Michael Shah

Chief Executive Officer at DelShah Capital, LLC

Michael Shah, CEO

Chief Executive Officer at DelShah Capital

Michael K. Shah founded Delshah Capital in 2006. Mr. Shah oversees all aspects of company operations including acquisitions, legal strategy, asset management and property management. Utilizing his legal expertise, he personally directs the course of action though many of the complex investments in which Delshah participates. Through the refinancing and recapitalization of his family’s Park Hill apartment complex, he was able to generate proceeds in excess of $20 million, creating the seed investment for Delshah Capital.

Prior to establishing Delshah, Mr. Shah was an attorney in the mergers and acquisitions group at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York City. Mr. Shah specialized in complex deal structuring, negotiations, and bankruptcies. His work included Ameren’s $2.3 billion purchase of Illinois Power and Lazard LTD’S $4.5 billion initial public offering in addition to several other high profile transactions.


Mr. Shah graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School, earning him the 2003 fay diploma, he also received the Sears Prize in 2001 and 2002. He has a Master of Science in finance and economics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in chemistry from Harvard University.

In The Media

Delshah closes on $112M assemblage in Morningside Heights

Five months after raising $102 million on the Israeli bond market, Michael Shah’s Delshah Capital scooped up five adjacent Beaux Arts buildings in Morningside Heights.

Michael Shah Talks His New Projects, Toledano and Why He ‘Loves’ This Retail Market

By now, Michael Shah's origin story is well known in real estate circles. Twelve years ago, at the age of 28, the Harvard Law School graduate quit his gig at Midtown-based business law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz after growing fed up with the demands of the job.

The Plan: St. Luke’s Hospital Conversion In Morningside Heights

St. Luke’s Hospital in Morningside Heights, designed by Ernest Flagg in 1896, with its four pavilions surrounding a courtyard and a carriage house at the center, became the standard for hospitals throughout the nation.

Now, the French Renaissance Revival-style campus at 30 Morningside Drive is being converted into a luxury residential complex by Delshah Properties. When Delshah Founder Michael Shah purchased the five-building property in 2016, two buildings were vacant and two housed administration offices serving what is now the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital.

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