Board Member Sam Bakhshandehpour
Bakhshandehpour is the CEO and managing partner of The Silverstone Companies, a privately-held hospitality investment platform focused on the hotel, restaurant, and lifestyle sectors. Silverstone invests on behalf of a consortium of family offices seeking investments in dynamic brands and operators. He also is the co-founder and principal of Cultivate Hospitality, a full-service food and beverage management and consulting firm that connects real estate developers with industry-leading chefs and restauranteurs. Bakhshandehpour also helped launch a media and entertainment direct investment platform for the Fertitta brothers (UFC, Red Rock Resorts).
Previously, Bakhshandehpour served as president, chief executive officer, and board member of sbe Entertainment, a Colony Capital portfolio company. There, he was responsible for the company’s global strategic growth and all operations across the hotel, restaurant, and entertainment divisions, which employed over 6,000 team members and had a global pipeline of over 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 the Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking practice on the West Coast and the Gaming Investment Banking practice globally focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. 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 Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He currently serves on the board of The New Home Company and is a trustee of Georgetown McDonough and Carlthorp School. He 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.