Professor Hossein Torabi
Ph.D President

With over twenty years of commitment to excellence in teaching and administrative experiences in different institutions of higher education, Professor Torabi has assigned to the following positions:

  • Professor of "SQM” at the George Washington University.
  • Associate Professor of Marketing in Business Administration Institute.
  • Visiting Professor at Georgetown University.
  • Associate Professor of Statistics and Research Methodology at Tehran University.
Throughout the years, Prof. Torabi served as a research advisor to more than 200 doctoral candidates from different disciplines in designing research methodology and data collection procedures for their dissertations with a variety of topics in areas of business administration, economics, marketing, and behavioral studies.

Prof. Torabi has been awarded the:

  • Fulbright Scholarship (Champaign, Urbana: University, IL.).
  • Honorary Faculty Member (DC: Georgetown University).
  • Dean’s List (George Washington University)
  • Dean’s List (Tehran University)
  • Author and Co author of many Curriculum and Books.

Dr. Abrahm Halawi, CCIM
VP Strategic Planning Dept.

Received his DBA, Doctorate degree from SMPU, 2002.
Received his Master degree from USC fps Southern University,California
In Management & urban planning (ETM) with Summa Cum Laude 1996,
Received his BA in Architecture in 1985

Professional Experience:
Dr. Halawi has more than twenty five years of Professional Experience in the Real Estate Development and Investment, Locally in USA and Internationally in Europe and the middle east. He has published numerous studies and articles in professional magazine on Real Estate subjects that includes Housing and Real Estate Investment and Development.

Licenses and Membership:

  • Licensed Broker in VA
  • CCIM member , Certified Commercial Invetment Member.
  • Practicing Real Estate business: Investment, Development, and Brokerage & Property Management.

Ray Venero
IREM, CPM®, Property Management Dept.

Ramón J (Ray) Venero, CPM® has been involved in the commercial real estate investment and management business since 1978. He has held leadership positions with national real estate syndicators, regional real estate development and management companies as well as he operated his own management and leasing company. Ray has managed varied portfolios of multi-family, commercial, retail, industrial, HOA, and resort properties throughout the eastern United States. His domestic and foreign institutional clients have included or represented by J.P. Morgan; CalPERS; PennSERS; Manulife; Crown Life; Nationwide Insurance Co; and, Alex. Brown Kleinwort Benson.
Ray is a doctoral candidate in business administration at the H. Wayne Huizenga of Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include cross-cultural communications leadership; organizational behavior; business continuity and organizational resilience. He is a graduate of the Leadership Development Program of the Center for Creative Leadership and the Disney Institute’s WDW approach to HRM.
Ray also attended training at Harvard’s School of Public Health in pandemic planning. He has presented double blind papers at scholarly conference and has a number of journal articles in process.
In addition to training domestically, Ray has delivered many courses in Brazil, Poland, and China. Tri-lingual with 25+ years diverse operating experience in commercial real estate investment and facilities management.

Dave Johnson, MAI
SRPA, MAI, Real Estate Appraisal Dept.

Mr. Johnson graduated from California State University at Los Angeles where he received his BA and his teaching credential in 1972

Mr. Johnson received his SRPA designation in 1990 and he received his MAI designation in 1992.

Since 1983 Mr. Johnson has appraised many types of real estate with an emphasis on land, apartment complexes, industrial properties and commercial properties. Mr. Johnson has been an instructor in the Business & Management Division of the University of California Los Angeles "UCLA” since 1988. Also he received a California State Teaching Credential and a National USPAP Instructor as well.

Professional Development:
Participating in the following Seminars: Subdivision Analysis,: Feasibility and Highest and Best Use, Valuation of Shopping Centers, Accrued Depreciation, Valuation of Office Buildings, Faculty Training Workshop, Grubb & Ellis Economic Forecast,: Southern California Hotel/Motel Workshop, Highest & Best Use and Market to Market Seminars.

President of the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter Appraisal Institute, 1993, 1994 Managing partner of Johnson, O'Neill and Associates, Inc., a general R.E Appraisal firm.

Jacoub M. Hussion, SRA
SRA, Real Estate Appraisal Dept.

Jacoub Hussion attended Loyola University’s Lakeshore Campus, (Chicago, Illinois). He holds a SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute

Jacoub began his career in the real estate appraisal business in 1999 and became an
active appraiser with the Appraisal Institute (AI) having served for several years on the International Relations Committee (IRC) and formerly was a liaison link between (AI) many association & entities throughout the world.

He has been representing the Appraisal Institute (AI) for many years and was a guest speaker at many international Real Estate Forums; he has taught, trained and worked extensively in many countries assisting in the development of appraisal qualification programs, teaching general appraisal courses and helped establish an appraisal report format for local and international markets.

Mr. Hussion grew his company to a staff of 13 appraisers. He joined the Appraisal Research Counselors (ARC) and focuses on a wide variety of property types including neighborhood retail, vacant land, industrial and office properties, as well as mixed-use, apartment and condominium developments.

Prof. Moussa J. IJAM
PhD, Curriculums Review Committee Director


PhD. University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Academic Experience:

Professor at Northern Virginia College, Annandale, Virginia.
Research Associate, Virginia Polytechnic and State, University, Blacksburg, VA.
Visiting Prof. Associates, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada...
Professor of Science, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
Assistant Dean, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

Academic Awards:

Academy of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.

Professional Activities:
Supervised graduate students in their studies for MSs.
Research Participation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.

Eng Adwar M Harmeh, PE ,
Prof. Engineer, Head of Real Estate Development Studies

Mr. Mc Harmeh is the head of Real Estate Development Department.

Graduated from University of Arizona; Tucson in Engineering & Management

Mr. McHarmeh has more than twenty five years of experience in Design, Development and construction, includes review, participate and Lead real estate development projects and studies prepared by consultant engineers to determine acceptability, ensure all the plans and the design criteria.

Coordinate and prioritize multiple assignments to meet professional practice in business and customers expectations, Land developments guide and focus on quality, safety and solution.

In house plans review prior to estimate, bids and construction. Apply solution with established standards and context of issue.

Develop a communication strategy with governmental agencies and citizens, develop and monitors instrumentation programs. Provide management support for construction projects.

Amyn Estatyeh,CFA
Head of Financial Studies

Mr. Estetyah is the head of the financial Department. He is responsible for the oversight of all Financing and administrative activities for the finance department, with primary responsibilities for training, planning and execution of strategic financial plans.

Mr. Estetyah skills in financial analysis and research have merged with organizational and project management and planning to develop a professional team of analysts. He has earned the respect among his colleagues due to his high standard of financial advisory practice academically and professionally.

He has been and is a speaker at numerous Investment and Finance conventions and conferences throughout united states and the middle east, writes articles and provides expert testimony on behalf of his clients.

He has had extensive knowledge in financial management with over twenty years of progressive accounting/Financing and Islamic finance experience with many companies as Investology Corp. He brings an extensive knowledge of financial management skills to the position

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