Darius Sakhai | Co-Founder and Principal
Darius Sakhai has co-managed Sovereign Partner’s investment strategy since its inception. Through hands-on value creation, Mr. Sakhai has worked to engineer impressive returns in the firm’s portfolio. Mr. Sakhai moved to the United States from England in the early 1980’s. He was exposed early on to his father’s numerous real estate investments while working in the family’s business. As his experience grew, Mr. Sakhai began to oversee and direct the family’s limited partnership investments.
In the late 1980’s, as the savings and loan crisis unfolded, Mr. Sakhai recognized tremendous opportunity to buy assets at a discount to their underlying value. He acquired office, retail and residential assets in the southwest United States at a fraction of their prior value. As is evident from the outsized returns generated, Mr. Sakhai’s focus on the underlying fundamentals in the context of that short-lived downturn in sentiment proved to be prudent and profitable.
During the 1990’s, Mr. Sakhai was instrumental in acquiring and financing buildings throughout the country. Through extensive capital renovations, Mr. Sakhai was able to create significant value.