Management Team

Through the family of companies, Veritas Investments employs more than 100 real estate and administrative experts – seasoned real estate investment, management, construction, leasing and finance professionals with extensive experience acquiring, operating, financing, and selling properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This in-house team offers investors a powerful skill set that includes in-depth knowledge of local property markets, a far-reaching network of industry contacts and lending relationships, and expertise in navigating the Bay Area's complex property-related ordinances and regulatory processes.

Veritas approaches work with the mindset of a real estate entrepreneur, the courtesy of a responsible neighbor and the investment discipline of an institutional money manager. The team is led by:

  • Yat-Pang Au

    Yat-Pang Au, CEO and Founder

    A San Francisco Bay Area native with nearly two decades of real estate investment and management experience, Mr. Au has led Veritas Investments since founding the company in 2007. He is responsible for the operations of the company and its subsidiaries. Prior to founding Veritas, he was CEO of AEC Alarms and held executive positions at several technology firms.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Advisory Board Member, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of California, Berkeley
    • Board Member, Self Help for the Elderly
    • Board Member, International Technological University
    • Director, Hong Kong Association of Northern California
    • Bay Area Council
    • Coalition for Better Housing
    • National Multifamily Housing Council
    • Pension Real Estate Association
    • San Francisco Apartment Association
    • Urban Land Institute
    • Young Presidents’ Organization
    • Board Member for Coalition for Better Housing
    • Board Member ChinaSF
    • Board Member SPUR

    Education

    • B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
    • M.S., Information Networking, Carnegie Mellon University
    • M.B.A., Harvard Business School
  • Roger Snell

    Roger Snell, Chief Investment Officer

    Mr. Snell oversees the firm's investments and capital formation activities. He has more than two decades of real estate experience, during which he has acquired, developed, and financed $9 billion in properties.

    He serves as audit chair and member of the board of directors for a public REIT sponsored by VEREIT and was formerly chairman and CEO of two other public REITs: Peregrine Real Estate Trust and Perini Investment Properties.

    Professional Affiliations

    • National Multifamily Housing Council
    • Pension Real Estate Association
    • Urban Land Institute
    • Young Presidents’ Organization

    Education

    • B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
    • M.B.A., Harvard Business School
  • Nina A. Tran

    Nina A. Tran, Chief Financial Officer

    Ms. Tran oversees Veritas’ finance and accounting, human resources, and business process improvement activities.  She has more than 25 years of real estate and financial management experience, both in privately held companies and publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs).  Prior to joining Veritas, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and spent 18 years at AMB Property Corporation (now Prologis, Inc.), where she served as Chief Global Process Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, she was Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

    Professional Affiliations

    • Board Director of Apartment Investment Management Company (AIMCO)
    • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Financial Women Association

    Education

    • B.S., Accounting & Information Systems, California State University, East Bay
    • Stanford University Executive Program for Women Leaders
  • Justin Sato

    Justin Sato, Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Sato leads the Asset Management, Information Technology, and Business Applications functions of Veritas. He also oversees and directs the day-to-day management of Veritas' affiliates, Greentree Property Management and RentSFNow.

    He has nearly two decades of experience for both privately held real estate companies and publicly traded real estate investment trusts, encompassing more than $6 billion of apartments totaling 80,000 units nationwide. Previously, he served as a senior vice president of financial management at the Laramar Group, and was Vice President of Finance at the United Dominion Realty Trust.

    Professional Affiliations

    • National Apartment Association
    • National Multifamily Housing Council
    • Coalition for Better Housing
    • California Apartment Association
    • San Francisco Apartment Association

    Education

    • B.S., Accounting, Regis University
    • M.B.A., Regis University
  • Andrew Silverman

    Andrew Silverman, Vice President Operations

    Mr. Silverman leads Product quality and experience, including oversight of unit turnover, leasing, marketing, and analytics.  He further focuses on operational technology integration and driving innovative and efficient upgrades to business systems.

    He has focused his 25-year real estate career on both start-up and development opportunities most recently managing portfolio operations and new development with Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust. Prior to that he was central to the founding and growth of Zeta Communities and Community Builders.

    Professional Affiliations

    • Urban Land Institute
    • Contractor State License Board
    • National Rental Home Council (former founding member)

    Education

    • BA, Mathematical Economics, Colgate University
  • David Chesnosky

    David Chesnosky, Director of Leasing, RentSFNow

    Mr. Chesnosky is the head of RentSFNow, and manages residential leasing for the Veritas Investments portfolio. He has nearly two decades of sales, leasing, and management experience in telecommunications and in real estate. He is a licensed California Realtor and a Certified Corporate Housing Professional.

    Professional Affiliations

    • San Francisco Apartment Association
    • San Francisco Association of Realtors
    • San Francisco Association of Realtors Global Alliance Committee
    • Corporate Housing Providers Association
    • City of Dreams, Youth Mentor
  • Michael McCamish

    Michael McCamish, Director of Property Management, GreenTree Property Management

    Mr. McCamish manages property operations for the Veritas Investments portfolio of properties, the largest collection of multifamily buildings in San Francisco. Mr. McCamish has 13 years of real estate experience, having begun his career in the mortgage industry, where he moved from underwriter to mortgage officer before transitioning first to leasing and residential real estate sales, and then to property management. McCamish is a California Certified Residential Manager.

    Professional Affiliations

    • San Francisco Apartment Association
    • National Multifamily Housing Council
    • California Apartment Association
    • Coalition for Better Housing

The Veritas Team: Our most valuable assets, with an in-depth knowledge of Bay Area submarkets and expertise in acquiring, renovating, operating, financing and leasing properties here.

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