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Josie Tong feels right at home on the Westside of Los Angeles, known for its vibrant, upscale communities with a neighborhood feel and an international flair. She represents local and international buyers and sellers who rely on her local knowledge and exceptional research and marketing skills. Josie is experienced in handling complex transactions, serving as a focal point between clients' attorneys, private bankers, and advisors across multiple time zones around the world. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin, and Cantonese and has a BA in accounting and a MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Josie recently represented the American Red Cross in the sale of their historic mansion and a Cultural Heritage Landmark, the Cravens Estate in Pasadena, California. Josie and her partner donated 100% of their 6-figure commissions and marketing expenses back to the Red Cross from this significant sale.
Prior to real estate, Josie had 20+ years of experience in consulting including with Price Waterhouse and in the electronic payment industry. She held management positions at a wholly owned subsidiary of multi-national Deluxe Corp. including positions as GM/Director of Asia Pacific Operations and VP/Controller overseeing operations with annual revenue of over $140 million.
Josie enjoys travel, current affairs, art, and architecture. She is actively involved with the community, especially the American Red Cross. She is a member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle National Council, Chair of the Los Angeles Region Tiffany Circle from January 2017 through June 2018, a newly elected member of the American Red Cross LA Regional Board, and a former member of the Board of the American Red Cross Santa Monica Bay Chapter. She is on the Advisory Board of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center. She is a former trustee of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena and a frequent speaker at the Asian Real Estate Association of America. She is also a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, LA World Affairs Council, Asia Society, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club, Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, and Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.