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Juliana appears in the

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Juliana Yong


Juliana Yong is a 1.5G generation American with over 20 years of experience involving residential and commercial real estate with an emphasis on mortgage lending. Her extensive knowledge and experience allow her to structure debt and execute financial strategies, and the combination of her superior leadership and customer service skills have driven her remarkable career, from a young intern at Merrill Lynch to her new role leading the Tellus Group, powered by E-Mortgage Capital as a real estate and mortgage advisor. 

Born in South America of Chinese and Colombian descent, Juliana immigrated to the U.S. with her parents at age nine. The youngest of three siblings, she was designated to take care of her family’s real estate business during high school. In college, she assisted with several property and lending transactions, which helped her realize that she was cultivating a passion for finance within the real estate industry.

​After graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with a double major in economics and art history, and with a minor in business management, Juliana was quickly recruited to be one of the last interns for Merrill Lynch. She acquired her Series 7 and 66 and quickly became the youngest financial advisor in her region. She co-managed over $160M in high net worth, private client assets, and consulted on business financial services and working capital management. In addition, she was the liaison for all real estate mortgage transactions with Merrill Lynch’s wholesale partner, Cendant Mortgage, now known as PHH Mortgage. 

Shortly after, Juliana transitioned her career to work for the most prominent mortgage company in the industry during the years of the housing boom, Mortgage. She advanced her career and became recognized as a top producer in the industry. Her resilience and determination allowed her to move up the corporate ladder and become a production manager, overseeing a team of sales agents and processors. Juliana’s success in the industry has been unrivaled, as she gained her knowledge and experience in the mecca mortgage hub of Orange County.

 “My initial background in operations and processing has provided me with a strong backbone and profound knowledge to understand what we can do from the very beginning of every transaction, which is essential for every successful and fast execution for our client.” she explains.

​After being in the mortgage industry for over a decade, Juliana was recruited by JPMorgan Chase to be their regional operations manager for the Northeast regions within the commercial term lending division. She helped with process improvement, created sales training materials, managed numerous projects, planned and executed the streamlining of loan production, and partnered with title companies and attorneys to establish an in-house title ordering process, which was not easily accepted in the attorney/broker East Coast environment.

​In 2014, Juliana joined CBRE as a vice president within the debt and structured finance department, spearheading the launch of the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Program, which focuses on multifamily lending nationwide.

​Having the knowledge and expertise in both commercial and residential lending, becoming a mortgage broker enables her to continue to assist clients expand their real estate portfolio, whether it’s in residential or income producing properties.

​Juliana has always been recognized as a top producer, proven to be one the highest-rated agents, and consistently maintained the highest conversion/funding pull-through in her company. Her competitive nature and strong work ethic have been recognized by the relationships she has developed, and her clients are always amazed by her excellent customer service skills, which have allowed her to expand her client base over the years. Juliana especially enjoys working on VA loans, which allows her to give back to veterans who have provided service to the country.

“I’m all about a personalized approach, working closely with my clients so that they understand each step of the process, while carefully managing their expectations. What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people by increasing their cash flow and improving their overall quality of life,” Juliana shares.

As a broker and mortgage loan advisor, Juliana strives to continue to assist her clients with integrity, efficiency and superior customer service which creates an exceptional experience from start to finish.


Juliana Yong | Real Estate & Mortgage Advisor
NMLS 19352 | NMLS 1566096
Direct: 888-777-8311 ext 101
Fax: 949-570-8853
18071 Fitch Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92614

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