233 S. Wacker Drive – Suite 8400
Chicago, IL 60606
Ian is a Closing Consultant for Mag Mile Capital. He manages all stages of the closing process for Mag Mile Capital’s client’s transactions, working collaboratively with all parties involved to finalize the details and documentation required to close transactions successfully.
Ian is a principal and co-founder of Eli Capital Advisors, a company that provides custom CRE due diligence and consulting solutions to its clients and business partners. He started in the commercial real estate finance industry in 1998 as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser with Landauer Realty Group (now part of Newmark Knight Frank) focused on large-scale institutional-quality commercial properties nationwide. He then honed his underwriting, credit, investment, and ARGUS analytical skills with Capital Trust, Inc. in New York City (now part of The Blackstone Group, L.P.), a company founded by Sam Zell and the gold-standard of mezzanine lenders in the early 2000s. His passion for real estate and credit analytics is backed by experience acquired through over $15 billion of transactions. Ian has been actively involved in both the credit analysis and financing of numerous office, retail, multifamily, hospitality, mixed-use, industrial, and specialty-use properties throughout the United States. He has expertise in the analysis of securitized CMBS and balance sheet investments including conventional first mortgages, mezzanine loans, B-Notes, and other highly structured transactions involving acquisition, recapitalization, construction, development, value-add, and joint-venture projects. He was a regional head for a debt originations platform for Winthrop Realty Trust, a publicly-traded REIT, and its subsidiary Concord Debt Holdings. Ian has also worked with and for companies such as Cushman & Wakefield, The Situs Companies, Goldman Sachs, Centerbridge Partners, JPMorgan, and LaSalle Bank.
He received his BA in Economics from Northwestern University and is a member of Northwestern’s Asian and Asian-American Alumni Association.