Acquisitions Team

Kal Patel portrait

Kal Patel


Chief of Staff / VP of Acquisitions


Kal is the Chief of Staff at Schulte Hospitality Group. He is involved across a number of verticals at SHG, including acquisitions and asset management. Prior to joining Schulte, Kal worked at Breakwater Management, a Los-Angeles based provider of flexible debt and equity capital to lower middle market businesses. While at Breakwater, Kal worked on transactions across a number of industries, including the industrials, restaurant, and education sectors. Prior to Breakwater, Kal worked on the private equity team at Lone Star Funds a $70.0b global private equity firm in their Dallas, New York and London offices, where he worked on several transactions including an $800.0m bond exchange, a $200.0m securitization facility, and a $100.0m+ sale of a portfolio company’s European operation.

Kal began his career at Houlihan Lokey in their Industrials Investment Banking Group, and at Deutsche Bank in their Debt Capital Markets division where he worked on several hospitality transactions. Kal Graduated with a Masters Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Columbia University, and a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Miami. He has been investing in hotels since his mid-20s, and is a passionate supporter of the Miami Hurricanes College Football and West Indies cricket team. Kal has executed $1.5b+ of transactions in his career.