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Gretchen Yuan

Executive Director, Capital Advisors, Asia

Asia

Capital Advisors

Gretchen Yuan Executive Director Asia
Capital Advisors

Expertise

Gretchen joins CBRE as Executive Director and joins the Capital Advisory business in Asia. With more than 10 years of industry experience, she specializes in private placements, investment manager advisory, acquisitions and project management across various sectors of real estate.

Gretchen was most recently Principal of Hodes Weill, a global real estate advisory boutique with a focus on the investment and fund management industry. She was primarily covering institutional capital and investment managers in Greater China market.

Prior to Hodes Weill, she was Director of Overseas Investment at Country Garden, China’s largest developer, working directly with the Chairwoman in all aspects of group-level business.

Experience

 Gretchen began her career with Swire Properties in Hong Kong followed by MGPA (now BlackRock). She later established a US-focused fund with Chinese high net worth capital, which was eventually acquired by a leading fund manager in China. She has been based in Hong Kong, Boston and Guangzhou throughout her career.  

 

Credentials & Education

 

Gretchen graduated from Tsinghua University summa cum laude and received her Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. She was also a World Bank Scholar.

She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is also proficient in French.

• Joint Japan/ World Bank Scholarship 2010-2013
• International Real Estate Association FIABCI Scholarship 2010
• Harvard Innovation Lab Resident 2013
• MIT-CHIEF Business Competition First Prize (Web/IT Track) 2013
• HBS Social Enterprise Fellowship
• Vice Chair of Harvard Kennedy School Real Estate Council
• Academic Co-Chair of Harvard Kennedy School China Society

Gretchen Yuan Executive Director Asia
Capital Advisors