James Chung is the Chief Investment Officer of Bridge Debt Strategies Fund Manager LLC. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, securitization, and financial services.
Prior to joining Bridge, Mr. Chung was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and from 2004 until 2013 was the head of the Commercial Real Estate Loan Desk within the Fixed Income Division. He had direct oversight of the pricing, hedging, structuring and securitization of the Morgan Stanley commercial real estate loan portfolio. Mr. Chung was involved in over $50 billion of loan originations and 75 securitizations during his tenure at Morgan Stanley.
Chung was also an officer of Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. and was a voting member of both the global large loan credit committee and the U.S. credit committee.
From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Chung worked in a variety of positions within the commercial real estate lending group at Morgan Stanley including large loan originations and underwriting, portfolio acquisitions, and risk management.
Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Chung worked in the Risk Management practice at First Manhattan Consulting Group, a leading financial services management consulting company.
Mr. Chung received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College and his Master Degree in Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.