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Jae Kim

Vice President,

Location: Atlanta, GA

Member Since: 2020

Jae currently serves as Vice President at CBRE in the Advisory and Transaction Services Group, where he also heads CBRE’s Korea Desk for the US East Coast. His industry focus ranges from industrial and logistics, EV battery and automobile, healthcare and life sciences, mixed-use project management and retail. Prior to this role, Jae founded and led Urbantec Development Partners, LLC (“UDP”), a forward-thinking real estate development firm based in Atlanta. While at UDP, Jae focused on innovative approaches to urban development, seeking to create high-density mixed-use communities. While he continues his effort in the project in Downtown Atlanta, recent market situations led him to take on his new role at CBRE.

With a background spanning various industries, Jae’s journey began in IT-sales consulting within the automobile sector before transitioning to mortgage banking, where he achieved top producer status for several consecutive years. He then ventured into entrepreneurship, founding FISO Mortgage and later establishing Hansource, Inc., catering to Korean-Americans nationwide.

Jae’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to explore the diamond trading industry, where he quickly gained international recognition. His achievements include becoming the 29th affiliated member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses. In addition to his success in the diamond trade, Jae ventured into blockchain technology, launching innovative startups focused on digital finance and real estate. These experiences have led him up to the position that he has today with CBRE.

With his new role at CBRE, Jae continues to leverage his diverse expertise and extensive Global entrepreneurial experience to deliver exceptional value to clients, further solidifying his reputation as a visionary leader in the commercial real estate industry.

Other Professional Milestones:

  • Member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (GA Chapter)
  • Member of the Georgia Korean American Real Estate Association
  • Member of the Board of Visitors at Emory University
  • President of KOAM Chamber of Commerce from 2018-2020