IREA | Investment Real Estate Associates was founded in 1999 by Raffi D. Krikorian on the principles of hard work, expertise, loyalty and integrity, with the vision of providing client-focused brokerage and advisory services. With 100% of the Firm's resources being applied to the acquisition and disposition of investment real estate, the IREA team has a track record of successfully advising clients through complex transactions.
From cutting edge marketing campaigns to customized 1031 exchange solutions, IREA's unique client-focused business model has driven our success for nearly 20 years, resulting in the closing of more than 18 thousand apartment units and 12 million square feet of retail centers. In addition to marquee hospitality and developments sites, IREA has also closed office, industrial and single tenant NNN investments in 37 states.
Raffi D. Krikorian
Raffi Krikorian founded IREA in 1999 and approximately $7.3 billion dollars of investment property was sold under his initiative.
Mr. Krikorian was involved in the real estate industry beginning in 1986. Prior to that he was involved in international banking for ten years, holding various executive positions both in the U.S. and abroad. After successfully opening, owning, and managing the Los Angeles County operation of a Southern California regional investment real estate company, Mr. Krikorian founded IREA with the vision of providing client-focused brokerage and advisory services.
Mr. Krikorian was a founder and past Chairman of the Board of the California Business Bank, a full service commercial bank, headquartered in Los Angeles. He also served on the advisory Board of First American Bank. Mr. Krikorian was an active member of several professional and civic organizations, including the Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, AIR, and ICSC. Mr. Krikorian graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman University, Missouri, and a Masters Degree from School of International Service, the American University, Washington D.C.