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Jay Chu
BRE # 01244075

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.

Ryan Yatman
BRE # 01212607

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.
BRE # 01383796

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.

Alexis Kim
BRE # 01377398

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
BRE # 01877374

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.

Marina Cho
BRE # 01955634

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.

Arthur Kumasian
BRE # 01234927

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.

Yansy Naranjo
213-389- 5888
BRE # 01958497

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.