Rushi Shah Aries Conlon Capital

Rushi Shah

Principal & CEO

Aries Conlon Capital

312. 640.7430 (Office)

847.722.9192 (Cell)

401 W. Ontario St., Suite 301

Chicago, IL 60654

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I will be speaking at the Lodging Conference in October.  Please contact me to schedule a time to meet up on the road, or to talk anytime.

Capabilities: Debt Placement, Equity Arrangement, Tax Credits

Speciality: Non-Recourse Bridge & Permanent Loans with Cash Out

Geography: Nationwide

Property Types:  Hotels, Self Storage, Retail, Office, Multifamily, Industrial

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Biography:

Rushi is Founder, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Conlon Capital and leads the firm’s strategy and innovation, as well as arranging commercial financing for all property types nationwide. Rushi has over 12 years of experience in financial services. Before co-founding Conlon Capital, Rushi was Executive Vice President and top producer for the firm’s predecessor Aries Capital, closing over $250 million in debt and equity financing in his first two years, launching a streamlined online-based lending platform, and expanding Aries Capital’s already extensive capital source network.

Rushi also established Aries Capital as a Club Blue Founding Member and provider of a preferred financing and revenue-sharing program for members of the largest hotel owners’ association in the world, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA).

Prior to his role at Aries, Rushi held positions at Chicago’s Northern Trust Bank in its Derivatives Credit Strategy, Structured Finance, Private Equity Fund and Hedge Fund groups, as well as its London offices. During his tenure at the bank, Rushi participated in closing over 300 commercial finance transactions nationally, helped build a risk measurement framework for exotic interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange instruments, and launched the technology solution and models for the bank’s over-the-counter derivatives activity.  While there, Rushi also helped develop and manage the interest rates risk management solutions business for the bank’s institutional and sophisticated wealth clients. The initiative generated over $30 million in new revenues for the bank over four years and led to an operational overhaul that revolutionized the servicing and reporting process; scaling the business to grow by 33%.

Education & Professional Affiliations:

Rushi holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois, where he graduated with honors. He was also awarded a fellowship in the Riordan Fellows Leadership Development Program at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

In addition to being highly active within AAHOA as a Club Blue Founding Member, Rushi is a member of ICSC, Chicago’s Real Estate Investment Association and the Self Storage Association. He frequently serves as a panelist at local and national industry events, and contributes to multiple real estate publications.

Representative Closings:

$27 Million Interest Rate Swap for Refinance of River North Commercial Building in Chicago, IL

$19.3 Million Interest Rate Hedge for Acquisition Financing for Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN

$15.5 Million CMBS Refinance of Portfolio of Limited Services Hotels in Florida’s Panhandle

$11.8 Million CMBS Refinance of Portfolio of Limited Service Hotels Outside Columbus, OH

$10.5 Million Bridge Loan for a Courtyard by Marriott in Victoria, TX

$9 Million CMBS Refinance of a Fairfield Inn & Suites in Duluth, GA

$5.5 Million Bridge Loan for a DPO of a Limited Service Portfolio in Pensacola, FL

Latest Published Article:

Todays Hotelier Rushi Shah AAHOA
Bridging The Gap Between Franchisors' and Lenders' Interests
By Rushi Shah