Born and raised in New York, and of Thai and Taiwanese ancestry, Watanasuparp became the first Asian-American in the University of Connecticut’s history to walk- on to the prestigious men’s basketball team- a go-getter from the start. In his early years, he worked with his family in their restaurant business, which entirely influenced Ace to become an avid investor in NYC real estate and restaurants himself. He now owns nine successful locations of his tasty eateries, Spot Dessert Bar and Obao. Crazy about up and coming technology, Ace is also an angel investor in two different tech startup companies..
As the Vice President of Citizens Bank Residential Lending, Ace Watanasuparp has broken down barriers by expanding into new markets and capturing unprecedented market share in purchase financing, as well as refinancing. His esteemed reputation in the finance and real estate industry has allowed him to attract talented loan officers within the entire region. Prior, Ace took on the role of President of Douglas Elliman’s lending arm, formerly known as DE Capital. There, he oversaw the states of New York , Connecticut, Florida, and California by working directly with Dottie Herman and Howard Lorber.
Ace is a contributor to Bloomberg, NY1news, Brick Underground, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and Design Recipes as a real estate and financial expert.