Shirin Kanji, the 2020 Mega Growth MVP winner, is president and CIO of Impact Properties, which operates 74 Rent-a-Center, 2 Neighborly brands, 2 Marriott, 1 Hilton, 1 Hyatt, 5 Carstar, and 3 BurgerFi locations. At 41, he’s been in franchising for more than 15 years. He began franchising with Rent-a-Center in 2015 and became the brand’s largest franchisee in just 3 years.
Kanji is quick to point out that Impact Properties is a family business. “Our goal is to build long-lasting businesses across a diversified portfolio of industries that can leverage our long-standing business operating and franchise model execution capabilities,” he says.