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Seungjin Eun

Seungjin Eun

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Summary

●   4 years of commercial real estate development / construction management / architectural service experience combined in Southern California.

●   Successfully secured entitlements in City of Los Angeles for R4 and C2 zoned lots.

●   Skills:  Due Diligence, Zoning Analysis, Financial Modeling, Market Analysis, Subdivision, Project Management, Bid Comparison, Contract Negotiations, Architectural planning, Plan check.

 

 

Education

 

University of Southern California                                                                     Los Angeles, California

Master of Architecture                                                        August 2004-May 2006

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                            Urbana, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies                                    August 1997-August 2001

 

 

Experience

 

International Contractors Association of Korea                                           Seoul, Korea

(A public entity established under Overseas Construction Promotion Act of Korea)        May 2010 – April 2013

Policy Research Analyst

Analyzed current economic and political environment that could affect the international construction markets, led various research reports awarded by public institutions to improve competitiveness of Korean contractors in the international markets.

Examined co-financing opportunities with Global Infrastructure Fund established by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure in 2009 including World Bank Group (IBRD & MIGA), EBRD, IDB, IsDB and OPIC.
Completed research papers titled ‘Trends in Infrastructure Project Finance’, ‘Mobilizing MDBs’ financial instruments on Overseas Plant Projects’, ‘Current Issues on Korea’s Construction Guarantee Bonds on International Projects’, ‘Overseas Urban Development Strategy’, ‘Localization as a Strategy for Sustainable Overseas Construction Business.’
Led many white papers on issues related to overseas construction projects especially on topics such as finance, guarantees, FTA, foreign policies and regulatory environments.
Undertook a research on International Construction Project Risk Assessment to facilitate bond issuance by Korean ECAs including K-Exim, K-Sure, Seoul Guarantee Insurance and Construction Guarantee of Korea.

 

Philmont Management, Inc.                                                                         Los Angeles, California

Construction Project Manager / Architect                                       March 2007- March 2010

Coordinated design and construction related works with tenants and building managers for Jamison Services, Inc. owned buildings including the City Center on 6th, a $30,000,000 ground-up 3 story shopping mall with160,000sf (from construction to occupancy).

Served as owner’s representative, reviewed architectural design of each tenant space for landlord approval for a new shopping mall, in terms of design quality and constructability.
Corresponded with tenants, architects, building managers and outside contractors to find any unforeseen matters for tenant improvement projects to prevent unexpected delays on timely occupancy of each tenant, successfully resolved numerous conflicts between leasing and construction team.
Spearheaded many tenant improvement works in high-rise buildings. Clients include the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, a film editing studio, a media company, etc. Tasks performed include preparing RFIs, submittals, change orders, purchase orders, schedule updates and bid negotiation and contract award to vendors.
Duties also include space planning, construction document prep., cost estimating, plan checking and obtaining agency approval.
Major Projects:

City Center on 6th
County of Los Angeles, Department of Auditor-Controller
State of California, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
Endemol, a film editing studio
Penske Media Corp., a digital media company

 

Total Companies, LLC                                                                                 Los Angeles, California

Associate, Real Estate Development Group                                       May 2006- March 2007                                

Performed due diligence including zoning, land use, building code analysis, preliminary title search, feasibility study and valuation of properties of various types and sizes including a 32 unit residential condo and a 29,500sf commercial condo development project.

Evaluated due diligence materials to study development potential and to facilitate the acquisition of properties in R4 and C2 zone in City of Los Angeles and assisted in the entire subdivision process to secure Tentative Tract Map approval.
Properties sold after acquiring TTM.
Worked with land consultants to examine a partial zone change of a golf course in Riverside County to develop golf course community (familiar with hillside ordinance). Also studied planning, political and environmental (CEQA) issues pertinent to the project.

 

GNI Architects & Engineers                                                                                   Seoul, Korea

Architectural Designer                                                        June 2003 – June 2004                                                

Participated in conceptual design of competition winning projects including National Archives & Data Center.

 

Byoungsoo Cho Architects (Design-Build)                                                Seoul, Korea

Architectural Designer                                                   November 2002 – June 2003                                                                                                          

Prepared architectural drawing submittal package and secured entitlement, performed design development of many award-winning projects ranging from educational facilities to high-end single family homes.

 

 

Additional Information

 

Computer Skills: AutoCad, PhotoShop, 3d Studio, Sketch up, PRIMAVERA, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, WinEst, Quickbook, webpage making using HTML code, (practicing Revit)

Languages: Fluent in English, Korean, beginner level in French & Japanese                                                                         

Affiliations: Korean Graduate Student Organization (former president), Korean Architecture Student Association (former president), Appraisal Institute, Urban Land institute, Alpha Rho Chi (professional architecture fraternity)

Personal: Enjoy cycling, have interest in Big Data, reading Wikipedia, professional reports and white papers.

 

 

Remarks

Qualified to take Architect Registration Exam

Employment 

International Contractors Association of Korea, Seoul, KR, Policy Research Analyst

Analyzed current economic and political environment that could affect the international construction markets, led various research reports awarded by public institutions to improve competitiveness of Korean contractors in the international markets.
• Examined co-financing opportunities with Global Infrastructure Fund established by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure in 2009 including World Bank Group (IBRD & MIGA), EBRD, IDB, IsDB and OPIC.
• Completed research papers titled ‘Trends in Infrastructure Project Finance’, ‘Mobilizing MDBs’ financial instruments on Overseas Plant Projects’, ‘Current Issues on Korea’s Construction Guarantee Bonds on International Projects’, ‘Overseas Urban Development Strategy’, ‘Localization as a Strategy for Sustainable Overseas Construction Business.’
• Led many white papers on issues related to overseas construction projects especially on topics such as finance, guarantees, FTA, foreign policies and regulatory environments.
• Undertook a research on International Construction Project Risk Assessment to facilitate bond issuance by Korean ECAs including K-Exim, K-Sure, Seoul Guarantee Insurance and Construction Guarantee of Korea.

May 2010 - Apr 2013
 

Philmont Management, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager/Architect

Coordinated design and construction related works with tenants and building managers for Jamison Services, Inc. owned buildings including the City Center on 6th, a $30,000,000 ground-up 3 story shopping mall with160,000sf (from construction to occupancy).
• Served as owner’s representative, reviewed architectural design of each tenant space for landlord approval for a new shopping mall, in terms of design quality and constructability.
• Corresponded with tenants, architects, building managers and outside contractors to find any unforeseen matters for tenant improvement projects to prevent unexpected delays on timely occupancy of each tenant, successfully resolved numerous conflicts between leasing and construction team.
• Spearheaded many tenant improvement works in high-rise buildings. Clients include the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, State of California, a film editing studio, a media company, etc. Tasks performed include preparing RFIs, submittals, change orders, purchase orders, schedule updates and bid negotiation and contract award to vendors.
• Duties also include space planning, construction document prep., cost estimating, plan checking and obtaining agency approval.
• Major Projects:
o City Center on 6th
o County of Los Angeles, Department of Auditor-Controller
o State of California, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
o Endemol, a film editing studio
o Penske Media Corp., a digital media company

Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
 

Total Companies, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate / Real Estate Development Group

Performed due diligence including zoning, land use, building code analysis, preliminary title search, feasibility study and valuation of properties of various types and sizes including a 32 unit residential condo and a 29,500sf commercial condo development project.
• Evaluated due diligence materials to study development potential and to facilitate the acquisition of properties in R4 and C2 zone in City of Los Angeles and assisted in the entire subdivision process to secure Tentative Tract Map approval.
• Properties sold after acquiring TTM.
• Worked with land consultants to examine a partial zone change of a golf course in Riverside County to develop golf course community (familiar with hillside ordinance). Also studied planning, political and environmental (CEQA) issues pertinent to the project.

May 2006 - Mar 2007
 

GNI Architects & Engineers, Seoul, KR, Architectural Designer

Participated in conceptual design of competition winning projects including National Archives & Data Center, design development of shopping mall, and a parking structure within the Ministry of National Defense.

Jun 2003 - Jun 2004
 

OFFICE OF BYOUNGSOO CHO, Seoul, KR, Architectural Designer

Prepared architectural drawing submittal package and secured entitlement, performed design development of many award-winning projects ranging from educational facilities to high-end single family homes.

Nov 2002 - Jun 2003
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture/American Urbanism

Aug 2004 - Dec 2006
 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Aug 1997 - Aug 2001
 

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