Johnny Din is the Chief Executive Officer at CYCAMORE, a vertically-integrated “Live-Work-Play-Create” real estate platform with a mission to curate spaces for artists, entrepreneurs, millennials, and global citizens. Prior to founding CYCAMORE, he was a Principal at Clarett International, a division of The Clarett Group focusing on cross-border real estate transactions. Previously, he was at Silverpeak Real Estate Partners and had advised STX (Brazil) and OUE Ltd. (Singapore) on US investments. Mr. Din began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, where he advised fortune 500 companies and private equity clients on M&A and financing efforts.
Mr. Din graduated honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from University of California Los Angeles and a Riordan MBA Fellow from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He holds a Certificate in Hotel Operations from New York University and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, where he was the President of the MSRED Student Council, a Pension Real Estate Association Scholar, a Wells Fargo GDS Scholar, a William Kinne Fellow, and a recipient of the Scholastic Performance Award given to the top three graduates.
Mr. Din was named a Committee of 100 Next Generation Leader, a Crain’s New York Business Rising Star in Real Estate, and a recipient of the Connect CRE Next Generation Award. He is currently a Board Member of UCLA REAG and the MBAofNY Scholarship Foundation.