- Friday, October 21
- Commercial Session and AREAA Global Roundtable
- 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Da Vinci III - Bellagio
Suzuki Capital LLC
CEO-Vice Chairman – Sam Suzuki, has been honored as one of the top 50 Asian American Businessmen in 2005, and has been in real estate finance and development for 33 years. Mr. Suzuki is the CEO and founder of Suzuki Capital LLC, a company he formed in 2010 to be a full service real estate advisory, development and investment firm. The company is currently fund raising a $500 million GP/LP fund for real estate investments in the US. Prior to Suzuki Capital, Mr. Suzuki spent 13 years as principal/CEO of Vintage Group, LLC, a $500 million real estate development group which he co-founded in 1994 to acquire real estate and develop vacant land into multi-family apartment buildings. NYARM and ABO twice awarded Vintage with “Best Management Company” in 2003 and 2005.
Mr. Suzuki is a distinguished developer of multifamily buildings, commercial retail, residential townhouses, affordable housing, garden apartments and extended stay hotels. Mr. Suzuki started his career as a mortgage specialist for Dime Savings Bank. Soon after, he was recruited into Citibank’s Japanese Investment division for high net worth individuals. There he specialized in real estate commercial loan syndication and customized residential loans for private banking clients. Furthermore, he advised Japanese clients on the acquisition of investment property in the US and managing multi-family residential properties for the workout group at Citibank.
He has been responsible for over $300 million in residential condominium projects in New York City including such highlights as Loft 14, Number 5 and Clement Clarke.
Mr. Suzuki currently teaches a real estate development class at New York Real Estate Institute (NYREI) and is a guest lecturer at NYU’s Schack Real Estate Institute. Mr. Suzuki is also on the Board of Directors for Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), and was elected Committee Chairman of their Commercial Division.