Enhance property value
A boutique design, development, and investment firm
Byblos represents the introduction of modern technology innovation to the luxury real estate market. Our foundation is based on our vision to bring scale and depth to luxury living spaces across Southern California and empower those involved in the process to increase their wealth.
Byblos is a bespoke design, development, and investment firm that offers high-end, luxury real estate build and financial services. With a core expertise in luxury residential development using innovative technology solutions, and financial engineering, to bring our Clients’ dream to reality. Byblos brings next generation, experiential design services to the real estate market. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Byblos is led by a team with expertise across real estate technology, design, finance, architecture, operations, and sales.
Byblos is changing the paradigm by developing a platform for the development and management of end-to-end premium real estate through forward-thinking technologies. Our platform offers the ability to access near real time development updates, blockchain-secured financing, and augmented design processes that are cost-cutting and data-driven.
A one-stop-shop for all your real estate needs that meet your design, budget and timeline requirements.
We offer end-to-end architecture, financing, design, and development leadership at the Management and General Contractor level for every project. Experience the benefits of end-to-end embedded software, fintech enabled financing, and digital project management.
We offer quality investment products in premium markets with high resale performance. We operate in areas where we have regional expertise to uncover off-market projects that facilitate superior returns. We offer two main funds that provide greater access to the exclusive Southern California luxury real estate market.
Lyon Kassab is currently the Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Byblos - A career executive with more than twenty years of financial, operational, and strategic management expertise. Alongside real estate development, Lyon focuses on proptech startup development to stay at the forefront of real estate innovation.
Concurrent to Byblos, Lyon Kassab continues to be a dynamic and industry-agnostic Executive with a career spanning Consumer Packaged Goods, Management Consulting, and Automotive Industries. He specializes in Strategy and Operations and has spent a majority of his career linking Strategy, Operations, Finance and Technology to drive innovation and results. Lyon has more than two decades of Executive Management experience for billion-dollar companies, such as Herbalife ($HLF), Visalus Sciences ($VIS) and Avon ($AVP).
He is passionate about evaluating businesses and packaging ideas into feasible, scalable solutions. He also serves as a mentor to business students at Pepperdine in order to bridge the gap between entrepreneurship in higher education and real world Financing, Investments, and Corporate Development. One of Lyon’s past ventures, Fast Toys Club, acted as a capstone case to Pepperdine University MBA students.
Chris Ha is currently Head of Design and Investments at Byblos. Her expertise comes from an extensive background in technology, design, and entrepreneurship - particularly in product-driven firms with a decade’s worth of leadership in tech startups, enterprise M&A, and sustainable development firms.
Chris M. G. Ha is a multi-published scientist and chief product-engineering designer focused on innovation development in technology and design in both consumer and enterprise markets. She has worked with public enterprise brands from Eli Lilly ($LLY), aTyr Pharma ($LIFE), Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ), as well as private sector clients focused on investment advisory M&A.
She currently works in different capacities from innovation development and technical design development as a Head of Product-Engineering across Clients such as Stadium Goods, Heyday, Luminary Media, YG Entertainment, and Sony. She is platform agnostic across Real Estate, Biotechnology, Consumer Technology, Fintech, eCommerce, and CPG Brands.
Joshua Emison currently leads Business Operations and Sales at Byblos. His expertise stems from his leadership experience as the Owner of Tracer Consulting, a franchise recruiting firm where he specializes in sales, business development, and has the ability to understand Client problems and execute on creative solutions.
Alongside Byblos, Josh found his passion for empowering entrepreneurs to operate intelligently; he is dedicated to discovering passive income and wealth generation solutions for everyday Americans through property markets.
Prior to focusing on real estate innovation and franchise development, Josh served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps. During his tenure, he was an active platoon commander, a company executive officer, and head of logistics and operations across teams in Africa, APAC, and Jordan. He is dedicated to mentoring and advising veterans transitioning back to civilian life - mastering the skills to create a bridge between serving the country and servant leadership in business
Gabriel Silva is currently Head of Architecture and Technology at Byblos. Gabriel Silva is an expert Technical Lead across architecture and software development. He comes from a tenured, 20 year track record of both venture-backed startups as well as high demand agencies such as Isobar, Toptal, Stadium Goods, Luminary, Warby Parker, and Avion Advisors as Head of Technology. He is an expert in architecture, infrastructure, and backend software development.
With experience across all levels of enterprise development, Gabriel is key to infrastructure and architecture design and engineering at ground zero to scalable growth throughout the core software technologies for each product innovation. He leads core infrastructure and architecture development from design integrations to web development and mobile applications across Byblos’ innovation in real estate blockchain development, embedded software for project management, live feeds, and the studio design platform.
Byblos’ leadership comes from a tenured history of designing for scalability through innovation and antifragility. Byblos’ Principals have been repeat colleagues across multiple shared ventures and clients. This track record of collaboration and success has shaped the firm’s investment philosophy and ethos. Our leadership team consists of serial entrepreneurs and leading management consultants across startups, enterprises, design, technology, franchising, and finance.
When the pandemic hit in 2019, the group dedicated themselves to developing a philosophy centered on antifragility - working with companies across personal health, consumer luxury, real estate lending, food infrastructure, and blockchain innovation. Prior to the pandemic, the group focused on building and exiting scalable ventures - eventually bringing both these experiences to real estate development and asset management to Byblos.The Antifragility of Real Estate
Our Joint Venture Investment Program and Asset Management practices are shaped by our ability to develop antifragile assets to endure market shocks and manage risk in every investment.
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