Senior Vice President
License # 01780045
With 30+ years of negotianting experience and over a decade representing investment clients in the multi-family markets of the sprawling San Fernando Valley and the Tri-Cities markets of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena, and, in the process, Reza Ghobadi has consistently won top producer honors. His most recent achievements include: 2017, 2018 and 2019 Everest Club Top 10% Producer of Colliers Brokerage in North America and the recipient of Max Green’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top Producers Award.
Earlier in his professional career, Ghobadi owned and operated a hospitality and transport company with more than 50 employees whose success provided him with invaluable business acumen and gave him a running start when he decided to change careers in 2006, the year he began his commercial real estate career. Just 12 months later in 2007, he won “Rookie of the Year” honors and has never looked back.
Ghobadi, who is fluent in
kithree languages – English, Swedish and Farsi – continued to win top sales awards despite the economic downturn of The Great Recession of 2008, until it ended five years later in 2012. It was during this five-year period that he won top sales honors despite the severe economic downtown.
After continuing to climb the brokerage ranks at his previous firm, he held progressively more senior brokerage and management positions, including Director of Special Asset Services, where he specialized in the disposition of distressed and REO properties.
His lengthy experience first as a business owner and now as a senior investment broker, including stints at two other brokerage firms, along with his ability to fluently speak three languages in the polyglot markets that comprise so much of the Los Angeles Basin, has allowed him to create and maintain a loyal, ethnically diverse following of clients from a variety of backgrounds.
- 2017, 2018 and 2019 Everest Club Top 10% Producers of Collier's Brokerage in North America
- Recipient of Max Green's 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top Producers Award
- Platinum Award for Outstanding Performance 2015-2016
- Platinum Award for Outstanding Performance and Largest Sale Price 2014
- Triple Gold Award for Outstanding Performance 2013
- Outstanding performance 2008-2012
- Senior Investment Associate 2010
- Rookie of the Year 2008
- Pace Setter Award 2007
You and I have done business for at least 15-20 years on multiple projects. You have represented me as both a Buyer and as a Seller. I have had nothing but outstanding service from you and your firm and I recommend you very highly. Thank you very much for all of your outstanding representation.
-Gary Mark. President - Gary Mark Inc.
Thank you for helping settle a difficult situation for me. In just 30 days your efforts and expertise and combined with the expertise of [your colleagues], moved my situation from a near foreclosure to a sale.
-George C. Cady
I have been working with Reza for about 10 years, he has always been extremely professional, honest and most of all he always puts his clients first and does not push or pressure his clients. He is very detailed oriented, and has always brought great opportunities for me and my Company. Thank you Reza for all the hard work!
- Bobby Motamedi
Reza, your handling of this transaction with my attorney was completely professional. You performed all of your verbal commitments, you always responded quickly, and I was very happy with the result of this transaction
-Larry Brooks, Brooks LLC
I have been a principle in real estate for about 10 years and I’ve been represented not only as a seller buy also as a buyer. I can honestly say you are by far the best agent I have dealt with. You treated the property like it was yours and I felt throughout the process that I was well protected
-George Yousefzadeh, Holmes Plaza LLC
As a Real Estate investor, I have always looked for a professional, knowledgeable, hardworking, and a caring Real Estate agent. Reza Ghobadi possesses all these characteristics. No Real Estate transaction comes without challenges, and Reza meets each obstacle with positive energy that leads to smooth closings. Reza is there from start to finish and makes sure clients get the maximum for their investments. I am happy to be Reza’s client and I am looking forward to completing more Real Estate transactions with Reza.
- Sean Namvar
Your guidance, knowledge, and seasoned approach was key to getting our deal done in a way that made the deal seem easy. I look forward to working with you again
-Ken Rosenblatt, Sylvan Street Apartments
I just wanted to thank you for what you did for me on my Kester property. Thank you for being able to negotiate the best terms for me and answering any and all questions that I may have.
- Cameron Eghbali, U.S. Games Distribution, Inc.
Reza Ghobadi represented us in the acquisition of a single tenant Dollar Tree in Northeast Los Angeles as the up leg for our exchange and we had a great experience working with him. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the property and market. The escrow was a smooth closing. We would work with him again and highly recommend him.
- Srinivas Yalamanchili
Reza was our first contact to list our 45-unit apartment building. He worked very hard to market and sell the building. Reza was also extremely diligent about finding us another property to complete our 1031 exchange
-Barry S. Goldbaum, General Partner
I have had the pleasure of working with Reza Ghobadi on several real estate transactions. His professionalism and attention to detail has been instrumental in the success of our family business. I would highly recommend him for any multi-family investments.
- Diane Fannan
Reza and his hard-working team made the daunting task of buying and selling our real estate properties a breeze. We would highly recommend Reza and his phenomenal team to anyone needing assistance with their real estate needs. They are always just a phone call away and they make you feel as if you are their only client. We have done many transactions with Reza over the years and always felt he got us the best deals. We have all the confidence in the world that we made the right move engaging Reza and his team. We give him and his team a 5-Star rating.
-Debbie Belkin, Books in Balance
Los Angeles - Woodland Hills
Jared Papazian began working with Colliers International in the fall of 2017 as an Associate Broker with the Ghobadi Multifamily Investment Team. The team and he focus on the brokerage of multifamily assets located in the San Fernando Valley and Tri-Cities area which include Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena. He began his real estate career as an intern and eventually became a research assistant at the Charles Dunn Company in Century City for Barry Rothstein. His daily tasks included prospecting new potential clients, maintaining and updating Barry's database, and assisting the team with any needed research or support. During this time, Jared really became interested in the Los Angeles multifamily market.
Jared is a former professional fighter, with 40 professional fights. He is 2x time king of the cage champion.Winning the title and defending the belt it escalated him on getting signed with the biggest fight promotion in the world the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has competed in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Jared was able to achieve a record of 25-15.He plans on bringing the same work ethic and champion mindset to his new venture in brokerage.
Los Angeles - Woodland Hills
Tony Sameyah joined the Colliers International Ghobadi Multifamily Investment Team as an Associate in May 2019, after graduating from the highly distinguished University of Southern California Marshall School of Undergraduate Business. Through classes, events, and job opportunities Tony had the incredible opportunity of learning, networking, and building a strong foundation of necessary skills while studying at USC.
Tony’s drive, dedication, and persistence dates back prior to attending USC. Facing and successfully overcoming the challenges of being a full-time high school student water polo athlete all while juggling community college night courses in order to attend, and move on to graduate early from, USC. Tony’s passion and natural curiosity for the real estate industry led him to obtain his real estate sales agent license senior year of high school. As well, Tony created a family business within the residential real estate market, centered around rehabilitating distressed properties. Tony is excited to bring his genuine nature of wanting the best for people--all the while helping them achieve their goals-- to the Ghobadi Multifamily Team.
Los Angeles - Downtown
As the Marketing Director for Colliers’ Greater Los Angeles region, Briana leads the local marketing team in producing best-of-class deliverables that win new business and position our brokers and Colliers as thought leaders. She partners closely with broker teams and senior leadership to drive the strategy and execution behind proposals and presentations, property marketing, team branding, internal communications, advertising and public relations. Her five-person team utilizes a creative storytelling approach, implementing innovative marketing tools and the latest technologies to bring each project to life.
Briana has more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience across the CPG, finance and real estate sectors. Most notably, she spent four years at CBRE with their national Occupier Services team, where she guided the strategic pursuit of major Fortune 500 clients. She worked alongside the nation’s top graphic designers and brokers to create tailored business proposals and presentations that addressed each client’s demanding real estate challenges. She also spent two years leading the Los Angeles marketing team at Compass, a start-up residential brokerage that is reinventing the industry through its proprietary technology platform.
Briana is a writer at heart who developed a passion for the written word at a young age. This inspired her to attend the esteemed Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Briana feels incredibly fortunate that her career provides an opportunity to craft engaging content about her hometown. When she’s not working, you can find Briana blogging, hiking and soaking up all that the ‘City of Angels’ has to offer.