Steven Yazdani is Managing Director and Founder of Nova Capital where he is focused on raising equity and debt for investors and developers. He has spent the last 15 years working in a real estate capital advisory role and has placed more than $3 billion in debt and equity financing for investors and developers throughout the United States and Mexico.
Prior to founding Nova Capital, he was a founding partner of Lucent Capital. Previously, Steven opened and co-headed the Los Angeles office for the Carlton Group, a New York based real estate investment banking firm. Earlier, he served as a Senior Vice President at Los Angeles based George Smith Partners, where he was active in raising debt and equity financing on behalf of institutional clients and executing both performing and non-performing note sales on behalf of financial institutions.
Steven holds joint Juris Doctorate and Master of Real Estate Development degrees from the University of Southern California. He earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.