A founding principal of Banyan Investment Group, Mr. Chopra functions as the Chief Investment Officer. Though involved in many aspects of the management and investment company, Andy primarily leads sourcing and dispositions of hotel assets. This includes originations, dispositions, negotiations, capital and deal structuring.
As the son of a hotelier, Andy was raised in the hotel industry and brings extensive professional training and an intimate knowledge of hotel management and development to Banyan Investment Group. Andy’s professional and academic background developed his keen sense of select service hotel investments and finance; his knowledge of hotel operations further sharpened his underwriting and deal origination expertise. His hands-on experience with the development of hotel properties ranges from feasibility to brand selection, design and value engineering. He has also led hotel investment analysis for potential acquisitions and development for co-investments in select service hotels with many institutional capital partners, totaling over $200MM in volume over the last real estate cycle.
Mr. Chopra graduated from the University of Kentucky and went on to gain corporate experience in sales and origination at Johnson & Johnson, a Fortune 50 company. While there, he was awarded a company scholarship to pursue an MBA at Oglethorpe University. He continued his education in real estate investments and finance with a Master of Science in Real Estate from Georgia State University as well as a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University.
Andy calls Atlanta, GA home, where is lives with his wife Arinn and young son Virran. Andy serves on the boards of the Atlanta chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization and the Georgia State University Real Estate Alumni. In his spare time, Andy and his wife enjoy cheering on their alma mater, the University of Kentucky Wildcats in both basketball and football. He and his family are avid travelers and enjoy discovering new places, people, and cultures. They obtained a passport for their son when he was 6 weeks old and have traveled to over 60 countries on 5 different continents. The goal is eventually make it to every country on the planet.
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Chief Investment Officer