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Minjia (Minja) Yan

Millennium Commercial Properties; Executive Director of AAPI Chamber Foundation (a 501c3 Nonprofit)

"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody."

- Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Minjia is a commercial real estate professional, specializing in underwriting and securing debt and equity for investment and development projects. She is also an adjunct professor at University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) Lee Business School, teaching real estate investment at the Lied Center for Real Estate.


She is passionate about placemaking and shaping the future of the built environment for transformative impact in the community.

She is on the stakeholder committee of the La Madre Foothills Master Plan for City of Las Vegas, the Chair of the Placemaking Committee at American Institute of Architects (AIA) Las Vegas, a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Public-Private Parternship Product Council and ULI Women Leadership Iniative Americas' Executive Committee.

She was honored by Business Insider as one of the "2020 Rising Stars of Real Estate" and by Commercial Property Executive magazine as one of the "Stars to Watch 2022". In December 2022, she received the "President's Award" from AIA Las Vegas for her work in creating the first annual “Women Building Nevada” Symposium celebrating the remarkable women who have made a lasting impact on the built environment and community.

An active member of the community, she serves on the advisory councils of The Mob Museum and Channel 13 and on the board of the UNLV Lee Business School Alumni Chapter and UNLV AAPI Alumni Affinity Club. She is also part of the Clark County Bar Association.

She holds a master’s degree in real estate with a concentration in finance and investment from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

Minjia (Minja) Yan
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