Sam Bakhshandehpour

As CEO and managing partner of The Silverstone Companies, a hospitality and real estate investment platform, Bakhshandehpour is focused on sourcing, investing, and managing investments in the hotel, restaurant, and lifestyle real estate sectors. He also is the co-founder and principal of Cultivate Hospitality, a full-service food and beverage consulting and management firm that connects real estate developers with industry-leading chefs and operators. Additionally, Bakhshandehpour serves as a senior advisor to Fertitta Capital, having helped launch a $500 million direct investment platform for the Fertitta brothers (UFC, Red Rock Resorts) focused on media and entertainment investments.

Previously, Bakhshandehpour served as president, chief executive officer, and board member of sbe Entertainment, a Colony Capital-sponsored company, where he was responsible for global strategic growth and all operations across the hotel, restaurant, and entertainment divisions. These employed over 6,000 team members and had a global pipeline of more than 4,000 hotel and residential keys across 10 hotel properties and 70 restaurant and entertainment venues. 

Bakhshandehpour was recruited to sbe with an extensive track record as a 15-year veteran of Wall Street, spending over 12 years with J.P. Morgan Securities as the head of Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking practice on the West Coast and the Gaming Investment Banking practice globally. Bakhshandehpour began his career as a financial analyst with Deutsche Bank (formerly Alex. Brown & Sons) based out of New York and Baltimore.

Bakhshandehpour holds a B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He currently serves on the board of The New Home Company (NASDAQ: NWHM) and the McDonough School of Business, and is a trustee of Carlthorp School. Bakhshandehpour is a founding member of the Georgetown Wall Street Alliance West and an active member of the Bel Air Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.