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State of Los Angeles Multifamily: How Are Multifamily Owners And Investors Moving Forward?


May 14, 2020 10:59 AM

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Henry Manoucheri
Chairman & CEO, Universe Holdings
Henry Manoucheri’s successful real estate career spans over 30 years. Henry began his career at Marcus & Millichap in 1985 and became one of their top brokers, being recognized throughout California as well as nationally. He has brokered over $500,000,000 worth of transactions in apartment buildings, office buildings, industrial properties, shopping centers and land. After leaving M&M, Henry launched his own privately held acquisitions business, as principal. In less than six months the number of apartments owned grew 200% from 400 to 1,200 units. Having demonstrated a detailed knowledge of acquisitions, operations and construction, Henry was able to partner with Bank of America to acquire and renovate a large apartment community in Carlsbad, CA. The asset was acquired at a purchase price of $50,700,000 with $10,500,000 in equity from Bank of America and $1,200,000 of equity from high net-worth investors.
Shane Shafer
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, NorthMarq Capital
Shane currently is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for NorthMarq Southern California offices. He leads the investment sales team for Southern California. Previously, Shane worked for berkadia as partner/managing director, where he was consistently one of the firm’s top brokers. During his years at berkadia, Shane received the following accolades: #1 Broker in the Irvine Office (2015, 2016 & 2017); Recognized as one of the “Hot Brokers” by Southern California Real Estate Magazine and was consistently in the top 5 percent of berkadia agents nationwide. Prior to berkadia, Shane worked at Sperry Van Ness in the position of senior vice president. There, he was awarded the Sperry Van Ness Achievers Award in 2003 and was a member of the Sperry Van Ness Partner Circle (2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007). Shane started his career at Marcus & Millichap, where he earned the Rookie of the Year award in 1998.
Elizabeth Dryden (Moderator)
Partner, Ervin Cohen & Jessup
Elizabeth Dryden is a Partner in the Real Estate Department of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP. Elizabeth’s practice covers a broad range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financings, and joint venture and syndication formations. Her practice experience includes extensive representation of institutional and noninstitutional lenders, property owners and developers, private equity investors and high-net worth individuals across all asset classes. With a strong background in finance, Elizabeth specializes in structuring and negotiating real estate finance transactions, including first mortgage loans, mezzanine and other subordinate loans, preferred equity and joint venture structures, syndicated credit facilities, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans, bridge loans and construction loans. Prior to joining Ervin Cohen & Jessup, Elizabeth worked at the Am Law 100 firms Paul Hastings LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP.