Brookfield established a presence in South Korea with the opening of its Seoul office in 2013. 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$5bn of capital has been invested from over 35 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.
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Jinseuk Lee is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Private Funds Group, and is based in Seoul, Korea. In this role, Mr. Lee is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with leading investors in Korea.
Prior to joining Brookfield in 2014, Mr. Lee was a Senior Manager at Samsung Life Insurance where he was responsible for the firm’s global real estate investments. Prior to that, he held positions with Lehman Brothers/Liberty Street, Macquarie IMM, and Citibank in Korea and the United States. He has over 15 years of banking, investment management and real estate experience.
Mr. Lee earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Sogang University and a Masters in Real Estate at Cornell University.
Wonbin Suh is a Vice President for Brookfield Asset Management, 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 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.