E&S International Enterprises, Inc. (ESI) was founded in 1980 as a branch of its parent company “The Ehsan Company”. The concept of ESI originates from Mr. Ehsan Asherian, who started his business in 1948. Today, ESI is a global leader in consumer electronics distribution, licensing brands such as Hitachi, Pioneer and Monster. In its’ entirety, ESI consists of three main sectors: ESI Consumer Products, ESI Ventures and ESI Capital.
ESI Ventures, founded in 1998, is a diversified commercial real estate investment company headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA. Operating as a real estate investment vehicle for ESI principals, the firm has completed over $125MM in transactions in 2017. ESI team members have overseen over $1B in transactions and have over 100 years of combined commercial real estate experience. ESI Ventures acquires and develops multifamily properties, industrial buildings, hotels, retail centers, office buildings and commercial land. ESI Ventures seeks out value add assets that require capital improvements, operational enhancements, recapitalization, repositioning or rebranding. ESI is not averse to risk however their diligent investment process, from underwriting to business plan execution, helps to mitigate downside risk commonly found in the value add investment space. The firm specializes in co-sponsor transactions alongside successful investors and developers. ESI’s track record has allowed them to provide investors with returns over 30% internal rate of return.
Although commercial real estate is a highly cyclical industry, their proven contrarian approach to deploying capital has enabled their investment partners to capitalize on bullish market cycles while protecting investments during periods of contraction. They accomplish this by finding voids in the market where demand will hold up during recessionary periods, adding tremendous value, and by taking into account current investor sentiment along with historical product cycles when making buy/sell/hold decisions.
ESI has built its success through an entrepreneurial and collaborative culture. They have never departed from their family owned beginnings and despite the tremendous growth they are committed to maintaining honest and financially rewarding relationships with employees and partners.