Mr. Kim oversees the development, portfolio management and overall operations for The Bascom Group. His responsibilities include supervising The Bascom Group’s portfolio team in key revenue growth initiatives and expense programs, as well as lender and equity relationships, new ventures, market expansion, and business development.
Mr. Kim led the business development of Bascom subsidiary organizations, including:
Bascom Arizona Ventures
Bascom Northwest Ventures
Premier Business Centers
The Realm Group
Southern California Industrial Fund
Spirit Bascom Ventures
Shubin Nadal Associates
REDA Bascom Ventures
Mr. Kim has led the company through the repositioning of over 230 property sites totaling $800 million in renovations over the firm’s 18 year history. He has developed and refined the extensive system of financial reporting and oversight for achieving operational goals for each property and investor portfolio.
Other key business development initiatives include social outreach, focused on Health, Wealth, Education and Lifestyle, in an effort to increase a competitive advantages for its residents at the neighborhood and community level. In conjunction with these social outreach programs, Mr. Kim created region-specific performance incentive programs, or “PIP", aimed at enhancing manager's good will, and an enhanced sense of relevance and purpose.
Prior to founding The Bascom Group, Mr. Kim served as a Senior Analyst and Development Associate, from 1989 to 1995, for the Disney Development Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, where he was responsible for business development and analysis of more than $400 million in retail, office, entertainment, and residential projects. In addition, prior to joining the Disney Development Company, Mr. Kim served as Portfolio Associate with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, a multi-billion dollar pension fund, investing on behalf of state employees.
Mr. Kim holds Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics and in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has attended executive level programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He often serves as guest lecturer guest speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Colorado, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Irvine. Mr. Kim previously served as a director and treasurer for the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association.
In 2004, Mr. Kim was awarded Apartment Executive of the Year by the Real Estate Conference Group, the industry's largest and most prestigious multifamily conference on the West Coast. Mr. Kim is currently a member of the Young President's Organization (Golden West Chapter), where he serves as Treasurer on their Board of Directors. He also serves as a member of the University of California, Irvine Board of Advisors for the Center for Real Estate where he received the distinguished Rising Star award in 2008. Mr. Kim also currently serves on the Southern California Board for UNICEF and is on the board of the Rattle Building Corporation and University of Colorado Center for Real Estate. Mr. Kim was a recipient of the 2010 Orange County Business Journal’s Entrepreneurship of the Year Award and was recognized in the 2011 Multi-Family Executive Magazine. Mr. Kim is a sponsor of the 2015 World Games for Belize.