Chris Lim, VP, New Business Development

Mr. Lim is responsible for company's strategic growth and global operations, as well as building and maintaining relationships with investors, business partners, and clients.  Mr. Lim has comprehensive experience in both debt and equity had roles as an investment banker, lender, and private equity providing a sound foundation of knowledge across many aspects of finance.  He also serves as U.S. advisor to 3 Color Holdings Co., Ltd.  Prior to API, Mr. Lim worked at HSBC, Hana Bank and Woori Bank of U.S. Division. He holds a Bachelor Arts Degree in Economics from the University of California Irvine.

Steve Kantor, Director

Mr. Kantor by background is a public finance banker in the municipal bond industry cartering to small and mid-size municipalities. Prior to API, he was a Managing Director of a merchant bank focusing on energy and project finance and just prior was VP of a San Francisco based municipal securities firm.  Mr. Kantor is a graduate of Northwestern University and USC with an M.B.A. degree


Comprehensive real estate and capital solutions you and your company can trust.


Amstar Partners, Inc. (API) is a U.S. based, privately owned international company which is both a real estate advisory firm. 


Our international clients are leading institutional investors including life insurance companies, pension funds, commercial banks, institutionally managed funds, and investment banks.

API has been a leader in Global Real Estate trends, prediction, and strategies offering the capacity to provide successful advisory services that include buying, selling, leasing or developing the property with the best knowledge available.


Our Mission

Experience You Can Trust Your Business With

With more than 25 years of worldwide transaction experience, we provide our clients with knowledge and market expertise to realize optimal outcome.  Our team leaders have a strong presence and an outstanding reputation in the national real estate and institutional lending communitie.


02. Advantage

Our process of deploying capital is more than just a cost-effective alternative capital.  It allows corporations and government agencies to use and control essential real estate asset.


03. We Remove Obstacles

We eliminate the need for bond financing and can provide capital as little as 60 to 90 days from application and approval.  There is no requirement for out of pocket upfront cost.  In addition, we eliminate concerns related to long term finance costs and interest rate fluctuations

04. Accomplishments

We are proud of the accomplishments and track record of our collegues at API.

Collectively, the professionals and team member of API have participated in their careers in excess of $2 Billion in public, commercial and corporate financing, real estate investments and project financing

About Us

Amstar Partners, Inc.


our advisors

David Koh, EVP, International Business Development

David Koh specializes in the international business development and joint venture/partnership management with a focus on B2B relationships between Korea/China/USA/ Canada/ South America region.  His successful track record in international partnership development cover Automotive, Medical, Mobile Device, Consumer Products and Real Estate. He has over 28 years of senior management positions working for Pressure Profile Systems, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Ventree, Conversay, and Samsung America Inc., etc. with a bachelors degree from the University of Washington in Chemistry with fluency in Korean and English.

Jay Lee, Managing Director

Mr. Lee is the Founder and Managing Director of Amstar Partners, Inc.  He has found the company to bridge the financing and investing between Asia and North America by providing cross-board capital to clients on both sides.  Mr. Lee is responsible for overall management of the firm, strategic planning, deal structures, underwriting and portfolio management of API.  Mr. Lee has over 20 years of extensive experience in several sectors including corporate sales, international finance, real estate, commercial and EB-5 lending.  His corporate experience includes senior positions with Bank of America, Johnson Controls, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Mr. Lee maintains an impressive list of relationships with prominent real estate funds and investors, lenders and project sponsors.  Mr. Lee holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington

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