Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Yi brings over 14 years of extensive real estate investment knowledge and experience spanning all major sectors. He is particularly adept in the acquisition, financing, and structuring of investments in hotels, office, multi-family, and mixed-use properties. Mr. Yi previously served as the Managing Director of Acquisitions and Capital Markets, and prior to that, as Vice President, for two respective developers. The breadth of Mr. Yi’s expertise has developed through various leadership roles, in which he spearheaded over $5 billion worth of real estate investment transactions, including over $2 billion in the lodging sector. Mr. Yi’s extensive real estate finance background also includes EB-5 financing, which he has utilized in excess of $300 million in four development projects. As Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Yi oversees all investments and major transactions for the Company, including partnership and structured debt, and he provides the same expertise to the Company’s clients. He will also participate on strategic growth initiatives and business development for the Company.
Mr. Yi received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University – State University of New York and his juris doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. He brings a comprehensive legal background, which includes several years of service as the General Counsel for a prominent New York-based real estate group. He is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, and has served on multiple boards for various business associations. Mr. Yi currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Asian Real Estate Association of America Manhattan Chapter, and is the founding member of its Commercial Division.