Member Newsmaker: Ting Qiao

Terry SwensonNewsmaker of the Month

Ting Qiao, CEO of Wan Bridge, a Texas-based builder and operator of build-to-rent (BTR) communities across the state since 2016, has been active in the acquisition, development and operation of their communities located in high-demand cities across the state, including Austin, Dallas and Houston.

Wan Bridge has been a member of GHBA since 2017, and several of their employees have been affiliated with GHBA throughout their careers.

Ting was recently named a finalist in the 2023 Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Gulf South Region with more than half of the finalists representing Houston. 


This award has showcased individuals leading successful, dynamic businesses over four decades. The entrepreneur must be the CEO or president of a private or public company who is primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company.  The independent panel of judges evaluates nominees on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to: Entrepreneurial Spirit, Purpose, Growth, Impact and Financial Performance.

“I believe fearlessness has enabled me to successfully demonstrate leadership to the Wan Bridge team,” said Ting.  “I took a leap of faith when starting the company and so did each team member when they joined. Together, we have built a company that is leading the BTR movement in Texas defining the standards of build-to-rent and leading the sector nationwide.”

Ting, in support of the Company’s Wan Bridge Foundation, has also committed to charitable organizations within the local community as Wan Bridge donates to charities each time they launch a new community.  We wish Ting, “good luck” at the awards event to be held on June 15, 2023.