Hong Suk Yang MDes ’19 has passed away. Hong Suk Yang was an architecturally-trained project manager, entrepreneur and aspiring real estate developer from Korea. He attended Harvard GSD’s Master’s in Real Estate and the Built Environment program, focusing his studies on Real Estate Investment and Finance. Before Harvard, Yang worked at Caesars Entertainment as a project director and spent the last summer at Trammell Crow Company as a development and investment intern. His funeral was held on October 22, 2019, in Downey, California.

Please find the statement from Hong’s family below:

Since his childhood, Hong was a healthy and cheerful child with delicate emotions and loved nature. He was very determined to make his way forward, and in doing so, he was very focused. Hong was very proud of his family and respected us all together. He protected his mother with endless love, and he was a life-long best friend to his younger sister. He was especially fond of his sister and always warmly encouraged her to do her best in her work as a violinist. And he always made me a proud father.

Hong did his best to live up to his dreams. He shared his feelings and thoughts with others completely and always cared about those who needed help. 

We believe that he left us to fulfill God’s plan.

We sincerely appreciate your condolences during this difficult time.
Hong had so much goodwill to contribute to society, and we believe that he will play the same role in God’s place. He genuinely cared about the people around him and strived to cooperate and communicate with them.

Once again, on behalf of my son, I sincerely thank you for your love, care, and for the condolences that you’ve shown for Hong.

Hong’s father, Jai Hyun Yang