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Greg Jeong – Partner

Greg Jeong is founding partner of GRP Capital and Palacio Capital Partners, Inc. Mr. Jeong oversees the company's business strategy and investment activities and specializes in commercial banking, CMBS, private equity, and mezzanine financing. In addition to his responsibilities at GRP Capital, Mr. Jeong currently acts as an advisor for several investment firms, real estate brokerage firms, and high net worth individuals.

With over 25 years in the banking and commercial financing, Mr. Jeong previously served as Vice President of Hanmi Bank and loan originator and senior underwriter at BBCN and Wilshire Bank (now merged and recognized as Bank of Hope). During the dot-com 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 sat as a board member for Everest Basil Hospitality Fund. Mr. Jeong received a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Southern California and also holds an MBA degree.

Rick Patel – Partner

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.

Krishan R. Patel – Director of Operations

Krishan R. Patel is the Director of Operations of GRP Capital and head underwriter for the GRP Capital Debt Fund. Mr. Patel is directly responsible for managing the company's day-to-day operations and overseeing the company's underwriting and due diligence processes.

Prior to joining GRP Capital, Mr. Patel was an Officer with Private Capital Management, a boutique investment firm in Naples, Florida. The group's singular focus on fundamental value investing granted Mr. Patel with experience in investment analysis and financial planning for high-net-worth individuals and institutional portfolios. Mr. Patel received a Master of Science degree in Finance with a concentration in Financial Management from Florida International University in Miami.

Ryan Dumas – Senior Associate

Ryan Dumas is a Senior Associate with GRP Capital and has been active in the hospitality industry for 25 years, practicing in financing, lodging, and food and beverage.

Mr. Dumas's extensive network of hospitality professionals and strong participation in the industry have been a driving force to support GRP Capital in becoming a nationally recognized financial advisor and direct lender. Having spent four years in equipment financing, Mr. Dumas served as Senior Business Development Manager at Marlin Business Services Corp. and a representative in Commercial Sales at Blue Bridge Capital. Mr. Dumas studied Business Management at St. Petersburg College.

Sagar Patel – Associate

Sagar Patel is an Associate of GRP Capital and has been with the firm since 2014. Mr. Patel is responsible for building and managing relationships, project screening, property analysis, and loan sizing.

Mr. Patel began his career in hospitality management, directing sales and marketing, financial management, accounting, and overall property operations. With a keen approach to hospitality management, Mr. Patel expanded operations and acquired additional properties around the country, which were then renovated and dispositioned. Mr. Patel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida.

Shail Madhav – Associate

Shail Madhav is a second-generation hotelier - building experience through his family's management group, Mr. Madhav has gained experience in both franchised regulated and independent owned operations spanning from day-to-day services to financial analysis and portfolio optimization.

Mr. Madhav received a Master of Science degree in both Business Management and International Business. Mr. Madhav also holds a certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Business Management.

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Shannon Graham – Associate

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.