Prior to founding HP Investors, Mr. Parekh acquired, structured, and managed over $3B in real estate investments in New York City for The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity real estate investors in the world. His projects at Carlyle included helping acquire and manage the successful development of multiple large-scale residential condominium projects as well as other office and retail investments.
In addition to his experience at Carlyle, Mr. Parekh has held positions as a real estate investment banking associate at Merrill Lynch and as a corporate strategy consultant at Deloitte.
Mr. Parekh holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California.
Mr. Parekh’s experience includes co-founding firm BRE Brokerage Commercial (now part of DTZ), leading his own development firm, Cal-Diego builders, and most recently, as a direct investor/operator at HP Enterprises.
Mr. Parekh’s investment background reflects his entrepreneurial mindset, spanning across multiple asset-classes and project lifecycle phases. His prior investments include development, value-add, and core-projects in the multi-family, retail, and hospitality sectors.
Mr. Parekh holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University, and a B.Com from University of Bombay.
Prior to joining HP Investors, Mr. Abid helped acquire, structure, and manage over $2B in West Coast real estate assets for AIG Global Real Estate in San Francisco. In this role, Mr. Abid helped analyze, structure, and manage investments across the project lifecycle, including entitlement, ground-up development, asset repositioning, and lease-up. He has direct experience in the office, retail, for-sale residential, and multifamily sectors.
Mr. Abid has also served as private equity associate at The LeFrak Organization, a New York based developer, and as a corporate strategy consultant at Deloitte.
Mr. Abid holds an MBA and MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a BA from UCLA.
Prior to joining HP Investors, Mr. Ching was a Director at Eastdil Secured, a leading real estate investment banking firm, for over 23 years. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. Ching worked in their Los Angeles, California and Dallas, Texas offices. In 2008, Mr. Ching transferred to Eastdil Secured’s New York office, where he oversaw all their retail investment sales and advisory efforts.
Mr. Ching holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Davis.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining HP Investors, Mr. Hotze worked as an Assistant Controller at BioMed Realty Trust, a $5 billion dollar REIT with over 16 million square feet of real estate. In this role, Mr. Hotze managed an accounting team that was responsible for over 3 million square feet of lab/office space.
Mr. Hotze holds a BS in Accounting from Seattle University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President
Prior to joining HP Investors, Mr. Bolt worked with Lexington Realty Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, and Treeview Realty Advisors, a private asset management and direct investment syndicate company.
Mr. Bolt holds a BS in Economics from Hope College.
Senior Vice President
Prior to joining HP Investors, Mrs. McDowell was a Principal at Pontus Capital where she helped analyze, structure and manage $350 million in commercial property acquisitions nationwide, and successfully sourced financing for all transactions in-house.
Prior to joining Pontus, she worked in New York City as Deputy Head of Credit Sales for Société Générale, and as Associate at Credit Suisse in the Global Credit Products and Real Estate Finance and Securitization groups.
Mrs. McDowell holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BA from the University of San Diego.