Mr. Bahiri has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. As a Managing Partner of Emerald Creek Capital, Mr. Bahiri is in charge of Balance Sheet management, Asset Liability management and debt issuance. He currently serves as Co–Chairman of the firm’s investment committee.
Prior to launching Emerald Creek Capital, Mr. Bahiri was a Senior Partner at Madison Realty Capital from May 2005 until January 2009. As a Senior Partner at Madison, Mr. Bahiri originated and managed a credit portfolio of more than $350 million. He served on the loan committee, responsible for analyzing, structuring and, ultimately, approving each transaction. Mr. Bahiri’s investment strategies and conservative approach yielded the fund consistent, positive returns throughout his tenure. In total, Mr. Bahiri has been directly involved in the structuring, servicing and closing of over $1 billion in alternative debt issuance.
Mr. Bahiri began his career managing both family and accredited investor money in senior secured debt financings at Uragan Investment Corporation, a privately held asset management firm. At Uragan, he gained the knowledge and experience necessary to fully underwrite and structure commercial real estate deals––skills which he still uses today. Mr. Bahiri graduated with honors from Champlain College with a B.S. in Business and Finance.