Cha has been in the finance industry more than 20 years with various financial institutions: Citibank
in New York, Yasuda Trust Bank in Tokyo, Asian Merchant Bank and CEO of Lone Star Real Estate
Funds in Seoul. Since 2007, Cha’s passion for sustainability led him and his partners to establish Re‐
Imagining Cities Foundation under the Korea Green Building Council non‐profit umbrella. With
increasing urbanization, we seek to make Cities part of the solution to our energy and climate crisis
by accelerating green building, smart city solutions. Re-Imagining Cities Foundation focuses on
the “business case of green buildings” to help cities, real estate developers and investors achieve
sustainability and low carbon cities without over investing.