Sharif Shakhshir - Founder and Chief Investment Officer


Over 20+ years, Mr. Shakhshir has experience in both large corporate and smaller, entrepreneurial environments that blend the structure and rigor of larger, mature organizations combined with the creative, hard-working and entrepreneurial environment of smaller organizations. This experience has included real estate backed investment analysis, acquisitions, due diligence and capital markets, portfolio management and dispositions among other skills. 

With Falcon Capital Management, Mr. Shakhshir is responsible for underwriting analysis on prospective acquisitions and investment strategy. Previously, his experience spanned over 25 years of accomplishments in mortgage capital markets, fixed income, consulting and investor relations. Over the past several years he has focused his energies and intellect specifically upon commercial real estate investment management including: 

Deal Sourcing and Acquisitions 

Leveraged broad network of contacts to source investments (multifamily, office, senior/assisted living, SFR portfolios and Tax Credit/LIHTC) and directly perform detailed financial underwriting analysis, due diligence, onsite inspections and closings for acquisitions across AZ, AR, NV, CA and TX markets.

Investment Analytics

Using highly sophisticated underwriting model to conduct best in class analysis to identify financial trends, risks and opportunities.


Researched and compiled quantitative and qualitative information about alternative commercial real estate asset types and comparison of numerous domestic markets to select a new territory for acquisitions.

Industry Network & Deal Financing

Has a broad network of over 1,000 commercial real estate industry companies and individuals. These include debt (senior, bridge and mezzanine) and equity capital sources, property management companies and commercial real estate agents. 

Before Falcon Capital Management, Mr. Shakhshir was a SVP with CALCAP Advisors where he lead efforts in Commercial Real Estate Investments across multiple asset classes and markets. 

For nearly 10 years prior to CALCAP, he worked for Bank of America / Countrywide Home Loans where he lead various capital markets, enterprise risk and large scale systems deployments to manage their trading positions and balance sheet.

Concurrent with earning his MS in Finance in Chicago, he worked for a boutique consulting firm, Quantitative Risk Management, with emphasis on Fixed Income/MBS risk modeling and hedging techniques working with the largest banks and mortgage originators in the US. 

Mr. Shakhshir’s education and certification credentials include a Master’s of Science degree in Financial Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance from California State University. He is a CFA Level 1 candidate and also holds the Financial Risk Manager certification via the Global Association of Risk Professionals.