Mr. Shah founded the Noble organization in 1993 which has made more than $3 billion of value-added and income investments in upscale select service and extended stay hotels. As chief executive officer, he provides overall strategic guidance for Noble’s institutional real estate funds and oversees the leadership of the company’s investment and asset management groups.
A regular speaker at private equity real estate, lodging, and investment conferences, Mr. Shah is a frequent commentator on business strategy and trends in such publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today as well as a variety of news agencies that cover the real estate and lodging industries.
Mr. Shah presently serves as Chairman of the Board of CorePoint Lodging (NYSE:CPLG), the only publicly traded U.S. lodging REIT strategically focused on serving the midscale and upper-midscale select service segments. In addition, Mr. Shah is a member of the Industry Real Estate and Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC) of the American Hotel and Lodging Association and serves on owner advisory boards with Marriott International and Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Mr. Shah is an active supporter of educational objectives and is currently serving his third term as a member of the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Wake Forest University and is also an executive committee member of the Woodward Academy governing board.