Siavash Barmand has over 30 years of real estate development experience and is charged with setting the strategic and business direction for a number of single and multi-asset partnerships. He has an extensive track record as a real estate developer, investor, consultant, and asset manager. During his career in public and private real estate development, he has been a key player in over USD250 million worth of real estate transactions.
Siavash's experience ranges from small, local developments to large planned communities for multi-family residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. His focus is in urban, mixed-use projects, with an emphasis on hospitality. He has over thirty-five years of experience in corporate business development, ownership structuring, acquisitions and re-positioning, project oversight and redevelopment, asset management, and maintaining key investor relationships. He specializes in identifying real estate investment opportunities all around the globe, and sourcing and evaluating strategic equity partners.
His real estate development experience is complemented by an extensive public sector background. He has held senior positions with large community public works authorities responsible for land development and capital improvements projects. He has served as the City Engineer/Public Works Director for the City of Tiburon, California as well as an elected member of the City Council in Belvedere, California. In that capacity he negotiated with the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to mitigate flood control measures impacting the seaside community.
He has provided consulting and investment advisory services to global investors, developers, builders, engineers, and contractors in both commercial, hospitality, retail, and residential real estate sectors and has acted as a government expert witness in real estate development-related litigations. The City of Riverside, California awarded his company, MetroPacific Properties, the exclusive right to redevelop four downtown blocks. The Hyatt Place Hotel, Phase 1 of this project, was completed in April 2012.
Siavash began his career in 1980 as a civil/structural engineer for the Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis, his M.S. in Civil Engineering/Construction Management from California State University, San Jose, and his MBA in Management and Finance from San Francisco State University. He held a California building contractor's license from 1984 to 1991 and has been a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California since 1986.