CORPORATE Hotel Management Group TEAM FOR PACIFICA HOST HOTELS - PRINCIPALS
Ash Israni - Chairman, Principal
BIO:Ash is the chairman of Pacifica and founded the company 31 years ago. He began his career as a computer engineer after receiving his master's degree in electrical engineering from Loyola University. In 1978, he began to buy and sell residential properties in California and formed Pacifica Companies shortly thereafter.
Deepak Israni - Managing Partner
BIO: Mr. Israni has been with Pacifica since 1987 and is responsible for acquisitions, disposition, development, financing and asset management for all property types for Pacifica Companies. Involved in the real estate industry since 1987, his background includes: development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, asset management of office, industrial, retail, hospitality, residential, senior housing, multifamily, single tenant, and sale leaseback transactions. Over the last 26 years of his career, Mr. Israni has been involved in transactions totaling over $8 billion dollars in the U.S., Mexico and India. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from LD College in India and attended Texas Tech University for Masters in Computer Science.
Sushil Israni - Senior Vice President & Managing Director
BIO: Sushil Israni is a seasoned hospitality veteran with over 25 years of experience in hotels encompassing property operations, sales and marketing, financial management, property repositioning and development. Under his leadership, Pacifica's focus has been to develop, manage and own properties in high barriers to entry markets that provide guests with a unique hotel experience. Pacifica's lodging portfolio has grown to about one billion in hotel assets. Pacifica Host is now one of the leading hotel management companies in the United States, partnering with prestigious brands such as Starwood, Marriott, Hilton, and Intercontinental Hotel Group. Sushil has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, an MBA in Marketing, and holds several Hotel Management Franchise Certifications.
Rakesh Israni ("Rocky"), Director, India Investments
BIO: Rocky Israni is responsible for the development of all real estate projects for Pacifica Companies in India. Before taking over projects in India, Rocky was involved in the U.S. residential and lodging operations and development for Pacifica Companies from 1994-2004.
Naresh Kotwani, Managing Partner
Naresh oversees the Eastern region of Pacifica with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and operations. While his main focus is hotels, his entrepreneurial mindset involves him in Pacifica's growth in other ventures such as multi-family, debt acquisition and new business ventures.
In 1994, Naresh moved to Kansas City to expand the acquisition efforts of Pacifica to the Midwest. He headed the acquisition and operations of eleven hotels, office buildings, and development projects. He received several awards from the area hotel associations and the Chambers of Commerce for his work in the community. In 2002, Naresh moved to Florida to head Pacifica's growth in the Eastern part of the U.S. This included managing the acquisition, operation and growth of several hotels and real estate projects in Florida and New York. Naresh is a mechanical engineer and has earned an MBA in marketing from JBIMS Mumbai, India and an MBA in Finance from the University of Kansas. He is an avid bridge and tennis player who loves to spend time with his two daughters.