#172: Sharif Shakhshir- Paperwork, People and Properties

“AI is going to take a lot of jobs, but real estate will always be here.”

-Sharif Shakhshir


Today I am interviewing Sharif Shakhshir. He is the Senior Vice President of CALCAP, a real estate investment company specializing in alternative investment opportunities for institutions and individual investors. He is also the Founder and CIO of Falcon Capital Management, a company  that focuses on underwriting on upcoming acquisitions, deal sourcing, investment analytics, strategy and industry networking and deal financing.  


Sharif Shakhshir: Has a bachelors and masters in finance. He was always interested in finance and even started collecting gold and silver as a kid. He began his career as a stockbroker before working for Countrywide in the lending division. Now he is the Senior Vice President of CALCAP and operates his own company, Falcon Capital Management. 



  • How Sharif found his way into real estate investing 

  • What are the challenges and the opportunities 

  • Pay attention to the details 

  • What is desktop underwriting 

  • What is a pro forma analysis 

  • Sharif’s quick cap rate calculator 

  • How to provoke efficiency in property analysis

  • Exploring the various ways to do rent comps 

  • What is the current trend in the multi family market 

  • Why no one wants to sell 

  • Dissecting the usage of bridge loans 

  • The impact of interest rates 

  • Are we looking at a recession 

  • How do we prepare for economic softening

  • Will the banking system change 

  • Finding your tribe 

  • Using meetings to develop relationships 


Listen now and find out how Sharif found his Real Estate Breakthrough!


The Real Estate Breakthrough Show with Christina Suter is where we talk about the reality of real estate, the mindset you need and the tips and tricks to get you moving forward in investing. Join us every other week and learn everything you need to know to invest in real estate on Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, and more. You can watch Sharif’s interview on Youtube here. 


Find out more about Sharif here: 


LinkedIn Sharif Shakhshir

Website CALCAPAdvisors

Website FalconCapitalmgmt