Mr. Kins is a capital markets veteran who has over 18 years of experience in both domestic and international financial markets working closely with alternative fund managers, banks, developers, institutional and high net worth investors.
Mr. Kins now applies his capital markets experience to business and real estate investment, development, advisory and consulting services as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Be Commercial Realty. Mr. Kins is a licensed real estate broker and a registered business broker in the State of Illinois.
Previously, Mr. Kins held senior management positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, LaSalle Bank and ABN-AMRO. While based in London for four years, Mr. Kins served as a Director of Bank of America Trustees Ltd. and led the Global Securities Solutions Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, servicing a wide range of securitized products such as CLOs, CDOs, Commercial/Residential Mortgage Backed Securities and over $60 billion in Total Return Swap (TRS) portfolios.
Mr. Kins is the Co-Founder and President of the Latvian American Chamber of Commerce and he is the 2020-2021 Chairman of the Chicago Association of Realtors Global Real Estate Council. Mr. Kins received his MBA in Finance with minors in Real Estate and International Business from the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University where he was named to several honor societies and received the Faculty Award for the top graduating student in the Finance program. His dual BA in International Relations and European History was earned from Brown University. Kins also studied for one semester at The University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia. Mr. Kins lives in Chicago with his wife and two children and holds both U.S. and Latvian Citizenship.