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Jay Chu is one of the Founding Partners & President of Secured Properties. He is widely
considered one of the leading investment real estate advisors in the Los Angeles area with a
focus on the Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown sub markets.
With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Chu leads an experienced group of investment real estate
professionals specializing in the disposition and acquisition of investment real estate on behalf
of local and institutional clients. With over 5,000 Multi-family units sold, he has been
instrumental in shaping the local real estate markets representing institutional investors such as
Fairfield Residential, Bascom, and Equity Residential along with high net worth individuals such
as the Sterling Family Trust.
Mr. Chu is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of the Arts and is
a board member of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce. He is an avid Ironman
Triathlete and resides in Palos Verdes Estates with his family.
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Ryan Yatman is one of two founding principals and CEO of Secured Properties Inc. His career began in
1996 while completing his B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Southern California. His
career started as a marketing assistant handling all aspects of marketing, escrow management and sales
support to one of the Top 5 female power brokers in Los Angeles. Ryan met his soon to be business
partner, Jay Chu, while working at Sperry Van Ness their first couple of years. Working as competitors in
the same market they both realized they had the same level of integrity, honesty, creativity and passion
for real estate. In 2003 Secured Properties Inc. was formed.
Ryan has represented institutional clients, an NBA team owner, syndicators, individual investors, mom
and pop clients in a wide variety of transactions from large shopping centers, strip centers, office
buildings, medical office, retail stores, large to small multi-family properties, mixed-use projects, and
land for development.
With as much passion and commitment to real estate Ryan has made time to give back to the
community through his strong philanthropic involvement. Some of Ryan’s achievements are: Jewish Big
Brothers & Big Sisters of LA for over 10 years, member of the Real Estate Cabinet (REC) of the Jewish
Federation since 1996 and held various leadership positions including, but not limited to, Executive
Committee Member, REC Young Leadership Chair, Super Sunday Campaign Chair, Member of the Board
of Directors 2002-2006, Member of National Young Leadership Cabinet 2002-2008, 2005 Los Angeles
Recipient of the Julius M. Ratner Young Men’s Leadership Award, Young Leadership Vice Chair of
Campaign 2006-2008, AIPAC member, Board of Directors Hillel USC , Children’s Hospital Fundraising,
Challenged Athletes Foundation and Krav Maga Instructor.
Dennis L. Earls Jr.
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Dennis Earls holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at
the University of Southern California. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Incorporated, and is a devoted father of two beautiful children and resides in Los Angeles.
Dennis has been working in real estate since the age of 25. While specializing in the sale and
acquisition of multi-family buildings (10-200 units), he also became instrumental to his clients in
the office and retail markets. To date Dennis has been involved in over 100 sales transactions
totaling more than $400,000,000. He is a Senior Vice President at Secured Properties Inc.
Dennis possesses a high regard for quality service and his expertise, integrity and
professionalism have made him a well respected member of the financial teams of some popular
professional athletes and entertainers. To that end, he has broadened his scope of services to
cater to his busy and elite clientele, which involves the leasing, management and construction of
real estate assets. Listed among his client roster are Michael Misick (former President of Turks
& Caicos Islands) and a host of actors/entertainers, i.e., Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Omar
Epps, Cedric the Entertainer, Affion Crockett, Duane and Tisha Campbell-Martin, Eriq LaSalle
and LisaRaye McCoy. Professional athletes have also consulted with Dennis to broaden options
post NFL/NBA contracts – Chris McAlister (Baltimore Ravens), Reggie Bush (Miami
Dolphins), Latrell Sprewell (Retired -NY Knicks) and Carmelo Anthony (NY Knicks).
Also, as an investor, Dennis helped to provide low income housing for struggling families in
New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. Dennis has been involved in numerous multi-family
investments totaling approximately 150 units in New Orleans and other markets. In 2008, he and
his wife, Erin, worked with the Salvation Army, New Orleans, to award two deserving families
rent-free housing for one year. They were honored by Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morell,
Senator Mary Landrieu and Louisiana State Representatives J.P. Morell and Cedric Richmond.
Thus, acknowledging his efforts in the Big Easy as more of a labor of love.
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Alexis Kim is a Senior Vice President at Secured Properties.
Alexis’ career is extensive with expertise in property management, leasing and sales. She began
her career in 1993 working at Jamison Properties managing high rise office buildings and
shopping centers. After ascending as high as she could in the organization she transitioned to
commercial, industrial, leasing and residential sales a few years later. Her successful and
accomplished career has earned her the distinction of being considered one of the most
successful and recognized women commercial and residential salespersons in Korea-Town. Her
territory spans from Orange County to San Bernardino/Riverside and Los Angeles.
Alexis’ career has been recognized and applauded by many as she has been written up in several
newspapers, real estate magazines and other publications. She grew up in New Jersey with New
York fast paced work ethics and is bilingual in Korean and English. She works 7 days a week.
Always available by phone or e-mail she is very responsive and accessible to her clientele and
brokers. She prides herself on hard work, attention to detail, and making her clients' sale or
purchase as easy and trouble free as possible. No transaction is too big or small!
Kwang Ho “Sean” Hamm
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Sean has an extensive real estate background and has lots of knowledge in construction, loans and
residential sales. He has handled projects from simple remodels to new custom residential. He has been
advising in a variety of types of real estate investments.
He came to Secured Properties Inc. in 2010 with a desire to expand his real estate career looking for
more challenging and exciting deals. Since coming to the company he has specialized in Short Sales,
Foreclosures and Standard Sales in both condominium and single family homes with some multi-
residential. Sean’s career has been recognized and applauded by many home owners who he has helped
to achieve Loan Modifications and Short Sales to avoid foreclosure.
A native from South Korea, Sean brings a very strong work ethic and a worldly approach. Sean is
bilingual in both Korean and English.
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Marina joined Secured Properties in August 2012 as a transaction coordinator primarily working with Alexis
Kim. She started her career managing all aspects of a sale. From the agent’s marketing, showings, and escrow
coordination to closings, every document involved in the transaction process crosses Marina’s desk. As an
organized and task-oriented marketing expert for residential properties, she takes pride in ensuring all
transactions are carried out smoothly and seamlessly. Marina strives to provide the highest level of customer
service, individualized attention, and thorough knowledge of the Los Angeles real estate market. She diligently
assists clients with the utmost levels of professionalism, expertise, confidentiality and respect. To further herself
and expand her knowledge she became licensed in 2014.
Marina was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and came to Los Angeles in 2008 and is bilingual in both
Korean and English. Aside from real estate, she is a part-time student at the Los Angeles City College and
enjoys reading, hiking, cooking and taking yoga classes.
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Arthur Kumasian has been deal making since 1997. He is a leading authority and highly successful
commercial real estate broker in the greater Los Angeles area. Combining a mix of unparalleled
professionalism, tenacity, highly successful marketing practices and a solid sense of integrity, Arthur
works with both private and public sector real estate clients. He has been advising his extensive local
and national clientele with their commercial real estate acquisitions, lease obligations, asset reposition
and disposition an integral component of his business today. His specialty in highly targeted, successful
marketing campaigns sets him apart from others in the real estate industry. His work ethic has led to his
success and continually cultivating new relationships.
Arthur earned his Bachelors of Science in Communications from the Annenberg School for
Communication at the University of Southern California. Arthur also serves as a mentor and Big Brother
with the Big Brothers of America. He is also an avid traveler, adventurer, scuba diver, loves exercise and
enjoys learning about culture and history in his spare time.
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Yansy Naranjo is excited to have joined Secured Properties in June 2016
specializing in Multi-Family investment sales. She brings with her 15 years of
experience in commercial real estate with an extensive background in marketing,
management and business development combining a mix of unparalleled
professionalism, highly successful marketing practices, strong organizational
skills and graphics.
Prior to joining Secured Properties, Yansy worked at an international commercial
real estate company for three years. She was a Marketing Specialist on a five-
person retail team focused on new business development and marketing offering
solutions and strategic insight.
Yansy is on the board of trustees for St. Anne’s in Los Angeles, an organization
that offers a safe refuge for unwed, pregnant young women and young mothers
offering transitional housing and programs to empower and educate these young
women providing hope and the tools needed for a better future.
Yansy is a native Angelino and enjoys everything this great city has to offer from
museums, beaches, exploring new eateries, traveling and spending time with
family and friends.