Our Team

AREI consists of a team of over twenty real estate professionals
that enable us to execute diverse and complex transactions across all geographies and asset classes.


Masood Tayebi, Ph.D. Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Masood Tayebi is a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Bridgewest Group. He currently serves as CEO of a nationwide real estate portfolio and is the Founder and Chairman of Biotech Investment Group (BIG). Dr. Tayebi was the Founder and CEO of BioDuro, a contract research organization, which was successfully exited in 2012 through a sale to Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC. Prior to BioDuro, Dr. Tayebi was Co-Founder and Chairman of Wireless Facilities, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFI), a global leader in telecommunications outsourcing.

Kevin M. Russell Partner and Group Chief Legal Officer

Kevin M. Russell is a Partner and Group Chief Legal Officer of the Bridgewest Group. Prior to joining the Bridgewest Group, Mr. Russell was the General Counsel for Emirates International Investment Company LLC (EIIC), a multi-billion dollar global asset manager based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining EIIC, Mr. Russell was a Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald LP, acting as lead counsel for several real estate and asset management businesses. He was previously an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in both New York and London.

Ted Eldredge Managing Director

Ted Eldredge is a Managing Director of Alliance Real Estate Investments and has over 25 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate and development. He worked as a commercial Real Estate Broker for CBRE (formally CB Commercial) for 9 years and as an R&D and Industrial leasing and sales agent in the San Diego Market. He then moved onto Manchester Financial Group where he was the President, and built and financed The Manchester Grand Hyatt (1625 room Convention Center Hotel) and the Grand Del Mar Resort during his 10 years at Manchester. Mr. Eldredge also acquired, managed, and sold over 350,000 sq. ft. of office and lab space in the Torrey Pines and Central San Diego markets. He is a licensed Broker in the State of California.

Saum Vahdat Director of Finance

Saum Vahdat is the Director of Finance for Alliance Real Estate Investments. He is responsible for leading the Group's finance initiatives. Previously Mr. Vahdat worked with Johnson & Johnson's venture capital platform, assisting with commercialization strategy formation and market research. Prior to J&J, Mr. Vahdat led financial analysis and business development at a real estate investment firm. Mr. Vahdat graduated from Cornell University with an MBA focused on Finance and Strategy.

Cyrus Mojdehi Vice President

Cyrus Mojdehi is the Vice President of Alliance Real Estate Investments. Mr. Mojdehi manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of commercial and residential real estate, primarily consisting of value add assets held for cash flow as well as a secondary effort focused on repositioning and selling. He oversees the sourcing, acquisition, renovation, and disposition of the portfolio’s assets. Mr. Mojdehi is a graduate of Brown University.