leader in real estate industry news and technology, and interviewed for the 2015 National Association of Realtors conference in San Diego for her expertise in foreign national acquisitions in the real estate industry. Now she continues to service her clients in both the Tri-Vally East Bay Area, as well as the Orange County arena in Southern California.

4105 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506
United States