Joy C. Hou - The Renaissance Companies, Inc.
The Renaissance Companies, a private financial and real estate advisory firm
Joy Hou, real estate, financial advisory firm
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Joy C. Hou

Co-Founder & CEO
Metis Financial Network

Joy is a co-founder and CEO of Metis Financial Network. She is instrumental in building the vision of the firm’s business practice and creating the organizational infrastructure to effectuate the business plan. She oversees the firm’s overall operations and implements strategic direction of the company. Prior to forming Metis, Joy was the Managing Partner of The Renaissance Companies where she actively managed an elite group of investor clients including Hedge Funds, Private Equity Firms, Hospitality Companies, and high net worth individuals by assisting them in originating and structuring off market transactions.

Joy is a real estate executive with more than 20 years of diverse real estate experience in acquisition, disposition, financing, CMBS, structuring, asset management, underwriting and valuation over close to $10 billion of transactions.

She had demonstrated strength in providing practical solutions to resolve financial institution clients’ real estate asset challenges. With extensive industry relationships, she is able to originate complex off-market transactions on behalf of the firm’s investor clients. Prior to joining Renaissance in 2008, Joy was a director in US Real Estate Capital Markets Group at Barclays Capital where she served as the head of the Hospitality practice in the US Real Estate Capital Markets Group. Before Barclays, she was a Vice President at Lehman Brother’s Global Real Estate Group. In addition, she had held positions at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, HVS International, and Champion International Investment Corporation.

Joy holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction in Hotel Administration, with a concentration in Real Estate Finance, from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Joy is an active member in the Steering Committee of CRE/Interact, Urban Land Institute, Cornell Hotel Society, Cornell Asian Alumni Association, Cornell Club of New York, and Real Women Real Estate. Joy lives in San Diego with her husband, Michael and their son, Landan. She enjoys traveling with her family and being involved in all of Landan’s extracurricular activities. As an avid Foodie, she “speaks” international cuisine and enjoys cooking a great authentic Chinese meal.