As the Executive Chairman of Liberty Group, Mr. Shah is responsible for the strategic governance of the company as well as serving on the Advisory Board of Liberty Hospitality Funds I and II.
Since founding the Liberty Group in 1980, Mr. Shah has led the company in commercial real estate investments throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Mr. Shah earned a degree in Credit and Collections by the Canadian Credit Institute from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
As the Chief Executive of Liberty Group, Mr. Shah maintains executive control over all divisions of the company, and serves as the General Partner of Liberty Hospitality Funds I and II. Mr. Shah is an alumnus of Boston University where he now serves on the Advisory Board and has established the Punit & Carla Shah Family scholarship. Mr. Shah has also completed the Harvard University Economics and Harvard Business School Real Estate executive programs.
As part of an investment group alongside Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan, Mr. Shah is also an Owner of the Miami Marlins MLB team, and the first Indian-American Owner of a MLB team.
Mr. Shah is a member of YPO, and has served on the Global Board of the Intercontinental Hotels Group Owner's Association. His honors include receiving the Florida's Governor's Enterprise award, Florida Business Review “Under 40” and Entrepreneur of the Year awards, named as 25 People to Watch in Florida, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and serving as the 2017 Boston University School of Hospitality commencement speaker.
Ms. Shah is responsible to oversee the performance of all Starbucks locations.
Ms. Shah has more than a decade of hospitality experience with Kimpton, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the United States.
Ms. Shah graduated with summa cum laude honors from the School of Hospitality at Boston University and was named as the Young Alumni of the Year.