Chris Choi concentrates his practice on commercial real estate transactions, having represented clients in acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, leases, and development matters relating to a broad range of property types, including hospitality, retail, office, multi-family, industrial, mixed-use, and condominium projects. Mr. Choi's career in the commercial real estate industry spans more than 15 years, beginning with a position at a global accounting/consulting firm, where he engaged in financial modeling and analysis of real estate portfolios for investment banks, REITs and institutional investors. Mr. Choi also previously served as in-house counsel for the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where he was lead counsel on various public-private real estate development initiatives of the City of New York, including the large-scale Essex Crossing/Seward Park development in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
- Family office in the sale of a portfolio of prime retail and mixed-use properties located throughout New York City, Chicago and San Francisco.
- Debt fund in the origination of a US$90 million construction loan for the development of a Marriott branded hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York, including the negotiation of an intercreditor agreement with the EB-5 funded mezzanine lender.
- Major US bank in the US$300 million financing of a portfolio of 27 office buildings located throughout Silicon Valley, California.
- Real estate investment and development firm in the acquisition of a Starwood branded hotel in Dallas, Texas, and the negotiation of related joint venture, management and franchise agreements.
- Major French financial institution in the closing and syndication of a US$220 million loan to finance the acquisition and re-tenanting of a Class A office tower in San Francisco's financial district.
- Major German financial institution in the US$135 million financing of a mixed-use retail/office building in SoHo, New York.
- JD, Brooklyn Law School, 2005
- BS, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 2000
- New York