Mr. Igor Zhizhin has successfully demonstrated over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur in multiple sectors and markets. His diverse background includes a film production company in Chicago, a privately held real estate fund in California, a medical transportation company in New York, and a commercial real estate advisory firm representing family offices and private investors in Chicago.
His current focus is the small balance commercial real estate sector having established American Street Capital (“ASC”) a national commercial mortgage banking company in 2009. ASC was started in the peak of the recession to create a viable outlet when conventional commercial banking debt was barely accessible. It has successfully grown to becoming one of the most recognized commercial finance firms in the Midwest having
arranged over 400 transactions since inception.
Mr. Zhizhin is a member of several corporate advisory boards and is particularly proud of co-founding the American Ukrainian Chamber of
Commerce & industry (“AUCCI”). Mr. Zhizhin has been extensively published in commercial lending trade publications and is a member of the
Forbes Real Estate Council. Mr. Zhizhin’s academic achievements include graduating with Honors from the University of Chicago with a Bachelors
of Arts in psychology, master coursework in Organizational Behavior and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University, and graduating from the
University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business with his Masters of Business Administration.