Mr. Patel is a Co-Founder, Managing Partner of IRA Capital. His primary responsibilities include directing IRA’s investment strategy and overseeing the firm’s equity relationships for IRA’s various co-investment programs. Throughout his career, Mr. Patel has been involved in the acquisition, financing, and development of investments valued in excess of $3.0 billion across product types. Prior to his ventures in real estate, Mr. Patel worked as an investment banking financial analyst at HSBC’s Debt Capital Markets Group in London and New York. He also worked at the Financial Restructuring Group for Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin in Chicago. Mr. Patel has worked on numerous restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, private placements, and valuations for corporations in and out of bankruptcy. Mr. Patel currently sits on the Board of Directors for Get Heal, Inc., Lantern Entertainment and Bluejack National holding companies. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and has a Masters in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California.