Committed and Innovative

Achieving your Commercial Real Estate Goals


Unmatched in Los Angeles and Beyond.

Amherst Real Estate Capital executes financial goals...

With expertise across the capital stack from debt to sponsor equity, we create and execute financial structures backed by market-smart capital to enhance value.

Amherst Real Estate Capital’s clients benefit from our coordinated multi-level access to investors and capital sources, closing leverage, relationships with decision makers, and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the rapidly shifting capital markets.

Our track record demonstrates our proven ability to execute and deliver competitive and innovative debt, mezzanine, equity capital and asset sales which enables our clients to maximize the value of their real estate holdings.

Edward Choi, President

Personally arranged over $4 billion of commercial real estate financing during his career. Mr. Choi founded Amherst Real Estate Capital over 15 years ago. During those years, he actively participated as managing member in the purchase of twenty commercial real estate properties throughout the southwestern United States. Mr. Choi has extensive ownership experience in industrial, office and retail properties. Previously, he held the position of Vice President with George Elkins Mortgage Banking Company for eight years. He ranked as a top producer for the firm in each of the last five years. Prior to the Elkins Company, Mr. Choi held the position of commercial real estate loan officer with Sumitomo Bank. Mr. Choi graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration. In the last ten years, he has mentored fifteen University of Southern California undergraduate students on student life and career planning.


Tony Nguyen, Senior Associate

Has placed, underwritten, and closed over $350 million in financing transactions since joining Amherst RE Capital in 2012. Prior to joining Amherst, Mr. Nguyen worked in Information Technology (IT) at the UCLA Technical Services Department. Drawing from his technical background, Mr. Nguyen capitalizes new financing opportunities using the most up to date strategies and softwares available. Mr. Nguyen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Lyle Johnson, Associate

Mr. Johnson joined the company in 2014. His primary responsibilities include loan processing, researching properties, financial analysis, coordinating between clients and capital sources, reviewing due diligence items, and closing support. Mr. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.