Our Team

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals.

Han Widjaja Chen

Han Widjaja Chen, CCIM

Han Widjaja Chen is the founder and president of Growth Investment Group, a commercial real estate investment brokerage company that specializes in multifamily investments in Los Angeles with a focus in the San Gabriel Valley area.

He started his commercial real estate career in 2007 with Colliers International and quickly became the top multifamily agents at Colliers International Los Angeles. After 4-years tenure with Colliers International, Han became one of the principals/ shareholders in 2012 at Lee Associates ISG where he also became #1 multifamily agent at the company. After seeing his clients’ needs for a more responsive and personalized approach to multifamily investments, Han decided to found Growth Investment Group in 2014 in a strategic alliance with KW Commercial in Pasadena. During his partnership with KW Commercial Pasadena, Han once again became #1 multifamily broker in the company.

In order to provide his clients a more entrepreneurial engagement, Han decided to operate GIG as its own company independent from any national franchises affiliation. Since its full inception, GIG has multiplied its client’s net worth through multifamily investments and quickly becoming the top multifamily boutique firm in San Gabriel Valley.

Even though he started his commercial real estate career only about 10 years ago, Han was able to build his own multifamily portfolio in San Gabriel Valley and now offers his clients unique and professional insights of the apartment market, operations, and management as a fellow multifamily investor. With his background as a software developer/engineer, Han analyzes a real estate investment quantitatively and methodically and utilizes technology to bring an additional edge to his clients as an added value. He has a proven track-record of selling multifamily properties at record-breaking prices/unit, prices/SF, lowest CAP Rates in multiple cities such as Pasadena, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Glendora, Whittier, Downey, and many other cities in Los Angeles County.

Broker License#: 01749321
Direct: 626.594.4900 | Fax: 626.316.7551


Justin McCardle

Justin McCardle

Justin McCardle specializes in the sale of multifamily properties throughout Los Angeles County, with a focus in the North and Northeast LA areas. His in depth market knowledge and hard work have enabled him to successfully close many transactions in the area. Through consistent effort and dedication, Mr. McCardle has established long term relationships with his clients, many who are large players in the Commercial Real Estate world.

His work ethic and drive stand out among other agents. He is always willing to go the extra mile in negotiating, problems solving, and doing what it takes to look out for the needs and best interests of his clients. He is able to advise his clients on all aspects of their commercial real estate buying, selling, and filling 1031 Exchanges in Real Estate.

BRE License#: 01895720
Direct: 909.486.2069 | Fax: 626.316.7552


Donald La

Donald T. La

Donald T. La started his career in Real Estate after learning from his father who has been a Real Estate Broker since 1986. With over 30 years of experience in Real Estate he was able to gain knowledge and experience very quickly.

Prior to Growth Investment Group, Donald worked for KW Commercial, Coldwell Banker Commercial, and Sperry Commercial specializing in Multi-Family Investment Properties in San Gabriel Valley where he was born and raised.

The knowledge and experience that he has gained working for these reputable companies coupled with his expertise in the San Gabriel Valley market help bring exceptional value to his clients. Donald graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business with a degree in Business Administration (Finance & International Business) and is also a member of the AIR Commercial Real Estate Association and the Arcadia Association of Realtors. Donald also sits on the Commercial and Education Committee and is a Certified Forms Trainer with the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R).

BRE License#: 01928418
Mobile: 626.824.8853 | Fax: 626.316.7552


Matthew Guerra

Matthew Guerra

Matthew William Guerra specializes in multifamily investment sales throughout the greater Los Angeles area, with a focus on South East Los Angeles County, better known as the 605 corridor / 562 areas. He began his career very early on at just 20 years old, working with proper-ty owners assisting them in evaluating their portfolios, where he quickly learned the intricacies of analyzing Real Estate investment properties.

In a short amount of time, Matthew has been able to set the mark in becoming the youngest most consistent professional in closing many transactions and becoming recognized as a Top Producer. Through time, he has developed a vast network of clients that deeply value his in-depth market knowledge, professional skill set and ability to counsel them that is matched only by his outstanding work ethic.

In a few short years, Matthew quickly created his own real estate port-folio, which has allowed him to offer even more value to his clients with distinctive tips and discernments from the viewpoint of an investor as well as an in-depth brokerage professional. With a strong sales back-ground and dedication to excellence, he has been able to continu-ously help his clients grow their net worth through their multifamily real estate investments.

BRE License#: 02022646
Direct: 909.997.9765 | Fax: 626.316.7552


Ryan Yip

Ryan Yip specializes in the sale of multifamily properties in Los Angeles with a focus on the San Gabriel Valley area. He began his career in the commercial real estate industry in 2018 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly Pomona.

After a long history of going above and beyond for his clients in previous positions, Ryan strives to bring his fervent dedication, acute attention to detail, and uncompromising integrity to Growth Investment Group.

BRE License#: 02087685
Direct: 626.898.9720 | Mob: 626.344.5997 | Fax: 626.316.7552

Jeanelle Mountford

Jeanelle Mountford

Jeanelle Mountford has been actively involved in many facets of the real estate industry since 2004. She began her career managing and marketing her family's portfolio. She then sold for the largest developer in Nevada. She was consistently recognized as one of the top salespersons. In 2007, she was awarded for generating the highest sales volume in the Las Vegas Valley.

Raised in La Crescenta and a graduate of Glendale High School, Jeanelle stays true to her area and passion. She specializes in the Glendale, Burbank, and North Hollywood apartment markets. She has built lasting business relationships in her community. She represents investment clients ranging from sales, purchases, and 1031 exchanges of smaller multi-family properties to larger multi-million-dollar apartment complexes and retail shopping centers.

Formerly a registered nurse, Jeanelle was hand-selected to be a part of USC's surgical training program at Keck Medical Center. She completed her nursing education with Honors. She has a strong commitment to excellence, client advocacy, and holds a high level of professionalism and integrity.

Direct: 818.839.0222 | Fax: 626.316.7552

Leo Shaw

Leo Shaw

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Fluent in Mandarin
Broker License#: 01879962
Direct: 626.716.6968 | Fax: 626.551.0761

999 S. San Gabriel Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: 626.594.4901
Fax: 626.316.7552
Email: properties@GrowthInvestmentGroup.com
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