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Roger Yang

Email: 👨‍💼 Lake Forest, California

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Mid-Career Entrepreneur


Inventor and proactive leader in commercial real estate and capital markets who has closed multiple billions in debt and equity transactions, both as an issuer and as an investor. Able to drive change for company growth plans and produce better financial management. Managed cash flow for a flagship real estate development. Ran Financial Planning & Analysis and built the core strategic financial model for a REIT that more than doubled in size. Led the business intelligence integration of a national leasing system with accounting and data warehouses. Focused on using technology to improve real estate investment.

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Core competencies include: Real Estate Analysis • Debt Capital Markets • Mortgage, Bond, CMBS • Credit Analysis • Underwriting • Portfolio Management • Financial Planning and Analysis • Accounting • Investor Relations • Financial Reporting • Excel VBA • Bloomberg • Business Intelligence • SQL Database • Data Analytics




24 Hour Pets Incorporated: & : 13 September 2022 – Present

Founder The Underdog Social Network [CB Rank: 869,780]

· has a mission to innovate for pet caretakers and owners. For too long, animals kept as pets have been underrepresented in social media. Dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, hamsters, and other living beings are kept in our home but need a digital presence.

o   We want to build a better warehouse of your pet’s data and way to talk about pets.

o   Would you want an easy to browse marketplace and pet care information for your pets?

o   Is there an easier way for your neighbors to help take care of your pets?


Crowd Fleet Incorporated : 12 September 2022 – Present


Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing [CB Rank: 2,063,332]

·         Exploring innovation in car sharing, short-term rental platforms, and electrification of the auto fleet.


Salton Energy Inc : 5 March 2021 – Present


Real Estate & Energy Development [CB Rank: 641,363]

·         In Southern California, the current Salton Sea was formed due to agricultural operations and flooding. The area hosts significant energy and lithium resources, a hypersaline ecosystem, and a long history of being a tourist destination, time capsule, and wildlife refuge. Salton Energy Inc was formed to explore development opportunities around this important natural resource.


Arctic Circle IP Corporation : 31 March 2021 – Present

Patent Pending Inventor

Intellectual Property Holding Company: Logistics & Transportation [CB Rank: 1,438,065]

·         Patent pending: Systems and methods for loading, transporting, unloading, and sorting shipping containers using magnetic levitation.

·         Publication: Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council Public Comments (April 8, 2022); Federal Register, Department of Transportation.


Skylight Partners : 1 January 2021 – Present

Social Marketer & Webmaster

Website Development: Agency | Message | Brand | Experience | Content [CB Rank 1,183,925]

·         Skylight Partners is an incubator and business development company built by digital natives. We seek to bring light to the complex problems of a rapidly changing world.

·         Manage website domains:, domains (RogerJayYang, SkylightPartners, Taylor-Nation), LyricMedia.Wiki, Sleep.Holiday,, etc.

·         Operate and administer website development platforms including Ahrefs, Google Analytics & Sites, Siteground, Squarespace, Wordpress, etc.

·         Improve awareness of brand identities through social networks and thematic posting.


Pacific Life : July 2018 – December 2020

Senior Real Estate Capital Markets Analyst

Life insurance company founded in 1868. REIT bond and CMBS credit analysis & portfolio management.

·         Evaluate proposed public and private real estate financing for deal structure.

·         Review and analyze financial statements, legal documents, market research, and agency actions.

·         Produce and present investment memos and due diligence.

·         Coordinate trading and portfolio allocation transactions.

·         Proactively manage investments and prepare portfolio analysis.

·         Manage external relationships with portfolio companies, investment banks, and rating agencies.

·         Utilize modern technologies.

·         Identify and drive through improvements to technology infrastructure.


Skylight Partners : July 2017 – July 2018

Principal Consultant

Consultancy focused on modern business processes and technology to improve real estate operations.

Client: Real estate fund operator

·         Project: Reviewed organizational documents for all company entities with a focus on capital contributions, cashflow distributions, and management promotes.

·         Project: Designed new content and workflow to modernize and standardize investor reports.

Client: Private real estate investor

·         Project: Modeled and automated common area maintenance (CAM) calculations with Yardi Voyager.

·         Project: Managed the transition from Excel-based budgeting, deployed Yardi Advanced Budgeting & Forecasting, and trained the internal accounting team.

Client: Real estate fund operator

·         Project: Reviewed all tenants in Yardi to consolidate customer and NAICS codes for risk analysis.


Oceanwide Plaza (洛杉矶 - 泛海广场地产开发) : April 2016 – July 2017

Director of Finance

Flagship real estate development across the street from Staples Center at L.A. Live (HKG: 0715).

·         Managed working capital and cash flow for a mixed-use development consisting of 184 hotel rooms, 504 condominiums for sale, 167 KSF of retail, 60 KSF LED advertising, and 1,400 parking spaces.

·         Served other responsibilities for a private real estate company.


Rexford Industrial : 2014 – 2016

Corporate Finance and Asset Manager

Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specializing in Southern California industrial real estate (NYSE: REXR).

·         Ran financial planning and analysis while the company more than doubled in size since the IPO, worked directly with the CFO.

·         Developed the core strategic financial model which allowed scenario analysis, control with the accounting system, and run performance analysis of acquisitions down to the property level.

·         Coordinated the annual budgeting process with Property Management, Construction, and Leasing Departments.

·         Reviewed actual performance versus underwriting projections on a quarterly basis. Identified variances to projections and developed workout strategies.

·         Coordinated equity raise and debt placement due diligence between legal teams, investment bankers, and internally. Closed transactions include an expanded $600 MM credit facility and equity offerings totaling over $400 MM.

·         Interacted with Fitch Rating Agency in the provision of the company’s first credit rating.


Westfield : 2010 – 2013

Manager: Leasing Finance

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield SE is a multinational commercial real estate company (Euronext: URW).

·         Budgeting and Forecasting

o   Coordinated the 6-week preparation of the budget with 5 regional offices and various internal departments to ensure that our deadlines were met.

o   Produced the annual components of growth analysis, which takes all increases and decreases of net operating income by component, across 14 drivers, down to the unit level for the portfolio (e.g.: “how much has base rent and CAM improved year-over-year by region, for renewals with rent steps”).

·         Financial Planning and Analysis

o   Distributed and/or maintained ‘canned’ reports for internal customers.

o   Analyzed leasing spread on a rolling basis and developed action plans to improve the health of the portfolio.

o   Periodically reviewed the uncommitted revenue risk to the portfolio.

o   Helped to develop the Net Present Value calculation that is run on every lease in the national leasing system.

·         Technology Implementation

o   Represented the Leasing Finance Department in the long-term Westfield business process improvement project.

o   Successfully led the 1-year business intelligence integration of a national leasing system with various data warehouses. This ensured the integrity of financial analytics and greatly reduced duplicative work.

o   Served as the primary builder of financial reports within headquarters using Cognos TM1, SQL, and VBA. Trained and supported 5 regional offices.

o   Reports were written to pull data from Cognos TM1 using Active Forms with MDX code, and format using VBA.

o   Interacted on a daily basis with the IT Department and various stakeholders to ensure that data requirements are met, timelines are set and communicated, and that resources are managed properly.

Programmer Analyst Consultant

Promotion note: Started as temp consultant via Robert Half International, converted to direct Manager.

·         Developed complex Excel VBA & SQL macros to create or improve over 15 financial reporting needs.

·         Reduced the time taken to produce a weekly report from 10+ hours for a Senior Manager to 6 minutes.

·         Responsible for production of ad-hoc analysis as needed by our Senior Executives, such as: leasing dashboards, capital benchmarking, occupancy statistics, and variances from forecast to budget.


Bank of America, N.A.: Operations Project Consultant : 2011 – 2012

Longboard Capital Advisors: Performance Reporting Consultant : 2009 – 2010

Chimera Securities: Senior Equity Trader : 2007 – 2009



Passed Microsoft Exam 70-779: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel (12/2020)

Passed Microsoft Exam 70-778: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI (1/2021)

Earned MCSA: BI Reporting (1/2021)



Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word • Microsoft Power BI, Power Query, DAX, MDX • Microsoft SQL Server • Bloomberg Excel API • Argus Enterprise • Excel VBA • Python (Pandas) • Yardi Voyager • Quickbooks Premier • IBM Cognos TM1 • BusinessObjects • Javascript



Bachelor of Arts: Economics, Minor: Management - University of California, Irvine

Elective Coursework: Physics, Computer Engineering, and Philosophy

Graduate of AirMiners Boot Up for carbon removal strategies, November 2021



Next Generation Leader in the Committee of 100, Class of 2016

Repositioned and sold a multifamily property in Silver Lake, Los Angeles over 4 years in 2018

Stem Cell Donor in 2002 for Be The Match. Recruited by A3M at University of California, Irvine