David N. Fong serves as President of RedBridge Capital, responsible for the firm’s overall business strategies, investments and organization infrastructure.
Mr. Fong is one of the top investment consultants and legal experts in commercial real estate finance and acquisitions in the United States with over 25 years experience in the commercial real estate and finance industry. Mr. Fong’s legal expertise includes real estate finance, acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, loan workouts and acquisitions, structured finance, commercial leasing and development.
At Asia Pacific Capital Company (2009-2012), which manages primarily Asian investment clients in Southern California, David oversaw strategic joint ventures, distressed debt and asset acquisitions, investor relations and new business development and focused exclusively on representing Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong investors in real estate transactions.
David has been active in the commercial real estate industry since 1993 and started his career as a leading Wall Street attorney in commercial real estate finance, private equity, development and acquisitions. David has worked as a partner or senior attorney in some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, such as Thelen LLP, Latham & Watkins, SNR Denton LLP, and Cadwalader LLP.
He has regularly represented Fortune 500 companies, REITs and leading real estate clients, such as Arden Realty, AEG, JP Morgan Asset Management, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, GE Capital, Majestic Realty Co., Morgan Stanley, Lazard Real Estate Investors, Citigroup, Lone Star Funds, Southern California Edison, University of Southern California, Pebble Beach Company, Playa Vista Company, House of Blues, Inc. , Phillips Petroleum and has closed real estate development and debt transactions in excess of $7 billion involving multifamily, office buildings, mixed-use, retail, industrial, land and hotel and resort properties and power plant facilities.
Mr. Fong is a member of the Lambda Alpha Real Estate Land Economics Society, National Association of Securities Professionals, Asian Business Association and Asian Business League of Southern California and the Providence Little Company of Mary Hospitals' Foundation Board. Mr. Fong is also currently a strategic advisor to the John S. and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Business and Law Institute, a bilateral research institute that is part of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and the Merage School of Business and the Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai, China. Mr. Fong is also an advisory board member for the University of Southern California’s American Academy in China.
Mr. Fong received his undergraduate degree in Political Science (1989) and JD degree (1993), both from New York University. He is admitted to practice law in the States of California and New York and is also a licensed California real estate broker.