Since 1997, Atlas Hospitality Group Executive Vice President Oliver L. Shah has brokered the sale of more California hotels/motels than any other broker or brokerage firm. Shah has represented clients that have closed over $2 billion of hotel sales, a record.
Major clients include LNR Property, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, C.W. Capital, Rabobank, One West Bank, Zions Bank, CDC Small Business Finance, Fremont Bank, East West Bank, MOA Hospitality, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Tarsadia Hotels, Pacifica Enterprises, Chrysler Credit Corporation, Cathay Bank, Ocwen Financial Corporation, DKN Hospitality Group, AMRESCO and J.E. Robert Companies.
Shah was named the Atlas Broker of the Year in 2014, presented to the firm’s top-producing agent. He has received the award for 18 consecutive years, from 1997 to 2014.
Shah has been awarded the Atlas Deal of the Year numerous times. He was recognized for the Holiday Inn, San Pedro (1998); Best Western Miramar, San Diego (1999); Hanford Hotel, Buena Park (2000); Best Western, Long Beach (2001); Quality Inn South Bay, Carson (2004); Gaige House Inn, Glen Ellen (2006); Days Inn, Arcata (2007), International Motor Inn, San Ysidro (2008) Ramada Plaza, San Diego Note (2010), Hampton Inn Morgan Hill (2012) and the Best Western Valencia, Holiday Inn Express &n Suites Santa Clarita, TownePlace Suites Thousand Oaks, Courtyard Thousand Oaks and Courtyard San Luis Obispo (2014).
Shah was born in London, England. His father started a trading company in Africa, expanded to Asia and then to the United Kingdom. Finally, Shah’s family moved to California where they started various hotel and restaurant businesses. Shah attributes much of his success to his experiences with the family businesses and from traveling to over 50 countries.
Shah graduated from the University Of Denver, Colorado, with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. His education and his extensive international travel experience have enabled him to deal proficiently with people from various cultures and customs, making him the most valued member of the Atlas team.
“I am committed to my clients,” Shah says. “Putting their needs and goals foremost, my focus is on achieving results. I go that extra mile, putting in a lot of hard work. Most people work from 8 to 5. I put in the extra hours from 5 to 8. This commitment to work 12-hour days, plus the shared market knowledge and teamwork approach with my associates at Atlas Hospitality Group has enabled me to close the volume of transactions that I have.”
Prior to joining Atlas Hospitality Group, Shah was a hospitality/lodging division sales associate at Marcus & Millichap in Newport Beach, California.