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Nilesh Patel is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Prima Capital Advisors LLC (“Prima”). At Prima, Mr. Patel's responsibilities include making investments in CMBS, REIT bonds and loans as well as structuring and executing Prima’s securitizations.  


Nilesh joined Prima Capital Advisors LLC in 2011. Prior to joining Prima, Nilesh worked in various capacities as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. His most recent job at Goldman was on the commercial real estate trading desk trading commercial real estate whole loans, B-notes and mezzanine loans. During the financial crisis of 2008 / 2009, Nilesh worked with Goldman’s clients on developing solutions for their legacy commercial real estate risk.  Nilesh joined Goldman in early 2006 and he led a team that structured and placed commercial real estate CDOs for Goldman Sachs’ clients.


  Nilesh came to Goldman Sachs from Deutsche Bank’s CMBS trading desk.  During his five years at Deutsche Bank, Nilesh structured and marketed commercial real estate CDOs, worked with the new issue CMBS group and prior to that managed a team that analyzed risk for the credit trading businesses.  In 2005, Nilesh led the execution of Prima’s 2005 CDO at Deutsche Bank.  Prior to Deutsche Bank, where Nilesh was a Director, Nilesh worked at GE Plastics and successfully completed the Financial Management Program.


  Nilesh earned a B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University where he majored in Economics and Mathematics – Computer Science. He came to St. Lawrence from Kolkata, India in 1995 where he grew up pursuing a variety of extra-curricular activities including playing cricket and the violin.