Team

Team
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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 is a founding partner of GRP Capital and Chief Credit Officer for the GRP Capital Debt Fund. Mr. Patel ensures compliance with all applicable policies, studies economic trends and market health, and is directly involved with the capital formation of each of GRP Capital's funding strategies.

Mr. Patel entered the commercial real estate space where he underwrote numerous high profile transactions and acted as a senior consultant for a number of high net-worth individuals. With over two decades of extensive community work in the hospitality and finance industries, Mr. Patel has become an asset to those seeking creative solutions and advice. Mr. Patel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

Krishan R. Patel – Director of Operations

Krishan R. Patel is Director of Operations at 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, FL.

  • kpatel@grpcapital.com
  • (239) 294-1663‬
  • (239) 682-9296
  • 13461 Parker Commons Blvd., Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Sajhal Patel – Director of Accounting

Sajhal Patel is Director of Accounting at GRP Capital and head servicer for the GRP Capital Debt Fund. Mrs. Patel oversees the company's financial activities and is responsible for all billing, construction draws and servicing accounts.

Mrs. Patel joined the firm in 2015 with over 15 years in the finance industry, 5 of which in the commercial lending sector. Mrs. Patel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Hodges University in Fort Myers, FL.

Keren Alpert – Processor

Keren Alpert is lead processer at GRP Capital and coordinates with clients, banks, and other third parties to obtain all of the necessary documents to secure funding for her clients’ projects.

Prior to joining GRP Capital, Ms. Alpert served a large residential mortgage lender as a final documents specialist and auditor. Ms. Alpert now supports the GRP team by assisting in the analysis, evaluation, and organization of cases and coordinating with the GRP associates and management. In addition, Ms. Alpert has many years of copywriting and social media marketing experience, particularly writing blogs and website copy. Ms. Alpert received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Oklahoma City University.

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 2015. 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 an Associate of GRP Capital and specializes in HUD, CMBS, and non-recourse funding. Mr. Madhav is responsible for building and managing relationships, project screening, property analysis, and loan sizing.

Mr. Madhav began his career through his hospitality management group and built an extended network across most major commercial real estate sectors including senior housing, multi-family, self-storage, office buildings, medical offices, and industrial. Mr. Madhav received a Master of Science degrees in Business Management and International Business and a certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Business Management from the University of Florida.

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.