Girish C. PatelManaging Director
Girish Patel is the Managing Director of NewGen Commercial, a diversified holding company specializing in the development, operations and brokerage of commercial real estate properties. The company currently owns and manages dozens of properties, including multiple hotels. Since 1982, Girish has gained firsthand experience in the hospitality industry, eventually leveraging his operational expertise to become Vice President of Development of B.C.A Hospitality, constructing hundreds limited service properties located across the nation.
Before relocating to Phoenix Arizona to expand his family’s holdings, Girish’s duties at B.C.A. Hospitality ranged from staffing of management personnel to Head of Acquisitions and Dispositions. Over the last four years, Girish has transacted over $20MM of limited-service hotel assets from Virginia to Arizona and has a client database of over 1,600 hotel owners. Girish is an active leader in the industry, and has served on committees and boards of prominent industry organizations such as the Asian American Hotel Owner’s Association, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and the Independent Association of Holiday Inns.
Girish also believes strongly in community service and has played vital roles in the formation of organizations such as the Asian Indian American Business Group of Cincinnati, the Indo-Phoenix Symposium, and has most recently created the R.C. Patel Memorial Scholarship for under-sponsored students seeking a career in Hospitality.
Kyle T. WalkerManaging Director
Kyle Walker is a Founder and Managing Partner of Green Card Fund, LLC, a firm that provides EB-5 services to domestic projects and international investors. As Managing Partner, Mr. Walker oversees many activities, but his primary focus is on Industry Relations, USCIS compliance and International Distribution Channels. Spending much of his time on a plane, Mr. Walker has built distribution channels for his company in China, India, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Kyle also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board for Global Business Bank (in formation), a community bank that is currently being formed in downtown Phoenix.
Before founding Green Card Fund, LLC, Kyle was a founding member and partner of NewGen Commercial. NewGen Commercial is vertically integrated in the hospitality industry including brokerage, development, consulting and the ownership and operations of their own properties. NewGen continues to be a thriving business that Kyle’s partner, Dinesh Rama, manages the day-to-day operations for.
Kyle earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University with a focus in Business and Urban Planning. Mr. Walker is also involved with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s (GPEC) International Leadership Council, was a founding member of the China Arizona Alliance and serves on the Membership Committee of Invest in USA (IIUSA, EB-5 trade association).
Fei "Andy" Peng
Managing Partner - China
Fei “Andy” Peng is a Chinese-born American citizen with over 20 years of international business experience between China and the US. Mr. Andy Peng has extensive international business experience. Prior to coming to the U.S. to pursue his MBA he worked at Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). He worked as a research associate at school and the state agency helping American businesses to gain knowledge of the Chinese market. He also founded a successful international trading company. He is actively involved with a new high tech company specializing in P2P finance. Mr. Peng’s in-depth understanding of both China and the United States greatly enhances Green Card Fund's ability to support investors overseas.
James R. McDowellPrincipal
Jim McDowell has over three decades of experience in real estate sales, acquisition and development. Since arriving in Arizona in 1978, Jim has planned and developed over 35 projects totaling over $200 million throughout the Southwest. His development experience includes office, retail, industrial and medical properties, in addition to several hundred acres of platted lots in the region. Jim and his three sons have worked together to successfully develop many projects in the past 10 years.
Trevor McDowell brings over 12 years of experience in commercial development and has been involved in the development of almost 500,000 square feet commercial real estate with McDowell Enterprises, LLC. Trevor is also involved with the back office operations, planning and development for Clean Freak, a successful Car Wash business. Twins Enterprises, a sister company to McDowell Enterprises, is focused on designing and building gas stations, convenience stores and car washes in the metro Phoenix market. Twins Enterprises has been designing and building gas stations and convenience stores throughout metro Phoenix since 2000.
The current Chevron location under the Ownership and Management of the McDowells ranks in the top 2% for the nation. Scores by secret shoppers on behalf of the Chevron Corporation consistently score 100% in all categories.