Technology and urbanization have changed the way we use space. Single‐use properties no longer meet these varying needs. We take dying properties and give them new life: Spaces that harmonize community, living and working. This creates multiple income streams for our investors. When communities prosper, all stakeholders prosper.
Investment & Development by Property Type:
+ $191M Office Value-Add
+ $125M Office Development
+ $12M Multifamily Value-Add
+ $36M Industrial Value-Add
Markets: Los Angeles, San Diego & San Francisco/Bay Area
+ $90M – 320 Apartments over 15,000 SF Retail Complex
+ $350M – 180 Apartments, 200,000 SF Office and 50,000 SF Retail Complex
+ $89K – 120 Condominiums
Markets: Los Angeles & Seattle
Investment Management & Strategic Advisory Platform
Advised four mixed-use development projects totaling $323M
Markets: Los Angeles, San Diego & New York City
Executed $47M investments on behalf of institutional and private investors
Markets: Los Angeles & San Diego
Long-time property owners are well positioned to significantly increase their equity value and cash flows in their own properties. We formulate ventures with property owners to provide the following benefits:
As development partners, we implement financing and feasibility services for urban development.
Babak Ziai is the Founder & Managing Principal of BrandView Capital Partners and is responsible for sourcing, execution and overall management of the firm’s investment portfolio and operations. Babak is also an Adjunct Professor of real estate investment and development at the University of Southern California.
Babak brings 15 years of principal experience in over $1 billion in joint venture, acquisition and development of commercial and mixed-use properties on behalf of institutional investment funds,
capital clients and partnerships. Mr. Ziai previously served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Lowe Enterprises Inc., a diversified, vertically integrated, national real estate
company with over $6 billion in assets under management. At the confluence of Lowe’s investment and operating platforms, Mr. Ziai led investments for $300 million in value-added commercial
acquisitions in the Western U.S. and mixed use development totaling $800 million in Southern California.
Babak is an executive member of the USC Real Estate Entrepreneur Roundtable, International Council of Shopping Centers and Forbes Real Estate Council. Mr. Ziai began his career as a Consultant for Standard & Poor’s where he advised domestic Fortune 500 and foreign companies on business enterprise and asset valuations. Formal education includes a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA and a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.
Danny Seo is Managing Principal of BrandView Capital Partners and is responsible for sourcing new investments and leading all equity raising, investment management and investor relations for private and family office investors.
Danny brings greater than 16 years of financial markets experience. He has spent the past decade in the specialized worlds of family offices at Checchi Capital Advisers and hedge funds at Sanford Bernstein. Prior to this, Danny was in real estate private equity at Clarion Partners and mortgage banking at George Elkins helping finance approximately $500 million of joint venture equity, acquisition, senior debt and mezzanine transactions for commercial real estate partners and clients.
Danny is very active at the Harvard-Westlake School where he is a past President of the Alumni Board reporting to the Board of Trustees while also previously serving on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Police Foundation. He began his career in technology investment banking at Robertson Stephens in San Francisco. Formal education includes a B.S. with honors in finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Andrew Cerrina is responsible sourcing new investment opportunities and facilitating the execution of real estate investments, asset management and advisory engagements for BrandView Capital Partners.
Andrew previously spent 5 years at Eastdil Secured, where he worked on the retail sales team to advise and close over $15 billion in shopping centers, malls and mixed-use properties across the globe for institutional and private investors. Prior to Eastdil, Andrew worked at CBRE Global Investors as a member of their acquisitions team to facilitate financial underwriting and capital markets activities in the purchase of commercial assets on behalf of institutional investment vehicles. Andrew was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate Finance.
Los Angeles Office:
100 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
11693 San Vicente Blvd #444, Los Angeles, CA 90049