Ash IsraniChairman and PrincipalAs Chairman, Mr. Israni provides strategic leadership across all facets of the organization. He directs Pacifica's growth plan and initiates entry into new markets across the globe. He is particularly engaged in acquisitions and ground-up development. Mr. Israni's background is in electrical engineering, and he has a Master's degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. After working in the computer industry for a few years he started a real estate company. The company has since grown to include hundreds of unique assets and operating businesses totaling billions. In addition to leading Pacifica Companies as Chairman, Ash is an active member of the community. Mr. Israni served on the Board of Directors at City National Corporation for eight years until the bank was acquired by RBC. Ash is pleased to serve as a member of the Real Estate Advisory Boards at the University of San Diego (USD) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Sushil IsraniManaging Partner and PrincipalSushil Israni is a seasoned hospitality veteran with over 25 years of experience in hotels encompassing property operations, sales and marketing, financial management, property repositioning and development. Under his leadership, Pacifica's focus has been to develop, manage and own properties in high barriers to entry markets that provide guests with a unique hotel experience. Pacifica's lodging portfolio has grown to about one billion in hotel assets. Pacifica Host is now one of the leading hotel management companies in the United States, partnering with prestigious brands such as Starwood, Marriott, Hilton, and Intercontinental Hotel Group. Sushil has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, an MBA in Marketing, and holds several Hotel Management Franchise Certifications.