Julia Cao, CFA

Senior Investment Manager

DUKE UNIVERSITY, The Fuqua School of Business

Master of Business Administration

Certificate in Management Science and Technology Management and Finance concentration.


Master of Engineering, Sub-major in Technology Management for Innovation

Bachelor of Engineering, Architecture, Kuma Kengo Lab



Julia is Senior Investment Manager with seven years of experience in real estate investment. She graduated from the University of Tokyo with an Architecture Master’s degree and joined a Fortune 500 construction company. She managed 5,000,000 SF real estate development in Japan and China. She earned the MBA degree focusing on data analysis from Duke University and joined Abranova Team in 2018.

Julia recently passed her CFA exams and certifications, she’s also an active real estate investor.

Durham, NC
2018 – Now


Managed concrete subcontractor and assisted purchase of skyscraper building’s curtain wall from a Chinese factory. Assisted VANKE general manager training program as engineer and translator and developed groundwork for future collaboration between two companies. Improved construction quality by introducing new products and technologies to China developers. Managed 530,000 square meters real estate investments.

2012 – 2017