Our Professionals

Ebby Jebreel – President

Ebby Jebreel has over 25 years of real estate experience both in the UK and US. He has been active in real estate since the mid-1980’s in London, the North West of England and across the US. Before 2008 (when MLE began acquiring distressed assets), he has been responsible for acquisitions in excess of $300,000,000 dollars of real estate. Since 2008 he has spearheaded the purchase of notes with a par value of approximately $160,000,000 and is in charge of investor relations. He graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a degree in building technology.

Mark Forman – Partner

Mark Forman’s expertise includes advising companies and their stakeholders in both out-of-court and in-court situations. He provides assistance to all professionals working on behalf of the creditors so that each transaction will be structured with the most favorable financial terms, with the ultimate goal of then adding additional value beyond the numbers. His expertise in financial restructuring brought him to the United States from Canada in 1992 to work on a variety of companies that had fallen on hard times. He has worked with various lenders, debtors, creditors and their respective legal counsels on a multitude of transactions both pre and post bankruptcy.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Toronto in Canada. He is a current member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (“CA”) and was previously a Senior Manager at KMPG Inc. in their National Tax Department. Additionally, he has a Wall Street investment banking background of more than 15+ years with experience in financial restructuring and reorganizations leading to follow on financings (private and public) as well as mergers and acquisitions. His expertise also includes forensic accounting.

Sam Moghimi – Partner

Prior to joining Maryland Estates, Mr. Moghimi was a Senior Project Manager at Grubb & Ellis Company where he was responsible for the planning, implementation, coordination and management of several corporate real estate projects in Los Angeles and Orange County. He was a key participant in expanding and managing the growth of a $30 million dollar project. Sam was also formerly a Project Manager at CB Richard Ellis. With a strong background in real estate development, he worked closely with company executives in the formulation and implementation of programs designed to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Sam Moghimi obtained a Masters degree in International Economics from the University of Warwick in England. He graduated with honors from the University of Manchester in England where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.

Fred Bastan – Partner

Fred Bastan comes from a background in the high tech industry, in particular in the wholesale distribution of electronics and computer systems. Fred was in charge of developing relationships with new vendors and client including Lockheed Martin, Los Angeles Unified School District, Best Buy, CBS, Sony Pictures and more. Fred has been a real estate investor for over 20 years and also holds a California Salesperson’s license.