MEET THE TEAM
Founder & CEO
Beginning in 1987, Andrew Tavakoli started investing, renovating, managing, and leasing apartment buildings through syndication. Over the past 36 years, Mr. Tavakoli has invested and transacted over $1 Billion of primarily retail and apartment projects nationwide.
Mr. Tavakoli earned an MSBA in Finance from USC and a BSEE in Computer Systems from the University of Pittsburgh.
Sam oversees asset management and acquisitions for the firm. An LA native, he has been active in various aspects of commercial real estate nationwide for over 10 years with an emphasis on retail centers. In his free time he enjoys traveling, gastronomy, and playing with his 4 legged side kick named Theo.
Controller / Underwriter
Kathryn overseas FP&A and Underwriting for the firm. She holds a BBA in Internal Auditing with a Minor in Statistics from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in NY. Her 13 year background spans lending, development, asset management, and private equity. She is a natural with Tavaco’s fluid and diverse investment strategy and is grateful for her awesome coworkers. Kathryn is a huge foodie, avid reader, animal lover, and loves vacationing.
Monique oversees the firm’s corporate entity administration, HR, and deal sourcing. She has been with Tavaco for more than 13 years and previously worked in talent relations for red carpet events. Monique’s people skills are invaluable to the firm, she is the CEO’s right hand woman. In her free-time she enjoys traveling, cooking, and interior design.
Senior Asset Manager
Monica oversees the firm’s network of third-party managers. She has been in commercial property management for 17 years. Her passion is the challenge and she loves her job! Monica has two amazing sons and the sweetest four-legged girl, Lexi. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, fishing, and camping - but most of all, her happy place away from home, is anywhere in the world, on the beach!
Mitchell wears many hats and provides administrative support for the corporate office. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Business Administration and spent 5 years working in retail banking. Mitchell is new to private equity and real estate, and enjoys building his knowledge and growing with Tavaco. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and cooking.