Founder & Managing Principal
David S. Kim is a co-founder and Managing Partner of The Bascom Group, LLC. Bascom has completed over $16.2 billion in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1996 including 614 multifamily transactions and 163,118 units. Bascom has ranked among the top 50 multifamily owners in the U.S. Bascom’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Bascom Ventures, REDA Bascom Ventures, MHF RM Holdings, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, Harbor Associates, Village Partner Ventures, and the Realm Group. Bascom’s subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the U.S.
Prior to founding Bascom, Mr. Kim served as a Senior Analyst and Development Associate, from 1989 to 1995, for the Disney Development Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, where he was responsible for business development and analysis of more than $400 million in retail, office, entertainment, and residential projects. Prior to joining the Disney Development Company, Mr. Kim served as Portfolio Associate with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.
Mr. Kim holds Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate & Urban Land Economics and in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has attended executive level programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He often serves as guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Colorado, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Irvine.
Mr. Kim currently serves and has served on the Board of Directors for the “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Los Angeles, Theta Chi PSI Chapter Foundation, The U.S Fund for UNICEF Southern California, University of California, Irvine Center for Real Estate, University of Colorado Center for Real Estate, University of Texas, San Antonio Real Estate Finance and Development Founders Council, University of Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Young Presidents’ Organization – Golden West Chapter, The Pedro Pallares Autism and Behavioral Health Foundation and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California. Mr. Kim also serves on the advisory board of the Special Olympics Orange County.
Mr. Kim was a recipient of the Real Estate Conference Group’s Apartment Executive of the Year in 2004, Orange County Business Journal’s Entrepreneurship of the Year Award in 2010, and was recognized in the 2011 Multi-Family Executive Magazine. In 2016, Mr. Kim was awarded with the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young.