The Current and Future Faces of Real Estate
a | r | e — Asian Real Estate
Each issue, we profile up-and-coming AREAA members who are shaping the future of real estate by their amazing productivity and energy, within both the industry and their communities.
by John Peretz
From Entrepreneur to Real Estate Expert
AREAA member Christine Ko has always taken the road less traveled. A Bay Area native, Ms. Ko attended the University of California, San Diego and graduated with a degree in economics.
Shortly after, she began working at CB Richard Ellis, the area’s top commercial real estate firm. Although she learned a lot about the real estate business, financing options, market research, and the fine art of negotiating, she found the 8-to-5 administrative inside job wasn’t what was calling her.
So she took a different path, first traveling for a spell in Southeast Asia, and upon her return started a brand-new gelato company in Saratoga, California, near her roots in the Bay Area.
The city boasts many “firsts,” including America’s first public school in 1635 and the first subway system, all the way back in 1897.
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