THE FIRM

A.J. Khair is a real estate development and construction firm that excels in creating and constructing real estate developments of all types. Our expertise in both the development and construction aspects of real estate allows us to identify, plan and construct projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

A.J. Khair takes on a number of projects ranging in size from single-family homes to large mixed-use developments that include hotels, residential and retail space. We build projects that create value for both our investors as well as the community as a whole.

As a company, we take pride in creating real estate developments that are appealing due to their quality design and construction. In order to maintain this reputation, we work closely with city officials, renowned architects and our subcontractors in order to create a product that is truly extraordinary.

We are continually seeking new and exciting development projects that have the opportunity to be profitable and unique.

Services

At AJ Khair, we apply our commitment to our clients along with our industry expertise to ensure comprehensive project planning from inception through to project completion. As real estate developers and general contractors, we have formed strategic, professional partnerships with a number of renowned architects, engineers and subcontractors to maintain unparalleled quality.

For both residential and commercial projects of any size, AJ Khair brings its clients the highest level of commitment and superior work. We work directly alongside each of our clients in order to insure that the project is completed on schedule with a quality finished product.

In addition, AJ Khair is turning its energies towards the increasingly-important concept of sustainable design and building techniques. We believe in real estate development and construction that incorporates the dual aspects of distinctive design and environmentally-friendly construction and building materials.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Team

DEMITRI SAMAHA

Demitri is the founder and President of A.J. Khair Construction Inc. He has over twenty years of real estate investment, development and construction experience.

Since founding A.J. Khair in 2004, he has developed hotels, apartments, condominiums and custom homes in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition, he has owned, managed and renovated numerous retail, restaurant and office properties. He holds a California B Contractor’s license.

SCOTT GREENSPAN

Scott joined A.J. Khair in 2006. During his time with the company he has worked on all facets of the real estate development process, including acquisitions, design, entitlement, financing and construction of the company’s projects.

Prior to joining A.J. Khair, Scott worked for H.B. Parkco Construction and Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.  His prior experience included work on the construction of over 1,000 multi-family units and helping the public in land use issues within the County of Los Angeles.

Scott received his Bachelors of Science degree in urban planning from the University of Southern California and is a licensed California real estate sales agent.  He also remains active in the Los Angeles area Urban Land Institute.

NORIE LACHICA

Norie has been with A.J. Khair since 2006 and serves as the head of accounting.  She is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company, managing all construction loan draws and processing payroll.

Prior to joining A.J. Khair Norie worked in the Philippines as a certified accountant.

JOSEPH MERHI

Joseph Merhi is a partner in A.J. Khair’s development projects. As a successful entrepreneur Joseph has experience in the film, real estate and hospitality industries.

Joseph is the founder of both PM Entertainment and Fun World Media. These companies have created numerous film, television and entertainment venues which have been featured in theaters nationwide, on networks such as ABC, NBC, HBO, TNT and the Discovery Channel. Throughout his career Joseph has been an active real estate investor and owns/operates various properties throughout the country. These properties include production studios, development properties and investment properties.

Joseph resides in Beverly Hills with his wife and three children.

CRIS HERRERA

Cris is an Architect by profession with more than a decade experience in building and construction ranging from singe family houses, apartments, high end condominiums, commercial buildings and government buildings. Since joining A.J. Khair, Cris has been integral in the construction management process helping to facilitate the completion of our construction project on schedule and on budget.

Prior to joining A.J. Khair, Cris worked with a property developer and multi-national contractors with projects from structural works, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, roads and highways. Cris attended Urban Planning program in the Graduate School of Design in Harvard University and is currently earning his Masters in Business Administration.

YUKITERU HAMADA

Yuki has over a decade of real estate experience working with investors, developers and operators with a specialization in multifamily. He has worked in multiple areas within multifamily including leasing, property management, asset management, deal structuring and financial modeling.

At A.J. Khair Yuki is responsible for sourcing new projects and performing feasibility / financial analysis on prospective and current deals.

He has previously worked for several developers including Daiwa House, Zephyr, Equity Residential and Marquee Asset Management.