Yayu Lin

Yayu Lin
SVP – Commercial Development
Sares Regis Group of Northern California

Since joining Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC) in 2005, Yayu Lin has managed commercial and residential development and construction projects on behalf of the company and its clients, overseeing due diligence, entitlement, design, financing and construction.

As a Senior Vice President of SRGNC’s Commercial division, Lin currently oversees over $4 billion of highly innovative and complex ground-up office and infrastructure development projects for confidential clients in the Bay Area. She has also completed over 500 for-sale homes in the Bay Area ranging from single-family, detached houses to condominiums, including over 200 units of faculty housing for Stanford University.

Lin collaborates with some of the world’s most innovative thought leaders and progressive sustainability experts to deliver built environments that meet the dynamic needs of future generations while also advancing and revolutionizing the industry.

She previously worked at Ernst & Young Real Estate Advisory Services, where she consulted on M&A valuations and construction litigation, and Parsons Brinkerhoff, where she was an Owner’s Representative on Caltrans’s San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span project.

Lin was named a member of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2016 class of 40 under 40 and was a winner of the Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Rising Star Award in 2013. 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 in the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce’s 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’s degree in Civil Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.