NIMA TAGHAVI

Executive Chairman,
Co-Founder

Nima Taghavi is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of bkm Capital Partners. He brings more than 30 years of experience in business development and enterprise strategy, including 24 years of real estate acquisition, development, repositioning, portfolio management and disposition. Taghavi’s strategic partnership with Brian Malliet began 10 years ago through BKM Development Company. Their successful partnership is based on trust, transparency, mutual respect, and friendship.

Taghavi also serves as the Founder, Chairman and CEO of GROUP 206 and directs the group’s investment strategy and execution. GROUP 206 is a private investment management firm focused on opportunistic direct investment into real estate, private businesses, and philanthropic organizations. The formation of GROUP 206 has allowed Taghavi to leverage his 35 years of experience as a successful executive, manager and entrepreneur and apply it across a variety of businesses where he has a proven track record for identifying market niches and maximizing business opportunities.

GROUP 206 strategically focuses on direct investment into companies with clearly defined business goals, a competitive advantage, and a superior management team to help the firm realize its potential value. Private equity is targeted at middle-market companies in the real estate, interactive entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, communications, media, packaged goods, toys, automotive, e-commerce and logistics businesses industries.

Under the umbrella of GROUP 206 companies, Taghavi created The Nima Taghavi Foundation in 2005. The foundation’s focus is to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children around the world and support thought leaders who positively impact our world. Organizations supported by the Nima Taghavi Foundation include the William J Clinton Foundation, Miracle for Kids, Miracle Ranch Children’s Home, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Child Abuse Prevention Center of OC, Sick Kids Foundation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hope, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and the International Orphanage Relief Society.

In 2009, Taghavi founded Solutions 2 GO, USA in response to the evolving needs of the U.S. video game marketplace. Expanding from its operations in Canada, Solutions 2 GO USA is a specialized distributor of video game hardware, software, and accessories. Its major suppliers include Sony PlayStation, Activision and Nintendo, and its major clients include Wal-Mart, Kmart, Costco and Target.

In 2004, Taghavi was one of the original investors and partners of Solutions 2 GO, Inc. Canada. The company has become the largest distributor of video games in North America with numerous awards, including Deloitte and Touche’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and one of Profit Magazine’s Canada’s top Emerging Growth Companies. With the help of strategic capital alliances with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, Solutions 2 GO companies (U.S. and Canada) currently produce annual revenues approaching $1 billion.

In 1997, Taghavi founded and became CEO of Crave Entertainment Inc., a video game publishing firm dedicated to developing and marketing console video games distributed through its sister company, SVG Distribution Inc. Both companies became subsidiaries of the Crave Entertainment Group, which eventually grew to be the largest privately held video game distribution and publishing company in the United States. In 2005, Taghavi sold the company to The Handleman Company and stayed on as CEO to help with the transition until 2006.

In 1979, Taghavi entered the video game business with his original venture, Star Video Games (ultimately known as SVG Distribution), which he ultimately transformed into Crave Entertainment Group in 1997. Built from a start-up, Star Video Games was born out of Taghavi’s budding passion for entrepreneurship at the age of nine when he began selling video games at weekend swap meets. SVG Distribution is a distributor of video game consoles and games, which now includes e-fulfillment of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo products among others.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Brian Malliet

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder

Kelly Blair

Chief Financial Officer

Rob Sistek

Executive Managing Director, 
Investments

Brett Turner

Managing Director, 
Acquisitions

Rene Velasquez

Managing Director, 
Asset Management

Jared Christensen

Director, Leasing &
Property Management

California // Colorado // Arizona // Washington // Nevada // Oregon

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Phone: 949.566.8800

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BKM CAPITAL PARTNERS

 

Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, BKM Capital Partners is a real estate fund manager specializing in the acquisition and improvement of value-add multi-tenant industrial properties in metro areas across the Western U.S. Combining a deep knowledge of this niche industrial product type with in-house capabilities including on-site property management, asset management, and leasing to reposition and institutionalize light industrial assets, the firm continues to build on its proven track record, generating strong results with high levels of transparency and engagement for investors. 

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BKM MANAGEMENT COMPANY

 

BKM Management Company manages a portfolio of 8.7 million square feet of multi-tenant industrial properties for BKM Capital Partner’s private and institutional investors. With a focus on “boots on the ground” execution at the property level, BKM has in-house capabilities for both property management and leasing. The teams at the property level are focused on ensuring the tenants thrive and that the properties managed in the most efficient way.

 

 

 

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