Ash Pajoohi is Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy Lead in the Global Strategy consulting practice of Newmark’s Global Corporate Services (GCS). He works with clients to optimize portfolio strategy and advance workplace models to reduce costs, improve performance, and enhance attraction and retention of talent.
A real estate professional with a strong background in finance and due diligence, Pajoohi is cost-driven and results-oriented. He has underwritten over $5 billion in real estate transactions and created annual savings in excess of $450 million for his clients. A proven leader, Pajoohi is recognized for being innovative and highly skilled at building integrated solutions to extract value from real estate, create efficiencies, build resiliency and tailor environments where employees want to come to work, participate and perform.
Prior to joining Newmark in early 2022, Pajoohi served as Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy and Consulting at Cresa, where he streamlined service delivery across a suite of services, and enhanced reporting transparency and tracking of performance benchmarks for client portfolios. Previously, he was Senior Vice President at Colliers. Pajoohi also served as Director of Portfolio Strategy at CBRE.
Pajoohi is a regular public speaker, author, and mentor, with a passion to drive value from real estate and create employee centric workplaces to enhance productivity.
Areas of Specialty
- Portfolio Strategy & Optimization
- Real Estate Logistics
- Asset Management
- Financial Analysis and Due Diligence
- Workplace Design
- Talent and Location Strategy
- Data Analytics
- Founder, AIG Middle Eastern Leadership Network
- Board Member, CoreNet Leadership
- Graduate Adjunct Professor, New York University, June 2020 - Present
- Chair, Hamilton Wall Street Association
- Alumni Mentor, NYU & Hamilton College
- Volunteer, Citizen Scientist, National Audubon Society, and NY Trail Conference
Pajoohi has a Master of Science in Finance and Investment from New York University (Honors Graduate) as well as a Master of Urban Planning, with a concentration in emerging markets, from Hunter College (Honors Graduate). He has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Government from Hamilton College, New York.