Bhavesh (B.J.) Patel

Managing Director


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  • B.J. Patel is a Managing Director in the Hospitality Investment Advisory practice at Hodges Ward Elliott. With over fifteen years of experience in hospitality and coming from a family hotel ownership background, Patel joined HWE in March 2019 after serving as a Senior Managing Director with a national firm’s lodging capital markets group in Atlanta for a decade where he focused on hotel investment sales.
  • Throughout his career, he has been involved in half a billion dollars in transactions, including deals such as a Courtyard in downtown Columbia, SC, the WNW portfolio of 8 hotels, and the B Hotel Savannah, GA (former Country Inn & Suites). Earlier in his career, Patel also served as a Development Manager with NYLO Hotels and as an Associate for Acquisitions and Asset Management at The Procaccianti Group.
  • Mr. Patel graduated from the Cornell Hotel School with a Masters of Management in Hospitality and completed undergraduate degrees in finance and business management at Clemson University.