Brookfield established a presence in South Korea with the opening of its Seoul office in 2014. In 2016 Brookfield Acquired the International Finance Centre (IFC) Property Portfolio in Seoul.
IFC is a mixed-use precinct developed in 2012 comprising three office towers, tenanted by leading multi-national corporations and global retailers, a retail mall and the luxury Conrad hotel.
The properties are directly connected to the Yeouido subway station through an underground pedestrian walkway.
Since 2014, over US$11bn of capital has been invested from over 52 Korean Institutional investors alongside Brookfield in various investment strategies around the world. As Brookfield’s presence continues to grow across Asia, we expect to continue our prudent investment activity in South Korea.
Jun Park is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Infrastructure Group, responsible for leading business development and transaction execution in South Korea and supporting investment activities in other parts of Northeast Asia.
Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Park was a Managing Director and founding member at Hahn & Company, Korea’s largest private equity firm. He started his career at Citigroup’s investment banking division in New York.
Mr. Park holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Wonbin Suh is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s Real Estate Group, responsible for business development and investment activities across all of Brookfield’s Real Estate business in Korea.
Mr. Suh has more than 18 years of experience in construction, real estate, infrastructure, and capital markets. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2013, he served as a partner at a global property advisory company, where he assisted businesses with mixed-use real estate developments across the globe. Prior to that, he worked for Samsung C&T's infrastructure team.
Mr. Suh holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Civil, Urban and Geosystem Engineering Degree from Seoul National University. Mr. Suh is a certified securities investment advisor, certified property appraiser, certified investment manager, and civil engineer in Korea.
Hyunsun Hwang is a Senior Vice President in Brookfield’s Private Funds Group and is based in Seoul. In this role, she is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with leading investors in Korea.
Prior to joining Brookfield in 2016, Ms. Hwang specialized in Overseas Real Estate Investments at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance. She also focused on Corporate Banking at KEB Hana Bank.
Ms. Hwang received a BA in Business Administration and British & American Culture from Sogang University (Cum Laude). She received her MS in Real Estate from New York University.