A hands-on management style is the key to the firm’s track record of successful investments.
A detailed pursuit and analysis of investments translate into willingness to "walk away" when our due-diligence process reveals insurmountable issues.
Ability to evaluate returns on targeted capital expenditures and make appropriate operating cost-reductions that do not adversely impact tenant satisfaction.
of assets across the United States
Deterioration, due to lack of capital investment, of the facility's market position
Poor management of the building's tenant/leasing base
Failure of ownership to operate the asset at its highest/best use
Inadequacy of the property's ownership structure
Inefficiencies in the capital markets
Lenders who are willing to sell their interests at a discount
Darius Sakhai is a Co-Founder and Principal of Sovereign Partners. Since co-founding the Sponsor with his brother Cyrus Sakhai in 2002, Darius has focused on hands-on value creation to engineer returns in the firm’s portfolio of real estate assets.
While managing the Sakhai family’s investments in the 1990s, Darius acquired and financed numerous buildings throughout the country, creating value through extensive capital renovations and leasing programs. During the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, Darius recognized the opportunity to purchase properties at a significant discount. In particular, Darius acquired office, retail and residential properties in the southwest United States significantly below their prior values, focusing on the underlying fundamentals of real estate assets in the context of that economic downturn.
Darius moved to the United States from England in the early 1980s, where he was exposed early on to his father’s numerous real estate investments while working in the family’s business. As his experience grew, Darius began to oversee and direct the family’s limited partnership investments.
Darius has been responsible for investing in over 20 million square feet of office, multifamily and retail assets across the United States. Mr. Sakhai is currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the portfolio and plays an active role in both acquisitions and asset management.
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