Chinese real estate classified website has named former exec Matthew Moore its first president of the Americas. Moore, who is based in Los Angeles, will help expand its reach for Chinese investors looking to buy property in the U.S. “Los Angeles is the single most searched city in North America for Chinese property buyers,” says Charles Pittar, CEO of

Investors from China put some $28.6 billion into U.S. real estate in 2015, according to Pittar, up from $7 billion five years ago. Moore’s new position will allow Juwai to “directly serve agents and agent teams from the U.S.,” Moore added.

Moore was EVP of sales and marketing at Move Inc.,’s parent company until 2012 (he joined in 2002). More recently, he has advised and invested in several real estate related startups, including Retsly (which was acquired by Zillow), RealScout and FirstFive.

Juwai calls itself “the No. 1 Chinese international property portal” and says it receives 2.6 million visitors a month with 2.6 million properties from 89 countries listed. The company is headquartered in Shanghai.

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