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  • Greg Jeong, a founding partner of GRP Capital, specializes in commercial banking, CMBS, equity, and mezzanine financing. Prior to founding GRP Capital, Mr. Jeong served as co-principal of MB Investments, LLC and was responsible for the firm’s business strategy and investment activities. Mr. Jeong has worked as VP of Hanmi Bank and also worked for what is now BBCN and Wilshire Bank as a loan originator and senior underwriter. During the dotcom era, Mr. Jeong represented Seoul-based venture companies as a U.S. venture capital consultant. Mr. Jeong has also held several venture capital conferences around the Californian region and has also sat as a board member for Everest Basil Hospitality Fund. With over 25 years of experience in banking and commercial financing field, Mr. Jeong has created an esteemed lender network within the hospitality industry.

    Mr. Jeong received a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Southern California and also holds an MBA degree. In addition to his position at GRP Capital, Mr. Jeong currently acts as an advisor for several investment firms, real estate brokerage firms, and high net worth individuals.

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    gregjeong@grpcapital.net
    46-E Peninsula Center Dr.
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

  • Rajesh (“Rick”) Patel, a founding partner of GRP Capital, monitors the credit lending process of the organization, ensures compliance with all applicable policies, and studies economic trends and market health. Prior to founding GRP Capital, Mr. Patel owned and operated several hotels, as well as acted in a consulting capacity on numerous high profile commercial real estate transactions. With his continued success, Mr. Patel later entered the finance industry where he gained knowledge and accessibility to the mortgage lending and underwriting process. With over 15 years of experience, Mr. Patel’s extensive personal and community work in the hospitality and finance industries have made him an asset to those seeking commercial real estate consultation.

    Mr. Patel attended Florida Atlantic University with a focus in Accounting. In addition to his position at GRP Capital, Mr. Patel is currently a partner at National Hospitality Consulting Group and continues to work closely with clients, investors, and financial institutions to ensure a profitable pipeline of business opportunities.

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    rickpatel@grpcapital.net
    4962 Royal Gulf Circle
    Fort Myers, FL 33966

  • Prior to joining GRP Capital, Krishan Patel was an Officer with Private Capital Management, an investment firm in Naples, Florida. The firm's singular focus on fundamental value investing provided Mr. Patel with experience in investment analysis and financial planning in relation to high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors. In addition to his career in finance, Mr. Patel has also been an active participant in multiple family owned businesses including franchised restaurants and independent convenience stores.

    Mr. Patel received a Master of Science degree in Finance with a concentration in Financial Management from Florida International University in Miami. Mr. Patel also holds security licenses Series 7 and 66.

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    O: (888) 855-0687 x 108
    kpatel@grpcapital.net
    4962 Royal Gulf Circle
    Fort Myers, FL 33966

  • Paresh Gajiwala began his career in the hospitality industry as an owner and operator. With over 15 years of experience, Mr. Gajiwala has owned and managed properties throughout California including reputable brands such as Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western, and Days Inn, and multiple independent properties located in some of the state's geographically unique markets. Mr. Gajiwala has also consulted and assisted in numerous real estate transactions, cultivating his experience in the commercial real estate marketplace. With veteran practice in commercial real estate valuations, acquisitions, repositions, sales, and operations, Mr. Gajiwala can help clients create a transparent path to meet their specific funding objectives and investment goals.

    Mr. Gajiwala received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to his position at GRP Capital, Mr. Gajiwala holds financial interests in various businesses around the Californian region and serves as an advisory board member for the Americas Best Value Inn franchise.

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    O: (888) 855-0687 x 107
    paresh@grpcapital.net
    270 South Abbott Ave., Suite A
    Milpitas, CA 95035

  • Before joining GRP Capital in 2016, Ryan Dumas spent four years in equipment financing, serving as Senior Business Development Manager at Marlin Business Services Corp. and working in Commercial Sales at Blue Bridge Capital. Mr. Dumas has been active in the hospitality industry for 25 years, practicing in lodging, food, and beverage, and passing on his firsthand experience to his clients through consulting and advising.

    Mr. Dumas studied Business Management at St. Petersburg College. In addition to his position at GRP Capital, Mr. Dumas owns and operates his own bartending & catering company, Dumas Drinks.

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    C: (727) 452-3363
    rdumas@grpcapital.net
    4962 Royal Gulf Circle
    Fort Myers, FL 33966

  • Sagar Patel began his career in hospitality management at his family owned, independent motel. Mr. Patel started at the front desk and assisted in housekeeping before absorbing other responsibilities such as sales and marketing, finance and accounting, and eventually the property’s overall operations. With a bottom-up approach to hospitality management, Mr. Patel expanded his family’s operations and acquired additional independent properties around the country, which he then renovated into franchised hotels. In his continued growth, Mr. Patel ventured out of the hospitality industry to own and operate businesses of different types, including liquor and convenience stores. With experience in multiple industries, Mr. Patel has been able to develop a proper balance between the aspects involved in running a successful business and can help clients organize their operations and meet their financial goals.

    Mr. Patel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. In addition to his position at GRP Capital, Mr. Patel holds financial interests in various businesses around the country and continues to own and operate a restaurant in Fort Myers, FL.

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    O: (888) 855-0687 x 106
    spatel@grpcapital.net
    4962 Royal Gulf Circle
    Fort Myers, FL 33966

  • Prior to joining GRP Capital, Shannon Graham was a licensed residential Florida Mortgage Broker and a real estate accountant for various title and home development companies. At GRP Capital, Ms. Graham primarily oversees the credit lending process by assisting in the analysis, evaluation, and organization of each case. In addition, Ms. Graham also generates case reports and provides both written and oral recommendations.

    Ms. Graham received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Florida State University. Ms. Graham also has a nonprofit 501© girls traveling basketball foundation where she has mentored and aided 19 girls who later went onto receiving college basketball scholarships.

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    shannongraham@grpcapital.net
    4962 Royal Gulf Circle
    Fort Myers, FL 33966

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