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Company Background

Founded in 2013, 8th Bridge Capital was formed when the Principals witnessed opportunities to bridge significant amount of capital from Asia to real estate investment opportunities in United States while applying institutional level of underwriting and due diligence.

Our Advantage

Meet the Team

Young H. Kim

President and CEO

Young has over 15 years experience in the capital market focusing on alternative financing for US real estate development. Since 2009, he has raised and managed over $500 million from all over Asia, including from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and China. Young has participated in over $2 billion of aggregated real estate development projects in major US gateway cities. As the President and CEO of 8th Bridge Captial, Young develops and articulates strategic investment opportunities, assesses attendant risks, and guides the firm’s growth. Early in his career, Young worked at Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. Young has a B.A. and M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Alex Y. Youm

Chief Operating Officer / Director

Alex has over 10 years of experience in the real estate investments firm specializing in operations and management of alternative and foreign capital funds deployed to U.S. real estate projects. Before joining 8th Bridge Captial, Alex was a leading member to operate and manage over $200 million of foreign funds. Alex holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Emory University.

Russell M. Selmont

Corporate Business Counsel

Rusty is a corporate legal counsel for 8th Bridge Capital. He has over 12 years of experience in business law and specializes in complex real estate litigations. He oversees the legal aspects of 8th Bridge Capital's business ventures and operations. Rusty has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list 4 years in a row. Rusty received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Tony Tai Bui

International Business Development

Before joining 8th Bridge Capital, Tony worked in commercial real estate development, banking and mortgage industry. A graduate from Cal State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and master’s in business administration, Tony has a strong grasp of both financial and business aspects. Through years of investment consulting for Vietnamese and managing sizeable real estate development both in US and Vietnam, he established a strong relationship with prestigious financing partners and developers between the two countries. Tony builds beautiful homes in Orange County and Ho Chi Minh City.

Niki Guan


Niki is primarily responsible for reviewing, underwriting and modeling U.S. real estate development projects. Prior to joining 8th Bridge Capital, she interned as a Financial Analyst in both New York and Shanghai, assisting with researching and analyzing financial securities. Niki graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics. She is fluent in both Chinese and English.

Our Business Philosophy

Foreign Investors

Our goal is to provide investment opportunities that preserve the wealth that families have built over a long period of time. We focus on opportunistic lower risk investment assets that still produce competitive returns and assets.

U.S. Real Estate Developers

We bridge strategic relationships between our investors and borrowers. In addition to their investments, our networks also bring years of experience and knowledge in their respective fields as well as connections on a much broader scale.