Max Sharkansky, co-founder of Trion Properties, oversees all aspects of acquisition, disposition, and property analysis for Trion Properties. Since founding Trion Properties, Max has led the acquisition, renovation and disposition of over $100,000,000 in mismanaged and distressed assets, primarily in multifamily, yielding an average IRR in excess of 30%. Max launched the foray into investments with two acquisitions of value-add multifamily properties in 2005. Following the first two closings, Max, along with partner Mitch Paskover, created the platform and formed the Company in 2006 to execute a business plan of acquiring mispriced and mismanaged properties throughout Los Angeles. Max led Trion in the execution of several acquisitions in its first two years of existence and exiting the portfolio prior to the economic crisis. With cash on hand and no resources tied up in workouts, Max assisted in implementing an acquisition strategy of targeting distressed debt secured by multifamily, and distressed multifamily REO's, which led to the ultra-successful campaign of the acquisition of 20 properties throughout the downturn. Since the recovery and the clearing of distress from the marketplace, Max has shifted strategies to the acquisition of value-add properties where value can be created through extensive renovations, hands-on management, and improvement of operating efficiencies.
Prior to co-founding Trion Properties, Max was a Senior Associate at Marcus & Millichap from 2002 through 2006. While at Marcus & Millichap, Max managed the sale of several million dollars in real estate throughout the continental United States, specifically in the multifamily arena, elevating him to one of the top-ranking brokers in Los Angeles, California.
His ability to seek out and acquire distressed multifamily properties and his expertise of the marketplace has been instrumental in the success of Trion Properties.
He graduated from Loyola Marymount University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance.
Mitch Paskover, co-founder of Trion Properties, oversees all aspects of debt and equity placement and asset management for Trion Properties. Prior to co-founding Trion Properties, Paskover was a Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.).
Paskover has over eight years of experience in commercial real estate finance. Paskover’s primary focus was on debt and equity transactions including multifamily, office, retail and hospitality properties with an emphasis on multifamily. During the course of his career in commercial real estate, Paskover has been involved in over $1.8 billion in commercial real estate transactions.
He graduated from University of Southern California where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance.
Farhan Mahmood is responsible for sourcing, structuring and financing Trion Properties investment opportunities. He has over 7 years of commercial real estate experience in valuation, disposition and acquisitions of numerous property types nationwide. Since joining Trion Properties, Mahmood has successfully initiated acquisitions of non-performing loans, REOs and value-add multifamily and commercial projects that have led to stellar returns for Trion investors.
Prior to working at Trion Properties, Farhan Mahmood was an integral member of the commercial group at Auction.com Commercial, a distressed debt and REO sales platform. There he was responsible for the sourcing, management and sales of over $500MM in distressed real estate assets for special servicers, banks and institutional sellers.
He began his career in the real estate valuation and consulting practice of Duff & Phelps. There Mahmood completed valuation analysis on high-rise office buildings, luxury apartments, senior housing, condominium developments, regional malls, industrial parks, hotels and other special use properties as a third party underwriter for Pension Funds, REITS, investors and banking institutions. Projects included the valuation of the $3.2 Billion CalPers CURE (California Urban Real Estate) portfolio, the Downtown Los Angeles G.H Palmer Portfolio and Dodgers Stadium among others.
A native of Southern California, Farhan graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with dual emphasis in Real Estate Development and Real Estate Finance.
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Max Sanchez was first introduced to real estate in November of 2000 as an assistant for a privately owned property management company based out of Hollywood. Sanchez quickly moved up from administrative assistant to property management which gave him a background in all aspects of property management, including construction, leasing, marketing, and general operations. Following his stint in third party management, Sanchez went in-house to a condo converter where he polished his skills in construction management and cost efficiencies.
Sanchez joined Trion Properties in 2007. He is currently the Director of Operations for the firm. He oversees over 500 multifamily units and over 40,000 feet of commercial throughout California and supervises over 25 employees. He oversees all property management for the company and acts as the Project Manager for all of Trion Properties’ assets.
Kareline Deker has been part of the Trion team since 2013. As our Director of Leasing and Marketing, she works very closely with our property managers to maximize occupancy and rent value for all of our assets. She is responsible for tracking rental comps on the continuously changing real estate market and reviewing all leasing and advertising analytics. Ms. Deker analyzes vacancy and occupancy reports as well as oversees all of our websites, social media accounts and all marketing aspects of our growing portfolio throughout California and Oregon.
Kareline is a licensed Notary Public in the State of California and is currently enrolled in the Marketing Certificate program at the UCLA Extension.
Born and raised in the South of France, she comes from a multi-racial background. She is trilingual speaking English, French and Armenian.
David Moghavem is our Acquisitions Analyst. His main responsibility is to underwrite potential acquisitions presented to Trion, inspect various due diligence items during escrow, and facilitate closing process during refinance or sale.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, David has a keen knowledge for submarkets in the area and continues to tap into new markets by being a part of several social groups such as the Urban Land Institute Young Leaders group, Real Estate Finance Association, and other social groups in the industry. David developed a strong underwriting experience from previously working at George Smith Partners as an Analyst, performing both debt and equity modeling on various commercial properties. David also has experience in rehabbing multifamily units in with his family, owning approximately 50 units in Burbank, CA.
David recently graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Real Estate Development and Real Estate Finance.
Olga Sepa joined Trion Properties in 2015 to assist in the facilitation and execution of all administrative responsibilities in the office. She manages operational functions and meets the needs of vendors through personal and amicable efforts. Ms. Sepa ensures the completion of all billing functions and responds to all inquiries, questions and requests.
Olga has a Bachelor's degree in Health Administration from California State University, Northridge. She was raised in Estonia and speaks fluent Russian and Estonian.
Katherine Silver is the newest addition to the Trion Properties Family. She provides support in daily office events ensuring that it runs efficiently and effectively. Working alongside directors and managers, Katherine assists in the preparation of correspondence, coordination of travel arrangements, meeting arrangements and processing of visit requests. She coordinates meetings while performing personal duties. She has an extensive administration background and keeps things running smoothly around the office.
In her spare time she enjoys trying new recipes, going to the beach, and training her rescue dog. Raised in Los Angeles, Katherine is bilingual speaking English and Russian.