Sonny Astani

USC Alumnus

Sonny H. Astani received his master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 1978.

Real Estate Developer

Astani is the Chairman of Astani Enterprises, Inc. headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. He has more than 25 years of real estate experience in the Southern California and Baja Mexico areas. Astani has been involved in the acquisition, development, construction and management of over $1 Billion in multi-family buildings and condominiums, including 5,000 new luxury units in the city of Los Angeles.

He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Central City Association, on the Board of Counselors of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and on the Leadership Council for University of Southern California's Lusk Center for Real Estate Development. He is also a member of the Pacific Council for International Affairs and a regular lecturer at the University of California Los Angeles Extension.

Naming Gift

On Nov. 29, 2007, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering named one of its original departments after Astani. The naming gift was made possible with a $17 million contribution from Astani.

Read more about the naming event here.


Published on March 7th, 2017

Last updated on March 11th, 2021