2012 AREAA National Convention



John Yen Wong is the son of immigrants and graduated from Yale University in 1975 with a degree in Biology. He began his real estate career in 1981, and has been both a salesperson in and an owner of real estate companies. In 2003, Realtor Magazine named John as one the 25 most influential people in real estate. In 2006 the Asian Real Estate Association of America recognized him as the “Real Estate Person of the Year,” and in 2011, the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers inducted John into its “Hall of Leaders.” John is a Founding Chairman of the Asian Real Estate Association of America an organization focused on increasing sustainable home ownership among Asian Pacific Americans. For decades, John has worked with clients from across the globe and understands the intricacies and nuances associated with such transactions John understands the challenges faced by ethnic minorities in reaching home ownership and knows that the global nature of today’s real estate market can be a tool for stabilize communities to enhance sustainable home ownership. He is absolutely clear on the business opportunities for real estate professionals who address these challenges.