Founding Principal & COO
Michael Jin, Founding Principal, is responsible for loan origination, underwriting and closings at Artes Capital. He draws from his over 15-year career in the real estate industry, where he has spent time on both the principal development side as well as with a capital provider financing real estate developers. Prior to Artes Capital, he managed the sales, underwriting and closing teams for a reputable real estate private equity fund based in Calabasas, CA. Michael is a graduate of Tufts University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He holds his California real estate license and has served on the board for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA).
Michael genuinely appreciates the people behind real estate projects. He excels at helping sponsors make decisions. “As a lender, the capital is just the beginning,” Michael says. “Value-added bridge and construction financing will always be a people business. I see myself as a strategic partner rather than an obstacle in their process. Especially on development projects, the alignment between borrower and capital partner is more important than ever.”
Originally from Philadelphia, Michael currently lives in Los Angeles. He enjoys exploring all the different communities and neighborhoods that LA has to offer – and seeing how the City continues to evolve.