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Ali R. Kashani, Managing Partner
Ali R. Kashani has nearly 25 years experience in the construction and development industries in the Bay Area. As founding Executive Director of Affordable Housing Associates ( (AHA), Mr. Kashani oversaw acquisition, design, financing, construction and property management of over 1,000 housing units in the Bay Area between 1993 and 2004. He has extensive knowledge of the development process and the Bay Area real estate markets. During the last eight years, Mr. Kashani led the acquisition and conversion of six properties, four of which are in Berkeley.

During the Great Recession, some of Mr. Kashani’s investments suffered, but he was able to maintain excellent credit with lenders and investors while the assets were sold, re-structured or returned to the lenders.

After completing his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1984, Mr. Kashani worked as Project Engineer, Cost Estimator and Project Manager for general contractors and developers in the greater Bay Area. He completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of San Francisco, with a minor in Nonprofit Management in 1990 and continued his real estate development work in both the nonprofit and the private markets.

In the summer 2007, Mr. Kashani and Mr. Mark Rhoades founded Citycentric Investments, LLC.

Mr. Kashani, and his four children live in Berkeley. Outside of work, Mr. Kashani enjoys traveling, bicycling and cooking.

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