Carl Chang is the Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Kairos Investment Management Company, a privately owned entrepreneurial real estate investment and asset management firm. Kairos focuses on value-based real estate investing, monetizing on market dislocations and opportunities throughout the various economic cycles. The Kairos team has deep experience in all major real estate disciplines, including acquisitions, value-add repositioning, property development and management, distressed asset acquisitions and complex capital structuring.
Over a three-decade career, Carl has acquired, developed and managed real estate across the US worth over $2.5 billion in multiple asset classes, including industrial, commercial, office, retail and multifamily. He has successfully managed many private equity investments, guiding their growth from early-stage ventures to monetization through either M&A or IPO.
Carl also manages the Carl and Diana Chang Family Office, his family’s investment portfolio. Early in his career, he co-founded Chang Family Ltd. Partnership and CMCB Development Company, two firms focused on real estate investments and development.
In 2018, Carl was appointed as a Director on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He serves as Chairman for EnviroKure, a sustainable farming solutions company, and Chairman for Pieology Pizzeria, a global pizza franchise. He is also on the Board of Advisors at UC Irvine’s Center for Investment and Wealth Management, a renowned research and networking hub.
Prior to his career with Kairos, Carl was honored as Tennis Magazine's 1996 Coach of the Year and has been recognized for his success in coaching and managing his younger brother, Michael Chang, who holds the record for the youngest male Grand Slam singles title with his victory at the 1989 French Open.
Carl has a BA in Political Economy of Industrial Societies with a focus on International Business and Multinationals from UC Berkeley.