Samson Mishael, a visionary entrepreneur, launched Piccard Financial in Beverly Hills, CA in 1984. With a passion for real estate and a keen eye for opportunities, Samson laid the foundation for what would become one of the most esteemed commercial real estate structured finance firms in Southern California.
Under Samson's guidance, Piccard Financial evolved from a small single-family office into a dynamic and influential player in the real estate finance industry. His leadership and commitment to excellence propelled the company's growth, establishing a solid reputation for providing innovative and tailored financing solutions.
Aaron Mishael, the Principal of Piccard Financial, embarked on his real estate career at a young age, immersing himself in the fundamentals of real estate investing under the guidance of his father. During this formative period, he gained invaluable experience working alongside his father and acquired a profound understanding of the industry. As Aaron matured, he made the decision to pursue his studies at the prestigious Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad – West Coast Rabbinical Studies program, ultimately attaining his Rabbinical Ordination in Jewish Law in 2019. Upon rejoining his father at Piccard Financial, Aaron assumed the direct responsibility of spearheading the company's Investment Activities. Throughout his tenure, he has successfully orchestrated the acquisition, financing, and disposition of a diverse portfolio, encompassing multi-family properties, retail spaces, industrial facilities, and land investments, collectively valued at over $100 million. Aaron's unwavering commitment extends beyond his clients and investors. He firmly believes in the importance of community and charity, considering them as fundamental pillars of Piccard Financial's ethos.
Andrew Sawyer, the Principal of Piccard Financial and Head of Capital Markets, is a highly skilled real estate investment professional renowned for his forward-thinking approach, market foresight, and ability to establish genuine connections with his clients. In early 2023, Andrew played a pivotal role in spearheading the re-launch of Piccard's debt and equity services. Andrew embarked on his career as a capital markets analyst, honing his expertise while working on a remarkable $500 million worth of executable transactions for a prominent middle market firm based in Los Angeles. Through his dedication and talent, he swiftly ascended the ranks, attaining the position of Associate and, remarkably, becoming the youngest Director in the firm's history. His primary focus revolved around providing invaluable debt and equity advisory services across a wide array of commercial property types, including multifamily residences, retail spaces, office complexes, industrial facilities, and hospitality properties. Notably, Andrew and Piccard Financial have established a distinguished clientele, ranging from institutional and sub-institutional investors to private family offices and ambitious entrepreneurs. Together, they navigate the dynamic real estate landscape, fostering growth and prosperity for their partners. Andrew completed his educational journey at Loyola Marymount University, graduating with a B.A. in Finance, further enriching his skill set and solidifying his foundation in the field.