Shirin Kanji is responsible for overseeing all of Impact Properties investment related activities and directly oversees the newly formed retail division which includes 75 Rent a Center franchised locations and 2 CARSTAR franchised locations. Mr. Kanji holds a B.S. in Finance and Political Science from NYU Stern School of Business and an M.S. in Real Estate Finance & Development from NYU Real Estate Institute. Mr. Kanji is a member of YPO Florida chapter, part of the NYU Alumni Advisory Board for the West Coast of Florida chapter and the NYU Alumni Mentor Network.
[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Shirin Kanji, who is responsible for overseeing all of Impact Properties’ investment-related activities.
[2:05] Josh welcomes Shirin to Franchise Euphoria.
[2:27] Shirin tells the Impact Properties story, which begins when his father immigrated to the United States in the 1970s.
[5:20] In the mid- to late-80s, Shirin’s family signed onto a hotel franchise development deal.
[7:01] Shirin worked in finance on Wall Street for a few years after college before deciding to join the family business with Impact Properties.
[10:50] As Impact Properties moved into the restaurant industry, they found that they could pair their hotels and restaurants to provide a premium product.
[14:16] Shirin explains the importance of crafting a concept that is scalable and looking at replication into other markets to maximize your success.
[17:29] Shirin agrees with Josh’s notion that there isn’t an exact science to signing on with a franchise opportunity and the most important thing is to find a semblance of comfort with the right opportunity.
[18:47] Recently, Shirin has been involved with the development of a variety of brands including Rent-A-Center and BurgerFi.
[21:28] Some factors that Shirin looks for in a quality franchise system include the level of support you’ll receive and making sure existing franchisees are satisfied with the system.
[26:25] If you want to learn more about Impact Properties, you can visit the website listed below.
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