Vera Tay

Vera Tay

New York, NY, US



I am a Real Estate Development Professional based in New York. 



ALPHA PARTNERS GROUP, New York, NY, US, Acquisitions / Development Intern

• Performed analyses and underwriting for new acquisitions focused on a value-add investment strategy across several asset classes in high-growth secondary and tertiary markets.

• Participated in the end-to-end underwriting and acquisition of a 116-unit Multifamily portfolio located in Columbus OH; independently prepared investor presentation materials and conducted in-depth due diligence

May 2020 - current

Gensler, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

• Developed Class A Office buildings through multiple roles that included budget management, project coordination and design for top-tier clients like Apple, Netflix, NBC Universal, William Morris Endeavor, NASA JPL and Hyundai Capital America.

• Delivered quality workplace strategy through high density analysis and test fit scenarios to optimize the 128,000 SF Apple Media Campus that accommodates multiple interdisciplinary departments.

• Worked in competitive tight deadline environments across multiple phases of the development process synthesizing the use of analytical and creative skillsets.

Oct 2017 - May 2019

The Jerde Partnership, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

• Executed and co-pitched real estate design solutions for Mixed-Use developments focused on the Southern California market.

• Coordinated and organized the project delivery flow for China markets that include a 4.3 million SF Mixed-Use development.

Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

• Contributed to the design and documentation of developments across several asset classes that includes the $180 million capital expansion of the Hammer Museum, and Brannan Square - 3 Office building complex spanning 1.2 million SF for Tishman Speyer.

• Executed design strategy through the preparation of marketing materials to raise the targeted $65 million in equity for the expansion of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre.

Feb 2016 - May 2016


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Real Estate Development

• Relevant Coursework: Real Estate Finance, Underwriting, Capital & Partnership Structuring with Advanced Excel Modeling, Lease Analysis & Financial Metrics, Fund Management & Capital Raising, Portfolio Management, REIT Analysis, Advanced Development Case Studies.

• Activities: Member of Real Estate Private Equity and Women in Real Estate Development (WiRED) Club.

• Capstone Project: Built a dynamic pro forma model to underwrite the repositioning of 666 5th Avenue in Manhattan NY, into a Class A Office building. Transaction assumptions translate to mid-teens levered returns over a 5-year holding period.

Jun 2019 - May 2020

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

• Activities: American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

• Spring Semester Abroad: Milan | Rome | Como - Anthony A. Marnell, Italian Architecture Studies Program 2014

Aug 2010 - May 2015

Areas of Specialization