About Us

Valta Realty started out in 2017 by Jing Zhou, PhD, who started managing her own properties after realizing there is short of quality service providers in property management. Gradually, Jing formed a highly educated and efficient team, mostly working from home Dad and Mom.  We are passionate about providing quality rental housing and maximizing cash flow for property owners, and at the same time to reach our personal financial freedom while enjoying the flexibility.

With a background in science, entrepreneurship and real estate, Jing envisioned a hospitality & property management company that would utilize data/tech and international culture knowledges to give guests a unique experience, take good care of homes, while maximize revenue. Having self-managed her own rental properties for more than 15 years, she manages her client’s properties with the same high level of attention and care as her own.

Over the years, she has grown the local team to a handful vacation rental experts with international backgrounds to care for multiple homes in Seattle’s and Eastside’s areas:

  • Concierges who will welcome you to Seattle, answer your questions, and share tips about where to go and what to do
  • Maintenance specialists who can quickly remedy any unexpected issues with plumbing, electricity, or wi-fi
  • House-keeping staff that ensures your unit looks and feels new & homey upon your arrival.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.

Jing Zhou, Ph. D.

Jing Zhou, Ph. D.

Founder/CEO
As a rental property investor and business owner, I believe in to deliver the highest Cap Rate for owners.
  • Successful serial entrepreneur and investor
  • Co-founded Microceramics Environmental Company in 2010 to develop patented heavy metal absorbing materials, which was used in water purifier products by Fortune 500 company. The company was acquired in 2014.
  • Invested and became CEO to turn around the polymer company, OxiScience in Redmond Washington, to become a top selling brand on Amazon.
  • Invested and managed properties & real estate fund with total value of tens of millions.
  • Strategic advisor and board members to multiple startups in E-commerce, material science, healthcare, and education.
  • Ph.D. in Biophysical Chem, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Coco Ren

Coco Ren

Chief Marketing Officer/Lead Interior Designer

In 2013, I decided to combine my years of experience working in Marketing Communications, PR and Advertisement roles with my lifelong passion for furniture, decoration and design. With years of experience in the stage-to-sell, remodeling and interior design industry, I can help to turning properties into beautiful, profitable and practical vacation rentals. There is a lot more to it than a pretty room.

  • 15 years of marketing experience in global leading healthcare company
  • Small business owner since 2013 and finished development and remodeling of ~40,000 sqft residential homes
  • Founder of DearHome Design & Staging with projects of over $20M since 2018. Services include Vacation Rental Property Design, Furniture Rental and Interior Design.
  • Partnering with over 100 furniture lines in a multitude of design styles and price ranges to maximize clients’ profits
  • B. S. from University of Colorado
Thao Mewhort

Thao Mewhort

General Manager

As a curious and intrepid traveler, I have been in 20+ countries and 50+ cities. I enjoy learning different cultures, meeting new people, seeing new landscapes and experiencing new things. Traveling has provided me perspectives and knowledge to be a successful property manager.

  • 12 years in Operations Management focusing on efficiency and productivity through data analysis, resource optimization, process standardization and continuous improvement.
  • Invest and manage multiple properties in Seattle metropolitan area.
    • Staff recruitment, training and development.
    • Standard operating process (SOP) development and improvement.
    • Cost control initiatives.
    • Revenue management strategies.
  • Master’s degree in engineering management, Syracuse University.
Xu Wang, Ph. D.

Xu Wang, Ph. D.

IT Manager

It’s my passion to provide top quality and comprehensive technical support to the team, and grow in entrepreneurship.

  • Former Senior SDET Lead and Senior Software Engineer with 14 years of experience in Microsoft.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida State University
Julie

Julie

Office Manager

Julie has been a part of Valta Realty Group since 2017 and taken multiple tasks. Julie communicates with tenants about their various service requests, directs maintenance technicians in the field, purchases appliances and is an expert at researching and finding the lowest quotes on larger maintenance projects. She also works in accounting and administration.

Julie enjoys working with people, finding solutions, and providing positive customer service. She is happy to assist customers by phone, email and in person. In her free time, Julie enjoys reading, art and most importantly spending time with her family.

Julie holds a Master Degree in Pharmacology