Columbus Pacific


Brian Shirken is the co-founder of Columbus Pacific and, along with Rick Margolis, serves as Principal. He brings over three decades of real estate, finance and investment experience to the company.

Prior to founding CP in 1995, he had held numerous senior positions at a Los Angeles based real estate investment and management company and prior to that worked with a national public accounting firm.

Mr. Shirken holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce and Accounting degree and an honors graduate degree in Finance and Management Control Systems from the University of Cape Town. He is also a California CPA (inactive) and a California Licensed Real Estate Broker.

Mr. Shirken is the former Chair of the Jewish Federation’s Real Estate Division, a General Partner of the Los Angeles Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund and a Fellow of the Wexner Foundation.