FRED CHIN |
MANAGING DIRECTOR

BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING AND CONSULTING BACKGROUND

Mr. Chin offers more than 40 years of professional experience, including more than 20 years as CEO, COO, CRO and Managing Partner of mid-sized and entrepreneurial private companies. He has a track record of success in leading under-performing companies through complex situations by restructuring capital and realigning organizations to improve efficiency and execution. Mr. Chin has led distressed companies through the bankruptcy process, non-judicial restructurings and through multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions. Combining his advisory and consultant experience, he leads, identifies and implements pragmatic and effective solutions that enhance value and mitigate risk, while also serving as an expert witness throughout the country on variety of disputes.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

As CEO of one of the largest, privately held real estate companies in Los Angeles, 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, 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.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

  • B.A., University of Arizona, 1984
  • CIRA, Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor
  • MAI, Member of the Appraisal Institute since 1984
  • CRE, Counselors of Real Estate