Mr. Chin offers more than 40 years of professional experience, including more than 20 years as CEO, COO, CRO and Managing Partner of public and private real estate companies. He has a track record of success in leading under-performing companies improve their capital access, liquidity and operating efficiency. Mr. Chin has led distressed companies through the bankruptcy process, non-judicial restructurings and through multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions. Combining his managerial roles and consultant experience, he leads, identifies and implements pragmatic and effective solutions that enhance value and mitigate risk, while bringing credibility to the process in non-judicial and judicial settings.
As CEO of one of the largest custom home developers in the country, Mr. Chin led the company out of bankruptcy by formulating a portfolio business plan that led to optimal asset strategy – allowing the company to emerge from bankruptcy in just over a year after filing. Once emerged as a publicly traded investment vehicle, Chin executed a business plan for the company that includes developing, marketing and selling sophisticated luxury homes – therefore maximizing the return to the stakeholders of the bankruptcy.
While serving as the COO for a $4 billion distressed REIT, Mr. Chin worked closely with the CEO and board to implement various actions to reduce both corporate guarantees and debt & operating expenses, while also increasing liquidity and improving portfolio importance. These changes successfully resulted in the sale of the company to another public company.
After being appointed as CRO and later as CEO of a company for the benefit of creditors that developed a 3,500 acre master planned community, he secured a $125 million debtor-in-possession financing facility, prior to the company filing a chapter 11. After filing, he successfully confirmed the company’s Plan of Reorganization and secured post-petition financing.
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