Jafri Capital’s mission is to provide a tailored experience to each individual client by getting to know our clients’ current situation, future needs, and long-term goals. We hold ourselves accountable and commit to our core values of building relationships, transparency, and trust. The result is always exceptional, personalized service from start to finish.

Headquartered in New York City, the financial capital of the world, the firm utilizes its global network to stay on the cutting edge of innovation in real estate capital markets and all related industries. Jafri Capital acts locally with a global vision.

Founded in 2018, Jafri Capital primarily focuses on Equity placement and has recently added a Debt Capital Markets desk that focuses on short-term Bridge, Mezzanine and Preferred Equity.

Our Core Values

Integrity. Transparency. Service. Jafri Capital aims to provide all our clients with exceptional, around the clock services to meet their financial goals. We aim to clear and up-front about our process and take an all-hands-on-deck approach. We have worked hard to bring together the talent and skill we believe our clients deserve.

Jafri Capital is building a real estate brand for the next generations of commercial real estate. We value our clients’ real estate capital needs and are dedicated to providing perfectly tailored service. Our team works to keep itself abreast of the newest trends, technologies, and practices in order to best inform and serve our capital relationships, represented sponsors, and various networks.

Jafri Capital maintains Core Values in all functions relating to:

  1. Maintaining relationships with Commercial Real Estate Developers/Firms
  2. Maintaining relationships with Commercial Real Estate Equity & Debt Capital Sources
  3. Originating Equity and Debt Commercial Real Estate Deals from selected Sponsors
  4. Arranging Equity and Debt Capital through capital relationships for deals from selected sponsors

Who We Serve

BORROWERS

Developers
Institutional Sponsors
Equity REIT’s
Family Offices
Institutional Investors
Private Equity Funds
Sovereign Wealth Funds

INVESTORS

Debt Funds
Equity REITs
Mortgage REITs
Family Offices
Hedge Funds
Institutional Investors
Mezzanine Funds
Pension Funds
Private Equity Funds
Sovereign Wealth Funds
Varied Overseas Capital

LENDERS

Commercial Bank
Debt Funds
Equity REITs
Family Offices
GSA’s
Hedge Funds
Institutional Investors
Investment Banks
Life Insurance Companies
Mezzanine Funds
Mortgage REITs
Pension Funds
Private Equity Funds
Sovereign Wealth Funds
Varied overseas capital

Leadership

SHAHID JAFRI, Founder

sjafri@jafricapital.com

Shahid Jafri is the Founder of Jafri Capital, LLC.

Having advised on over $100 Million of closed commercial real estate equity and debt placement assignments, Shahid has established a valuable network of capital relationships including but not limited to: international and domestic family offices, offshore and onshore private equity and hedge funds, private lenders, investment banks, commercial banks, and high net worth individuals.

Prior to founding Jafri Capital, LLC, Shahid worked at a New York based real estate investment company. Where the team successfully closed over $1 Billion. Shahid worked as a real estate investment banking analyst and associate, specializing in equity and debt placement. He was introduced to intermediaries and their business model at his first role at the internationally reputable TP ICAP, where he sat on the equity derivatives desk.

Shahid graduated from Fairfield University Dolan School of Business, with a B.A. in Finance & Accounting and earned a certificate in Commercial Real Estate Financial Analysis & Modeling from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.
Shahid Jafri can be reached at sjafri@jafricapital.com

DONALD CHOI, Senior Managing Director – Capital Markets

dchoi@jafricapital.com

Donald Choi is Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets. In this role Don oversees the firm’s Capital Markets team, origination platform, deal screening, and execution process.

Prior to joining Jafri Capital, Donald Choi has served in the insurance and financial services industry for over 15 years. He began his career with New York Life, then promoted into management as an Investment Specialist and Agency Director with MetLife. During his tenure, his key role was in both recruiting, business development and investment management strategies for in house financial advisors. Moving on to new endeavors, Donald built an investment advisory firm with ING Financial Partners, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ING Group. There he managed and advised on clients’ investment portfolios. In 2005, Donald sold his practice to his partner and pursued a career at Allianz, a Global Fortune 100 company. There, Donald served as Vice President of the Broker/Dealer & Financial Institutions Development of the central and northeast US. Within a year and a half, his region’s production grew to 130 million in revenue. Currently, Donald is Managing Member of Foresight Marketing Group, LLC which is a national insurance brokerage general agency and Foresight Capital Advisers, LLC which provides consulting for capital and advisory services for small and middle market companies.

Donald’s real estate specializes in value-add investment strategies, and currently holds a portfolio of 70 units which was acquired in a short period of 5 months. All in the multifamily asset class, all the assets are yielding double digit yield to construction and double-digit cap rates. Donald also works with institutional funds to access capital markets for project financing.

Donald has served leadership roles within the financial services industry with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors as a Board of Director member for the Boston Chapter from 2005-2007. While serving as a board member, Donald was instrumental in developing new ideas to help increase overall memberships, develop strategies for the industry, and work with political action committees. Donald has held professional licenses and designations that include FINRA Series, 6,7,63 and 66 licenses as well Life, Accident, Health, Property, Casualty, Real Estate Salesperson licenses.

Donald Choi has served the Asian Real Estate Association of America as the National Policy Chair in 2017, directly responsible for overturning the student debt rule by Fannie Mae and other lobbying matters. Donald also served as the 2018 Chapter President which at the time was the largest chapter in AREAA across the US.