Dr. Farzin Shakib began his real estate career over 10 years ago by acquiring and operating a number of multi-family apartment buildings, and has expanded his portfolio by co-leading various real estate development projects in the Bay Area. Prior to that, as a technologist and entrepreneur, he has founded two high-tech startup companies. He founded and served as CEO of ACUSIM Software, introducing rapid fluid dynamic simulation software in design cycles. He sold ACUSIM to Altair Engineering (Nasdaq: ALTR). In his early career, after a year of post-doctoral research at NASA Ames, he co-founded Centric Engineering Systems, which was acquired by ANSYS (Nasdaq: ANSS). Dr. Shakib received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.