SFT Investments was founded in the early 1990's as a real estate management and leasing company. Today, the company’s portfolio has grown to include over hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail and office space. SFT Investments is a full-service commercial real estate organization providing development, redevelopment, build-to-suit, acquisition, management, and leasing services in the Houston area.
Our focus at SFT Investments is on building a mutually beneficial relationship with each of our tenants and clients. Our staff is dedicated, knowledgeable, and capable of providing the expertise of a large firm, with the hands-on attentiveness of a small company. Our goal is to provide creative solutions for all of your real estate needs.
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We at SFT Investments know that finding the right person to represent you is a choice not taken lightly. That’s why we offer consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
Fred Sharifi is the President of SFT Investments and has been involved in the Houston real estate landscape for more than three decades. Fred's real estate interest includes both residential and retail developments largely within the Montrose, Rice Village, Museum District, and Shepard areas. Aside from his development work, Sharifi owns two Hungry's restaurants, Baba Yega as well as Upstairs Bar and NextDoor Bar and Lounge. Fred received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Texas in Austin School of Engineering.
Chief Operating Officer
Amir joined SFT in 2018. He spent the previous 10 years counseling clients in M&A, business and tax planning, and other U.S. and international transactional matters. This includes structuring, negotiating, managing mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, tax-free reorganizations, corporate spin-offs, split-offs, and split-ups; family business planning; partnership and limited liability company transactions; and advising on IRS disputes. Amir Sabzevari is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in Economics and has also attained his JD and LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.
Neda Sharifi manages the daily operations at the individual property level, including tenant screening and selection, managing rent, coordination of the maintenance and repair function, optimizing building efficiency and acting as liaison between owners, investors, vendors, and tenants. Neda's understanding of the SFT assets and business model provides her the commitment to lease and manage properties in an attempt to maximize returns and ensure the real estate's long-term viability. Neda is a graduate of the business school at Chapman University.
With over two decades experience in Europe and the US, Payam Sharifi has worked as a strategic researcher and editor in media, advertising, and fashion. He oversees all aspects of creative communication with our local partners–from community outreach to press, marketing to architecture. Payam is a graduate of Columbia University.
Jessica Porras joined SFT in 2013. Jessica is a graduate of La Salle University in Bogota, Colombia with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and continuing education in Houston concentrating in Finance and Banking. Jessica is in charge of SFT's office as well as supervising the management of all residential and commercial properties. Jessica is a candidate to receive her CPM (Certified Property Management) designation from IREM and currently a Houston Real Estate Agent.
Sarvin Mohammadi joined SFT Investments in 2016. Sarvin oversees the daily operations at the individual property level, including tenant screening and selection, managing rent, coordination of the maintenance and repair function, optimizing building efficiency. Sarvin is currently in the process of getting her Bachelor's degree in Business as well as her license as ARM ( Accredited Residential Manager) from IREM .