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Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Steve Hanover is a seasoned professional with over 25 years experience in the commercial mortgage, asset management, real estate consulting, brokerage, design, and development fields. Starting his career as an architect designing major commercial and residential projects in the U.S. and abroad, he managed a planning and development consulting office for a 5,000 acre new town development in Doha, Qatar. Investment sales with Cushman and Wakefield followed with a term at a multi family housing development company selling apartment assets and originating take out loans. Steve spent eight years with Sun America Investments, Inc. as Vice President in charge of mortgage and real estate asset management for a $3.5 billion commercial mortgage portfolio responsible for workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcies, mortgage related litigation, property management, loan and property dispositions, servicing, and mortgage portfolio acquisitions. Steve was also responsible for underwriting, due diligence and closing of a $900 million loan portfolio from John Alden Life Insurance Company. Steve is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and has extensive experience in all phases of real estate as well as being a California licensed architect and real estate broker.
Director of Construction and Design
Tom Poitevent has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining Boutique Hotel Group, he completed the multi-million dollar renovation of the prestigious Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and the construction of The Forrestal Hotel & Conference Center, a $10 million project in Princeton, New Jersey. As the Director of Construction, he led the project management team during the expansion of the Shoreham Hotel from 84 to 176 guestrooms and completed the guestroom and public space renovation of the Hotel Wales, both located in Manhattan. He has five years experience in the New York market. Poitevent earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from North Texas State University.
Vice President, Development
K.C. Patel has supported a range of corporate finance-related assignments, including financial modeling, market research and identification, customer segmentation analysis, development of acquisition criteria and execution support for target acquisitions. Prior to joining Boutique Hotel Group, Mr. Patel worked with Novantas – a financial-services consulting firm. He was responsible for identifying inefficient practices for clients through an investigative process, information gathering, data collecting and hypothesis building, developing findings and conclusions and recommendations of solutions, and report writing and presenting. Before Novantas, he worked at the hospitality real estate brokerage firm, Insignia/ESG Hotel Partners. At Insignia/ESG Hotel Partners, K.C. performed investment analysis and deal structuring for both buyer and seller engagements. In addition, he has been engaged on several underwriting projects with Credit Suisse First Boston. Patel earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cornell University's School of Hospitality Management in Ithaca, New York.