Mr. Mahshie has resided in the District of Columbia for 38 years and has had a life-long interest in architecture spanning Vitruvius through van der Rohe. He has worked on numerous renovation projects and has the spent the last 17 years restoring his personal residence - a Spanish Colonial Revival built in 1926, published in Spaces magazine in 2006. His current renovation project is his winter residence in Miami Beach, Florida - coincidentally, a Spanish Colonial Revival.
He has worked with esteemed architects and developers throughout the city and has sold four successful condominium projects totaling more than 100 units. A project he sold at 1401 Q Street, NW received a merit award from the American Institute of Architects in 2007, and the Washington Business Journal nominated his project for "Real Estate Deal of the Year." He was the top individual producer at his firm for 2005, 2006, and 2007. As Senior Vice President, he works with the firm's associates to increase their knowledge and understanding of American residential architecture. In 2008, he was appointed by Mayor Adrian Fenty to serve on the Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Prior to his affiliation with TTR Sotheby's International Realty, Mr. Mahshie held positions at the Embassy of Malta, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. As an attorney, he has been an active member of the Virginia State Bar for the last 26 years.
Mr. Mahshie graduated from Georgetown University in 1981 with a B.S. from the School of Languages and Linguistics and studied at the American University in Cairo. He received his M.A. in Arab Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1983. In 1989, he received his J.D. from the College of Law and an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Currently, he serves on the Education Committee of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.