Our team loves what we do and we believe firmly in observing strong business practices and performing with integrity, creating long lasting partnerships and relationships.
GAIA is a value-add acquisition and development real estate company based in Los Angeles, CA. With a personal connection to each of our projects, we take great pride in achieving the highest and best use of our assets while enhancing our communities.
Geo Kim - The Founder and CEO of GAIA
Geo Kim, has over 18 years of experience in commercial, residential, and development real estate. Prior to founding GAIA in August 2021, Geo served as President for One Properties in Los Angeles and an Investment Consultant for Beverly Hills based PLG Estates and Gotham International Properties based in West Hollywood. His responsibilities included strategic planning of existing assets and analysis of potential investment opportunities. He has brought together many different investors and partnerships with 100% success handling a variety of projects from land acquisition to final building completion, including single and multi-family housing, and mixed-use properties. He has experience in dealing with challenging planning, zoning and building codes, and has cultivated a valuable network of connections with other professionals in all aspects of the real estate and building industry.
Geo Kim now provides over 18 years experience and has been involved in over 25 development projects representing more than $325 million dollars in closings.
Jessica Shin - 1st Executive Vice President of GAIA
Jessica Shin, 1 st Executive Vice President of GAIA, prides herself on aggressively representing buyers and sellers of retail, office, industrial and multi-family real estate with a commitment to achieve superior outcomes. Her role encompasses strategic planning, brand management, market research, strengthening relationships with capital providers, spearheading industry and public relations.
With over 12 years combined experience in the banking, legal, and real estate investment industry. Jessica has a track record of success for identifying business development opportunities representing families and small investors, private equity, owner-users and institutional investors with asset requirements ranging from $5 million to $20 million.
Jessica provides her database of the most active buyers and sellers in Los Angeles Orange County, and overseas with maximum investment exposures. She completes every deal with dedication and efficiency, never losing sight of the client’s best interest.
Helena You – Director of Asset Management & Investment
Helena has 22 years of experience in marketing as a mortgage professional and business development officer. As a Southern California native, she has witnessed its great transformation of a bustling metropolitan city.
Her intimate knowledge of this region, Helena specializes in all facets of the Real Estate business, whether it be navigating the way for first timers, trying to score that perfect distressed property, or providing help in the luxury market, she knows and has experienced it all. Having a proven record of directly impacting her client’s financial success and propelling smooth transactions by applying refined management, selling, and negotiation talents.
Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication, are philosophies that Helena strives for in all aspects of her life.
Nicolas Yoon - Director of Commercial & Development
Nicolas Yoon, is driven and defined by providing value in real estate through service and integrity displaying exceptional client communication, honesty, and perseverance that leads to results. The core belief that relationships outweighs transactions, has become the standard in his ability to form long lasting connections and achieve the best outcomes in every deal.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Los Angeles, he is fluent in English, Korean, and Spanish —and speaks all three languages on a daily basis with his diverse client base. He strives to not only provide market knowledge, but to navigate each client and deals custom tailored according to the needs that's required to accomplish all objectives.
Nicolas brings experience in excellent customer service and a commitment to hard work, listen, and follow through. He brings quality of service build relationships with clients and more importantly, maintain those relationships by communicating effectively.
Soobin Kwon – US & Global Market Researcher of GAIA
Soobin Kwon is Results-oriented and data-driven Market Research
Analyst, skilled at determining how clients perceive properties and
services. As an expert able to make accurate recommendations based
on comprehensive and thorough research and interpretation of data,
she is capable of evaluating the market and competitive conditions.
Based on the extensive and deep expertise accumulated over the
years in market analysis, She sincerely supports brokers across all
service lines and property types through market research to support
business development efforts and client consultation.
She strives to achieve maximum business growth and achieve all goals.