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Join us for a master class in real estate development

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While some investors are happy investing in single family homes and achieving average rates of return, there are many who aspire for more. In the words of Grant Cardone, they’re looking to 10X their portfolio. 

Enter real estate development. Real estate development is the process of adding value to real estate. Real estate developers buy land, finance deals, build properties, come up with real estate project ideas, and orchestrate the process of development from the beginning to end.

Ever play SimCity? If so, then you’ve gotten a taste of what real estate development and urban planning can look like.

On Saturday, September 3, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup is proud to welcome Nam Seongtae, an expert in real estate development.

Seongtae is the CEO of ZipFund (https://zipfund.co/), a tech-based real estate crowdfunding platform. He’s also worked as an investment consultant at Cushman & Wakefield, an international real estate services firm with clients none other than the US coworking space provider, WeWork. For more information about Seongtae’s experience as a real estate developer, check out his LinkedIn profile.

Seongtae also has an educational background in real estate and finance. He has a B.B.A in Finance & Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Real Estate from Columbia University in the City of New York.

In his presentation, Seongtae will reveal how real estate developers create value and make money while referring to a number of case studies of successful and failed projects both in Korea and the US.

s u ; p y

We'll kick things off with a short presentation by Kyechang Lee, the CEO of s u ; p y (http://www.supyrocks.com/). s u ; p y is a concept store introducing fashion lines and art works by emerging designers and artists. It opened its first store in an unlikely location—Seongsu-dong—known for its (albeit declining) shoemaking industry.

Learn why Kyechang chose to open up his first store in Seongsu-dong, how the immediate area has since shown signs of revitalisation, and what his needs are as a commercial real estate tenant. From Kyechang's insights, as real estate investors, we can better identify the signs of areas poised to transform.

While you’re at it, network with like-minded people who can help you achieve your real estate investing goals.

Language: This event will be conducted in English. If required, our in-house interpreter, Martin Bax, will provide free English-to-Korean interpretation. Martin is a trained interpreter and graduate of Hanguk University of Foreign Studies. If you'd like to talk to Martin about his services, he can be reached by email at unspellablenick@gmail.com.

While some investors are happy investing in single family homes and achieving average rates of return, there are many who aspire for more. In the words of Grant Cardone, they’re looking to 10X their portfolio. 

Enter real estate development. Real estate development is the process of adding value to real estate. Real estate developers buy land, finance deals, build properties, come up with real estate project ideas, and orchestrate the process of development from the beginning to end.

Ever play SimCity? If so, then you’ve gotten a taste of what real estate development and urban planning can look like.

On Saturday, September 3, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup is proud to welcome Nam Seongtae, an expert in real estate development.

Seongtae is the CEO of ZipFund (https://zipfund.co/), a tech-based real estate crowdfunding platform. He’s also worked as an investment consultant at Cushman & Wakefield, an international real estate services firm with clients none other than the US coworking space provider, WeWork. For more information about Seongtae’s experience as a real estate developer, check out his LinkedIn profile.

Seongtae also has an educational background in real estate and finance. He has a B.B.A in Finance & Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Real Estate from Columbia University in the City of New York.

In his presentation, Seongtae will reveal how real estate developers create value and make money while referring to a number of case studies of successful and failed projects both in Korea and the US.

s u ; p y

We'll kick things off with a short presentation by Kyechang Lee, the CEO of s u ; p y (http://www.supyrocks.com/). s u ; p y is a concept store introducing fashion lines and art works by emerging designers and artists. It opened its first store in an unlikely location—Seongsu-dong—known for its (albeit declining) shoemaking industry.

Learn why Kyechang chose to open up his first store in Seongsu-dong, how the immediate area has since shown signs of revitalisation, and what his needs are as a commercial real estate tenant. From Kyechang's insights, as real estate investors, we can better identify the signs of areas poised to transform.

While you’re at it, network with like-minded people who can help you achieve your real estate investing goals.

Language: This event will be conducted in English. If required, our in-house interpreter, Martin Bax, will provide free English-to-Korean interpretation. Martin is a trained interpreter and graduate of Hanguk University of Foreign Studies. If you'd like to talk to Martin about his services, he can be reached by email at unspellablenick@gmail.com.

Date/time: Saturday, September 3 from 2 PM to 4 PM

Venue: 3rd SPACE

Location: B104-ho, 276, Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Google Map) / 서울특별시 서초구 효령로 276 B104호 (Naver Map)

Directions: Get off at Nambu Bus Terminal Station (남부터미널역) on line 3 and go out of exit 5. Walk straight for about 100 meters until you reach the first side street. Cross the side street. 3rd SPACE is in the basement of the building on the corner. 

Participation fee: 10,000 won (includes pizza and beer until supplies last)

Date: Saturday, September 3 from 2 PM to 4 PM

Venue: 3rd SPACE

Location: B104-ho, 276, Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Google Map) / 서울특별시 서초구 효령로 276 B104호 (Naver Map)

Directions: Get off at Nambu Bus Terminal Station (남부터미널역) on line 3 and go out of exit 5. Walk straight for about 100 meters until you reach the first side street. Cross the side street. 3rd SPACE is in the basement of the building on the corner. 

Participation fee: 10,000 won (includes pizza and beer until supplies last)