Commercial real estate firm Cresa has named Ashkahn (Ash) Pajoohi as principal, head of portfolio strategy and consulting. In his new position, Pajoohi will both lead and be the main point of contact for all consulting support, with services encompassing portfolio strategy, location advisory and incentives, and business intelligence (BI). Additionally, he will facilitate the use of Cresa’s proprietary technology solution, Vālo.
“Ash has an exceptional background in strategic policy for multinational companies in the real estate space,” said Richard Selig, managing principal. “He brings an in-depth understanding of occupier services and we are very glad to have him based here in the New York office.”
Prior to joining Cresa, Pajoohi was a director at WeWork, focusing on strategic initiatives and creating efficiencies for the platform. He has also held leadership roles at Colliers and CBRE, specializing in occupier services, client strategy and group account management. At AIG, he served as head of real estate finance and asset management.
Pajoohi holds a Bachelor’s degree in public policy and government from Hamilton College, a Master’s in urban planning from Hunter College, and a Master of Science in finance and investment from New York University. He is an assistant graduate adjunct professor at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.