BACKGROUND: Ed received his high school diploma from SAMPAD, a high school which was designed and ran by the government to train and educate exceptional talents in each state in Iran. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: After high school, his passion for the building industry led him to enroll in Guilan University (a sister university of the renowned University of Berlin) to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and right after obtained his Master of Architecture from the IAU, the biggest university in the middle east. WORK EXPERIENCE: Before moving to the States, he established his design – build firm when he was only 23 years old. The result of that experience was the completion of several unique residential and commercial projects in Tehran and Tabriz, Iran. Upon moving to California, he joined a 30 year old local design – build firm to grasp their valuable experience. SKILLS: Since 2010, knowing all stages of a project, from drawing the first line till the moment the keys are being delivered to the clients, has equipped him to be able to perform as the principal designer on over 300 projects. He has managed, supervised, and executed construction of several of these projects in person. VISIONS: He established ELIJAH KORD CUSTOM HOMES in pursuit of his visions, to not only design luxurious homes, but to actually be able to meticulously build them in the most timely efficient manner that is tailored to each individual and their project’s needs.
LIFE PERSPECTIVES: For his off work schedule, he enjoys working on his theology studies, and spending time with his wife, sons, and family. Playing soccer and basketball when ever he gets a chance, reminds him of his active youth when he was involved in tournaments and his desire to achieve victory.
Mahsa received a Bachelor of Business degree from CSUF. With a passion for design and details, she is responsible for the interior design and décor of each project. Her keen eye for textures, colors, and materials has led her to create unique designs for each client. She works closely with the team and clients to create designs that are in sync and have a distinct look, while maintaining the overall integrity of the design.
She is passionate about design, specializes in abstract art, and currently working on displaying her works for an art gallery.
Ethan graduated from Zhejiang University, China, in 2005. From 2014 until now, he is the Manager and Partner of Elim Capital Group, which focuses mainly on real estate investment across the United States. He is an experienced private equity manager has funded both commercial and residential development project in New York, Texas, Northern California and Melbourne, Australia. In 2016, he joined Ed Balazadeh as the main partner in his projects, which led him to be the Partner/VP for Elijah Kord Custom Homes in 2017.
He loves to play basketball in his spare time, if he gets any.