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John Choi


Mr. Choi joined George Smith Partners in 2019 and has arranged over $800 million in total financings as a member of Team Hachem and currently as an independent advisor. John has originated, analyzed, underwritten, marketed and closed complex debt and equity transactions across various commercial real estate asset types.

John previously founded and operated a mortgage and real estate brokerage for several years. Prior to joining GSP, he spent a decade as a business development executive in technology, media and entertainment, with stints at YouTube, Fox Networks and DirecTV.

John holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. John enjoys playing golf, following baseball, traveling and spending time with his wife and two young children.


  • UCLA Anderson Real Estate Alumni Group, Board Member


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