ULI Los Angeles: YLG Presents - Art of Development - Financing Your Project: Beginning to End


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
YLG presents Financing Your Project: Beginning to End ,a dynamic conversation highlighting the construction financing process from both the borrower and lender perspective. Listen in as we discuss how to engage the debt market, what really matters to borrowers and lenders to get the deal done, and what happens after the loan gets closed. From here our panelists will present case studies to apply these principles including The Grand, a $1-billion mixed-use project in DTLA.

Tyler Bibbins, Project Manager at Related Urban, will provide a borrower’s viewpoint. To offer a 360-degree perspective, Jason Choulochas, Regional Director at Bank OZK, will provide the lender’s viewpoint.
In reflecting on their respective projects and offering the distinct borrower and lender perspectives, the audience will glean an understanding of what it takes to finance a project from beginning to end.



Tyler Bibbins

Project Manager, The Related Group

Tyler Bibbins is a Project Manager with Related Urban Development. Mr. Bibbins is responsible for supporting the team in all aspects of the project including financial analysis, debt sourcing, consultant coordination, entitlements, legal oversight, design, construction, leasing / marketing, operations and asset management.  Prior to joining Related in 2017, Mr. Bibbins was an Associate at Colony Capital where he analyzed and executed acquisitions and loan originations across a variety of real estate sectors throughout the US. Mr. Bibbins began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Group.   Mr. Bibbins received a B.S. in Accounting from The Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. 


Jason Choulochas

Bank OZK

Mr. Choulochas joined Bank of the Ozarks in 2015 and is currently Regional Director, Originations and is responsible for loan production in Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada. Previously, Jason was with NorthStar Asset Management Group (now Colony Capital) as Managing Director in the firm’s Los Angeles office where he was responsible for sourcing investment opportunities in the western U.S. Jason also held senior-level originations positions at Ares Management from 2011 to 2014 and Wrightwood Capital and its predecessor companies, including Cohen Capital and Cohen Financial, from 1995 to 2011. He began his career with American National Bank & Trust Co. of Chicago (now part of J.P. Morgan Chase) in bank’s commercial real estate group. Mr. Choulochas received his undergraduate degree in Economics & Management from Beloit College, in Beloit, Wisconsin.