Sherpa Capital Group, LLC is comprised of a team with more than twenty five years of combined real estate lending experience. Our management team has a proven multi-year track record of originating, structuring and investing in commercial real estate. Our experience and knowledge base allows us to assess each real estate transaction with speed, transparency and certainty.
Ashish Parikh, Managing Principal
Ashish Parikh has been in Chicago’s real estate industry since 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Purdue University (1995). After graduating from Purdue, he joined the land and home development group at Zale Homes working on a 3,000 acre development in the northern suburbs of Chicago. While at Zale Homes, he furthered his education with an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University. Thereafter, he joined Amresco Capital as an originations analyst in the real estate lending sector. After Amresco, he joined Heller Financial where he was on the portfolio side monitoring a portfolio of structured real estate mortgages. With the desire to return to the production side of mortgages, he joined LaSalle Bank who was forming its commercial mortgage backed securities group. He was quickly promoted to an Originator and then Director covering the Midwest region. At LaSalle Bank, he originated over $2.5 billion of middle market CMBS, Portfolio and small balance loans. Ashish currently resides in Chicago with his wife and 2 kids.
AParikh@SherpaCapitalGroup.com P 312-602-6212
Rahul Shah, Managing Principal
Rahul Shah is a seasoned entrepreneur with a range of business experience encompassing real estate finance, corporate finance, consulting and e-commerce strategy. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996) with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with Concentration in Finance. After graduating, he joined the Speciality Consulting Practice of Arthur Andersen. He also holds his CPA designation. While at Arthur Andersen, he worked in the Transaction Advisory Group consulting with financial institutions, private equity firms and mid-sized corporations in performing due diligence on corporate finance transactions. Over 4 years, He consulted on more than 50 transactions in various industries with deal sizes ranging from $50M to $1B. After Andersen, Rahul joined Encyclopedia Britannica as Manager of Business Development and Strategic Alliances to execute their internet strategy and grow their consumer website. While at Britannica, he established partnerships to help grow the website into a top 100 World Ranking website. After building a diverse understanding of corporate finance and business strategy, Rahul was ready for entrepreneurship and built a residential and commercial mortgage company from the ground up. His company originated more than $500M in residential and small balance commercial loans. Rahul currently resides in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago with his wife and 3 kids.
RShah@SherpaCapitalGroup.com P 312-602-6211