Maya Setchkova is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in real estate, finance and technology. Currently, in her role as Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, she oversees a Fortune 500 global account across portfolio management, finance, transactions, lease/contract administration, facilities/property management and project management.
In her prior roles as Senior Director at Stanford Healthcare in the Bay Area, VP of Asset Management at Deutsche Asset Management, Director of Asset Management with Gaw Capital, and SVP at Jones Lang LaSalle in China and Hong Kong, Maya was responsible for asset management of large opportunistic/value-add portfolios and repositioned over $4Bn of assets across all real estate asset classes focusing on sustainability and technology.
Maya also serves as an advisor in CFO/COO capacity to startups in the real estate and healthcare space. She is an established PropTech expert speaking at conferences and publishing articles on the subject.
As a volunteer, Maya has served as Treasurer & VP of Finance for the MIT Club of Northern California, as Treasurer and Board Director of the Bay Meadows Master Association and co-chairs Cushman & Wakefield’s Tech Communities of Practice Group. Since moving to San Francisco in 2020, Maya and her wife have been active through philanthropy and volunteerism in AIDS/Lifecycle, QWOCMAP and Open House (Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center).
A graduate of MIT Sloan, Maya is multilingual and has lived and worked in Sofia, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and New York before settling down in San Francisco, where she is enjoying the beautiful outdoors, spending time with her wife and preschool son, and exploring the vibrant tech scene.