7700 Irvine Center Dr., Suite 620
Irvine, CA 92618
Charlie Mas is Chief Construction Officer for Camphor Partner. He is responsible for the construction management of the company’s China projects.
Joined the company in 1995, Mr. Ma has overseen over 20 million square feet of real estate development projects and has managed construction crews exceeding 6,000 people on site at the same time. He has consistently stayed on schedule and on budget while holding the highest standard of quality control of workers’ well-being, construction procedures and finish materials.
Mr. Ma has built an extensive knowledge base of national contractors and material sources. His attention to detail has identified critical issues for various projects and played a key part to the success of Camphor’s investments.
Jason Qi is Chief Design Officer for Camphor Partners. He serves as the main advisor for design of real estate projects to the company.
Since joining the company in 2000, Mr. Qi has been responsible for more than 15 million square feet of real estate projects.
Mr. Qi holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Design from Tianjin University School of Civil Engineering.
Henry Chen is a Partner and the founder of Crestfield Homes, an affiliate company with Camphor Partners.
At Crestfield Homes, Mr. Chen oversees the acquisition, project management, and operations. He has over 12 years of experience in real estate and has developed a proven track record of delivering quality homes throughout Southern California.
Mr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from University of California, San Diego.
Diana Guo is Chief Marketing Officer for Camphor Partners. She is responsible for the planning and execution of the marketing and branding of the real estate projects in China.
Through coordinated efforts in market research, pricing, advertising and sales training, Ms. Guo has generated over $1 billion of revenue over the years and has always achieved above pro-forma performances. She has leased and sold over 25 million square feet of real estate and helped the company consistently achieve a portfolio-wide occupancy above 90%.
Guo has been with the company since 2000.
Ben Liu is Chief Financial Officer at Camphor Partners. He is responsible for corporate finance and accounting of the company’s China holdings.
Mr. Liu joined the company in 2003, and has helped elevate the company’s relationships with commercial banks and institutions. He has also improved the internal control of the company’s accounting procedures.
Mr. Liu manages a staff responsible for the accounting, reporting, tax, and compliance requirements for more than 5 million square feet of real estate and over 2,000 employees.
Mr. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from Beijing Institute of Technology.
John Cao is Chief Operating Officer at Camphor Partners. He is responsible for the company’s China holdings, including acquisitions, marketing, asset management, and operations. He also oversees the company’s public affairs, business development, and capital market relationships.
Since joining the company in 1995, Mr. Cao has overseen and developed over 20 million square feet of real estate in China. Through his knowledge base in public affairs, he has assisted the company in maintaining healthy relationships between the community leaders.
Peter Donald Cao is the Chairman and Founder of Camphor Partners and has been deeply involved in real estate investment in both the United States and China since 1992.
Born in Hebei, China, to an impoverished family, Mr. Cao joined the workforce at 16 to financially help his family. Started his first 10 years in the aerospace industry, he quickly rose through the ranks and was twice recognized as a Top 10 Employee in the Province of 73 million people.
In 1992, Mr. Cao founded Camphor Partners and began developing residential (both condominiums and apartments), office, industrial, retail and hospitality projects. He has planned, developed and operated more than 28 million square feet of real estate in his career. Today, Camphor Partners oversees $1 billion of investments and hires more than 2,000 employees.
Mr. Cao believes strongly in giving back to the community and has made significant contributions with both his time and money, exceeding $10 million to educational and disaster-assistance programs.
-Located less than 2 miles from The Irvine Spectrum
-Adjacent to the 5, 405, & 133 freeway
Landon Wright is Partner at the company and directs its real estate investment activity. He oversees the company’s acquisitions, sources debt and equity, and provides asset management for the portfolio.
With over 20 years’ experience in real estate transactions, portfolio management and development, Mr. Wright guides the company’s partnerships with institutional firms and private investors in value-add office, retail, industrial, residential and land development. He has transacted over 3.5 million square feet of commercial real estate, primarily in California, and over 200 acres of land for development.
Mr. Wright joined the company after serving 11 years as Director of Acquisitions for Milan Capital Management where he oversaw acquisitions and provided asset management for the portfolio. At Milan, he led the expansion of the company’s investor base to include institutional capital partners in addition to its private investors.
Prior to his position at Milan, Mr. Wright worked with Marcus & Millichap, specializing in office and industrial sales representing pension funds, lending organizations, and institutional and private groups.
Mr. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
Stephen Cheng is Senior Director of Accounting for Camphor Partners. He is responsible for accounting, property operations reporting, forecasting, and debt and equity account management.
Mr. Cheng joined the company in 2010 and works closely with asset managers, property managers, investors, and lending institutions to ensure the accurate completion of the company’s accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting, as well as the satisfaction of its lender and governmental compliance regulations.
Mr. Cheng holds a bachelor’s degree from Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California.
Patrick Rios is Vice President of Asset Management for Camphor Partners. He oversees the financial performance of the company’s U.S. portfolio.
Since joining the company in 2010, Mr. Rios’s core responsibilities have included leasing and marketing, supervising third party brokers, managing the legal team, conducting due diligence, and coordinating underwriting for acquisitions and dispositions.
Mr. Rios works directly with investors, lenders, and the brokerage community to track industry trends and maximize the performance of each asset.
With his previous experience at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Rios maintains the company’s focus on preserving and growing its asset values through proactive leasing and management. He holds the responsibility for building and maintaining income streams from the company’s assets to accomplish the goals of the company’s investment partners.
Mr. Rios holds an MBA from Cal State University of Fullerton, and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine.
Hope Fazio is Vice President of Operations for Camphor Partners. She oversees the company’s property management department while spearheading the ongoing entitlement and development projects.
Mrs. Fazio joined the company in 2010 with over 13 years of commercial real estate experience in operations.
In additional to her responsibility of overseeing the company’s portfolio, Mrs. Fazio has completed two residential entitlement projects exceeding 650 units and over 800,000 square feet mixed-use development project in Irvine, California.
Mrs. Fazio fosters long-term relationships with industry leaders and consultants to accomplish the company’s objectives.
As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Sean Cao guides the company’s overall investment strategy and oversees the development, marketing, and management of the company. With extensive experience in strategic planning, Mr. Cao currently oversees over $1 billion in assets under management (AUM) and over 2,000 employees in Camphor’s global portfolio.
With a focus on developing long-term relationships, Mr. Cao joins with strategic partners in their areas of expertise to maximize the knowledge base for the company’s investments. Closely following macro trends and cycles, he carefully directs the company’s investment policies.
As an active humanitarian, Mr. Cao provides guidance and raises funds and awareness for numerous causes. He has been honored to serve as President and Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Orange County, CA and has sat on the Executive Board of the World Affairs Council.
Mr. Cao holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside.