Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Focus Property Group is made from a diverse team of professionals dedicated to reshaping and revitalizing communities.

Bahman Shafa

President

Bahman has over 27 years of experience in real estate acquisition and development. Having grown up in five countries on four continents, he brings an international perspective to real estate and specializes in identifying promise and potential in urban neighborhoods. Bahman is also president of Focus Corporation, a national retailer of gifts, souvenirs and clothing with permanent retail stores across the United States and temporary superstores at special events around the world. Bahman’s varied and successful ventures in real estate, retail, parking, self storage and dining employ over 55 people in four states. Bahman lives in downtown Denver and frequently travels the world with his daughter Angelique and fiancé Rose. He enjoys skiing, tennis, mountain biking and travel.

Josh Fine

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Josh has 10 years of experience in real estate law, land use and development management. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Josh practiced at premier law firms in Boston and Denver where he represented developers in all stages of project development. Josh joined Focus Property Group in 2007 and oversees the company’s portfolio of land assemblage, entitlement and redevelopment projects. Josh is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Colfax Marathon, Co-Chair of the 14th Street General Improvement District Initiative, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Ballpark Neighborhood Association.  He earned a masters degree in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. When not running marathons he spends time with his wife and three children.

Ryan Simpson

Director, Acquisitions & Development

Ryan has 9 years of experience in commercial real estate, including leasing, investments, due diligence, acquisitions and dispositions. Passion for the industry and the local community led him to join Focus Property Group to concentrate on new acquisition opportunities and lead developments of community enhancing projects.  Ryan grew up in Evergreen, CO and has considered Colorado home for 28 years.  A graduate of Colorado State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Real
Estate/Finance.  He enjoys all things Colorado such as hiking, camping,
golf, and mountain biking in the summers and skiing/snowboarding in the winters.  Also, an avid soccer fan, actively playing in city leagues and
attended the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

Allen Kiel

Director, Capital Markets

Allen has over 40 years of real estate finance, sales, and acquisition experience. He grew up in Chicago, but knew that he and his wife Michele wanted to raise their kids in the majesty of Colorado. Allen was a successful Denver commercial real estate broker before becoming a banker at Guaranty Bank and finally Citywide Banks. Allen is a past Chairman of the US Davis Cup and is the current Chair of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. He enjoys tennis and skiing on his free time.

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Michele Rhett

Director, Finance & Accounting

Michele has 20+ years of experience in accounting and finance for real estate and hospitality development and has a true passion for the real estate industry. She loves to watch a project go from groundbreaking to grand opening. A graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Finance with a concentration in real estate and a Masters in Accounting, she gained most of her experience while working at Starwood Hotels & Resort. She joined Focus Corporation in April 2019 and oversees the accounting and financing of the numerous business ventures of the company. After spending the majority of her life on the east coast, Michele, her husband and two daughters moved to Denver in 2016. In addition to enjoying the wide array of sporting events in Denver (Go Broncos!), she and her family are enjoying discovering all the amazing outdoor adventures Colorado has to offer.

Michele Rhett

Director, Finance & Accounting

Michele has 20+ years of experience in accounting and finance for real estate and hospitality development and has a true passion for the real estate industry. She loves to watch a project go from groundbreaking to grand opening. A graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Finance with a concentration in real estate and a Masters in Accounting, she gained most of her experience while working at Starwood Hotels & Resort. She joined Focus Corporation in April 2019 and oversees the accounting and financing of the numerous business ventures of the company. After spending the majority of her life on the east coast, Michele, her husband and two daughters moved to Denver in 2016. In addition to enjoying the wide array of sporting events in Denver (Go Broncos!), she and her family are enjoying discovering all the amazing outdoor adventures Colorado has to offer.

Cheridyn Flynn

Controller

Cheridyn has over 15 years of accounting experience. She's worked in multiple industries including gaming, construction, and real estate development. Her early interests led her to receive a degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Shortly after, she went back to school and in 2005, received her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Valdosta State University. In her free time, Cheridyn enjoys surfing, traveling, volunteering, and gets creative with stained glass artistry.

Katie Vaughan

Tenant Relations Manager 

Katie joined the Focus family in February of 2017. For the past few years Katie has grown her career and Real Estate experience in Denver after graduating from the University of Iowa. Her divergent aims and interests allowed her to gain experience in sales, operations, human resources and most recently the coworking movement. Katie attended and graduated the Armbrust School of Real Estate in 2016 and received a Colorado Broker's License.  She is passionate about the city of Denver and enjoys skiing, hiking, fly fishing, and all other outdoor activities colorful Colorado has to offer. Katie is excited to work closely with tenants and brokers and further develop her Commercial Real Estate career.

Andrew Schuh

Marketing Specialist

Originally from Chicago, Andrew received his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013. After beginning his marketing career in Chicago, traveling through Europe for 6 months, and establishing his own digital marketing agency, Andrew moved to Denver where he joined Focus Property Group in January 2018. Enthralled by the mountains and Denver culture, Andrew’s determined to make his mark on the community by furthering FPG’s city enhancements and garnering awareness of their property developments. On his free time, Andrew enjoys snowboarding, hiking, climbing, and exploring his new home state and city.