Alex Moghavem – Chairman
Alex Moghavem began its investments in US and UK real estate in 1973. His UK operation was active until 1978 prior to his move to Los Angeles and included the purchase of various assets in London including the noteworthy building in which the first Hard Rock Café started its business.
In 1974, Alex Moghavem started his activities in Los Angeles. Through Property Management and Diversified Development, Inc. (PMDD) and its affiliated/successor entities his acquisitions since have included various iconic properties in Southern California some of which are listed in the projects section.
Sean Moghavem – President
Sean Moghavem has over thirty years of combined experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, management, entitlement and dispositions as well as venture capital and private equity, and oversees the entire operations of Archway.
Sean Moghavem has been a frequent speaker at Medical Office Real Estate Conferences in California and Arizona and focuses on the repositioning of Medical Office Buildings, Multifamily, Creative Office and other asset classes.
Sean Moghavem has also been a seed investor in many technology startup companies. Some of his companies have been sold to Google and companies controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong. He also serves as an Independent Trustee for the Morgan Creek Global Equity Long/Short Institutional Fund and the Morgan Creek Series Trust.
Sean Moghavem is a graduate of Beverly Hills High school (Honors Graduate) followed by the University of California Los Angeles (B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science) and has an MBA from USC focusing on Real Estate, Finance and Business Economics.
Afshin Moghavem – CEO
Afshin Moghavem is involved in deal sourcing and oversees investor relations and equity raise activities of Archway. He has an extensive network of relationships within the Los Angeles business community and is a trusted advisor to many investors with whom he works closely to implement a customized investment strategy.
Afshin Moghavem also oversees the family’s consumer product business and investments. He has been a consummate deal maker, creating various businesses in conjunction with renowned multinational companies and private equity groups. He has built and sold numerous businesses starting from his early 20’s.
Afshin Moghavem attended Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles, Carmel College in England and University of Southern California.
Mike Mortazavi – Director of Acquisitions
Mike Mortazavi is the director of acquisitions involved with investment activities including sourcing, underwriting, structuring and financing of investment opportunities for the Firm. He has extensive experience in acquisition, disposition, financing and capitalization of different classes of commercial real estate assets, including office, multi-family, retail, and industrial properties.
Prior to joining Archway, Mike Mortazavi spent over 10 years in California, Toronto, and Dubai working as an Investment Sales broker at Palmer Capital, a prominent boutique capital markets firm, Office Broker at Colliers International, and Managing Partner at the asset management arm of Sunland Group, a publicly traded Australian developer, developing hotels and high-rise residential projects in Dubai.
Mike Mortazavi holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with focus on Finance from Queen’s University in Canada.
Jeffrey Moghavem – Director of Asset Management
Jeffrey Moghavem is the Director of Asset Management overseeing a variety of strategic initiatives for Archway’s portfolio including construction, leasing, and property/financial management. He has extensive experience in managing all major asset classes including office, multi-family, retail, and industrial properties.
Prior to joining Archway, Jeffrey Moghavem worked in the Valuation and Advisory Services division of CBRE and at the CMBS Lending division of Cantor Fitzgerald. He also has experience working in the retail projects division of Newmark Merrill and property management division of IDS.
During his time at the University of Southern California, he obtained a B.S. in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business as well as a minor in Real Estate Development from the Price School of Public Policy. He is also a licensed California Real Estate broker.
Troy Lysholm– Finance and Operations
Mr. Lysholm is a 29 year veteran of accounting, business and finance mainly in the Los Angeles area starting as a controller, then moving to COO and finally spending the last 15 years as CFO in real estate and personal care products companies. He received his degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.