Through the family of companies, Veritas Investments employs more than 100 real estate and administrative experts – seasoned real estate investment, management, construction, leasing and finance professionals with extensive experience acquiring, operating, financing, and selling properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
This in-house team offers investors a powerful skill set that includes in-depth knowledge of local property markets, a far-reaching network of industry contacts and lending relationships, and expertise in navigating the Bay Area’s complex property-related ordinances and regulatory processes.
Veritas approaches work with the mindset of a real estate entrepreneur, the courtesy of a responsible neighbor and the investment discipline of an institutional money manager. The team is led by:
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.
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- Carnegie Mellon, MS in Information Networking
- UC Berkeley, BS in Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Snell oversees the firm’s investments, developments, and capital formation activities. He has more than two decades of real estate experience, during which he has acquired, developed and financed $13 billion in properties.
He serves as audit chair and member of the board of directors for a public Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) sponsored by CIM Group and was formerly chairman and CEO of two other public REITs: Peregrine Real Estate Trust and Perini Investment Properties.
- Harvard Business School, MBA
- UC Berkeley, BS in Business Administration
Nina A. Tran,
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Tran oversees Veritas’ finance and accounting, people and culture, technology, and business process improvement activities. She has more than 25 years of real estate and financial management experience, both in private and public REITs. Formerly, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust and spent 18 years at AMB Property Corporation (now Prologis, Inc.), where she served as Chief Global Process Officer and Chief Accounting Officer.
Mrs. Tran serves on the board of directors for AIMCO.
- California State University, East Bay, BS in Accounting & Information Systems
- Stanford University Executive Program for Women Leaders
Chief Strategy and Portfolio Officer
Mr. Sato leads the portfolio management and corporate strategy of Veritas. Mr. Sato has nearly two decades of experience for both privately held real estate companies and publicly traded real estate investment trusts, encompassing over $6 billion of apartments totaling 80,000 units nationwide.
Previously he served in executive roles at The Laramar Group and United Dominion Realty Trust.
- Regis University, MBA
- Regis University, BS in Accounting
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.
- Harvard University, Master in Urban Planning
- Brown University, AB in International Relations
Senior Vice President, Investments & Portfolio Management
Mr. Zierten has been with Veritas since 2014 and is an investment officer focusing on both property acquisitions and dispositions. He has completed over $400 million in transactions with the firm. Prior to joining Veritas, Mr. Zierten worked at W. P. Carey in the Strategic Planning Group analyzing transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and launching new real estate fund vehicles.
- Anderson School at UCLA, MBA
- Arizona State University, BS in Finance
Vice President, Investments
Ms. Tang has been with Veritas since 2017 and is an investment officer and department leader focused on acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Veritas, Ms. Tang executed real estate transactions in Boston and New York as well as spent 6 years in investment research with Fidelity and Putnam Investments.
- The Wharton School, MBA – Real Estate, Finance
- Cornell University, BA – Economics, Government
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.
- Harvard University, BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy
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.
- Tulane University, BSM in Finance
Vice President, Technology
Mr. Leedham leads the Technology team, overseeing network operations, business applications and cloud-based software development. He is responsible for driving strategic, innovative technology solutions throughout Veritas and its affiliates.
Matt has over 20 years of real estate technology experience with both public and privately held companies including 13 years at AMB Property Corporation (now Prologis, Inc.) and 4 years at Divco West Real Estate Investments.
- University of Calgary, BS in Geology
Vice President, Controller
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.
- San Francisco State University, BS in Finance and International Business