Excel Group

Executive Team

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Shoham Amin | Founder & Principal

Shoham Amin, the Founder of Excel Group is a tenured real estate investor with over 15 years of real estate investment experience, having overseen over $3.0 billion in principal real estate transactions. Since launching Excel, Shoham Amin has led the acquisition of more than $550 million of hotel and hotel debt instruments. Shoham oversees the portfolio’s growth and risk strategies and executes the firm’s capital planning, due diligence, acquisitions, dispositions and development.

Prior to launching Excel, Shoham partnered with Delshah Capital, a boutique distressed real estate private equity firm based in Manhattan, leading its acquisitions team as Vice President. While at Delshah Capital he helped the firm source and acquire in excess of $150 million of distressed loans and commercial real estate assets from various lenders and led the firm’s litigation strategy. Prior to Delshah, Shoham worked in acquisitions and development at Sunrise Senior Living.

Experience

  • 15+ years in Real Estate Investment

  • $3.0B+ of Principal Real Estate Transactions

Education

  • MBA, University of Pennsylvania

  • MS Real Estate Finance, New York University

  • BS, George Washington University


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Dan Lin | Vice President - Asset Management

Dan Lin leads the asset management of Excel Group’s portfolio. He is an accomplished hotel asset manager with over 25 years of experience, having asset managed over $3.0 billion of hotel assets. Over the course of his career, Dan has developed extensive experience in value enhancement, market positioning, valuation and due diligence.. He has worked with a broad spectrum of hotel assets ranging from select service to luxury located in urban, suburban and resort locations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Prior to joining Excel Group, Dan served as Vice President of Asset Management at Host Hotels & Resorts, where he was responsible for asset managing a $300 million hotel portfolio. Prior to Host Hotels & Resorts, Dan was an asset manager at hotelAVE, overseeing distressed and non-stabilized assets under receivership and foreclosure and asset managing a large select service portfolio and a consultant at HVS International.

Experience

  • 25+ Years in Hotel Asset Management

  • $3.0B+ of Hotels Assets Managed

Education 

  • BS in Hotel Administration, Cornell University

  • Certified Hotel Asset Manager (CHAM)


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Benjamin Hur | Vice President - Finance & Accounting

Benjamin Hur leads the financial accounting, cash management and treasury functions at Excel Group. He has been an accounting executive in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years with some of the top management companies in the country including Pyramid Hotel Group, HEI Hotels & Resort, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants.

Ben’s experience includes overseeing portfolio of hotels as Corporate and Regional Controller where he was responsible for providing operational support and financial leadership. and leading various hotel acquisition, and transition projects where he was fully responsible for implementation of standard operating procedures and financial systems.

Experience

  • 15+ Years in Hotel Accounting & Asset Management

  • $1.0B+ of Hotels Assets Managed

Education

  • MS in Accounting, University of Maryland

  • BS in Hotel Administration, Cornell University


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Jeff Bartholomew | Vice President - Development

Jeff Bartholomew heads the development and project management functions at Excel Group. He is a versatile development, asset management and construction professional with experience in the hospitality, multi-family, residential, and retail real estate sectors. Jeff has proven success in driving complex projects to completion while ensuring high quality outcomes, cost control and customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Excel Group, Jeff worked with Lendlease, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate development and construction companies as a Development Manager overseeing the $2.0 billion PAL program consisting of the installation of over 14,000 rooms over 41 US Army bases. His responsibilities included overseeing the new construction of various hotels to major hotel rehabilitation projects. Prior to Lendlease, Jeff worked for various firms including Price Waterhouse Coopers, IBM Consulting and Zapolski + Rudd in both development and finance roles.

Experience

  • 20+ Years in Development, Construction, and Finance

  • $2.0B+ of Development Experience

Education

  • MBA, University of North Carolina

  • BA in Economics, Cornell University


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Robert Brewer | Director - Acquisitions & Development

Robert is responsible for all acquisitions and dispositions at Excel Group. With over seven years of hotel real estate experience, Robert has orchestrated over $600 million in hotel transactions.

Prior to Excel Group, Robert was a Senior Associate at GFI Hospitality, a New York-based hotel investment, development and asset management firm where he assisted in growing the firm’s portfolio. There he was responsible for the firm’s investment efforts, including evaluation and underwriting of all hotel investments and acquisitions, hotel dispositions, partner relationship management and debt and equity fundraising. Prior to GFI Hospitality, Robert was a Senior Analyst at Ernst & Young on the Transaction Real Estate team, where he provided due diligence, strategic advisory and valuation services across all real estate classes to a worldwide client basis. At Ernst & Young, Robert specialized in hotel advisory, feasibility and market analysis.

Experience

  • 7+ Years in Hotel Real Estate & Consulting

  • $600M+ of Real Estate Transactions

Education

  • BS in Hotel Administration, Cornell University