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Mani Dilmaghanian

Director of Acquisitions



As Director of Acquisitions of Starboard Realty Advisors, Mr. Dilmaghanian oversees the sourcing, due diligence, and underwriting of potential commercial real estate opportunities, as well as asset level financing, budgeting, and dispositions.


Mani has acquired over $250 Million of retail and multifamily properties for the firm during his tenure. Recent transactions include acquisition of a $32 Million 267,000 square feet value‐add shopping center in Sacramento, California and a $22 Million grocery anchored shopping center in San Diego, California under the DST structure.

Mani started his career in commercial real estate at Faris Lee Investments in Irvine, California as a Financial Analyst and was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Analytics within 18 months. Mani’s responsibilities included underwriting potential disposition opportunities across Untied States and overseeing due diligence activities of the entire firm’s 300+ annual property assignments including managing and providing training to all 10 analysts.

Prior to Faris Lee Investments, Mani was Vice President of Operations at Schroeter Law Group, a high‐volume law firm specialized in family law and real estate litigation. Mani was responsible for managing a department of 30 employees, auditing an average of 150 cases per month to ensure compliance with governmental and regulatory guidelines

Mani has an MBA in Real Estate Finance from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine where he graduated cum laude. For his work in the areas of finance and real estate, Mani was awarded the distinguished Southern California NAIOP fellowship and was given the opportunity to participate in NAIOP’s monthly board meetings. Mani received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from California State University, Fullerton. He is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”), National Multifamily Housing Council (“NMHC”), and Alternative and Direct Investment Securities Association (“ADISA”).