Hani Shafi is an associate at CIP. He is actively involved in many areas, including leasing representation, acquisition and disposition of office and retail space.
Prior to joining CIP in 2019, Hani spent fifteen years producing documentaries, commercials, and branded content in Los Angeles. His work with high-profile clients such as National Geographic, Disney, Red Bull, Mercedes, and Microsoft spanned the globe, including Japan, Italy, France, and Israel.
He describes being a producer like being the tip of an inverted pyramid, meaning you have to diligently plan to accomplish the ever-shifting goals of multiple stakeholders and be prepared to execute them in real-time over the course of a shoot while simultaneously anticipating and having contingencies in place for last-minute changes and things that inevitably go awry. Hani applies that same level of dedicated client service, meticulous research, resourceful problem-solving, and tactful negotiation to commercial real estate in order to satisfy his clients’ needs within their budget and schedule.
Hani was born in Houston and graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Texas in 2004 before moving to Venice Beach, California. In his free time, he enjoys relaxing at Austin’s various swimming holes with his family and dog, seeing live music, attempting to become a half-way decent photographer, and discovering all the great restaurants this city has to offer.