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Our full-service, vertically integrated team structure comprises experienced industry professionals with diversified backgrounds, covering every detail of asset management, property management, investment and research.

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Sherry Li
C-Star Founder & CEO

Sherry has over 13 years of real estate experience and has served in various roles for several leading players including private equity, sovereign fund, REITs, and investment banking. She has executed and managed over $10bn of real estate assets. Prior to founding C-star, Sherry was a Director of Fosun Group and a core member of M & A team. During her tenure with Fosun, she successfully closed the acquisition of Everest Healthcare Properties, an asset management platform in real estate.

Ms.Li received her master’s degree concentrated in Real Estate from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Urban Planning from Peking University.

Michael Nemirovsky
Vice President of Investor Relations

Mike Nemirovsky is Vice President of Investor Relations with C-Star SFR Advisors. Prior to CStar, Mr. Nemirovsky worked at Amazon in Real Estate Capital Planning for fulfillment center development, and managed a multibillion dollar development budget.  Before joining Amazon, Mike was a commercial real estate broker and investment advisor at Cushman & Wakefield advising clients in capital markets transactions, and middle market investment sales advisory in New York.  Mike specialized in all asset classes, but a primary focus in multifamily.  Mike also has experience working with global leading retailers in financial planning & analysis, strategy, and real estate expansion. Furthermore, Mike has been an investor and operator in residential property since 2015.  This primarily consists of single family rentals and multifamily in the northeast and southeast regions of the US.  Aside from Mike’s real estate career, he serves nonprofit organizations as a fund development chairman at Safe Horizon, and board member of Jewish National Fund (JNF) and Birthright Foundation, supporting fund development efforts.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Indiana University – Bloomington, along with minors in Music and Finance.


Shanie Rand
Regional Property Manager

Shanie Rand is the regional property manager for Canyon Residential LLC. She oversees the operational workflow including leasing, property management, collections, maintenance, and assets management to ensure that ownership and investors are meeting their financial goals. In the past, she has worked for companies owning over 250 million dollars’ worth of assets, such as Paramount Property Management and The Betesh Group in Newark NJ. Her background is primarily focused in both residential and commercial properties. Shanie has managed over 700 units at a time across the east coast for over 6 years. At Paramount, Shanie was the district property manager, managing a team of professionals and a portfolio of 50 plus buildings. Her main focus is to provide professional property management to optimize portfolio performance and ensure a healthy relationship with tenants and local property managers.

Shanie Graduated from the University of Rutgers – New Brunswick with a Double major in Human Resources and Labor Studies and a Minor in Sociology..


Yun Xiong
Investment Manager

Yun Xiong is an Investment Manager at C-Star SFR Advisors. Ms. Xiong is responsible for C-Star’s acquisition underwriting, transaction closings, refinancing, asset management, and analytical market research. During her time at C-Star, she participated in closing over 100 deals. Ms. Xiong joined C-Star directly after graduation as an intern in 2020 and devoted all her passion to the company, expecting to grow with the company together.

Yun Xiong graduated from Cornell University, majoring in Management in Hospitality (MMH) with a minor in Real Estate

Merlin Zhou
Investment Manager

Merlin Zhou is an Investment Manager at C-Star SFR Advisors, responsible for acquisition underwriting, asset management, market research, and investor relationship. Prior to joining C-Star, Merlin worked at a REPE in China, responsible for acquisition underwriting, development management and asset management. The portfolio under management valued more than $30 million with both debt and equity assets.

Graduated from Masters of Real Estate Finance program in New York University and Bachelor of Commerce in the University of Melbourne, Merlin has an in depth understanding of the cross-continental capital market and real estate investment.