Our Team

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

Bahman Shafa - CEO

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 - President

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.

Kendra Mandarich - Senior Property Manager

Kendra brings a background in Class A office, retail center, medical and industrial real estate management experience to Focus and was most recently overseeing 394,000 sq.ft. of Class A office space in the Denver Tech Center. She now oversees our Property Management department, which includes our entire property portfolio and parking team!

Ryan Simpson - Vice President, Investments

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.

Sarah Bodhaine

Sarah Bodhaine - Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Sarah has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado for over 20 years.  She started her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a global “big four” public accounting firm, after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  In the ensuing years, she has honed her accounting & finance skills with a variety of companies in the Denver area.  Sarah’s niche is helping growing companies establish their corporate accounting & finance function through building teams, systems, and processes to achieve both organic and acquisitive growth.  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her two boys (both hockey players!), practicing martial arts, climbing mountains, skiing, and traveling the world! 

 

Alex Vallejos - Parking Manager

Alex comes to us with years of managment experience in the restaurant industry. A Colorado native, Alex dedicates much of his free time to friends and family. He is also a historian, a huge sports fan and a lover of traveling!

Alex Winkler - Finance Associate

Alex was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO and graduated from Nazareth College in Upstate NY during 2020. At ‘Naz’ he studied Finance, and was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team. Outside of his professional life, Alex likes to play golf, snowboard, and spend time with his friends and family. Fun Fact: Alex has been to all 48 of the mainland states in the US!

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, so they made the move. Allen was a successful Denver commercial real estate broker before becoming a banker at Guaranty Bank and then Citywide Banks. He enjoys tennis and skiing. Allen is a past Chairman of US Davis Cup, and is the current Chair of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

Brenda Johnson - Property Manager

Brenda comes to us with a long history in Property Managment! Prior to joining the Focus family, she worked as the Senior Property Manager at ACP Property Services. She also spent 16 years working as a Real Estate Manager for CBRE, Inc. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, childeren and dogs!

Casey Kjeseth - Building Engineer

Casey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the FPG team to include general building maintenance and scheduling of inspections, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing repair and life safety systems management just to name a few areas of his expertise.  Casey focuses on the maintenance and repairs at our FPG Properties in Downtown Denver and 5500 Greenwood Plaza in the Tech Center along with any help we may need at our Retail and Greenbox locations.

Sarah Bodhaine

Emmanuel Osei Owusu - AP & Accounting Administrator

Emmanuel Osei Owusu is originally from Ghana in west Africa, having moved to America in 2015. He comes to us with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Ghana, 17 years of experience in credit risk control and has an extensive background in financial accounting systems. Prior to joining the Focus team, he had word with Cooperate Organizations Like the Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana, Stanbic Bank of Ghana , MDC Holdings, Meadow Dairies, and Arow Electronic. Emmanuel is also married to his and has four kids, and in his spare time he loves to play both Soccer and Football!

Gabie Batista

Gabie Batista - Office Special Projects Manager

Gabie grew up on the east coast, and graduated from Washington College in Maryland with a degree in Business Managment. She has lived in Denver, Colorado for the last 8 years working several years in the marketing space, as well as working  as the right hand for Executiies where she maximized operational excellence and sttrategic marketing. In her free time, Gabie loves to play tennis, workout, draw, paint and go on adventures with her dog, Toad. 

Gabie Batista

Hannah Napohaku - Assitant Property Manager

Hannah comes to us with two years of Property Management experience with Cushman & Wakefield. Prior to that, Hannah worked for the military managing a hotel on the base. In March, Hannah made the move from Long Beach, CA to Denver, CO and loves the outdoors, the Arts and traveling. Hannah has had such a wonderful time exploring Colorado and can’t wait to discover more!

Jade Cutler - Social Media & Ecommerce Manager

A Denver Native, Jade received her Bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State Univeristy of Denver in 2015, graduating with degrees in Philosopy, Psychology, English Literautre, Women’s Studies and Business Marketing. After college she started her own freelance marketing business and gained in depth knowledge of the field, all while traveling the world and running a second personal dog walking business. A part of the focus family since 2018, Jade now manages all of the Social Media and organic SEO accounts, channels and websites for Focus Group of Companies, runs and manages the Focus Retail website and works as an assistant buyer for the retail stores. In her free time Jade enjoys traveling, a good book and/or show, playing Dungeons and Dragons, lawn games (bocce ball anyone?), and is more often than not found having a laugh with friends over drinks!

Gabie Batista

Jamie Murray - Building Engineer

Jamie comes to us after working in CBRE Mobile for five years as a Building Engineer, serving the Wells Fargo account. Prior to that, he worked for the City of Parker, also as a Building Engineer. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with his wife and children!

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Julisa Bueno - Staff Accountant

Julisa was born and raised in New Jersey and recently moved from Connecticut to Colorado. She has a Bachelors in Accounting and has worked in the Accounting field for 17 years. Julisa loves the Accounting function and likes to keep things organized! When she takes a pause from crunching numbers, Julisa enjoys the outdoors, kickboxing, traveling, grying different foods and painting!

 

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Katya Lonsdale - Human Resources Generalist

Born and raised in Australia, Katya has found her new home in Colorado with the FOcus Companies. She has a varied and creative background which provides her a foundation on which she thrives working among the various companies in the Focus Companies’ portfolio. She wears many hats as a solutions-focused and adaptable Human Resources Administrator, Executive Assistant, and Office Manager for the Focus Companies.

Michayla Daun

Michayla Danu - Assistant Commercial Property Manager

Michayla is a Colorado almost-native, having been here since she was one, it is her beloved home. She comes to Focus with four years of Commercial Real Estate experience, three of which has been spent in Commercial Property Management. She is a pillar of support to tenants and landlords alike. In Michayla’s off-hours, you may find her designing and creating elaborate costumes for Comic-Con, or playing video games and Dungeons & Dragons.  She has a never ending kaleidoscope of hair colors, and a gentle giant of a dog named Ezio.

Patrick Eckrich - Associate

Hailing from the Black Hills of South Dakota, Patrick arrived in Denver in 2011 and graduated from the University of Denver in 2015 with a degree in Finance and Accounting. Out of college, he worked in commercial real estate appraisal and real estate transactions for two large institutional firms before joining Focus Property Group in 2019. Patrick is responsible for underwriting properties, coordinating transactions and helping the firm expand its real estate portfolio. When he’s not crunching the numbers, you can catch him crushing PRs on his road bike and ripping down the mountains on skis.

Stacy Heffner - Controller

While not native to New Jersey, Stacy currently calls the state home. Stacy is a well-rounded corporate controller with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She has experience in many industries including warehousing, 3PLs, manufacturing, start-ups, SPACs, and services. Now that her three children are grown up and have moved out, she lives with her husband Scott and their two elderly dogs Rusty and Scooter along with a few parrots. In her free time, she enjoys reading, a trip to the beach and picking up shells, and spending time with her children when they are home to visit.

 

Winford Lee - Building Engineer

Bio coming soon!