Management

Managing Team


Josh Rahmani

Managing Partner

Arash “Josh” Rahmani is the co-founder of several companies spanning real estate, private equity, hospitality, technology and retail. He is a seasoned professional with vast knowledge of markets and a superior track record as a dealmaker and leader.

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Ebi Khalili

Managing Partner

Ebi Khalili is a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Empire Capital Holdings. He has actively participated in over $4 billion of real estate transactions in either a principal or advisory capacity.

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Core Team

Aaron Bergman

Vice President of Acquisitions

Aaron Bergman joined Empire Capital Holdings in 2012 in an analyst position and was named Vice President in 2016. He has logged over $300M of transactional experience with the firm…

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Joseph Soufeh

Vice President, Capital Markets Group

Joseph Soufeh joins Empire Capital Holdings as head of the Capital Markets group and leads the asset management for the firm’s holdings in hospitality. Prior to joining the firm…

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Rob Primeau

Director of Acquisitions

Rob Primeau serves as Director of Acquisitions at Empire Capital Holdings. Rob specializes in sourcing and repositioning of value-add and opportunistic assets, and has built up a…

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David Yomtobian

Director of Executive Relations, Business Development Group

David Yomtobian evaluates and qualifies venture capital investments, trading strategies, and real estate sponsors. David brings his creative expertise in managing people as…

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Max Weiss

Junior Analyst

Currently serves as an analyst at Empire Capital Holdings, assisting in underwriting prospective real estate investments. Max graduated from Lehigh University…

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Isabel Rahmani

CFO, Controller

Isabel Rahmani joins Empire Capital Holdings as the controller to oversee all accounting and financial reporting. Isabel started her career in public accounting and gained extensive…

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Jaewoo Chung

Capital Markets Group, East Asia

Jaewoo Chung joins Empire Capital Holdings in the Capital Markets Group. Mr. Chung is responsible for not only sourcing all institutional capital raising activities within East…

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Jeffrey Felshaw

President of Hospitality

Jeffrey Felshaw has more than twenty years of experience in hotel operations and hotel launches, as well as extensive marketing and branding expertise. Prior to joining Empire…

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Eric Baradarian

Director of Hospitality Group

Eric Baradarian joined Empire Capital Holdings in 2016 to oversee the firm’s construction projects and property management. Eric worked previously at Bean Inc. where he managed a…

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Asher Schwimmer

Director of Investor Relations

Asher Schwimmer joins Empire Capital Holdings as Director of Investor Relations. Mr. Schwimmer is responsible for introducing Private and Institutional capital to the firm’s real…

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James McCue

Vice President, Capital Markets Group

James McCue has over 14 years of hotel operations experience. Before joining Empire Hospitality James was the opening Director of Rooms at the Boro Hotel.…

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