Mr. Vaziri currently serves as a Managing Director at Brevet Capital Management, a hedge fund focused on debt financing with a focus on government backing, where Mr. Vaziri helps underwrite real estate hotel projects and helps with the EB-5 financing of those projects. Mr. Vaziri has worked in all aspects of evaluating hotel assets, from evaluating investments in the hospitality, gaming, and lodging industries at two long/short equity hedge funds (between 2003-2007) to analyzing the development of hotels, the evaluation of hotel F&B operations and analyzing and executing traditional and EB-5 hotel financing.
Prior to Brevet Capital, Mr. Vaziri was the Director of Greystone & Co EB-5 practice where he was responsible for over $44 million of EB-5 funds raised, three projects approvals, and several successful investor I-526 petitions. At Greystone Mr. Vaziri helped setup a FINRA registered broker dealer and obtained his Series 7 and 63 licenses. Prior to Greystone & Co, Mr. Vaziri was the Chief Operating Officer of the North Texas EB-5 Regional Center, where he was responsible for over $110 million in funds raised, three project approvals, and over 100 successful investor I-526 petitions. There Mr. Vaziri was responsible for the financing of the Statler Hotel & Residences, at the time the largest EB-5 raise done in the state of Texas. The Statler project was completed in 2017 and opened to the public in early 2018.
Mr. Vaziri earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Vaziri also obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law with a concentration in Finance and Business Law.
In 2017 Mr. Vaziri was appointed to the board of directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BHR) where he serves on the Audit and the Corporate Governance and Nominations commitees. In 2018 Mr. Vaziri was elected to the Board of Directors of IIUSA, the EB-5 industry’s non-profit trade organization.