Dr. Jay S. Patel - CHA
Mr. Patel’s primary focus has been to own and operate over half a dozen franchised hotels in the Gulf Coast. He has been an active member of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) for more then two and a half decades. His tireless contribution to Aahoa in bringing thousands of Asian Hoteliers from his community together and speak as one voice has led AAHOA to evolving into the world’s largest Hotel Association with 22,000 hotels and 14,000 members. He has served two terms as the Chairman of the Franchise & Industry Relations Committee, which undertook major Industry issues relating to franchisors Good Faith Fair Dealing practices that significantly led to major changes in their business practices.
Mr. Patel is the author of Franchising Is It Fair? How to Negotiate an Equitable Franchise Agreement! and is a recognized expert in the Hospitality Franchised Industry. He realized at an early stage that franchising had many pitfalls. He felt the need to communicate and educate these pitfalls to the Franchisees thus protecting many first time franchisees life savings investments and their borrowed loans while many time mortgaging their homes and other assets. For his passion to simply teach, Mr. Patel authored the book and has donated over 15,000 hard copies to educate current and prospective Franchisees & University and College students all over the country. www.FranchisingIsItFair.com
Mr. Patel also co-founded the National Association Of Black Hotel Owners, Operator and Developers (NABHOOD). Within a few short years NABHOOD had successfully helped African Americans educate and gain almost six hundred ownerships in the Hotel Industry. Mr. Patel and his co- developers at Nabhood bought hope and inspiration to many African Americans prospective inventors and developers who never thought they could operate let alone own hotels. Mr. Patel helped create a platform where prospective owners can learn the ABC’s of owning, partnering, developing and managing hotels thus providing access to all the necessary resources that is needed to become a successful hotel entrepreneur including Franchising, capital funding resources, construction and professional management skills. Dependency on Foreign and Domestic Oil. The general consumers have been slow to adapt to Electric Vehicles therefore this free infrastructure will ease the overall consumers anxiety range of where to charge. Patel has worked tirelessly to convinced local and national franchise companies to join in setting up the free wireless charging network though a customer retention tool of offering free charging while the consumer do business with them.
Mr. Patel has lives in Pensacola Florida with his wife, two children and his mother.