Prior to his studies at MIT, Sangwook worked eight years for Samsung C&T Corporation, a leading construction and real estate development company in Korea. He experienced a wide spectrum of real estate development during his time at Samsung.
As Project Manager at Samsung, Sangwook actively participated in 13 residential and commercial development projects overseas as well as in Korea. Throughout this experience, he produced in-depth market analysis, conducted feasibility study and negotiated with a diverse group of stakeholders, such as bankers, architects, and joint venture partners.
While at MIT, Sangwook aspires to refine his practical understanding in the real estate business and gain insight into the market. Upon completion of his degree, he plans to pursue a career in real estate finance and investment.
Born and raised in Seoul, Sangwook graduated from Yonsei University in 2005 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys tennis and hiking with his wife, Minju. He loves watching Major League Baseball and roots for the Mets.