Founder & CEO
Yat-Pang Au is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Veritas Investments Inc., the largest owner operators of apartments in San Francisco with several thousands of units and over $2 billion in assets under management. Prior to founding Veritas in 2007, Mr. Au served as the Chief Executive Officer of AEC Alarms and held various executive positions at technology and services firms. He also has been a longtime private investor in apartment and retail properties located throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Au is committed to transforming San Francisco’s housing stock and revitalizing neighborhoods by providing innovative amenities and building eco- friendly, vibrant communities.
Veritas is a vertically-integrated multifamily investment manager. The firm provides a full-range of operational, management, retail and leasing services through its wholly owned affiliates Greentree Property Management, RentSFNow and Retail-SF. In early 2016, Veritas Investments announced financing an $815 million portfolio of multifamily, urban retail and mixed-use properties in San Francisco. It was the largest transaction of its kind in San Francisco history and it enabled Veritas and its partners to lock in attractive financing rates.
Mr. Au is an Advisory Board Member of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and a Board Member of three nonprofits he is passionate about – Self Help for the Elderly, International Technological University and Hong Kong Association of Northern California. He has also served as event Chair for the Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon and is a Director for SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. He is an active member of Coalition for Better Housing, San Francisco Apartment Association, Bay Area Council, National Multi Housing Council, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Additionally, Mr. Au participates in many communities and charitable activities with the American Red Cross, Asia Society.
Mr. Au holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.