Trion Fund Management Team
Trion has assembled a team of motivated real estate professionals with a combined 50+ years. John Kralik has purchased, renovated and sold over 5,000 SFRs since 2009. Trion is a seasoned vertically integrated real estate operator with a full in-house team providing deal sourcing, construction management and brokerage.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Managing Director of Acquisitions
Director of Capital Markets
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Max Sharkansky, co-founder of Trion Properties, oversees all aspects of acquisition, disposition, and property analysis for Trion Properties. Since founding Trion Properties, Max has led the acquisition, renovation and disposition of over $300,000,000 in mismanaged and distressed assets, primarily in multifamily, yielding an average IRR in excess of 30%. Max launched the foray into investments with two acquisitions of value-add multifamily properties in 2005. Following the first two closings, Max, along with partner Mitch Paskover, created the platform and formed the Company in 2006 to execute a business plan of acquiring mispriced and mismanaged properties throughout Los Angeles. Max led Trion in the execution of several acquisitions in its first two years of existence and exiting the portfolio prior to the economic crisis. With cash on hand and no resources tied up in workouts, Max assisted in implementing an acquisition strategy of targeting distressed debt secured by multifamily, and distressed multifamily REO's, which led to the ultra-successful campaign of the acquisition of 20 properties throughout the downturn. Since the recovery and the clearing of distress from the marketplace, Max has shifted strategies to the acquisition of value-add properties where value can be created through extensive renovations, hands-on management, and improvement of operating efficiencies.
Prior to co-founding Trion Properties, Max was a Senior Associate at Marcus & Millichap from 2002 through 2006. While at Marcus & Millichap, Max managed the sale of several million dollars in real estate throughout the continental United States, specifically in the multifamily arena, elevating him to one of the top-ranking brokers in Los Angeles, California.
His ability to seek out and acquire distressed multifamily properties and his expertise of the marketplace has been instrumental in the success of Trion Properties.
He graduated from Loyola Marymount University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance.
Mitch Paskover, co-founder of Trion Properties, has responsibility for the financial activities of the firm, including work on acquisitions, dispositions, asset management and expansion planning. Paskover brings his 18 years of experience in the multifamily industry to bear on this role. Since co-founding Trion in 2006, he has helped direct the acquisitions of 42 properties consisting of over 2,050 units valued at $350 million. He was also instrumental in the raising of Trion’s first fund, Trion Opportunity Fund I.
During the course of his career in commercial real estate, Paskover has been involved in over $2 billion in commercial real estate transactions. Prior to co-founding Trion Properties, Paskover was a Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of HFF. His primary focus was on debt and equity transactions including multifamily, office, retail and hospitality properties, with an emphasis on multifamily.
As a company leader, Paskover values Trion’s relationships, strong reputation, and employees as keys to its continuing growth and success. He takes pride in the positive returns Trion has created for its investors.
Paskover is a recognized industry expert, serving as a panelist and moderator at high-level commercial real estate conferences, as well as an industry spokesperson in major national media. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Finance concentration, and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.
Managing Director of Acquisitions
Farhan Mahmood is responsible for sourcing, structuring and financing Trion Properties investment opportunities. He has over 7 years of commercial real estate experience in valuation, disposition and acquisitions of numerous property types nationwide. Since joining Trion Properties, Mahmood has successfully initiated acquisitions of non-performing loans, REOs and value-add multifamily and commercial projects that have led to stellar returns for Trion investors.
Prior to working at Trion Properties, Farhan Mahmood was an integral member of the commercial group at Auction.com Commercial, a distressed debt and REO sales platform. There he was responsible for the sourcing, management and sales of over $500MM in distressed real estate assets for special servicers, banks and institutional sellers.
He began his career in the real estate valuation and consulting practice of Duff & Phelps. There Mahmood completed valuation analysis on high-rise office buildings, luxury apartments, senior housing, condominium developments, regional malls, industrial parks, hotels and other special use properties as a third party underwriter for Pension Funds, REITS, investors and banking institutions. Projects included the valuation of the $3.2 Billion CalPers CURE (California Urban Real Estate) portfolio, the Downtown Los Angeles G.H Palmer Portfolio and Dodgers Stadium among others.
A native of Southern California, Farhan graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with dual emphasis in Real Estate Development and Real Estate Finance.
Director of Capital Markets
Andrew Lucas is responsible for sourcing new investors and maintaining relationships with current Trion Investors. Andrew has extensive experience in finance, investor relations, and both commercial and residential real estate. He has spent his career being a trusted resource for his clients.
Prior to joining Trion, Andrew was a Vice President at Wilshire Finance Partners where he led the firm’s capital raising efforts. Andrew was instrumental in the launch and growth of two real estate debt funds and in establishing relationships with multiple institutional companies. Before moving to Wilshire, Andrew was a multifamily real estate broker at Colliers International and was a key member of Colliers’ top producing brokerage team in greater Los Angeles.
He began his career as a loan officer with NVR Mortgage where he originated and closed residential purchase mortgages for Ryan Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders. While at NVR Andrew was inducted into the prestigious President’s Club which honors achievements in capture rate, customer service, and profitability.
Andrew is active in his community and is a board member of The Wildwoods Foundation, a Los Angeles based non-profit and was the head coach of Pepperdine University’s Men’s Club Lacrosse team from 2012-2014.
Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor Degree in Communications from the University of North Carolina
Director of Operations
Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Max Sanchez was first introduced to real estate in November of 2000 as an assistant for a privately owned property management company based out of Hollywood. Sanchez quickly moved up from administrative assistant to property management which gave him a background in all aspects of property management, including construction, leasing, marketing, and general operations. Following his stint in third party management, Sanchez went in-house to a condo converter where he polished his skills in construction management and cost efficiencies.
Sanchez joined Trion Properties in 2007. He is currently the Director of Operations for the firm. He oversees over 500 multifamily units and over 40,000 feet of commercial throughout California and supervises over 25 employees. He oversees all property management for the company and acts as the Project Manager for all of Trion Properties’ assets.
Director of Finance/Corporate Controller
Rudy Boroomand, Director of Finance/Corporate Controller, is responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, HR, and administrative functions for Trion Properties and its affiliated companies. He has more than a decade of experience in real estate from managing banking relationships, investor reporting, treasury management, systems management & implementation, lender compliance, and the timely completion of partnership tax returns and delivery of K-1s to investors. Since joining Trion Properties, Rudy has implemented appropriate internal controls, established policies and procedures, materially improved financial reporting, and has proven to be a vital asset to the acquisitions, leasing, property management, and executives at Trion.
Prior to joining Trion Properties, Rudy was the corporate controller for Realty Mogul, the leading online crowdfunding company sourcing debt and equity investments for accredited high net-worth individuals. During his tenure, he was responsible for all accounting and HR functions for this newly formed start up and worked closely with the asset management and operations teams on reviewing sponsor provided financials, completing routine updates to investors, and general ad hoc financial support. Before working at Realty Mogul, Rudy was the corporate controller for National Asset Services. Alongside the company’s founder, he helped start this $2bilion asset and property management company that represents over 90 ownership groups. In his role, he was responsible for both corporate and partnership reporting, worked closely with outside tax firms on the timely completion of partnership tax returns, provided financial support to the asset management team, handled all HR matters, and worked closely with the sponsor’s court appointed trustee on all financial and compliance matters.
Originally born in Michigan, Rudy and his family moved to southern California when he was a young child. He graduated from California State University Northridge where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy.
Director of Acquisitions
David Moghavem is responsible for sourcing, structuring, and financing Trion Properties investment opportunities. Born and raised in Los Angeles, David has a keen knowledge for submarkets in the area and continues to source ground-up development opportunities for the firm. David is also responsible for sourcing value-add investment opportunities in select markets. David is a member of several networking and social groups in the industry, and is a cabinet member of the Jewish Federation Real Estate Chapter. Prior to joining Trion, David developed a strong underwriting experience from previously working at George Smith Partners as an analyst, performing both debt and equity modeling on various commercial properties. He then joined Trion’s acquisition team in 2015 and has grown with the firm ever since. David graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a dual emphasis in Real Estate Development and Real Estate Finance. David has also taken various real estate development courses at University of California Los Angeles. David also works on value-add multifamily opportunities with his family, owning over 30 units in greater LA. In his free time, David enjoys cooking “farm to table”, harvesting his own produce and herbs and integrating them into in his dishes. David also enjoys swimming, surfing, yoga, and golf. As an LA native, David is and avid Laker and Rams fan.
Marketing Operations Manager
Kareline Deker has been part of Trion Properties since 2013. After taking a year off to travel across Europe with her husband, we are happy to welcome her back on our team. Kareline is responsible for developing & implementing strategic marketing plans for our new assets and setting up estimates and budgets for our marketing campaigns. She is responsible for tracking leasing and advertising analytics and works very closely with our property managers to maximize occupancy and rent value for all of our assets.
Kareline oversees all of our websites, social media platforms and portfolio-wide trends of our growing portfolio throughout California and Oregon.
Born and raised in the south of France, Kareline is trilingual speaking French, English & Armenian. She is a licensed Notary Public in the State of California and has a marketing certification from UCLA.
Lucia De Las Heras
Jorge joined Trion Properties in 2018 as a Senior Property Management Associate. He comes with over 9 years’ of experience in the industry working in both conventional and non-conventional properties. He has overseen multiple assets in various regions that include, Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley and the Inland Empire. Jorge has extensive experience in operations dealing with ongoing projects, renovations, capital improvements, onsite development and conflict resolution.
Jorge is responsible for the day to day operations of both the California and Oregon multi-family portfolio. His duties include the training, development and onboarding of new employees. He assists the operations team with the implementation of new company practices, new hires, due diligence of new acquisitions, dispositions, budget preparations, portfolio reviews, problem resolutions as well as property site visits.
Jorge holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Science from the University of California, Irvine. Jorge worked in bio research; conducting dissections, homogenizations, as well as electrophoresis. He shifted gears from Bio Research to his now career in in property management in 2009. He began as a property manager and rapidly moved up the corporate ladder. If you ask him what keeps in the field, he will tell you “I enjoy that in this industry, there is a never a dull moment. There is always a new fire to put out each and every day.”
Lauren Feder is our Acquisitions Analyst. Her main responsibility is to underwrite potential acquisitions presented to Trion, inspect various due diligence items during escrow, and facilitate closing process during refinance or sale.
Prior to joining Trion, Lauren was a member of the JRK Property Holdings Hotel Group, a real estate private equity firm located in Los Angeles. During her time with the JRK Hotel Group, she assisted in management and operations of the firm’s portfolio of branded and independent hotel properties.
Lauren received a Master’s Degree in Hotel Administration from the Cornell Hotel School and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the China Europe International Business School.
Lucia De Las Heras is our Property Accountant. She specializes in addressing all financial matters, ensuring account balances and accuracy of all ledger information.
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Lucia received her B.Sc. in Economics and International Business in Madrid. She moved to Los Angeles CA in 2014 to complete her education in Finance at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Lucia is bilingual speaking English and Spanish.
Lucia is responsible for overseeing daily and monthly accounting functions for multiple entities in a fast paced-environment for both residential properties and corporate entities. She prepares timely financial statements for both corporate and real estate entities.
Lucia has a strong background in real estate and property management. Prior she was a member of Westside Habitats. She supervised a high-volume accounts receivable and payable department and developed and implemented processes to increase efficiency and precision.
Maddie Carlin joined Continental Partners/Trion Properties in 2018 as an assistant. Her responsibilities involve whatever anyone in the office may need, including running errands, data entry, and making a pretty tasty espresso.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she enjoys writing, drawing, and other people’s dogs.
Natalie Makabi joined Trion Properties in 2019 as an Executive Assistant. As a Los Angeles native, Natalie loves trying new restaurants and being around her family and friends. She recently received her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Nicolette joined Trion Properties in 2019 to assist in the facilitation and execution of all administrative responsibilities in the office and provide support to area/regional managers and fellow staff. Her duties range from preparing bank deposits and credit card payments, to coordinating office events and guest relations.
Originally form New York, Nicolette moved to LA after graduating early with her bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and a professional writing certificate from the University of Central Florida. When she’s not at Trion, you can find her acting, hiking, or cuddling with her dog and a book. However, no matter what the occasion, it’s almost guaranteed Nicolette is dressed up and on the go somewhere.