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Ash Israni - Chairman, Principal

BIO:Ash is the chairman of Pacifica and founded the company 31 years ago. He began his career as a computer engineer after receiving his master's degree in electrical engineering from Loyola University. In 1978, he began to buy and sell residential properties in California and formed Pacifica Companies shortly thereafter.

Deepak Israni - Managing Partner

BIO: Mr. Israni has been with Pacifica since 1987 and is responsible for acquisitions, disposition, development, financing and asset management for all property types for Pacifica Companies. Involved in the real estate industry since 1987, his background includes: development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, asset management of office, industrial, retail, hospitality, residential, senior housing, multifamily, single tenant, and sale leaseback transactions. Over the last 26 years of his career, Mr. Israni has been involved in transactions totaling over $8 billion dollars in the U.S., Mexico and India. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from LD College in India and attended Texas Tech University for Masters in Computer Science.

Sushil Israni - Managing Partner

BIO: Sushil Israni is a seasoned hospitality veteran with over 15 years in the lodging industry, all with Pacifica Host Hotels. Sushil holds a bachelor's degree in accounting, a graduate degree in marketing and several hotel management franchise certifications. Since 1992, he has presided over Pacifica's lodging portfolio and its operational performance. For the past seven years, Sushil has also been involved in asset acquisitions and dispositions for Pacifica Host Hotels, and has been instrumental in the company's growth and financial success. He is married with two children and has resided in the San Diego area for the past 10 years.

Rakesh Israni ("Rocky"), Director, India Investments

BIO: Rocky Israni is responsible for the development of all real estate projects for Pacifica Companies in India. Before taking over projects in India, Rocky was involved in the U.S. residential and lodging operations and development for Pacifica Companies from 1994-2004.

Naresh Kotwani, Managing Partner

BIO: Naresh oversees the Eastern region of Pacifica with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances and operations. While his main focus is hotels, his entrepreneurial mindset involves him in Pacifica's growth in other ventures such as multi-family, debt acquisition and new business ventures.
In 1994, Naresh moved to Kansas City to expand the acquisition efforts of Pacifica to the Midwest. He headed the acquisition and operations of eleven hotels, office buildings, and development projects. He received several awards from the area hotel associations and the Chambers of Commerce for his work in the community. In 2002, Naresh moved to Florida to head Pacifica's growth in the Eastern part of the U.S. This included managing the acquisition, operation and growth of several hotels and real estate projects in Florida and New York. Naresh is a mechanical engineer and has earned an MBA in marketing from JBIMS Mumbai, India and an MBA in Finance from the University of Kansas. He is an avid bridge and tennis player who loves to spend time with his two daughters.


  • Corporate Finance - John Phillips, Chief Financial Officer
  • Kathy Callahan, Controller
  • Todd Olson, Accounting/payroll Manager
  • Legal - Tom Sayer, Corporate Counsel
  • Len Howell - Director Hotel Acquisitions
  • Bill Feenan, Director Of Operations
  • Sid Siddiqi, Regional Director Of Operations
  • Paul Verduin, Regional Director Of Operations
  • Mark Dibella - Regional Director Of Operations
  • Pat Finan - Director Of Quality And Guest Services
  • Larry O'neil - Task Force General Manager
  • Allison Esquivel Mclaughlin, Regional Director Of Revenue Management
  • Kathryn Houston - Regional Director Of Sales
  • Linda Burkholter - Regional Director Of Sales
  • Debbie Hollier - Regional Director Of Sales
  • Sheryl Paulino - Director Of Ecommerce
  • Sergio Sandoval, Senior Project Manager
  • Rick Anderson, Project Manager
  • Quan Nguyen - Project Manager
  • Jean Paul - Project Manager
  • Joey Wingerter, Purchasing Manager
  • Global Business Development - Dubai Office
  • Prabal Gupta - Managing Director
Pacifica Host Hotels |
1775 Hancock St, Suite 200, San Diego, California 92110
Phone: 619-296-9000Copyright