Pius was born and raised in Hong Kong and came to the States in 1977. He moved to Houston in 1982 after graduating from the University of Mississippi with both a Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees. Pius received Honorary Doctor of Finance in 2004 from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.
Pius is the Principal with SPAK Interests, Inc. and was the Chief Administrative Officer and Managing Director - Americas of the ARGUS Software, Inc. from 2006 to January 2013. Prior to joining ARGUS in December 2006, Pius was the President of Charter Equity, Inc. providing commercial real estate brokerage and property management services to investors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan, Canada, Germany and Switzerland.
Pius is a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), a CPM (Certified Property Manager) and Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
He served as the President of the CCIM Institute in 2005, the 39th president of the CCIM Institute and the first ever president born outside the United State of America. He served on the executive committee of the National Association of Realtors, the world’s largest trade association with membership over 1.1 million, in 2006 and 2007.
Pius is one of the founding members of the Asian American Real Estate Association, previously known as Greater Houston Chinese Real Estate Association in 1995 and served as the Treasurer of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, as well as serving on its Board of Directors from 2004 – 2007.
Pius is a faculty member of the CCIM Institute and faculty emeritus of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is currently holding the title of visiting professor of the School of International Economic and Trade of the University of International Business and Economic in Beijing, China and Adjunct Professor of the Jones Graduate School of Business of the Rice University. He has teaching experience around the world in countries such as Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Korea and China.
The Houston Association of Realtors named him the International Realtor of the Year in 1998 and the Realtor of the Year in 2002 and the National Association of Realtors awarded him the CIPS Instructor of the Year in 1999. The Houston/Gulf Coast CCIM Chapter named him 2004 CCIM of the Year.