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.
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.
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.
Erica Lange - Human Resource Manager
Erica joined the Focus team in August of 2019 as the Human Resources Manager. She brings 15+ years of HR knowledge from previous experiences in hospitality within the ski industry and a management degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her goal is to ensure the team members have the most positive experiences while working at the Focus Group of Companies. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, renovating their new but old house, gardening, camping, snowboarding and taking in all that Colorado has to offer. After moving to Colorado in 2004 and living in the mountains for 10 years, city-life was calling. While Minnesota may always be called ‘home’, Colorado has stolen her heart.
Andrew Schuh - Marketing Manager
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 FPG property developments and sister companies. On his free time, Andrew enjoys snowboarding, hiking, climbing, and exploring his new home state and city.
Adriana Ward - Property Manager
Adriana has nearly a decade of experience in commercial real estate, getting her start in research and marketing before settling into property management. Having worked for both ownership groups and third party management companies, Adriana brings a unique take to the portfolio and plays an integral role in the build out of the property management division of Focus. She oversees the daily building operations and property management of Focus Property Group assets, including Greenbox Storage and Enterprise Coworking locations. She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin University and has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Adriana grew up in Northern Virginia and relocated to Colorado with her husband in 2017 after a single visit. Since her arrival she has developed a love of mountain biking, snowboarding, and continues to be an avid photographer and reader.
Patrick Eckrich - Analyst, Acquisitions & Development
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.
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.
Marcela Foronda - Senior Manager, Accounting
Originally from Chicago, Marcela fell in love with the mountains and made it her mission to relocate to Colorado in September of 2017. Marcela joined Focus in February 2020 and brings with her nearly 10 years of Accounting experience in industries ranging from manufacturing, to hospitality, and real estate. She received her Bachelors degree in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago. On her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, running, hiking, volunteering at animal shelters, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer.
Katya Lonsdale - Executive Assistant & Office Manager
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