Meet The Team

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Chief Executive Lion

Robert Rivani, President, Black Lion Investment Group, is an American entrepreneur, retail entertainment innovator and real estate visionary. Born in 1990, Rivani sold his first company–a footwear business–for $150,000 when he was only a teenager. From there, he went on to participate in day trading, only to lose most of…

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Chief Executive Lioness

Krystal Rivani is an accomplished real estate professional and CEO of Black Lion pride. Krystal has developed a stellar reputation as a results-driven, client-centric agent, fervent team leader, and investor-friendly. Born and raised in LA and a Registered Dietitian by trade, Krystal has spent the past couple of years providing…

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Chief Operating Lion

Patrick Khoury Motivated by the fact that no two days in real estate are ever the same, with every client, property, and transaction presenting its challenges, he looks forward to working through them. This insight drives Patrick Khoury, the Chief Operating Officer at Black Lion Pride, to oversee Black Lion’s…

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Chief Legal Lion

Marc Shandler, the Chief Legal Lion at Black Lion pride, has anchored his career on Stephen Covey's works and is also a mindfulness practitioner. He holds a J.D from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania. Marc was inducted into real estate in 6th grade…

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Director Of Project Development

Karl Matthew Garra, also known as Matt, is the Director of Project Development at Black Lion Pride, who is in charge of all construction works, overseeing the projects from beginning to completion. Matt attended the University of Akron, College of Engineering and Construction Technology. Matt has prior experience working as…

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Attorney

Dominic DeMarco, Esq Born in Southern California and raised in Connecticut, Dominic DeMarco is the In-house Counsel for Black Lion Pride. He holds an LL.M. from the University of Southern California, a J.D. from California Western School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Miami. With a solid…

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Architect & Project Manager

Alejandro M Melendez As a highly knowledgeable In House Architect and Project Manager for the Black Lion pride, Alejandro M Melendez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA, and is LEED Green Design Accredited Professional. He complements his solid educational background with his…

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Senior Property Manager

Caitlyn Lewis Born and raised in Los Angeles, Caitlyn Lewis is the senior Property Manager at Black Lion pride. Known for her reputation as a highly passionate and outgoing professional, she has spent her time mastering the maxim of connecting people with places. She intuitively understands the markets, the players,…

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Chief Executive Lion’s Executive Assistant​ & Creative Director​

Anna Orsborn supports Black Lion Pride in its resolve to provide unparalleled service to its customers. As the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Creative Director, she is mandated with supporting the executive in driving the team's vision. Her hand on all creative, social, and logistics within the team has…

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Office Manager / Assistant Property Manager

Donna Nieves Inspired and nurtured at the early age of 7 by her realtor father, Donna’s love for real estate is much deeper than the transaction. As the assistant property manager at Black Lion pride, she embraces the approach, a sum-is-greater-than-its-parts advantage, in guiding her teams to achieve the set-out…

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