Alkesh PatelSVP - Real Estate
Alkesh Patel is the Senior Vice President of Real Estate and oversees the firm’s portfolio of hotel, office, and net lease assets across the country. Alkesh grew up in hospitality and as a lifelong hotelier has developed deep industry expertise. He cut his teeth out of university managing the 5-year development of one of Tarsadia’s flagship assets – the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego. Alkesh’s mission is to grow the portfolio by leveraging our storied real estate experience through strategic partnerships with best-in-class sponsors focused in primary markets.
During the decade between between the Great Financial Crisis and rejoining Tarsadia in 2018, Alkesh acquired and redeveloped several distressed hospitality- and multi-family based projects across SoCal as Co-Founder and President of Daystar Hospitality Group. This entrepreneurial/owner experience provided a strong foundation to navigate our portfolio through the COVID-19 pandemic and maximize value throughout the peaks and troughs since 2018. He is now focused on strategizing with our partners to find and unlock value in their own businesses with scale in mind.
Alkesh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. His most fulfilling role is being a father to his two young boys with whom he spends the majority of his time with outside the office.