Babak Ziai is the Founder and Managing Principal of BrandView Capital Partners, an innovative commercial real estate investment, asset management and advisory firm. Mr. Ziai is also an Adjunct Professor of real estate investment and development at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy.
xecutive with over 12 years of principal experience 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.
Mr. Ziai currently serves on the executive boards of Vitreous Partners, LLC and the UCLA Ziman Center Real Estate Alumni Group. 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.