Edward Choi, President
Personally arranged over $4 billion of commercial real estate financing during his career. Mr. Choi founded Amherst Real Estate Capital over 15 years ago.
During those years, he actively participated as managing member in the purchase of twenty commercial real estate properties throughout the southwestern United States.
Mr. Choi has extensive ownership experience in industrial, office and retail properties. Previously, he held the position of Vice President with George Elkins Mortgage Banking Company for eight years.
He ranked as a top producer for the firm in each of the last five years. Prior to the Elkins Company, Mr. Choi held the position of commercial real estate loan officer with Sumitomo Bank.
Mr. Choi graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration.
In the last ten years, he has mentored fifteen University of Southern California undergraduate students on student life and career planning.
Tony Nguyen, Senior Associate
Has placed, underwritten, and closed over $350 million in financing transactions since joining Amherst RE Capital in 2012.
Prior to joining Amherst, Mr. Nguyen worked in Information Technology (IT) at the UCLA Technical Services Department. Drawing from his technical background,
Mr. Nguyen capitalizes new financing opportunities using the most up to date strategies and softwares available.
Mr. Nguyen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Lyle Johnson, Associate
Mr. Johnson joined the company in 2014. His primary responsibilities include loan processing, researching properties, financial analysis, coordinating between clients and capital sources,
reviewing due diligence items, and closing support. Mr. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.