Professor Pezeshkian teaches courses in real estate. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in Real Estate Investment and Development from Cornell University.
An immigrant and an entrepreneur at heart, Professor Pezeshkian began his journey in real estate boots-on-ground in his college town of Norman, Oklahoma… going door to door and street to street on bicycle, meeting owners and landlords to understand local fundamentals, value, and how buildings operate. One year after college, he had been a part of a zero-energy residential development start-up, formulated an investment fund business plan concept, was attending national seminars for real estate syndication, and was recognized as the top producer at the commercial brokerage office as an investment sales specialist. Following his passion to understand real estate, Professor Pezeshkian pursued a Masters degree in real estate investment and development at Cornell University. Recognizing opportunities while a grad student, he raised a family fund to invest in California Residential assets in 2013.
Following his Masters in Real Estate, Professor Pezeshkian spent 6 years with Toll Brothers, a publicly traded luxury residential developer and builder. At Toll Brothers, he was responsible for launching and managing various luxury developments including a 132-unit gated-home community, an exclusive golf course community, and was responsible for developing the first Modern-home community in Los Angeles. This community was amongst the highest-end and most successful projects in the California-South division. In addition to his formal role as a Senior Project Manager with Toll Brothers, he has invested in both residential and commercial value-add opportunities in Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernardino counties of Southern California. Outside of real estate as a passion, Professor Pezeshkian is a partner in a non-profit organization – Zero Debris – focused on creating awareness to minimize pollution on world shorelines.
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