Aries Conlon Capital principal and CEO, Rushi Shah, has been accepted into the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management and investment firms. Forbes Council members are hand-selected to become part of a curated network of successful peers. As a council member, Shah will submit thought leadership articles and advice on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.
“I am excited to join the prestigious Forbes Finance Council and look forward to sharing our firm’s 27 years of commercial real estate mortgage and investment banking experience closing over $8.5 billion for commercial property owners nationwide, with my fellow council members and Forbes.com’s community,” said Shah. “The right information and advice at the right time, can be a game-changer for commercial real estate owners structuring debt or seeking equity. I appreciate the opportunity to lend my and our team’s first-hand expertise, to educate readers and help property owners position for ongoing success. Our business has been built on the base of thought leadership, Forbes Finance Council helps us take this mission forward.”
As principal and CEO of Aries Conlon Capital, Shah specializes in originating, structuring and placing high-leverage, non-recourse bridge and permanent debt with cash out for hotel, commercial, self-storage and multifamily properties nationwide. Since joining the firm’s predecessor, Aries Capital, in 2015, Shah has closed hundreds of millions in financing for all property types, including the recent $62.4 million refinance of a ground lease portfolio for Inner Circle Investments. Shah previously held management positions at Chicago’s Northern Trust Bank where he 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 for the bank’s over-the-counter derivatives activity. Shah 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.
Shah is a frequent industry conference panelist and publication contributor and also authors a monthly financing column in “Today’s Hotelier Magazine,” the official magazine of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). Shah established the firm as a Club Blue Founding Member for AAHOA and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Real Estate Investment Association of Chicago (REIA) and the Self-Storage Association (SSA).