Arlen Chou. Los Altos, CA
Oakland & Silicon Valley - Mutlifamily & Commercial
Most recently I have been honored by J Martin to be a moderator at his 2016 SF Bay Area Real Estate Summit in lovely Oakland Ca.
I currently have 2 successful technology related companies located in the San Francisco Bay Area and a third in the Philippines. Several years ago I decided to make take the leap and started a real estate investment company. My first purchase was a small light industrial commercial building for my one of my manufacturing facilities. Within the past 3 years I have added 19 doors to my portfolio and I look forward to adding more local properties.
I have been in the industry as a hobbiest for many years and I have only recently become more serious about the industry. In the past I was purchasing properties to live in, sell and then move up market. I have reached a level of home that I am happy with and I have now ventured into rental properties. In 2013 I purchased two four-plex building that are next door to each other, effectively giving me 8 units in one shot. I spent a little over a year renovating each unit myself and doubling the monthly rental income of the property. Since that point I have added 11 additional doors in the Bay Area.