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Michele Chen

Michele ChenCalBRE #: 01916294

Senior Vice President

Michele is a seasoned commercial real estate broker handpicked and personally trained by John Luk. With a background in business management and a focus on real estate development, Michele heads GD Commercial’s private equity arm as Senior Vice President. 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 and long-time real estate investors. In addition to possessing a network of key players in the regional market, Michele has the ability to traverse cultural and linguistic lines. 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. And because Michele understands that purchasing an 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. 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 Silicon Valley Bay Area, as well as the Orange County arena in Southern California. Michele is a co-founder of Santa Clara County Landlords Mastermind and currently serving as Secretary on the 2020-2022 Chinese American Real Estate Association (CAREA) Board of Directors.