Avi Shemesh, Co-Founder and a Principal of CIM Group, has been an active real estate investor for more than 25 years. Since co-founding CIM Group in 1994, Mr. Shemesh has been instrumental in building the firm’s real estate and infrastructure platforms. As a Principal and head of the firm’s Investments Group, he is actively involved in the investment process and provides guidance on the diverse investment ideas across CIM Group’s platforms. He serves on the firm’s Investment and Asset Management Committees. Additionally, Mr. Shemesh is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CIM Group, including strategic initiatives, property management and leasing and investor relations. Prior to CIM Group, Mr. Shemesh was involved in a number of successful entrepreneurial real estate activities, including co-founding Dekel Development, which developed a variety of commercial and multifamily properties in Los Angeles.