The Urban Century Group is led by an executive team of accomplished business owners and entrepreneurs.
Etienne Locoh is founder and CEO of the Urban Century Group. He also serves as Managing Partner for Infinity Urban Century and Urban Century Capital Partners, the firm's primary investment vehicles. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Locoh directed over $4 billion in real estate and energy related investments, including acquisition and development ventures, corporate recapitalizations, and private equity platform build-ups. A consummate financier and deal maker, he brings the firm and its subsidiaries deep insights into asset selection, deal structuring, and value creation. Mr. Locoh serves as a director for MDC Texas Energy LLC, Maefield Development LLC, and the Broadway Station Company.
Steven Kassin is Executive Board Member of the Urban Century Group. He is co-founder and Principal of the Infinity Group and leads the company's real estate development and investment ventures. He is instrumental in the programming, design and execution of each project, and presides over each property’s reinvention process to ensure it possesses a unique and lasting quality. Under his stewardship, the Infinity has managed over 75 properties and has transacted on over $2 billion of real estate related investments. Steve has brought tremendous energy and creativity to the real estate portfolio activities undertaken by the Urban Century Group in partnership with Infinity Real Estate.
Ike Franco is Executive Board Member of the Urban Century Group. He is a Principal of the Infinity Group, which he co-founded in 2005 with Steven Kassin when the two partners formally joined forces and consolidated their respective companies and holdings into one management platform. Mr. Franco is the driving force behind the Company’s diverse portfolio of premier retail-targeted brands. He serves as Managing Partner of Infinity Lifestyle Brands, the Group’s consumer product business and brand turn-around operating unit. Ike’s business acumen and consumer product savvy brings the Urban Century Group a unique perspective in market and product positioning.
Tom Rini is an Executive Board Member of the Urban Century Group. He is the founder of Falls Creek Capital and the former CEO of Apollo Housing Capital. Mr. Rini has over 30 years of real estate investment experience in urban residential development, and he has been an industry leader in tax credit finance. He brings Urban Century invaluable insights into affordable housing and urban multi-family housing development. He also provides strategic advice to its investment team and sits on the company's Investment Committee.
Akram Busaidy is an Executive Board Member of the Urban Century Group. He is a former Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Portfolio Management for UBS AG's Global Wealth Management unit, where he was responsible for managing $18 billion of real estate investments for client accounts of the bank. Mr. Busaidy brings Urban Century an exceptional depth of expertise on large scale investment and capitalization. He provides portfolio management and strategic advice to its investment team and sits on the company's Investment Committee.
Mark Siffin is an Executive Board Member of the Urban Century Group. He is the Chairman and CEO of Maefield Development Corp, a property and energy conglomerate with control over some of the most sought-after development projects in the U.S.. Mr. Siffin’s insights on the opportunities unleashed over the last ten years in the US energy markets by new exploration and production technologies led him to the formation of MDC Texas Energy, an independent oil and gas production company, in joint-venture with Urban Century’s Olam Energy Resources.