Ash Shah started his entrepreneurial venture in the field of Plastic Films, Paper and Packaging products in 1994 by establishing a business named “Impex Global, LLC”. The company grew with multiple locations all over North America and operations in several international markets offering value-added distribution and manufacturing services to a wide range of clients in Food, Beverage, Industrial, Healthcare and Packaging applications.
Mr. Shah’s leadership navigated the company through demanding, yet illustrious times and in the process enabled him to forge valuable relationships with several plastics, chemical and packaging industry leaders worldwide. Under Mr. Shah’s oversight, Impex Global became the most leading and premier manufacturer and distributor of plastic films and packaging products all across North America with 7 distribution locations in the U.S. and Canada thus enabling Impex Global to grow multiple fold, both in terms of sales revenues and EBITDA.
After about 20 years of owning Impex Global, Mr. Shah sold his company to a leading private equity group to pursue other investment opportunities and flexible work schedule to focus on family time.
While looking for other investment opportunities, Mr Shah decided to foray into the Commercial Real Estate Market with his personal success in this new venture and given his leadership skills. Mr Shah has been engaged as an investor and board member in various sectors, such as Industrial, Packaging, Distribution, Technology, Healthcare and Commercial Real Estate. Mr Shah has steered many companies in terms of Recapitalization, Merger & Acquisition or an Exit to a strategic buyer or private equity.
Real Estate Portfolio: Mr Shah is Co-Sponsor, Key Principal or Equity Owner in over 50 properties ranging from Multi Family, Hotels, Industrial, Office Buildings, Assisted Living and Land parcel for housing development. His impressive track record plays a key role in the profitability of his investors and his equity and debt partners. Mr Shah’s Schedule of Real Estate Owned is quite extensive, with total assets including nearly 10,000 Multi-Family units, 500,000 square feet of Industrial & Commercial office, 300,000 square feet of Retail & Mixed Use parcel and over $1.2 Billion in AUM.
Education: Mr. Shah has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Economics from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1989) and a MBA in Global Business is from the prestigious Thunderbird Business School of International Management (1991).
Professional Awards: Amongst the many accolades that he has received – one of them is the prestigious “International Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Indo- American Chamber of Commerce in Houston in 2013 for his business successes.
Mr. Shah’s company has also been ranked as the “Top 100” and “Fastest Growing Company” for many years by Houston Business Journal and Inc. 5000 magazine.
SUMMARY: Most important strengths of Mr. Shah is his entrepreneurial business acumen, strategic growth vision and ability to navigate through multiple business challenges that growing companies regularly face.
Ashish is the owner of Xanadu Equity, LLC. Along with owning The Goddard Schools, Huntington Learning Center and a technology security & compliance firm, Ashish is actively involved in investing, owning and managing multi-family apartments and single family homes portfolios. Prior to his current positions, Ashish was the managing Principal of an IT audit firm – Aporia Solutions and founded a software services and consulting company – Frontier Information Technologies, specializing in development and outsourcing IT projects.
Ashish is passionate about developing assets that make an impact on our elderly community. He is actively involved in multiple assisted living and memory care projects.
Ashish is currently the board member for Cinco Ranch West Commercial Association. In past he has served on the board of ISACA – Houston chapter and ISACA International working committees. He has been an active member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), Indo American Chamber of Commerce for Greater Houston (IACCGH), The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE) and Houston Technology Center (HTC). He is also a member of Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, Pearland Chamber of Commerce and Katy Chamber of Commerce.
Jignesh Derasari is a seasoned professional with several years of C-level experience in managing medium to large businesses across different industries globally. Over the last decade, Jignesh has been the CEO of several global businesses from startups to large profitable businesses using his keen operational and managerial background. Jignesh is also an avid real estate investor, especially focusing on multifamily investing as well as single family subdivision development. Jignesh is actively involved with developing several real estate ventures. Jignesh has a MBA from Indiana University and a MS in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Jignesh and his family have called Houston home for the last 20 years and are very active in several charitable causes around the city.
Nisha Smith has over 25 years experience, including working in management roles with DoubleTree Hotel and Citibank, where she was a Vice President. During her tenure with Citibank, Nisha helped develop and coordinate their Non Resident Indian (NRI) Business, and handled new business development and servicing of thousands of customer relationships across the Southern States. In 2011, Nisha became a Consultant for Indian Real Estate Market, providing in depth understanding and awareness to NRIs in North America as well as other countries. In this capacity, Nisha developed long-term relationships with clients by preparing investment strategies that helped them diversify and achieve their financial goals.
Her advice and investment guidance has helped thousands of NRIs, who have successfully invested hundreds of millions in Real Estate properties across India with her. Nisha has now redirected her focus on US Real Estate investments and networks to develop business strategies to enhance market penetration, promote sales and attract individual customers to invest in the lucrative US Market. She now works at Impex Capital Group (ICG) to support the investor platform as Director- Investor Relations.
Nisha resides in Houston, TX and maintains extensive relationships with the larger NRI community in the US as well as Real Estate Developers across US & India.
Persident of TM1 Asset Management.
Amy Tiemann is a commercial real estate investor and developer and President of TM1 Asset
Amy has a long history in construction – her grandfather started a glass company in 1960, and her father took it over in 1972. Amy spent a lot of time going to job sites with her father. After graduating Purdue, with a degree in Organizational Leadership, Amy made the move to tech and worked in HR. Amy worked for major companies such as Phillips, IBM, and Applied Materials. Suddenly, in 2001, she found herself going through a painful tech downturn, with the burst of the dot-com bubble. After surviving several rounds of layoffs, Amy found herself burned out in
tech and HR. At the time, her husband started a small construction company. Amy realized this was her opportunity to return to a field she knew a lot about, and she was looking for a new challenge.
The new construction company was created in 2003. Over the course of 12 years, she built Tiemann Construction into a national retail construction firm servicing 16 states. In 2010, the company pivoted to include multifamily renovations – along with a real estate investing arm of the business, in 2008. Tiemann Construction was named the multifamily vendor of the year for the Austin and San Antonio market for a large real estate investment association in 2013. Tiemann Construction renovated over 50 multifamily properties in Austin, San Antonio and Bryan/College Station areas.
Amy’s first multifamily investment was in 2010. Amy and her husband became active in multifamily investing and real estate investing, while managing their construction business. By 2015, made the decision to focus on real estate investing, and in 2017 went out on her own. With decades of experience in the real estate industry, Amy brings a well rounded perspective to the company. A graduate in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University, Amy is able to collaborate cross functionally in order to bring an unrivaled service level to her properties.
CEO, A3H GENERAL PARTNER LLC
Mr. Roy is proud to be an accomplished Entrepreneur. Mr. Roy Co-Founded a privately held company A3H General Partner LLC which now owns & operates over 100 locations across the U.S. of a major fast-food franchise. The operation employs over 2000 employees and is growing strong.
Mr. Roy is a co-sponsor, key principal/ equity owner in over 20 ventures, ranging from multi-family, offices, manufacturing, hospitals, car dealerships, high-tech and commercial land, and restaurants. Mr.
Roy’s track record plays a key role in the profitability of the investor and financial debt partners. He was instrumental in growing A3H Group from the zero to $160 million dollars in annual sales, while growing EBITDA margin each year.
Mr. Roy has deep community ties where he is serves the community through various leadership positions and volunteering on various non-profit projects such as fund raising and construction of an 18,000-sf community center. Mr. Roy was the chairperson of the Bangladesh Association of Houston and has been recognized for his multiple charitable & philanthropic acts in the greater Houston community.
Mr. Roy is a passionate individual who loves his work, his wife, his daughters and most certainly his angelic grandchildren.
Jorge is the CEO of Elevate Commercial Investment Group and JNT Construction. Elevate currently has 2,629 Doors with 448 under contract on the GP side and over 2,400+ doors on the LP side. JNT Construction focuses on helping Multifamily Investors with their Due Diligence & Full renovations. He is based out of Dallas & currently owns properties in Texas, Oklahoma and South Dakota but open to other areas as well. Strong points are Locating Deals, Due Diligence, Executing CapEx, New Development & Raising Equity. His goal is to reach 10,000 doors by the end of 2022 by creating strategic partnerships & implementing the proper systems in place for scalability. He is focused on continuing to grow his network and locate more Co-GP Partners, Passive Investors and also clients for his construction company. And always looking forward to adding value and helping others reach their goals.
CEO,THREE PILLARS CAPITAL GROUP
Three Pillars Capital Group challenges the status quo, and their commitment to innovation is what drives them every day. In fact, that’s what the ‘three pillars’ in Three Pillars Capital Group stands for – the commitment to providing elegant, classy and affordable living to the communities they serve.
Joshua is also the founder of Greenline Apartment Management, which handles end-to-end property management services for the multifamily housing units they acquire. As with any investment, they seek to maximize NOI and drive down expenses. However, before that can happen, it begins with providing exceptional customer service to the tenants who live on these properties.Three Pillars Capital Group has grown significantly over the past few years and Joshua is incredibly proud of the culture they have created.
CEO,CHERRY STREET INVESTMENTS
Kavitha has been investing in single family and multi-family real estate since 2009. Prior to real estate, she spent almost 20 years as a Technology Professional working for IBM and Atlassian while also trading stocks & options. She moved to real estate for long-term wealth creation & tax advantages besides capital preservation and diversification of her portfolio. She currently owns and manages her own rental portfolio in the Central Texas Area and is invested in over 2200 doors as a Limited Partner and over 1500 doors as a General Partner in Real Estate Syndications.
Besides providing investment opportunities for her clients, she is very passionate about educating investors and helping them on their journey toward financial freedom. She hosts regular webinars on various investment strategies, tax planning and other investment-related topics, featuring high quality speakers from around the country. She connects and educates her investors through Cherry Street Investor Education YouTube Channel and Purely Passive Investor Group Facebook group.
Kavitha is a long-time resident of Austin, TX having lived there since 2000 with her 16 year old daughter and 2 puppies.
CEO,GLOBAL CAPITAL HOLDINGS, LLC. GCH
Mr. Sehgal is Managing Director of Global Marine Power, LLC and has been working in Oil & Gas in Power Generation Sector for 20 years, dealing from small companies to fortune 500 companies. Managing Successful business with offices in Houston, Central America , South America and India. Working with Power Plants, Commercial Vessels, and Oil & Gas Companies (Oil Rigs).
ROBBY S. PINNAMANENI
INVESTOR AND OPERATOR
Robbie developed and operated over $150 million in operations and assets across 3 states, raised and deployed over $50 million in equity and scaled vertically-integrated manufacturing operation to $35 million yearly run rate.
Robbie is actively involved with the community and has raised over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish
CEO,HOUSTON HEADQUARTERED MOBISOFT INFOTECH
Shail has been investing in startups focused on cloud solutions, mobile, AI and Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare, transportation, and fin-tech space with more than 15 of them in the portfolio. His interest in real-estate opportunities spans across multi-family, land holdings, senior & assisted living, mixed-use property, and construction supplies.
His strength across industry verticals is in financial due diligence, business viability and identifying technologically scalable investment opportunities. He has co-founded Gurukul Venture Partners (www.gurukul.vc) to bring unique investments in startups, real-estate and pre-IPO segments to their investors network. He continues to bring expertise and innovations to help the invested companies prepare for their scalable growth.
Being a business owner and University of Houston – computer science alumni, Shail has been named Cougar 100 Honoree for 7 years in a row.
THOMAS M. COHEN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ,BARRY SLATT MORTGAGE
As a 20+-year veteran of the mortgage banking industry, Cohen has expertise in permanent debt financing for all types of income-producing properties, including multi-family, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, and self storage. Cohen places loans with life insurance companies, conduit lenders and agency lenders, including FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, banks and credit unions. He also specializes in structuring debt for complex transactions.
Cohen serves on the Advisory Board, Endeavor Bank, a San Diego based Community Bank. He also serves as an Advisory Board member of Luxe Art Institute, Encinitas, CA. He is an active member of San Diego’s largest Rotary Club, Club 33 where he currently serves on multiple committees.
Thomas M. Cohen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in Boston, MA, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law.