Young Chai | Chief Investment Officer
Samsung sra Asset Management | Republic Of Korea

Young Chai, Chief Investment Officer, Samsung sra Asset Management

Young W. Chai is the Chief Investment Officer and a founding member of Samsung SRA Asset Management (SRA). Young is in charge of new investments and client services. As of October 2015, SRA manages 15 funds and 1 separate account with a total net AUM of approximately $2.7 billion ($4.8 billion of gross asset value). Young has been with SRA since November of 2012. At SRA, Young led 13 of the 15 funds and 1 separate account acquisitions in Korea, US, UK, Germany and Italy. Prior to joining SRA, Young was the head of the real estate and infrastructure division of Samsung Asset Management since July 2010. Between 2001 and 2010, Young was a Managing Director at GE Capital Real Estate Asia-Pacific. At GE, he held increasingly expanded roles as the President of Korea (from 2001 to 2006), China (from 2006 to 2008), Asia Growth Markets - China, SE Asia and India (from 2008 to 2009) and as the Asia-Pacific Chief Risk Manager (from 2009 to 2010). Prior to GE, Young was Director of Real Estate Research at AEW Capital Management in Boston; Senior Associate in the Real Estate and CMBS Research Team at CS First Boston in New York; and Real Estate Planner at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Boston. Young received his BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, an MBA from UCLA and PhD from M.I.T.

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