Team

MANOJ (MIKE) PATEL - Chief Executive Officer

Mike Patel attended Florida Atlantic University with a major in Real Estate and a focus in Finance. Currently he owns and operates National Hospitality Consulting Group, which has several major divisions such as: commercial real estate brokerage, commercial lending, sourcing of private equity, note purchases, corporate bankruptcy restructuring, and other related consulting services.

Mike has spearheaded the acquisition of numerous hotel projects (Valued at: 250M+) and played a vital role in expanding revenues. Mike has researched and recommended the disposition of assets at substantial increased revenue, slashed project debts – by carefully managing debt and investment.

During his consulting assignments, Mike has amassed a wealth of knowledge and banking relationships that brings a unique perspective to this partnership. Most of his assignments have been in the benefit of borrowers; however, due to his creative strategies, he has earned the respect of many lenders and opposing attorneys. Mike has worked on over 327 hotel asset cases since 1998.

Core Proficiencies

  • Acquisition & Disposition
  • Broker Services
  • Capital Raise
  • Corporate Strategic Analysis

RAJESH (RICK) PATEL - Chief Financial Officer

Rajesh Patel attended Florida Atlantic University with a focus in Accounting. Rajesh has been active in the hospitality and finance arenas for the past 15 years. He has owned and operated hotels, as well as acted in a consulting capacity on various hotel transactions. His extensive personal work with hotels and other facets of the hospitality industry has made him an asset to the industry and to those seeking advice on achieving success in the industry.

Rajesh’s start was as an owner and operator of several hotels, including the Ramada, Quality Inn and Sleep Inn brands. He later entered the finance industry and gained experience and knowledge in mortgage lending and underwriting. Rajesh expanded on this and ventured from residential to commercial lending.

This extensive knowledge in the finance industry has been immensely beneficial to his role as a partner at National Hospitality Consulting Group. Rajesh is instrumental in the Consulting & Advisory division of the business. His responsibilities and expertise include: monitoring the credit lending process of the organization, ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, risk assessment, and researching market trends and health. Rajesh continues to work closely with clients, investors, and financial institutions to ensure profitable business opportunities.

Core Proficiencies

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Mortgage Services

BHAVIK PATEL - Chief Operating Officer

Bhavik is a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Arts in International Business. Bhavik also completed graduate classes at ESADE University (Spain’s highest ranked business school at the time) to gain practical experience in international business. After Graduate school, Bhavik became active with hotel operations and analysis of his family’s Hospitality portfolio. Soon, National Hospitality Consulting Group recruited him to join their consulting firm.

Currently he’s a Chief Operating Officer at National Hospitality Consulting Group and provides a variety of services including commercial real estate analysis. His expertise includes: corporate strategic analysis and guidance, hotel asset feasibility and projections, market analysis, contract negotiation, forensic accounting, transaction analysis, etc.

Core Proficiencies

  • Investment
  • Management
  • Operations

DIPESH PATEL - Chief Executive Manager

Dipesh is a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Arts in International Business. At the University of Florida, Dipesh was an active leader in several organizations. Dipesh served as President for two large student organizations, including Student Government Senate. Dipesh also served on University Advisory Boards, and an active participant of the prestigious Florida Blue Key.

Before joining NHCG, Dipesh was an Associate with Wachovia Bank, working in their Operations and Technology group. While at Wachovia, he took part in a selective Associate Leadership and Development Program and helped lead a corporate wide project to develop Greener and environmentally friendly initiatives. His primary role as a Technical Consultant was helping to support Wachovia’s Sales Opportunity and Lead Development platform.

After leaving Wachovia, Dipesh became active with hotel operations and analysis of his family’s Hospitality portfolio. Subsequently, he joined National Hospitality Consulting Group. Currently Dipesh is a Chief Executive Manager – providing a variety of consulting services.

Core Proficiencies

  • Management
  • Operations
  • Finance

JONATHAN CHANG - Chief Design Officer

Jonathan Chang is a graduate with the highest distinction from New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design with a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Technology and a minor in Construction Management. His prior education comes from Cornell University School of Architecture and Design where he focused on the fundamentals of design and construction.

Mr. Chang dedicated 4 years to the internationally renowned design firm Rafael Viñoly Architects based in Lower Manhattan. Earning his position there as Project Architect he successfully oversaw and completed the construction of three landmark public sector buildings: Bronx County Hall of Justice, Brooklyn College West Quad, and the Brooklyn Children’s museum.

Mr. Chang eventually decided to pursue the hospitality industry where he was appointed as CEO of Four Way Hotel Corp. His involvement included the restructuring of Management, HR, and Marketing at the Best Western Plus Orlando Airport Inn & Suites increasing the asset value in excess of $2 million while cutting long term debt by $1.8 million within 3 years. During this time he gained experience in revenue management and marketing and sales at an in depth level. He was voted in as Best Western International’s Florida CO-OP Chairman of the board.

Mr. Chang has become extremely proficient in Revenue Management, Sales, Marketing, Hotel operations, and holds his highest proficiency in design, development, and construction upon joining NHCG. His ability to understand and ascertain complex asset valuations to predict the feasibility of an asset has been accentuated and differentiated him amongst his peers. He continues to develop a wide array of skills while heading the Design and Management assignments for National Hospitality Consulting Group.

Core Proficiencies

  • Development
  • Marketing
  • Design