Kevin Cao is a Director of Acquisitions at Gemdale USA Corporation, where he is responsible for sourcing and executing office, residential and life sciences development land transactions, as well as value-add projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. He also leads leasing, financing, and asset management functions for Gemdale in the PNW region. During his tenure, he has acquired over $420 million in development projects. Prior to joining Gemdale, Kevin worked at Kinzer Partners, where he advised large corporations, public entities, and non-profit organizations on office portfolio management as well as various leasing and sales transactions in Seattle area. Kevin received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Xiamen University in China, and he holds a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington and a Master of Finance from Seattle University.
Over the past four years, Kevin has been a mentor for graduate students at Runstad MSRE program and has successfully helped his mentees on career development and job searching. Kevin is actively involved in the real estate industry organizations, including NAIOP and Urban Land Institute. He is one of the founding members of the Young Leaders Group of Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC), and the founder of the China Business Club at the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University.