Tina ChoiJoint Venture Partner

213-741-1500, ext. 430

Tina specializes in government and entitlement advocacy and consulting, guiding and counseling clients through the convoluted development and entitlement approval processes. Tina acts as the interface with political entities, development and construction related agencies and community organizations. Current and prior clients include Westfield Shopping Center Development, Vulcan Paul Allen, McDonalds, CVS, Crescent Heights Development, Century Plaza Hotel Development, Gilmore Development, La Terra Development, TAO entertainment Group, Umami Burgers, Marriott Hotels, Capitol Records/EMI, SBE Hotel/Nightlife/Restaurant Group, Gerding Edlen/South Group Development, Equinox Fitness, NASCAR/Turner Sports Interactive, EA Electronic Arts, Mani Brothers, Famima Convenience Stores, Chick-Fil-A Restaurants, Maguire Properties, CIM Development Group, Sushi Roku/Innovative dining group, Lennar, Warmington Homes, Gerding/Edlen Development, SBE/Phillipe Starck Development, Shinyong, Conquest Student Housing Development and Accord Interests. Project profiles include high rise mixed-use residential, hotels and restaurants and industrial park developments.

Tina served as a senior economic development deputy and Director of International Trade where she succeeded in achieving important retention and attraction of significant businesses for the City of LA, including the retention of Toyota Motor Sales, Viking Office Products, Steelcase Office and Belken Computers in the City of Los Angeles.

In addition to her professional career, Tina served as either board member or advisor to a diverse group of nonprofit, community and trade associations. Current and past affiliations include the Ketchum Downtown YMCA, Jr Achievements, USC IBEAR, Korean American Coalition, Trade Advisory Committee to the City of Los Angeles, World Trade Center Association, Foreign Trade Association and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Equality CA and has served as an Area Planning Commissioner in an appointed capacity for Mayor James Hahn. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of Sister City of Los Angeles, the largest Sister City diplomatic organization in the Country.

Tina is a decorated search and rescue Ski Patroller as part of National Ski Patrol, received her degree in political economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She’s an immigrant from South Korea and a long-time resident of Los Angeles.