Yayu Lin

Yayu Lin
President – Commercial Division
Sares Regis Group of Northern California

Yayu leads the Commercial Development and Advisory division and provides strategic direction for our portfolio of commercial development projects. Yayu oversees over $6 billion of highly sustainable and complex ground-up commercial and infrastructure developments in the Bay Area. Lin collaborates with innovative experts to deliver built environments that meet the dynamic needs of future generations and advance the industry. Lin was the lead development manager on the Google Bay View campus, which was awarded Engineering News Records’ Global Best Project in 2022.

Since joining SRGNC in 2005, Yayu Lin has managed commercial and residential development and construction projects on behalf of the company and its clients, working on everything from due diligence, entitlement, and design to financing and construction.

Lin has been a trusted partner for her clients and has received numerous awards for her leadership in the industry and her efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Lin is a 2024 Power 100 honoree by Silicon Valley Business Jounral, a 2023 honoree of Most Influential Women by San Francisco Business Times, a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2022, an honoree of Bisnow’s 2022 Women Leading Real Estate, a Bay Area Power Woman by Bisnow in 2021. She is regularly a guest lecturer and panel speaker at Stanford University, where she mentors graduate students on projects and career advice. Lin also actively contributes to her community through her
service as a member of the Stanford Construction Institute and in the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, which connects those in the business, civic, and nonprofit sectors with community leaders.

Lin holds a Master of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.