While doing a study on housing in San Francisco, Tony and his team noticed a huge supply constraint of viable , affordable housing for students in the City.
San Francisco’s population has 68% of renters. The new tech boom has created further overwhelming pressure on the housing market and as a result skyrocketing rentals. The affordable end of the market namely student housing, has not been immune from this pressure. With over 110,000 tertiary students, San Francisco is a hotbed for language schools, Art Institutes, Music Academies and graduate and under graduate degrees. A large proportion of the student population come from out of town and overseas, excited to come here only to find housing extremely over priced and /or unavailable.
Latitude 38 group is now focused on being the leading provider of affordable, clean and convenient accommodation for students, Interns and short terms stays. We serve schools and companies especially tech to fulfill their housing needs. Our Housing Services division started by Mariya Nesheva, is now developing a full service platform to create a living experience that befits the standards and qualities of San Francisco.
Latitude 38 Housing Services is a subsidiary of TRI Commercial/Corfac International.
Tony Brettkelly - CEO/Founder
Tony has lived in San Francisco for 22 years. He has a strong network of relationships that have helped Latitude 38 Group become a leader in student and corporate housing in San Francisco. His in-depth knowledge of real estate and the intricacies of business development have allowed Latitude 38 Group to become a big part of quality, affordable housing in San Francisco. Tony has focused on creating an outstanding team where service and attention to detail are a priority. He has four daughters and lives with his wife, Grace in Cow Hollow.
Steven Cheung - Business Development
Steven is a graduate of the University of San Francisco where he studied both Finance and Architecture. His multidisciplinary studies endow him with a profit driven mindset and a deep appreciation for many types of design. With several years of experience working for a real estate firm, a nonprofit organization, and government agencies he comes well qualified to contribute to all facets of Latitude 38 Group. Steven is a Northern California native who loves nature, fitness, and DIY projects. As a music producer and enthusiast, he enjoys networking with musicians and sharing good music with his fellow music lovers.
Ping Ngeow - Managing Director
Ping brings four years of customer service and retail experience to Latitude 38 Group. She holds a BS from Penn State University in Business Management and an MBA from the University of San Francisco in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Her abilities allow her to increase Latitude 38 Group awareness through various marketing tools. She is a San Francisco transplant with a passion for adventure and travel. In her spare time, she likes to take part in community service activities by volunteering at nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area.
Weiyao Chen (Mark) - Finance & Research
Weiyao newly graduated from the University of San Francisco in major of Business Administration Finance. He is energetic with financing and accounting work. Through other internship and part time jobs, Weiyao accumulated experience of general office work and commercial banking. With L38 group, he will focus on the group’s daily account operation, support the business development and assist the analysis assignment. Privately, Weiyao is an interesting guy who likes cooking, photographing and traveling. As a native Chinese, he is aiming to find the best Chinese restaurant in Bay Area. By the way, he is also a good oyster opener and airsoft lover.
Qing Meng - Marketing
Maggie will be a graduate of UC Berkeley this May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical-Biology. She has strong interests in business analysis and has developed strong analytical skill and logical thinking through scientific research. Her job with Latitude 38 Group is online marketing analyst and social media outlets. During her free time, she likes to relax by watching drama, shows, shopping and traveling and volunteer in animal shelter during weekends. Her dream is to travel around the world someday.
Joris Hampsink - Technical Support
Joris is currently enrolled in the Advanced Language Diploma of Business at the EF Language school in San Francisco. For a period of nine months he will try to master English. The internship at Latitude 38 Group assists him to communicate with native speakers and to acquire new experiences in the real estate business; furthermore, he hopes to be a great asset during this period of time with his degree in ASO Technology in Belgium and his experience of the Advanced Language Diploma of Business.