Experienced, Innovative Leaders



Veritas Investments continues to be led by its original founder, Mr. Yat-Pang Au. Our leadership team averages 20 years of experience, with diverse backgrounds and deep expertise that drive our tech-enabled, vertically integrated platform.




Executive Team

Yat-Pang Au

CEO & Founder

Mr. Au is an active member of the Coalition for Better Housing, San Francisco Apartment Association, Bay Area Council, and the National Multi Housing Council. He was named Multifamily Executive Magazine (MFE)’s 2017 Executive of the Year and received the 2018 Spirit of Life Award for philanthropy and community service by the Real Estate Committee of the City of Hope cancer research hospital.

Justin Sato

President

Mr. Sato leads the portfolio management, capital markets, investments, development, and corporate strategy of Veritas. Mr. Sato has two decades of experience for both privately held real estate investment companies and publicly traded real estate investment trusts nationwide.

Previously he served in executive roles at The Laramar Group and United Dominion Realty Trust.

Jeff Jerden

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jerden oversees Veritas’ operations, marketing, property services and leasing. He has more than 15 years of experience in property management, asset management, and portfolio management.

Prior to joining Veritas, Mr. Jerden served as Executive Vice President of Centennial Holding Company. He is also a Marshall Memorial Fellow, a leadership development program of the German Marshall Fund of the US.

Phillip Owens

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Owens oversees Veritas’ accounting, tax, technology, and human resources functions. He has over 19 years of real estate and capital markets experience, with deep acumen in public debt, equity, private market transactions, and public boards.

Previously he served as Managing Director for Green Street’s Advisory Group. Mr. Owens is an Advisory Board Member for the UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. Mr. Owens is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Joshua Zierten

Head of SF Bay Area Investments

Mr. Zierten has been with Veritas since 2014 and leads Veritas’ San Francisco Bay Area Investments and is also the Portfolio Manager responsible of the management of new ventures located in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has completed over $600 million in transactions with the firm. Prior to joining Veritas, Mr. Zierten worked at W. P. Carey focused on financial analysis, transaction analysis, mergers & acquisitions, and launching new real estate investment vehicles.




Leadership Team

Dan Chung

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Chung oversees all of Veritas’ accounting and risk management functions. He has more than 18 years of real estate and investment experience, both in privately held companies and publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). Prior to joining Veritas, he served as the Assistant Controller of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and spent 6 years at Babcock & Brown where he served as Assistant Controller.

Stéphanie Versin

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Leasing

Ms. Versin joined in 2022 and leads the Marketing and Leasing functions at Veritas. She has over 20 years of marketing, communications, and sales leadership experience. Prior to joining Veritas she held senior leadership positions with Sightline Hospitality, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Accor’s Sofitel- and Novotel hotels, and both Hyatt and Kimpton Hotels.

Richard Bravin

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management

Mr. Bravin is responsible for the portfolio performance of one of Veritas’s key investor relationships. Always the explorer, his real estate career has taken him from California to Eastern Europe and back, and through a range of fields, including entrepreneurship, investment strategy, acquisitions, lending and urban planning.

Jay Pedde

Senior Vice President, Operations

Mr. Pedde joined Veritas in 2016 and currently oversees Property Management, Capital Improvements, Unit Renovations and the Repairs & Maintenance team. He has created a collaborative team environment stressing the use of technology to create transparency and efficiency. Mr. Pedde is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Senior Leadership Team.

Mr. Pedde has over 25 years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Veritas, he served as the Director of Construction Operations at The Laramar Group and previous to that was a Principal at DTS, a land use planning firm in Denver focused on single family residential development and land surveying.

Tracy Lo

Vice President, Corporate Tax

Ms. Lo oversees all income tax related matters at Veritas, including managing the income tax compliance and advising on the tax implications of acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations, and other transactions. She has over 15 years of tax experience, specializing in real estate and partnership taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic tax planning.

Monica Molina

Vice President, People & Culture

Ms. Molina leads the People and Culture team where she focuses on embedding the Veritas core values throughout the organization. In addition she’s responsible for the management of our physical office locations. Prior to joining Veritas, she spent over a decade at First Republic Bank and has a deep background in human resources technology, organizational strategy, corporate communications, workforce development, change management, and mergers and acquisitions.

Justin Anstey

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Since joining Veritas in 2014, Mr. Anstey has successfully directed efforts to close over $3 billion in equity and debt recapitalizations. In his current role as V.P. of Portfolio Management, he is tasked with leading all Capital Markets and Asset Management related activities within his 2,500 unit portfolio. He is intimately involved in the creation and execution of the business plan for his portfolio, always with a keen eye on creating value and maximizing returns for our Investors.

Prior to joining Veritas, Mr. Anstey started his career at iStar Financial, a REIT based in New York City, as a part of the debt originations team. More recently, he worked for United Growth, a developer based in Marin County, where he was responsible for underwriting all of the firm’s acquisition and development projects.

Anil Singh

Vice President, Technology

Mr. Singh is the head of Technology overseeing all aspects of information security, infrastructure and network operations, business intelligence, enterprise applications, and cloud-based software development. He is responsible for driving strategic, innovative technology solutions throughout Veritas and its affiliates.

Mr. Singh has over 20 years of Technology experience with both public and privately held companies. Prior to joining Veritas, he held key technology leadership roles with investment bank Houlihan Lokey and Asset Management firm Ares Management with $145 billion in Asset Under Management.

Abu Ramin

Sr. Vice President, Corporate Finance

Mr. Ramin has been with Veritas since 2016 where he leads the corporate finance department. Mr. Ramin has 16+ years of real estate and finance experience including investment management and financial services.

Prior to joining Veritas, Mr. Ramin helped manage the portfolios of two national real estate investment firms.