american ventures

Leadership

Our Leadership

We believe everyone should have access to building long term wealth. The problem is you don’t have access to the tools to get you there. We pride ourselves in giving you the tools you need to accomplish the goals you value.
Shravan Parsi
CEO & Founder
Mark Hansen
Director of Operations
William Little
Director of Development
Jameson Cooper
Director of Acquistions

Our Team

Our team has a combined 80+ years of real estate experience, managed over 15,000 units, and acquired 4,300 units since 2013. We focus on New Development and Value-add Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate Investments.

Sondra Wenger
Board Advisor
Himesh Gandhi
Outside General Counsel
Thomas C. Washmon
Board Advisor
Dale Jacobson
Independent Financial & Tax Consultant

Sondra Wenger

Sondra Wenger is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate at CBRE Global Investors. Ms. Wenger is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience for top-tier institutions, including CIM Group, General Electric, Equity Office Properties and AMB (now Prologis). Each firm has a national/international presence in which she was responsible for strategizing, developing and executing the real estate investment strategy. Over her career, she has sourced, negotiated and closed over $10 billion of transactions in 35+ different cities. She has been involved in an array of transactions including equity and debt positions in stabilized, value-add, opportunistic, infrastructure and opportunity zone investments in office buildings, retail, apartments, condominiums, industrial, data centers, cold storage, hotels and mixed-use assets through direct and joint venture investments.

Ms. Wenger is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), serves as Membership Chair on the Executive Board for the Urban Mixed-Use Development Council, is a member of the ULI Capital Markets Council and is a mentor for the ULI Young Leader partnership program. She is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences, sharing her experiences, expertise and perspective in today’s highly competitive market.

Ms. Wenger has received several recognitions including Bisnow’s LA Power Women (2019), NAWRB Commercial Leader Award (2019), US House of Representatives Commercial Leaders Award (2019), Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com Women of Influence for Investment Professional and Mentor of the Year (2019), CEO Today Business Women of the Year (2018), Bisnow national article for Women in Finance (2018), Allen Matkins LA Power Women (2017) and Real Estate Forum Women of Influence (2014).

Ms. Wenger graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Riverside and was a California Certified Public Accountant (1994-2009).

Himesh Gandhi

Himesh Gandhi is a Shareholder at Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC. Mr. Gandhi represents local individuals and businesses in a wide variety of complex business transactions. His primary focus is in the areas of commercial real estate and assisting clients in acquisition, disposition, capitalization and formation of companies. Mr. Gandhi’s real estate practice involves all aspects of commercial real estate including acquisition, development, capitalization, financing, leasing and disposition. Additionally, Mr. Gandhi is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Gandhi’s corporate law practice is devoted to formation and structuring of commercial entities in addition to acquisition, capitalization, financing and disposition, and contract review and analysis.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Gandhi believes strongly in community service. In 2012, Mr. Gandhi was elected to Sugar Land City Council and became the youngest at-large councilman in the history of the city when taking office at the age of 35. He currently is serving in his third term on City Council and has also served as the Mayor Pro-Tem.

Mr. Gandhi has served as a board member for several community organizations, including the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Child Advocates of Fort Bend and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Arc of Fort Bend.

In 2015, Mr. Gandhi was named a recipient of the prestigious Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 awards.

Thomas C. Washmon

Thomas C. Washmon is President and General Counsel of Privateer Capital Management, LP, a closely held, multi-strategy private investment platform headquartered in Austin, Texas. Prior to joining Privateer Capital, Tom practiced law for fifteen years and was a partner in several law firms acting as a strategic advisor to clients in various matters including corporate law, governance, real estate, asset protection, and litigation.

In his leadership capacity at Privateer Capital, Tom serves on the Board of Directors of two of Privateer Capital’s portfolio companies, the Lucena Group, LLC, a global risk management company and Grey Rock Energy Partners, a Dallas based private equity firm focused on the lower and mid-market of non-operated working interests in oil and gas, with more than $450 million of assets and committed capital under management.

Tom was born in the Rio Grande Valley and is a sixth generation Texan. He is a graduate of The Hill School and received a B.A. in European History from Washington and Lee University. After college, he attended the Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and received his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. In addition to Tom’s many business responsibilities, he is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children.

Dale Jacobson

For years, Kenneth “Dale” Jacobson, CPA, has acted as an Independent Financial & Tax Consultant to American Ventures. Dale has been providing quality, personalized, financial guidance to commercial real estate businesses.

Dale’s expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning. Dale’s dedication to hard work has earned him the respect of the businesses and financial community in and around the area.

Kenneth Dale Jacobson, CPA, PLLC, is one of the leading firms in and around the area. By combining their expertise, experience and the team mentality of the staff, the company assures that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Their dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic, are the reasons their client base returns year after year.

The company’s mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieving future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of the clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. Their team meets these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.