Manish Shah has served as principal and manager of numerous real estate assets including control equity, preferred equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments. His prior experience includes the turnaround of a publicly traded company where he was responsible for business and real estate acquisitions and divestitures. He has executed private equity transactions for Morgan Stanley and advised numerous public and private companies while at Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley.
Manish graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and graduated with honors and distinction in two majors from Yale University. He serves on the board of advisors for Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
Kushner Real Estate Group
Bobby Shamsian currently leads the acquisitions and financing efforts at Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE). He brings over 17 years of acquisitions and financial experience to the firm. In the last three years at KRE, Mr. Shamsian is responsible for acquiring over 1,200 multifamily units valued at over $300 million and completing financings of over $1 billion. During this time, he was also instrumental in completion of KRE’s largest completed development project– Journal Squared Phase I, a 54 story 538-unit residential building in Jersey City, NJ.
Prior to KRE, Mr. Shamsian’s experience has been in M&A and advisory working at Deloitte, KPMG and Susquehanna International Group. He has experience in many asset classes including real estate, technology, financials and consumer products.
Mr. Shamsian graduated cum laude from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business.
Steve Shenfeld is the President of MidOcean Credit Partners, responsible for managing and overseeing its investment strategies and operations and chairs its Investment and Risk committees. Prior to joining MidOcean Credit Partners at its inception in 2009, Mr. Shenfeld was a General Partner and Founder of MD Sass Macquarie Financial Strategies, an asset management private equity fund for MD Sass, a $6 billion investment management organization. Previously, Mr. Shenfeld was a General Partner with Avenue Capital Group LLC, a multi- billion dollar distressed debt and credit investment platform. He was also a Managing Director for BancBoston Robertson Stephens and Bankers Trust supervising various business units including Leveraged Finance, High Yield Capital Markets and Global Finance Sales and Trading. Mr. Shenfeld has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from University of Michigan Business School.
Holly Sherratt has more than 20 years of fine art experience and has worked in the auction industry for more than a decade. As a well-regarded Modern and Contemporary Art specialist, she has directed the sales of hundreds of important collections nationwide.
She was the founding Director of Made in California Art at a major auction house and was instrumental in establishing world record prices for dozens of artists. She was also head of museum programs at the world’s largest art online retailer, managing strategic partnerships with museums such as MoMA, British Museum, and the de Young. With vast auction, business development, and non-profit experience, she has built relationships with collectors, arts organizations, and fiduciaries around the world.
She received her BA in Art History from UCLA and MA in Visual Studies (Art History and Critical Theory) from UCI. She trained at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Holly also completed coursework at Loyola Law School and received the distinguished American Jurisprudence Awards for both legal writing and criminal law before transferring to graduate school.
She is an active member of the San Francisco arts community. She served on the board of directors of Contemporary Extension at the SFMOMA and enjoys lecturing at local universities and arts organizations.