Team Member

Samir M. Patel


Mr. Patel is a Principal and Co-Founder of IRA Capital. His primary responsibility is the sourcing of equity and debt for IRA’s various investment programs. Mr. Patel has been active in real estate development and has established strong relationships with national tenants across the country. Mr. Patel has raised substantial equity and debt for his projects and has been responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, construction, leasing, and disposition of multiple projects throughout the country.

Prior to his ventures in real estate, Mr. Patel worked as an investment banking financial analyst at HSBC’s Debt Capital Markets Group in London and New York. He also worked at the Financial Restructuring Group for Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin in Chicago. Mr. Patel has worked on numerous restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, private placements, and valuations for corporations in and out of bankruptcy. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and has a Masters in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California. Mr. Patel is actively involved in numerous real estate organizations. He is also a frequent guest speaker at the University of Southern California.