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- Corporate Overview
- Real Estate
- Investment Approach
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KA Enterprises understands the importance of leadership and management. All members of the leadership team have extensive and impressive professional backgrounds. Our leadership team understands the importance of experience, relationships, integrity, and business focus. Our leadership understands and has demonstrated over time the ability to produce results. Our performance is directly related to the quality of our people at all levels of the firm. Our professionals have a wide range of complementary technical and management skills. Their diverse backgrounds and experiences offer the firm a broad knowledge base which is instrumental to managing our day-to-day operations. Through hard work, meticulous execution, and sound business practices, our dedicated team has a history of sticking to their principals and has exhibited high ethical behavior.
The senior management team currently is comprised of three experienced real estate partners who sets the strategic direction of the firm. They are supported by the corporate management team who together carryout our investment sourcing, execute the investment initiatives, and are responsible ultimately for all projects of the company, including investments, construction, financial decision making, property management and operational activities. The corporate management team is responsible for the day to day matters of KA’s gas station operations, oversight of their 100+ employees and wholesale fueling business.
Kambiz Agahnia has over 35 years of professional experience. Prior to forming KA Enterprises and its affiliates, Mr. Agahnia owned, managed, and operated multiple small to mid- size businesses throughout San Diego, CA. He was joined by Mr. Kayvon Agahnia and Ken Assi to form KA Enterprises and subsequently Axis Point Partners.
Mr. Agahnia has been instrumental in the development and expansion of KA Enterprises and its affiliates. His practical and visionary style of leadership has resulted in multiple successful ventures. Mr. Agahnia currently is responsible for all significant investor relationships.
Mr. Agahnia is an integral part of the management team involved in all aspects of the company’s business lines and operations. Mr. Agahnia skills, experience, and relationships span over 3 decades in Southern California. He is a generalist with respect to the overall strategic direction and stewardship of the firm.
As a specialist, he is involved in all of the planning, architectural, development aspects of the projects, overseeing the permitting, construction, and ongoing senior management of the different aspects of our portfolio investments. Mr. Agahnia also oversees the development and management of the firm’s investment portfolio.
Mr. Agahnia is a Business Management graduate and lives with his family in La Jolla, California.
His personal interests include traveling, fishing, exotic cars and boats, philanthropic endeavors, and spending time with his family.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Kayvon Agahnia is Chief Operation Officer and Chief Financial Officer of KA Enterprises and its affiliates. His professional management experience spans over two decades. Mr. Agahnia is in charge of the overall management and negotiations of the firm.
His primary responsibilities include, deal structuring, review investment underwriting and performas, investment negotiations, lender negotiations, overseeing the company’s overall staff and their performance, ongoing transaction negotiations, budgeting, reviewing financials and reports.
Mr. Agahnia has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with emphasizes in Finance, and a minor in Economics.
Mr. Agahnia has been a 40-year resident of San Diego and currently lives with his family in La Jolla, California.
His personal interests include competing in marathons, cycling (finished 2nd place in 2016 eight-man relay team of RAAM, “Race Across America”) and triathlons (competed in Kona World Championship Ironman), skiing, hiking, yoga, philanthropic endeavors, and spending time with his family.
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Ken Assi is the Chief Investment Officer of KA Enterprises and its affiliates. His in-depth financial, and investment management experience spans over two decades. Mr. Assi’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the company’s investment management, portfolio management, acquisitions, dispositions, development endeavors, and risk management.
As part of these responsibilities, he oversees the sourcing, due diligence, structuring, negotiating, site designs, entitlements, and local and regional relationship activities for the companies. Mr. Assi ensures that all investments portfolios achieve their respective value maximization benchmarks and milestones are accomplished.
Mr. Assi is a graduate of the University of San Diego and lives with his children in Del Mar, California. Mr. Assi’s personal interests include exercising, traveling, skiing, sailing, philanthropic endeavors, and spending time with his family.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Tony Casarez has served as Director of Operations and Human Resources of KA Enterprises and its affiliates for over 20 years. Mr. Casarez is responsible for all operational and management aspects related to KA’s gasoline stations and convenience stores. Mr. Casarez is also responsible for human resource aspects for over 100 staff members within KA Enterprises and its affiliates. This includes 20 Management/Field Supervisor personnel and up to an additional 80 front line staff employees.
Mr. Casarez has 30 years of experience in both retail and product/grocery distribution networks in the petroleum and convenience store industry. Prior to working with the firm, Mr. Casarez was employed by Mobil Oil Corporation in California from 1988-1998 as an executive in charge of 14 gasoline service stations and convenience stores. Mr. Casarez also conducted financial and environmental audits to ensure compliance with company goals and policies.
Mr. Casarez uses Best Business Management techniques, consumer data and analytics, and continues to develop relationships with experts within the convenience store industry to increase profits and reduce operational expenses.
Mr. Casarez holds several environmental certifications and awards relating to his operational management responsibilities. Mr. Casarez is highly regarded throughout several channels of the convenience store industry, including those within the distribution, marketing, and manufacturing networks.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Bryan Alden Jones is head of the Accounting and Finance division. He is the controller for KA Enterprises and all of its affiliate entities. Mr. Jones is intimately involved at the Fund Level and the Portfolio Level for Axis Point Partners.
Mr. Jones started with the firm as an intern while studying at San Diego State University. He then joined KA Enterprises as a Financial and Business Analyst. As the company continued to expand, due to his stellar performance and contribution, Mr. Jones was promoted to development manager and fund control administrator for Axis Point Partners. Subsequently he became controller and directed the firms cash management programs under the leadership of management.
Mr. Jones has been instrumental with respect to Performance Reporting at the Fund and Portfolio Levels. Mr. Jones works with investors to answer any performance related questions. He has an intimate knowledge of the relationship between actual operating accounting methods and its relationship to presentation and calculations at the fund level.
Russel Bridglal is responsible for all property and location management aspects related to KA Enterprises’ Gasoline Stations and Convenience Stores. Mr. Bridglal oversees retail management, business and strategy development, customer satisfaction programs, cost analysis and inventory control. As a Field Supervisor, Mr. Bridglal conducts the firm’s cross-functional team’s management and benchmark achievement planning initiates. He is adept at implementing restructuring initiatives including cost reduction, loss prevention and management scheduling programs.
Mr. Bridglal has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Prior to working with the firm, Mr. Bridglal was employed by British Petroleum- ARCO-AM/PM in California from 1995-2008 as an executive in charge of 15 Gasoline Stations and Convenience Stores to ensure compliance with company policies. Mr. Bridglal oversaw the implementation of business management techniques to further company’s revenue growth agenda. He also ensured application of safety policies to reduce company’s exposure to litigation. He also conducted Leadership Training workshops to develop personnel for management positions.
Myriam Mille has been employed with KA Enterprises Since 2021 as Office Manager. Ms. Mille brings over 20 years of property management experience to this organization.
Ms. Mille’s duties include the formation and management of KA Enterprises entities, which involve the filings for the LLCs, property management, the collection of rents and coordination of CAM and assistance with the monthly/yearly accounting of such real estate holdings. She assists with any of the repairs and maintenance involving KA’s gas station locations as well as separately owned, Company/LLC real estate properties. Ms. Mille is also responsible for securing and maintaining the necessary operating permits for each of the businesses.
In addition to the above, Ms. Mille assists the Director of Operations & Human Resources with the employee documentation relating to employment compliance with both federal and state laws. These duties include integration with the national payroll company, maintenance of employee records in-house, and all forms of payroll garnishments.
Ms. Mile also assists the principals of KA Enterprises in any administrative tasks, together with the coordination in the operation of our office.
Ms. Mille currently hold a California Notary Public Certificate.
Debby McCaslin is responsible for the administrative duties for 11 KA gas stations including account receivables, collecting checks, preparing bank deposits and taking deposits to the banks; account payables, entering invoices and bills from the gas stations in spreadsheets and preparing for CPA in timely manner; preparing gas stations month end reports and monthly bank statements for CPA in organized fashion; maintaining several different station reports and spreadsheets relating to accounting audits; follow-up and resolve issues at the stations such as utility issues, car wash incidents, equipment problems, etc. Ms. McCaslin is also in charge of setting up new accounts, resolving vendor issues, distributing incoming mail throughout the organization, maintaining electronic and physical filing system for all invoices, utility bills, deposits etc. In addition, Ms. McCaslin provides administrative support for owners of KA, field supervisors and the Director of Operations as needed.
Ms. McCaslin was previously employed by Petco Animal Supplies for 19 years holding positions such as Accounts Payable, Administrative Assistant, & Logistics Expert. She is a graduate from Odessa High School in Odessa, TX and attended Grossmont College in San Diego, Ca.
ACQUISITIONS - ASSET MANAGER
Eugene is using his past experience to grow the
commercial real estate division of KA Enterprises. To date has overseen the
acquisition, disposition, development and recapitalization of over $100,000,000
in assets since joining KA enterprises, and is currently overseeing all
acquisitions, entitlements and asset management for KA Enterprises.
Prior to Joining KA Enterprises Eugene was a member of the acquisitions / disposition / asset management team at Westcore Properties, where he asset managed a portfolio of over 12,000,000 SF of industrial and office product and managed over 500,000,000 in acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalization.
Before his time at Westcore Properties Eugene held the Associate Vice President title as a Portfolio Manager for the Santander Real Estate Capital division of Banco Santander. His role was to manage the day-to-day credit activities of a portfolio having a risk exposure of over $1 Billion. Through analyzing and evaluating the financial performance of 400+ loans in the portfolio – consisting of Multifamily, Mixed Use, Commercial and Co-op properties – he has been able to increase the Bank’s balance sheet efficiencies and decrease the Bank’s exposure to troubled assets.
Prior to joining Banco Santander, Eugene was employed at Cushman & Wakefield in their San Diego office as an Associate in their Brokerage Services department. During his time at C&W, he specialized in the leasing and sales of industrial properties in Southern California.
Eugene has an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and his master’s in business administration from Fordham University with an emphasis in Finance & Accounting and a concentration in Entrepreneurship.
REAL ESTATE ANALYST / ASSOCIATE ASSET MANAGER
Humberto Arechiga serves as an asset manager and real estate analyst for KA Enterprises. He supports acquisitions, developments, and asset management within the real estate portfolio. Prior to joining KA Enteprises, Humberto was a fixed income trader and analyst with D.B. Fitzpatrick & Co., an asset management firm with $1.2 billion AUM. There, he specialized in Mortage-Backed Securities, Coporate, Treasury and Goverment debt. Additionally, as a member of DBF's Mortgage Investment Committee he was responsible for underwriting and analysis of commercial real estate mortgage applications and their underlying collateral.
Humberto earned a Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of San Diego and a Bachelors in Finance with a minor in Applied Mathematics from Boise State University. He served 5 years in the Marine Corps and completed 3 deployments overseas.