Mr. Wai-Yew Lam is the founder of Adelphi Retirement Management, LLC, established in Oakland, California. Mr. Lam comes with over 30 years of professional experience conducting 1031 exchanges and administering Self-directed IRAs investments with a banking background. He is especially knowledgeable in structuring complex real estate transactions involving multiple investment properties comprising of both residential and commercial properties all over the US. He has since performed over 5,000 successful exchanges, helping investors to save hundreds of millions in taxes.
A noted lecturer, Mr. Lam have counseled thousands of investors, title companies, CPAs, banks, accountants, brokers, and real estate investment clubs on the many aspects of tax-free exchanging and Self-directed IRA on real estate investing in general. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Lam was a frequent guest speaker at Merritt College in Oakland, California, teaching, mentoring and sharing his working experiences inside the class rooms. At the same time, Mr. Lam has conducted numerous accredited real estate classes in California and Texas educating real estate professionals on their roles and responsibility when transacting 1031 exchange.
In 2006, Mr. Lam founded a non-profit organization called Asian Real Estate Association of the East Bay based in Oakland, California. An organization created with the core mission of helping low income Asian families to navigate complex issues such as contract translation, predatory lending and real estate negotiations etc. This organization also operates as a “resource center”, empowering real estate professionals by conducting numerous educational classes annually.
Since relocated to Houston, Texas in 2013, Mr. Lam has expanded his operations to the South-Central region of the United States. Mr. Lam is a qualified instructor licensed under Texas Real Estate Commission, and teaches two classes; Class I titled “Putting Together 1031 Exchange” (4 hours), and Class II titled “Advance 1031 exchange” (3 hours) based off his syllabus. He can speak moderate Mandarin and Cantonese when required.
Certificates and Awards:
- February 10, 2006: Certificate of Honor serving as a Board of Director with Chinese Real Estate Association of America awarded by Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco, California.
- December 4, 2009: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition serving as Chairperson of the Board of Asian Real Estate Association of the East Bay, awarded by Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland, California.