Sonny H. Astani, founder of Astani Enterprises Inc., a development firm based in Beverly Hills, has over thirty years of real estate experience. Mr. Astani has been involved in the development and construction of over 5,000 luxury rental and condominium units valued at $1 Billion. Mr. Astani received his Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California (“USC”). In 2007, he made a generous donation to the civil engineering department, now named the “USC Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.” It remains the largest naming gift for a civil engineering department. In addition, Mr. Astani has donated $3.5 Million to the Skid Row Housing Trust, which provides housing for homeless and battered women and children, Dorsey High School, and Compton Junior Posse. Mr. Astani serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, and the Pacific Council for International Policy. He has been awarded the USC Engineering School’s Distinguished Alumni Award and the Industrial and Systems Engineering Distinguished Award. Mr. Astani is married with three children and resides in Malibu. His hobbies include Karate, Tai Chi, yoga, ocean swimming and traveling.