Meet Michael Shenassa: CGI’s Director of Acquisitions

Posted on October 19, 2017

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Mike oversees the sourcing, underwriting, and closing activities of acquisitions and development projects aimed at maximizing returns for CGI and its investors. He comes to CGI with over 15 years of experience as a real estate professional. Mike enjoys collaborating with the players in the industry and bringing the most strategic opportunities to CGI.

During his time at CGI, Mike has been integral to the strategic sourcing and acquisition of many of CGI’s assets, a few of which include our flagship development project at La Brea and Wilshire, our Mariposa project and structuring and closing our Oakland deal. Mike is our go-to guy for expert insight into major domestic and international markets, thanks to his years of knowledge and keen sense of up-and-coming neighborhoods.

Mike has brokered, consulted, and/or joint ventured in over five million square feet of space in product types ranging from office, industrial, retail, hospitality and residential (SFR and multifamily) on projects including ground-up development, complete value-add remodels, and strategic opportunistic investments across the US and Europe. These ventures have equated to an approximate asset valuation close to $2 billion USD.

Furthermore, Mike has two dual-degrees that arm him with an impressive educational background. His undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California (USC) involved a double-major in Information Systems and Real Estate Finance, while his graduate studies include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) also from USC.

During his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and playing water sports. He is very involved in contributing to philanthropic causes and volunteers his time at nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles.

If you have an interesting deal or would like to partner with CGI, feel free to contact Michael to discuss your deal and our Acquisition criteria.

MICHAEL R. SHENASSA, Director of Acquisitions

6300 Canoga Avenue, Suite 1100, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Office: 310.773.9518 | Direct: 424.238.2082 | Mobile: 310.990.2014

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