Ajaz spent almost 33 years on Wall Street. He started his career as an FX trader at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1985 and transitioned to FX Institutional Sales few years later. He left Chase in 1996 and joined Union Bank of Switzerland in New York as a Senior FX Salesperson. In 1997 he was recruited by Société Générale (SG), France’s second largest bank, to start up their FX Institutional operations in NY. In 2004 he was promoted to be the Head FX Sales and Trading for Europe and Asia. In 2005 he transitioned back to New York and resumed his previous position as Head of FX Institutional Sales for the US and stayed at SG till he retired in 2018.
Ajaz is a Principal in a group of entities that owns and operates multifamily, mix use and office buildings in New York.
In 2021, Ajaz and Shahid Jafri formed Jafri Group which is a private holding company that owns and controls the various entities owned by the Jafri Family.
Ajaz holds a BBA from St. John’s and an MBA from Pace University. He is married and lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Mohammed Jafri, principal and co-founder of Jafri & Jafri, LLC, a New York Law Firm, is General Counsel to Jafri Group, LLC. Mohammed Jafri has over 30 years of experience in field of real estate, commercial transaction, and lender closings. Since 1989 Mohammed Jafri has represented major real estate sponsors, substantial business owners and numerous institutional lenders. Mohammed Jafri has BBA from Pace University, Real Estate Certificate from New York University, and J.D. from New York Law School.
Shahid grew up in a family involved in real estate and mortgage banking. Shahid ‘s father, Mohamed Jafri, has developed, owned and operated multi family, mixed use and residential portfolio in New York since 1980’’s. Shahid ‘s mother, Zahra Jafri, in 1990 founded owned and operated, as its President, a mortgage brokerage company. In 2004 Zahra co-founded Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, a direct residential lender, and as its President guided Lynx through the 2008 financial crises and has grown Lynx into one of the most reputable mortgage banks in New York.
In 2018, Shahid founded Jafri Capital, LLC, a New York Based Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets Intermediary & Investment Firm
Shahid has established a valuable network of capital relationships including but not limited to: international and domestic family offices, offshore and onshore private equity and hedge funds, private lenders, investment banks, commercial banks, and high net worth individuals.
Prior to founding Jafri Capital, LLC, Shahid worked at a New York-based real estate investment company. Where the team successfully closed over $1 Billion. Shahid worked as a real estate investment banking analyst and associate, specializing in equity and debt placement. He was introduced to intermediaries and their business model at his first role at the internationally reputable TP ICAP, where he sat on the equity derivatives desk.
In 2021, Shahid founded JafCap which is a online digital commercial real estate capital markets platform and Jafri Journal, a digital media and news company covering the most relevant commercial and residential real estate content across the nation.
Shahid graduated from Fairfield University Dolan School of Business with a B.A. in Finance & Accounting and earned a diploma in Commercial Real Estate Financial Analysis & Modeling from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate