Joseph Lam is a visionary entrepreneur and industry leader, best known as the Founder of Azura Holdings. With a dynamic career spanning several decades, he has made significant contributions to the mortgage and real estate sectors through his innovative thinking and relentless pursuit of excellence. During his career, Mr. Lam oversaw an impressive $16 billion in finance and real estate transactions.
Mr. Lam’s journey as a disruptor in the mortgage industry began with the founding of Loan Direct in July 2017. Recognizing the need for transformation in a sector plagued by antiquated practices and excessive regulations, he set out to revolutionize the mortgage landscape by leveraging cutting-edge technology and introducing innovative products.
In June 2017, Mr. Lam assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at Azura Holdings, an esteemed organization committed to driving growth and delivering exceptional financial solutions. His leadership and strategic vision have been instrumental in guiding Azura Holdings toward achieving its goals while staying at the forefront of industry trends.
Prior to these ventures, Mr. Lam served as the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Excelerate Capital. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in establishing the company and implementing operational strategies that propelled its success.
With a proven track record in the real estate investment field, Mr. Lam served as the President of First Standard Capital, Inc. from February 2001 to March 2012. During his time at this private real estate investment firm, he expertly managed daily operations and implemented guidelines for private placements in real estate.
Mr. Lam’s illustrious career also includes serving as the President/CEO of Western National Funding, Inc., a regional mortgage banking firm from 1993 to 2000. In this role, he oversaw daily functions, managed multiple offices across different states, and achieved an impressive annual production exceeding $1.00 billion.
Throughout his journey, Joseph Lam has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and a relentless drive for success. His visionary mindset and commitment to excellence have shaped the trajectory of Azura Global and positioned the organization as a prominent force in the industry.
Spencer Hoo is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Global REALTOR and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) renowned for his expertise in global real estate opportunities. A sought-after speaker and presenter on international stages, he shares valuable insights on working with foreign buyers and investors in local markets for Azura Global.
Since the early 2010s, Mr. Hoo and his team have made remarkable strides in the ever-growing Chinese market. Actively participating in local real estate and immigration industry events in China, they have forged lasting partnerships with industry professionals in real estate, immigration, finance, wealth management, and related fields. During this period, Mr. Hoo and his extended team successfully facilitated the sale of hundreds of homes and real estate investments across the United States.
Mr. Hoo has played an active leadership role in various real estate organizations, including serving as Vice President of FIABCI Americas (The International Real Estate Federation), Founding President of FIABCI USA Los Angeles/Southern California Council, Past Chair of California Association of REALTORS (CAR) Global Real Estate Forum, Past Chair of Orange County REALTORS Global Business Alliance, and Past Member of Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) International Committee, among other esteemed positions.
He has been instrumental in planning and leading real estate investment exploratory tours and related business events worldwide, notably in China, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, and Dubai/UAE. These events, with attendance ranging from 10 to 200 individuals, have resulted in direct deals and transactions commencing during and after the trips, thanks to new contacts and knowledge gained.
As an active real estate investor himself, he maintains a portfolio of properties in California (USA), Sanya and Hainan Island (China), and Tulum (Mexico). With his expertise as an accomplished sales professional, he has successfully sold numerous properties worldwide, enabling his clients to achieve remarkable equity growth and high rental returns. Some of these properties have doubled in value in as little as 18 months, while many have experienced an equity increase of 15 to 40% even before closing the transaction. Properties held for the long term have consistently outperformed the market average, delivering exceptional returns. Mr. Hoo’s positive experiences have instilled in him a passion for sharing the joy and benefits of global investing with others in a safe and prudent manner.
Thuy Duong is an accomplished Operation Manager within Azura Global’s Asia division, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. With a strong educational foundation from Banking University and an impressive 17 years of work experience, she has excelled in various domains, including finance, business, investment consulting, study abroad, and immigration.
Thuy Duong’s extensive background in finance has equipped her with a deep understanding of financial management, investment strategies, and risk assessment. Her keen insights and analytical skills enable her to provide valuable guidance to clients seeking financial solutions and investment opportunities.
Additionally, Thuy Duong has a proven track record in business development, fostering strategic partnerships, and cultivating long-term relationships with key stakeholders. Her adeptness in navigating the complexities of international business has been instrumental in expanding Azura Global’s presence and facilitating cross-border collaborations.
Furthermore, Thuy Duong’s expertise extends to studying abroad and immigration services. Her comprehensive knowledge of visa processes, educational institutions, and international regulations has aided countless individuals in pursuing their academic aspirations and navigating the intricacies of immigration procedures.
Throughout her career, Thuy Duong has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and a commitment to delivering excellence. Her ability to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and ensure the seamless execution of projects has been instrumental in driving organizational success.
With a strong passion for fostering cross-cultural understanding and facilitating global opportunities, Thuy Duong remains dedicated to providing exceptional service to clients and guiding them toward achieving their financial, educational, and immigration goals.
Thuy Duong’s combination of extensive experience, comprehensive expertise, and unwavering dedication makes her an invaluable asset to Azura Global’s Asia division and a trusted partner for clients seeking exceptional support and guidance in their financial, educational, and immigration endeavors.
Brandon Meyer, the esteemed Founder, and Managing Partner of Meyer Law Group, is a prominent figure in the field of immigration law at counsel for Azura Global. With an impressive portfolio of accomplishments and affiliations, Mr. Meyer has established himself as a trusted authority in the industry.
As an esteemed member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Academy of Political Science, British American Business Council (BABC), and Invest in the USA (IIUSA), Mr. Meyer maintains deep connections to professional networks that foster growth, collaboration, and excellence.
Mr. Meyer’s expertise extends beyond his association memberships. He has made significant contributions to the field through his authorship of numerous articles exploring the intricate relationship between economics, politics, and immigration law and policy. His insightful perspectives have shed light on this complex intersection, further cementing his reputation as a thought leader.
Education has been a cornerstone of Mr. Meyer’s journey. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the esteemed University of San Diego School of Law. Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts in East Asian studies from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from American University. This diverse academic background equips him with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of immigration law and its implications within a global context.
Within the realm of business immigration, Mr. Meyer’s expertise spans both immigrant and nonimmigrant practice areas. He possesses exceptional proficiency in navigating Immigrant Investor matters such as E-1, E-2, L-1, EB-5, and Regional Center representation. Moreover, he demonstrates exceptional skill in handling cases related to H-1B, L-1, and O-1, Outstanding Researcher, Extraordinary Ability, Multinational Manager, Exceptional Ability, National Interest Waivers, TN, and immigration compliance for start-ups and multinational corporations. With extensive experience in these areas, Mr. Meyer brings a comprehensive and nuanced perspective to his practice and Azura Global.
With a visionary mindset, unparalleled expertise, and a genuine passion for making a positive impact, Brandon Meyer continues to shape the landscape of immigration law and redefine what it means to be a leader in the field.