Afshin Kateb - Chief Financial Officer

Afshin Kateb manages Nimes’ finance department, including: accounting; tax; internal and external reporting; treasury/cash management; risk management; asset management; and financial planning and analysis. Mr. Kateb joined Nimes from sbe where he was the CFO for nearly seven years overseeing the company’s growth, reporting standardization, financial affairs and institutionalization of lender and investor relations. Prior to sbe, Mr. Kateb was Senior Vice President of Lowe Enterprises Investors serving as portfolio manager responsible for asset management, portfolio management and structured finance of investments of a $1 billion portfolio. Prior to Lowe, Mr. Kateb served as founding CFO of KOR Group (Viceroy Hotel Group) and oversaw the company’s development of a portfolio of assets that included 3,200 multi-family units, various domestic and international real estate development projects and approximately 2,000 hotel rooms under management. Mr. Kateb’s prior experience includes positions with Destination Hotel and Resorts, Ernst & Young, and ITT Sheraton Corporation.

Mr. Kateb holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Accounting from Woodbury University. In addition to his business activities, Mr. Kateb is active in the greater Los Angeles community through his involvement with the Farhang Foundation, Cal Poly Pomona Collins School of Hospitality, Woodbury University and Pepperdine University.