The ViaNova Development Deal Team
Vyomesh has served the commercial real estate industry for over ten years, including 3 years on the board at Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association. Vyomesh began his career in construction in the 1990’s, building 18 hotels in the Southeast. In 1999 he formed a Hotel Management Company. He was directly involved in growing the portfolio from 3 hotels to 15 hotels at its peak. Along with hotel management, Vyomesh Desai has been directly involved in the ground up development of limited- and full-service branded hotels ranging from 65 units to 120 units. In 2009 he formed v2DesignGroup, LLC. a real estate development and design firm specializing in both commercial and residential property. In 2013 Vyomesh cofounded ViaNova Development. With ViaNova Development Vyomesh was instrumental in sourcing more than 10 projects. Along with sourcing the projects, he also managed all aspects of design and construction of 2 Adaptive Reuse Multifamily Projects, 4 Historic Adaptive Reuse Mixed Use Projects, 3 Historic Urban Adaptive Reuse Boutique Hotels, 1 Ground up Boutique Hotel. Vyomesh’s focus continues to be in sourcing new deals, managing design/construction, and managing existing assets.
Nirav has experience working with and evaluating businesses across a broad range of industries and sizes. Prior to co-founding ViaNova Development, Nirav worked as an Investment Strategy and Acquisition Associate with Capital Asset Funding, a private equity firm in Atlanta, where he was responsible for the P&L of portfolio companies as well as acquisition strategies and underwriting of potential acquisitions in the financial services, healthcare, and real estate industries. Prior to Capital Asset Funding, he spent five years working as a Consultant with Accenture on several business development, strategic advisory, and process improvement assignments in several industries, including hospitality services, energy, financial services, consumer products & services, and manufacturing. As a co-founder and Managing Partner, Nirav is currently managing multi-family and hospitality real estate investment opportunities for ViaNova Development, which includes fund raising, underwriting, and general due diligence. Nirav earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed his M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Neil has significant experience acquiring, managing, and improving service and manufacturing businesses. Prior to co-founding ViaNova Development, Neil worked with a variety of Private Equity firms including Carlyle and Platinum Equity analyzing their recent acquisitions/potential targets to identify operational and financial improvement opportunities across multiple industries including hospitality, heavy mtanufacturing, transportation, utilities, and aviation. Neil has spent over 15 years in the hospitality industry building and operating limited service hotels across the eastern US. He is a turnaround management specialist with a special focus on driving improvements while minimizing capital investments through operational optimization. Prior to a specialization in turnaround management, Neil spent almost 10 years in strategy and project portfolio management consulting. In addition to his operational experience, Neil specializes in due diligence and business forensics. Neil co-founded ViaNova in 2010 and has been working in the advisory space searching to pair investors to opportunities that earn exceptional returns across the US. Neil triple-majored in Civil Engineering, Finance, and Economics at Carnegie Mellon, and earned his M.B.A. from INSEAD.