NEWGEN TEAM​

Professionalism, respect, and trust in one another is what makes a team a TEAM.  We are not like any other advisory firm in the hospitality industry. Our team has a drive and passion for what we do and to do it to the best of our abilities.  We trust one another and collaborate with others at every step to make sure our clients have received the best and most zealous representation.

Girish Patel

Co-Founder and Principal

(602) 648-2700

Girish Patel

Co-Founder and Principal

Girish Patel is a co-founder and principal of NewGen Worldwide, LLC and its subsidiaries Green Card Fund, LLC and NewGen Advisory, LLC. The family of companies comprise a diversified Real Estate investment and Capital Solutions firm focused on creative and flexible solutions. Newgen's portfolio of investments ranges from hospitality to healthcare. Among Girish's numerous responsibilities include leading strategic initiatives, financial management oversight, and investment acquisitions of real estate.

Green Card Fund (greencardfund.com) is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recognized EB-5 Regional Center authorized to raise foreign capital for domestic development projects. GCF's EB-5 investor's help fund community needs projects and are granted an immigration benefit for creating jobs based on their contribution. To date, GCF projects have contributed over $125 million in foreign direct investment, immigration benefits to over 250 families, and over 2,500 new healthcare, education, and hospitality jobs in Arizona and Washington, DC.

NewGen Advisory (newgenadv.com) is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in hospitality assets. NewGen Advisory was a natural evolution of NewGen Worldwide's business model with Girish and business partner Dan Rama's lifetime experience in the hospitality industry. Having grown up an immigrant in his family's hotel business, Girish learned business firsthand from a "bottom-up" perspective. Before he became an investor, lender, and consultant, Girish first learned every operational aspect of the underlying business. That ground-level experience through multiple economic cycles is the foundation for Girish's 20+ years as a successful business owner and provides a unique insight and value to NGA clients and investors.

Coupled with his belief in continued learning and mentoring, Girish devotes a growing amount of time to giving back to the community. Girish established & oversees the RC Patel Memorial Scholarship for students from seeking a career in real estate investments. Girish also serves on the board of directors of Global Ties Arizona which strengthens relationships between individuals and nations by making international exchange programs more effective.

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Dinesh Rama

Co-Founder, Principal and Managing Broker

(602) 478-9636

Dinesh Rama

Co-Founder, Principal and Managing Broker

Dan is a co-founder and principal of NewGen Worldwide, LLC and its subsidiaries Green Card Fund, LLC and NewGen Advisory, LLC. The family of companies comprise a diversified Real Estate investment and Capital Solutions firm focused on creative and flexible solutions. Dan’s primary responsibility is leading NewGen Advisory and serving as the Designated Broker in the state of Arizona.

Green Card Fund (greencardfund.com) is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recognized EB-5 Regional Center authorized to raise foreign capital for domestic development projects. GCF’s EB-5 investor’s help fund community needs projects and are granted an immigration benefit for creating jobs based on their contribution. To date, GCF projects have contributed over $125 million in foreign direct investment, immigration benefits to over 250 families, and over 2,500 new healthcare, education, and hospitality jobs in Arizona and Washington, DC.

NewGen Advisory (newgenadv.com) is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in hospitality assets. NewGen Advisory was a natural evolution of NewGen Worldwide’s business model based on his and business partner Girish Patel’s lifetime experience in the hospitality industry. Throughout Dan’s career, he has been involved with the disposition of over $600 million of hospitality assets. He has brokered and advised clients on acquiring, merging, and divesting of hospitality assets throughout the United States. He holds a Designated Brokers license in the State of Arizona.

Dan began his career as a hotel operator and owner beginning in 1994 after pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Arizona. He went on to grow his portfolio as a franchisee of Red Brick Pizza, Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, and Comfort Suites. He maintains General Manager Certifications from Holiday Inns, Motel 6 and Days Inns. He also is a Certified Hotel Owner, CHO, and has Certification for Hotel Industry Analytics, CHIA.

In addition to his company responsibilities, Dan is actively engaged in a number of industry organizations both locally and nationwide. He is a member and currently serves as an Ambassador and is formerly the Southwest Regional Director of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), the largest hospitality owners association in the United States and is a member of Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association’s (AZLTA) and serves on the Board of Directors.

Dan lives in Gilbert, AZ with his wife Chetna, their son Suraj, and their daughter Sonya. In his free time, Dan likes to golf and cheer on his beloved Denver Broncos.

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Kyle Walker

Co-Founder and Principal

(602) 648-2700

Kyle Walker

Co-Founder and Principal

Kyle is a co-founder, principal and serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NewGen Worldwide, LLC and its subsidiaries Green Card Fund, LLC and NewGen Advisory, LLC. The family of companies comprise a diversified real estate investment firm focused on creative and flexible solutions. In addition to his diverse responsibilities as CEO, Kyle's primary focus is leading Green Card Fund, the development and implementation of capital solutions both domestically and internationally, and identifying attractive investment opportunities.

Green Card Fund (greencardfund.com) is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) designated EB-5 Regional Center authorized to raise foreign capital for domestic development projects. GCF's EB-5 investor's help fund community needs projects and are granted an immigration benefit for creating jobs based on their contribution. To date, GCF projects have contributed over $125 million in foreign direct investment, immigration benefits to over 250 families, and over 2,500 new healthcare, education, museum and hospitality jobs in Arizona and Washington, DC.

NewGen Advisory (newgenadv.com) is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in hospitality assets. NewGen Advisory was a natural evolution of NewGen Worldwide's business model based on business partners Girish Patel and Dan Rama's lifetime experience in the hospitality industry. Kyle's understanding and creative financial approach aid NewGen Advisory clients in finding and securing profitable business opportunities.

Kyle earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University with a focus in Business and Urban Planning. Over many years Kyle has been involved with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council's (GPEC) International Leadership Council. In 2016 Kyle Walker was elected to the board of directors of Invest in USA (IIUSA), the national EB-5 trade association. In this role Kyle is actively involved in the work on legislative reform and permanent reauthorization of the EB-5 program.

Kyle splits his time between company offices in Phoenix, AZ and Washington, DC. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid reader, global traveler, and snowboarder. After having flown more than a million miles over the last 8 years as a passenger, his newest endeavor has him moving into the cockpit learning how to fly planes himself.

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Suraj Bhakta

Chief Executive Officer And Chief Legal Counsel

(602) 648-2700

Suraj Bhakta

Chief Executive Officer And Chief Legal Counsel

Suraj is the Chief Legal Officer of NewGen Worldwide, LLC. He is a member of the NewGen Worldwide's senior leadership team and participates in the operational management and strategic planning of the company and its subsidiaries, in particular Green Card Fund and NewGen Advisory. NewGen Worldwide along with its family of companies is a diversified firm that engages in real estate investments and creative capital solutions, while providing advisory services to the entrepreneurial investor.

Suraj initially served as outside counsel for Green Card Fund and NewGen Worldwide from 2008-2014, thereafter joining the NewGen Worldwide family as Chief Legal Officer. Since then, Suraj has been providing leadership for the company's legal, regulatory affairs and corporate governance activities. He is responsible for corporate activities in the areas of real estate, risk management, contractual relations, and investment strategies. In addition, Suraj currently leads ups the business administration of NewGen Advisory - a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in hospitality assets.

Prior to joining the company, Suraj was managing partner of Bhakta & Associates, PLLC where here represented a wide variety of business clients as a part of a full-service business law firm. His areas of expertise included acquisitions and sales, corporate structuring, contracts, franchise law, development and construction, equity and debt financing, and leasing.

He is a native of Ohio where he grew up in the greater Cincinnati area, graduated in 1999 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2002.

He lives in Peoria, AZ with his wife, Neena and their two sons, Shiv and Soham.

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Michael Lepore

Chief Financial Officer

(602) 648-2700

Michael Lepore

Chief Financial Officer

Michael is the Chief Financial Officer for NewGen Worldwide, LLC and its subsidiaries Green Card Fund, LLC and NewGen Advisory, LLC. The family of companies comprise a diversified Real Estate investment and Capital Solutions firm focused on creative and flexible solutions. Michael and his team manage the company's day to day accounting as well as all budgeting, forecasting and financial modeling for all NewGen operations.

Green Card Fund (greencardfund.com) is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recognized EB-5 Regional Center authorized to raise foreign capital for domestic development projects. GCF's EB-5 investor's help fund community needs projects and are granted an immigration benefit for creating jobs based on their contribution. To date, GCF projects have contributed over $125 million in foreign direct investment, immigration benefits to over 250 families, and over 2,500 new healthcare, education, and hospitality jobs in Arizona and Washington, DC.

NewGen Advisory (newgenadv.com) is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in hospitality assets.

Prior to joining NewGen, Michael has over 20 years of accounting, tax and operations management experience serving small to mid-sized businesses. He holds both a New York and Arizona State C.P.A. license. Having worked in both the public accounting as an Audit Manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and private accounting environment and owning multiple business himself, he has had the opportunity, through hands-on experience, to become proficient in a broad base of accounting and related management functions. Michael's diverse background affords him the unique opportunity of utilizing the angles of both tax and business strategies when analyzing work product.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Arizona State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael, a proud of Italian, lives in Scottsdale with his wife, Patty and their three children, Alyssa, Anthony and Joey. In his spare time, Michael coaches ice hockey and loves cooking Italian food.

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David Bowman

Executive Vice President

(805) 557-8898

David Bowman

Executive Vice President

David Bowman has been in the hospitality industry for 17 years, after formerly being a certified public accountant with an international accounting firm. David has enjoyed growing his experience and belonging to several hospitality associations. He is currently the president of the California Lodging Industry Association (CLIA). David earned his B.S. from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management and his M.B.A. from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.

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Nick Renckens

Director of Operations

(602) 648-2700

Nick Renckens

Director of Operations

Nick serves as the Office Manager for NewGen Worldwide and Advisory. Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, Nick studied at Denison University and the University of Minnesota. After college, he began to branch out and spent a few years living in Los Angeles before moving to Scottsdale and then west Mesa, AZ where he currently resides.  

After spending a decade within the hospitality industry working as a server/bartender and restaurant manger, Nick is applying his forward-thinking and detail-oriented skills to assist NewGen with its growth. 

Nick is also an avid writer and enjoys creative experiences such as art, television, and photography. He also likes to travel with friends and family and take photos of his experiences. 

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Anthony Lepore

Senior Accountant

(602) 648-2700

Anthony Lepore

Senior Accountant

Anthony is the Staff Accountant for NewGen Worldwide, LLC and its subsidiaries Green Card Fund, LLC and NewGen Advisory, LLC. Anthony works under the CFO, his father (Michael Lepore) directly, handling all of the day to day accounting functions for all NewGen operations.

 

Green Card Fund (greencardfund.com) is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recognized EB-5 Regional Center authorized to raise foreign capital for domestic development projects. GCF's EB-5 investor's help fund community needs projects and are granted an immigration benefit for creating jobs based on their contribution. To date, GCF projects have contributed over $125 million in foreign direct investment, immigration benefits to over 250 families, and over 2,500 new healthcare, education, and hospitality jobs in Arizona and Washington, DC.

 

NewGen Advisory (newgenadv.com) is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in hospitality assets.

 

Prior to Joining NewGen, Anthony completed two years of community college at Paradise Valley Community College. After leaving school, Anthony joined forces with his uncle and father to start a family business which supplied value-add marketing material for companies in the form of modified and custom wrapped die-cast model cars customized to each client’s desired car, design on the car, design of the stand on which the car sits on, and the design of the box in which the car is packaged. Through this venture, and as the Director of Operations, Anthony gained experience in Management Skills, Time Management, and an understanding of how a production-based business operates from the ground up.

 

In his free time, Anthony enjoys playing ice hockey which he has been competing in since he was a child. He also loves motorsports, mainly motocross and cars. A few of his favorite cars are the 1963 C2 Corvette Sting Ray, 1965 Shelby Cobra S/C, and 1971 Plymouth Hemi-Cuda.

 

In the future, Anthony hopes to one day own and operate a bookkeeping firm which provides small businesses with monthly or quarterly financial statements.

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Ryan J. Bodine

Senior Vice President

(480) 236-9918

Ryan J. Bodine

Senior Vice President

Ryan Bodine is an Associate for NewGen Advisory, a hospitality brokerage firm. Ryan's primary focus is on representing and identifying hospitality investment opportunities from around the country for his domestic and international partners.

Ryan has extensive experience in owning his own company and raising foreign direct investment. This unique hybrid has allowed him to approach each deal with an ownership mentality while leveraging his extensive network of high net worth investors to realize profitable returns for his clients.

Prior to NewGen, Ryan sourced foreign direct investment for Green Card Fund, an EB-5 Invest to Immigrate Regional Center, worked as an Executive Consultant for an education reform organization, and owned an international promotional product company.

Ryan attended college at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Roehampton University in London, and finished his degree in International Business from Arizona State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

He is a member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Arizona Lodging Tourism Association, Urban Land Institute, Arizona Association of Economic Development, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Global Shapers Phoenix HUB Community.

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Andrew Post

Senior Vice President

(805) 557-8857

Andrew Post

Senior Vice President

Andrew´s history in the hospitality business spans from his youth, growing up in a family-run hotel to working the front desk directly after graduating college while gaining experience in finance. His vast knowledge of operations and investment strategy has made him a trusted advisor to many families over the years. Andrew´s experience and connections in financing as well as his understanding of franchising has allowed him to close nearly $100 million in transactions. Andrew resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife of seven years and their three children.

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Stephen Dietrich

Senior Vice President

(480) 652-9303

Stephen Dietrich

Senior Vice President

Steve is the newest member of the NewGen Advisory having joined the organization in July 2020. He brings over forty years of national experience and insight of the lodging

industry to the team. This in turn will provide clients on both sides of the real estate transaction with specialized and unique perspectives.

His expertise encompasses all aspects of hotel franchising including agreements, development, branding, site selection and market analysis. His experience also includes performing numerous appraisal/valuations of existing hotel assets as well as to be built projects in conjunction with the Virginia based Hospitality Appraisals Inc.

During his highly successful career, he has been directly involved in the execution of over three hundred franchise agreements. He has held senior positions with Hilton, IHG and Choice as well has tenure with Carlson-Rezidor Hotels and Wyndham.

Steve is also a member of the Cayuga Hospitality Consultants group, one of the premier hotel consulting consortiums in the global hospitality industry. CHC provides a wide range of multi-disciplinary and geographical expertise.

He resides in suburban Phoenix in the city of Chandler with his wife Mary along with their two Samoyed dogs Sunni and Jazz. In his free time, Steve loves to play golf and his guitars.

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Tim Post

Executive Vice President

(805) 536-3160

Tim Post

Executive Vice President

Tim Post brings an extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry to NewGen Advisory. Prior to becoming a broker, Tim was in hotel operations for 20 years, primarily working in sales and marketing.

After his success in commercial sales, Tim entered brokerage focusing on hotels, where his specialty is advising owners and consulting with first-time buyers to acquire what is suitable for them to maintain. Tim is pleased to be a part of NewGen Advisory, leading The Post Team with his son, Andrew.

Tim Post resides in Thousand Oaks, California with his wife of 34 years and their five children.

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Bharat Patel Vakil

Designated Broker - TX

(817) 821-1536

Bharat Patel Vakil

Designated Broker - TX

Bharat’s professional & business carrier spans over 30 years in the fields of Law, Hospitality Real Estate Advisory Services, Hotel Development Services and Hospitality Insurance.
Bharat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Bachelor’s Degree in Law (General) and Post Graduate Degree in Law (Special) from VNSG University, Gujarat, India and admitted To Bar to practice Law in Gujarat, India. Bharat is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Licensed General Lines Insurance Agent in State of Texas.
He is Founder & Principal of BSG Hotels Limited, a Hospitality Real Estate Advisory Services & Hotel Development firm based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. He is founder & Principal of InnSure, a dedicated Hospitality Insurance Agency based in Dallas/FT. Worth, Texas.
In last 25 years, He has successfully negotiated numerous Hospitality Brokerage transactions of full, limited and select service Hotels. As a developer, He has developed many Select & Limited Service and several Extended Stay Hotels on turn key basis throughout United States.

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Kishan Gohel

Senior Vice President - AZ

(480) 766-6014

Kishan Gohel

Senior Vice President - AZ

Kishan is a graduate of W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He brings a wealth of business management knowledge from being around a hard-working family that owned a variety of businesses while growing up. This inspired him to create and manage a disc jockey (DJ) business which has given him the opportunity to work with multi-million-dollar corporate companies.

Kishan has spent his time in hotel brokerage curating new relationships and building existing client friendships. He has extensive experience in market research which sets him apart when he secures a buyer for his listings and helps his clients find the next business opportunity. His ability to build a transaction from start to finish and work closely with his clients to ensure a smooth closing is a driving factor to his clients’ and his own success.

When the world endured the pandemic in 2020, the demand for travel fell and the need for affordable housing increased. With government relief funds distributed through multiple channels, Kishan and his partners saw an opportunity to help clients sell their hotels as a conversion to an alternative use. He has been able to successfully assist non-profit organizations and investors to convert hotels to market rate apartments, affordable/transitional housing, and behavioral health.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to car shows, and being outdoors in Arizona’s beautiful 300+ days of sunshine.

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Anthony Becerra

Associate - NM

(575) 993-8536

Anthony Becerra

Associate - NM

Anthony is excited to be the newest associate with NewGen Advisory as of February of 2019. He is a licensed associate broker in the state of New Mexico who grew up in a hard-working family that instilled values of honesty, perseverance, and dedication. As a proud member of the Sigma Chi fraternity at New Mexico State University, Anthony participated in a variety of philanthropic events helping to raise funds for organizations such as the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. His managerial background and history in leadership roles have given him the communication skills necessary for creating a seamless transaction process for buyers and sellers alike. As an aspiring real estate investor, Anthony takes pride in his work and strives to always give his clients an excellent experience.

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Jigar "Jay" Desai

Senior Vice President - AZ

(520) 664-4091

Jigar "Jay" Desai

Senior Vice President - AZ

Jigar “Jay” Desai joined the NewGen Advisory team of Arizona in 2017. He is focused throughout the Southwestern regions of Texas to California assisting our clients with all their hotel and lodging transactional needs. Jay has a unique ability to connect prospective buyers with sellers while focusing on and balancing the critical financial needs of both making him a true asset to any team and every client.

Jay’s extensive background in the hotel industry has given him the insight to better understand the critical needs of his clients. Having grown up in the hotel industry, Jay’s ability to relate and understand the rigorous demands of hotel operations has provided the insight which has led to facilitate successful transactions. Furthermore, prior to joining the NewGen team, Jay was immersed into the financing and lending world with a large national bank which gave him the unique view into the lending world and provided the connections which allow his clients to seek out financing for even the most challenging assets.

Jigar graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 attaining a dual degree from Eller College of Management in Finance and Real Estate. Jigar is a member and ambassador for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and holds certifications for Choice Hotels and Best Western.

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Mac Bleier

Associate

(805) 557-8867

Mac Bleier

Associate

Mac received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Shortly after graduating, he became a broker in the state of California and began working specifically in hospitality. With a background in Sociology and a strong passion for working with people, Mac focuses on building long-term relationships and putting clients’ needs first. He takes pride in being apart of NewGen advisory, with the knowledge and skills that the brokerage instills in their agents. Mac is driven to ensure his clients have a smooth and successful transaction when buying or selling a property.

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Kyle Schumacher

Associate

(823) 798-3924

Kyle Schumacher

Associate

Kyle is pleased to be a part of the Bowman Post Group of NewGen Advisory as a Hospitality Associate. With his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and his previous customer service experience, Kyle has the communication, leadership, and financial skills to help clients navigate the transaction process. 

Kyle has grown his experience in the brokerage and hospitality consulting industry by working closely with Executive Vice President Tim Post, on various listings and closings. Kyle is motivated to use his skills to help clients find the perfect investment opportunity and have a smooth closing experience. 

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Kishan Vashee

Associate

(918) 232-8350

Kishan Vashee

Associate

Kishan Vashee is a motivated and dedicated real estate associate, committed to helping clients achieve their real estate goals. With a degree in Supply Chain Management from the University of Oklahoma, Kishan is a quick learner and a skilled problem solver.

Born and raised in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, Canada, Kishan moved to the U.S in 2008 with his family who joined the hotel industry. Kishan gained valuable experience by helping to run the family hotel business in high school and later joined the business full-time after completing his business degree.

Kishan has recently transitioned into the real estate industry and is excited to apply his skills and experience to help clients buy, sell, and lease properties. He has a deep understanding of the local real estate market and is committed to providing personalized service and attention to each of his clients.

In his free time, Kishan enjoys a variety of hobbies including sports, music, movies, and food. He is also passionate about videography and photography and enjoys capturing memorable moments in his personal and professional life.

Kishan's dedication to excellence and his commitment to providing exceptional service make him a valuable asset to any real estate transaction.

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Grace Jacobson

Senior Hospitality Consultant

(281) 825-7238

Grace Jacobson

Senior Hospitality Consultant

Graduated from Hotel and Restaurant Management in Shanghai China, Grace worked her first job as Catering and Marketing Sales in the first Westin Hotel (Starwood now Marriott Property) in Shanghai China.

Grace then started and ran her own import and export business for over 15 years with customers in many countries around the world including US, Canada, Europe, South and Central America, Middle East, Africa. Her products were sold to mass markets such as Toys R Us, Walmart, KB Toys as well as many importers all over the world.

Grace has over 25 years of real estate investments and development experience. She was a hotel franchise owner/operator and developer for more than 15 years, and holds a General Managers Certificate from Hilton, Wyndham, and Choice. She also has a certification in Hotel Ownership.

Grace’s hospitality involvement includes, but is not limited to, serving on the Choice Hotel Regional Advisory Board and as Co-op Marketing Chair for State of Texas, was the 23rd President for Taiwan Hotel & Motel Association of Greater Houston, Director at Large for Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Houston (HLAGH), and Board of Director at Texas Hotel and Lodging Association (THLA).

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King Jeremiah

Associate

(602) 405-2082

King Jeremiah

Associate

King Jeremiah joined the NewGen Advisory team in Arizona with more than 30 years of experience in the hotel business. King brings a passion for hospitality, service, and a global perspective that is based on his work with hoteliers across the United States and more than 80 countries.

King began his career in hospitality in his home country of Grenada, in the Caribbean. During his years at Berea College in Kentucky, he coupled his studies in Business Administration & Hotel Management with practical work experience at the historic Boone Tavern Hotel. After graduating with his Master’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, King continued in the industry as the General Manager and Sales Director for a number of hotels in Kentucky. Starting in 2000, King joined Best Western Hotels and Resorts where he held a number of key corporate positions in Consulting, Branding, Training, and Quality Assurance for over 4000 hotels.

Throughout his career, King has received a number of industry-leading designations which include Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT), and Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA). He is also actively involved in the hospitality industry and is a member of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), and the Latino Hotel Association (LHA).

King resides in Arizona with his wife and kids.

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Devesh "Devo" Ragha

Associate

(806) 584-1454

Devesh "Devo" Ragha

Associate

Devo is a born and raised Texan. His family started in independent hotels when he was a child, and by the time Devo was in high school, his family got into franchised hotels. Currently they own and operate (2) Choice Hotel properties, (1) Motel 6, and an independent motel.  

Devo has worked in every aspect of the hotel industry including Management, General Contractor, Marketing, and negotiations for new build properties. He became a real estate agent over a year ago and is loving it. He is very involved in the hotel industry and is a lifetime member of AAHOA.  

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Jim Schons

Designated Broker (PA)

(412) 999-0722

Jim Schons

Designated Broker (PA)

Jim joined the NewGen Advisory group as a licensed broker of record for the state of Pennsylvania in October of 2022. In addition to that, he runs a successful real estate company in Pittsburgh, PA.

Having over 20 years’ experience in commercial real estate Jim brings a variety of hospitality, development and acquisition knowledge to the company and his clients. He has closed on more than 1,000 transactions and done over 250 million in sales.

Other than Real Estate, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife (Janet) his 2 dogs Rocky and Penny, golfing, fishing, and having cookouts for friends and family,

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Suraj Rama

Associate

(602) 363-9589

Suraj Rama

Associate

Suraj Rama grew up within the hospitality industry giving him extensive experience in daily hotel operations. Suraj had the opportunity to gain experience with not only the transactional side of the industry, but within the legal side as well, giving him new ways to analyze assets and provide the best feedback to our clients. He spent roughly 2 years working in three InterContinental Hotels Group properties, working in independent branded properties and studied with attorneys for well-known hotel brands such as Choice Hotels, Four Seasons, and Hilton. Suraj Rama joined the NewGen Advisory team in 2017 as a Jr. Analyst and become an Associate Agent in 2022.

Suraj graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in Business Law from the W.P. Carey School of Business. He is additionally in the process of finishing his masters degree in Legal Studies with a concentration in Business from the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at ASU.

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Maya Patel

Associate

(405) 305.9083

Maya Patel

Associate

Based in Oklahoma City, Maya has a masters degree from Cal State in Finance and Marketing. She has owned and operated several hotels from independent properties to multiple branded assets. With over two decades of experience in hotel operations, acquisitions and dispositions, Maya possesses the knowledge and background to help buyers and sellers through any transaction. 

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Johanna Cuevas

Associate

(805) 557-8689

Johanna Cuevas

Associate

Johanna is a seasoned real estate professional who has established herself as a knowledgeable and trustworthy advisor committed to helping her clients achieve their investment goals. Johanna takes a collaborative approach to working with her clients, taking the time to understand their specific needs and goals before developing a customized investment plan that is tailored to their individual requirements. Her commitment to delivering exceptional service and value has earned her a reputation as one of the most trusted and respected real estate advisors in the hospitality sector.

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Rebecca Williams

Designated Broker (MD)

(301) 305-1113

Rebecca Williams

Designated Broker (MD)

Rebecca has been in real estate sales in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia for 6 years. She holds BS degrees in Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Microbiology/Chemistry from Louisiana State University and has a background in healthcare and medical sales.

She a native of New Orleans and lives in the Washington DC metro area where she is an investor, philanthropist, triathlete, marathoner, and caregiver of her disabled sister JuJu and elderly mother. She has dreams of getting back into global travel.

 
 
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Amiti Bhow

Associate

(917) 596-6578

Amiti Bhow

Associate

As a dynamic and results-driven hotel broker, Ami has built a reputation for delivering exceptional outcomes for clients in the fast-paced and competitive world of hospitality real estate. With 10+ years in the hospitality lending space, she brings a unique and strategic approach to every deal, leveraging extensive market knowledge and a network of contacts to ensure her clients achieve their goals. With a background in sales, lending and real estate Ami has a distinct perspective on the hotel industry and is committed to using her expertise to help clients navigate the complex process of buying or selling a hotel.

Whether advising a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, she has the knowledge and resources to guide clients through every step of the transaction. Ami is a true partner in the hotel brokerage industry, understanding her clients’ priorities and bringing her market expertise, strong marketing and negotiation skills and solution focused approach to ensure clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Ami graduated from Rutgers College with degrees in Economics and Spanish. Prior to moving to Arizona, she worked as an equities trader at JP Morgan in NYC. Alongside hospitality real estate, Ami also serves on the Board of Directors for Desert Stages Theater, is a partner in Landmark Digital Solutions and a speaker at real estate conferences. Ami lives in Scottsdale, AZ and is married with two sons.

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Twinkle Patel

Associate

(828) 421-6683

Twinkle Patel

Associate

Twinkle was raised in the hospitality industry helping her family grow from independent motels to franchised hotels. As a third generational hotelier, Twinkle possesses the skills and expertise to help owner operators and investors on both sides of the transaction. She has worked in every part of the hospitality industry, from management, new construction, negotiation and legal. She can understand the important needs of a buyer and seller and facilitate a successful transaction. She has served on the Town Council in her hometown and sits on the Haywood County Tourism Development Board. Twinkle is a lifetime member of AAHOA and a North Carolina Ambassador.

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Shivani Patel

Associate

Shivani Patel

Associate

Shivani is a seasoned expert in the realms of hospitality and real estate, boasting a wealth of industry expertise amassed over several years. Her journey commenced with graduation from Arizona State University in the Spring of 2021, where she earned her degree in Business Management, complemented by a minor in Real Estate.

Shivani currently holds the esteemed position of Associate at NewGen Advisory, where she channels her profound knowledge and skill set to offer invaluable insights to clients and colleagues alike. Her path to NewGen was paved with accomplishments, as she previously held the role of Transaction Coordinator at Tower Capital. In this pivotal capacity, Shivani facilitated the seamless closure of loans for an array of commercial assets, demonstrating her remarkable aptitude for precision and attention to detail.
 

Prior to her tenure at Tower Capital, Shivani honed her craft in the industry by taking on the demanding role of Director of Operations at Atlas Hotel Management Company. Here, she adeptly managed complex operational and administrative tasks, further solidifying her reputation as a consummate professional in the field.

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Sonya Rama

Social Media and Marketing Manager

Sonya Rama

Social Media and Marketing Manager

Sonya Rama joined the NewGen Advisory team in May 2022 as the Content Director. In 2019 she graduated from Chandler-Gilbert Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Arts. In 2022, she graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Criminology & Criminal Justice.  

Sonya’s experience with video content creation and content writing is represented in her work with our newsletters, social media and video content initiatives, NewGen’s content calendar and blog management, and occasionally writing press releases.   

On the side she makes videos for her TikTok and YouTube channel that focuses on her passion for reading and has a huge obsession with Marvel and book collecting. Her favorite video games are The Legend of Zelda, and OMORI.  

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Nycole Gonsalves

Chief of Staff

Nycole Gonsalves

Chief of Staff

Nycole trains and manages the team of Real Estate Assistants (REAs) and assists the Marketing Director with overseeing the marketing team. She works with the REAs to provide their team of agents superior assistance with each agent's deal through the lifecycle of a deal. 

Working alongside the Office Manager, Nycole assists with onboarding new agents, REAs, and additional NewGen team members throughout all other subsidiaries of NewGen Worldwide. She has developed a training library to streamline the training process with new REAs and agents.

Her goals are to improve current and develop new processes, protocols, and documents needed throughout the lifecycle of a deal to improve the transaction's lifecycle flow, the relationship between the agents and their REAs, and maximize an agent's time to allow them more time to find their sellers a buyer and build relationships with leads. This includes assisting the Office Manager and Leadership with evaluating, stress testing, and implementing new platforms to improve the REA's and agent's workflow while providing the Leadership Team the necessary data to monitor KPIs and revenue goals.

Additionally, Nycole works with the marketing team to develop the internal team and external newsletters and improve client-facing marketing presentations and digital graphics. 

Nycole's vast experience in franchise operations management from startups to growing franchises and marketing knowledge makes her a valuable asset to the NewGen team.

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Mya McCall

Real Estate Assistant

Mya McCall

Real Estate Assistant

Mya is a dedicated and motivated Real Estate Assistant with a strong background in finance gained from her experience at a leading bank. She brings a unique blend of financial acumen and an eagerness in the real estate market to provide exceptional support to her agents as well as their prospective buyers and sellers.

Having spent several years in the banking industry, she brings a unique blend of financial acumen and an eagerness to our team. Mya’s experience in the banking sector has equipped her with valuable skills such as a proactive communication style, attention to detail and experience in customer relationship management, which she seamlessly integrates into her role as a Real Estate Assistant.

Her motivation to excel in this field is driven by her desire to make the lifecycle of a deal as smooth and stress-free as possible. She is eager to stay up-to-date with the latest market trends and technologies to provide the most comprehensive and efficient assistance.

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Sarah Dennehy

Real Estate Assistant

Sarah Dennehy

Real Estate Assistant

Sarah is one of our Transactions Coordinators at NewGen Advisory. She started her career in retail banking and held positions such as loan processor and transaction coordinator for an investment firm. She spent most of her recent years in mortgage lending with private hard money as well as conventional lending for single-family housing.

At NewGen Advisory, she assists Bharat Vakil, Anthony Becerra, Maya Patel, Jigar Desai, Devo Ragha, Rebecca Williams, and King Jeremiah, with their deal’s lifecycle.

Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series and she lives in Northen Phoenix with her husband.

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