The senior management at Univest is comprised of experienced investment professionals who bring over 100 combined years of real estate investment expertise with over $550 Million of transactional experience in acquisition, management, renovation and disposition of multi-family projects.
If you are an investor looking for the optimal combination of wealth preservation, asset appreciation, and consistent “passive” income, we invite you to consider investing with us in multi-family (apartment) projects. Our conservative approach offers some of the best risk adjusted returns of any asset class.
Meet Our Team
CPM | MBA | Broker
Sharo Khastoo, CPM, has been involved in acquisitions, renovation and management of apartment buildings for over thirty years
and has formed many successful investment partnerships, all providing steady cash flow to the investors. He has a solid track record of owning, managing and recapitalizing many investment properties without a single loss.
Sharo Khastoo’s educational background includes a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Sharo Khastoo is a recipient of the prestigious designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and a General Contractor (B-1).
Desiree Khastoo Wells
Executive Vice President
Bachelor of Science | Broker
Desiree manages the day to day operations of all properties, oversees financial aspects, insurance, regulatory and capital
improvement projects. She is involved with a number of real estate transactions conducting due diligence, valuing properties, and overseeing critical process driven tasks to drive transactions to closing.
Desiree interfaces with many skilled parties including owners of real estate, providers of capital, vendors, brokers, lenders, consultants and attorneys. She serves as a key contact for investors, lenders and regulatory agencies.
Desiree has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a licensed Broker in the state of California.
Chairman of the Board
JD | MBA | Broker
Frank Sohaei has been involved in the successful ownership and management of varied real estate properties for over 35 years.
His vast real estate activities includes apartment buildings, land, retail, industrial and office buildings. He has participated in many real estate ventures as part owner and responsible manager.
His educational background includes a Jurisprudence Doctor Degree (J.D.) from Western State University, MBA from California State University Fullerton and Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, CA. He is a member of State Bar of California as well as Federal Court as a Patent and Trade Mark attorney. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California.
Ray Shashaani has been involved in apartment building investments for many years in addition to his over 24 years of professional
work-experience at high level executive positions with Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Chrysler Corporation, American Motors and S.G. Automotive Group, a publicly traded Chinese Automotive company in Liaoning, China.
He has a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, M.S. in Fluid Mechanics and BS in Civil Engineering, all from Purdue University. He also has his MBA from University of Detroit. He is a life-time member of Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Gama Sigma Honorary Societies.
Majid Zarrinkelk is the founder of successful and prominent CPA firm of Zarrinkelk, Kashefipour & Co.in Orange County, CA.
He has been a CPA since 1987 with 44 years of private and public accounting experience including several years with the international accounting firm of KPMG. His firm represents clients who are major business players in Orange County and Southern California and he has appeared before the tax court in Los Angeles and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
He is a former member of the Board of Directors of OC Chapter of California Society of CPAs and Statewide California Society of CPAs. He is a founder and past president of the Iranian American Society of CPAs. Additionally he has had extensive experience in syndicating many successful real estate investment projects.
Vice President -International
CPA | Broker
Christine Bowe 刘洋 delivers a strong background of financial expertise and knowledge. She has worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a Big Four accounting firm. She was also a tax manager for a Fortune 500 company. A native Mandarin Chinese speaker, she has extensive experience working with Chinese investors.
Christine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University of Long Beach (CSULB), where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California.