Katie Kuo hwa Kao Kao
(Katie) Kuo-Hwa Kao, CIPS, RSPS, BPOR, ABR
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Ms. Kao is a highly qualified and results oriented professional with over 30 years of experience in banking operations, commercial and residential lending. During those years, she held various leadership positions, serving as Vice President/Chief Lending Officer at Sterling National Bank, Senior Vice President/Regional Deputy Head at China Trust Bank and Taiwan Country Manager of Metropolitan Bank. Ms. Kao is a skilled strategic planner utilizing sales and marketing experience combined with staff development, coaching and management to drive performance results. She is a team player with polished communication skills (both verbal and written), interpersonal presentation and rapport building skills.
In 2010, she refocused her career on real estate sales for commercial and residential properties, earning her Broker License. Her vast banking experience has made the transition into the role of a licensed real estate professional a natural one. Her banking/lending experience has enabled her to provide her clients with additional support by responding to bank loan questions.
She has conducted many community events and seminars on residential and commercial mortgage and property purchase related topics such as EB-5, 1031 Exchange, Working with Foreign Buyers and First Time Home Buyers. She has partnered with many major banks, secondary market companies and organizations including the Asian Bar Association of New York, Asian America for Equity, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Wells Fargo and Citibank, the Small Business Administration, Bear Sterns, Emigrant Savings Bank, Chase, Citibank amongst others on residential and commercial real estate, syndication/participation loans as well as secondary market players.
Ms. Kao’s has worked as a salesperson for 888 Realty USA and Lovett Real Estate Group, as Associate Broker and Keller Williams Realty and as Managing Broker of the East Coast for North America Real Estate Investment Group Inc. In these capacities, she has dealt with many foreign buyers/realtors, EB-5 providers from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries. She has sold properties in NYC, Westchester, Chappaqua, Queens and Long Island. She has travelled to many countries forming partnerships with realtors, developers and attorneys to bring their projects as exclusive agency for the New York market, at the same time she has signed with many realtor companies for referral business to New York.
Ms. Kao holds the following designations: CIPS, RSPS, BPOR and ABR as well as participating as a leader/member of several realtor organizations:
National Association of Realtors (NAR) – Global Alliance Business Committee
New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) – Board of Directors, Member of Professional Standard, Article 12A and Legislative committees
Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) – Chairperson of Global Business Committee, Member of Professional Standard and Legislative Committees
Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) – National Director, NY East Chapter Founding President and Director
Member of Chinese American Real Estate of America (CAREA), National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR), FAIBCI International Real Estate Federation and National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)