Our Team


Kal Patel


With his entrepreneurial spirit, Kal’s leadership provides vision and strategic direction for Crestpoint. His focus on measured growth has guided Crestpoint to become a leader in the hospitality industry. For almost two decades Kal has managed capital construction and development projects in various real estate related ventures, and serves as an expert in the hospitality industry. Prior to founding Crestpoint Companies, Kal co-founded 1st Inspection Services – a franchised residential and commercial real estate inspection company. He studied marketing and management at the University of Oklahoma.


Jed Sherman

COO/Vice President

As an accomplished management professional, Jed leads the operations for Crestpoint. He focuses on profitability through revenue management and expense control, adherence to brand standards, property maintenance, and guest satisfaction. His determination for efficiency and constant improvement keeps the Crestpoint team moving in a positive direction. Jed started as a junior manager at a resort hotel, and has successfully managed an array of facilities. He earned his Bachelors from James Madison University and Masters from the University of Virginia.


Craig Auberger

Chief Executive Consultant

Craig’s professional background, coupled with his experience and knowledge, ensures Crestpoint achieves its high set of standards. He provides oversight of commercial development, capitalization/valuation, Investor/Bank relations and overall business development. Craig’s previous work in the real estate industry includes construction, value analysis, finance, lending, inspection and consulting/expert witnessing. He is a former President for the American Association of Certified Appraisers, an Officer/Trustee for the Appraisal Foundation, an NAIFA Honorary Member and paneled the development of the “ANSI Square Footage Measurement” directive through the NAHB. He is the Co- founder of 1st Inspections services, and is widely known as an Instructor/Mentor teaching with Hondros College campuses from Cincinnati to Cleveland in the areas of Real Estate, Insurance, Appraisal, Mortgage Lending and Property Inspection since 1982. During this timeframe, Craig also presented Professional Industry Seminars— in over 170 cities worldwide— which currently affords him an “invaluable network” of top industry leaders who have attained vast professional experience to be a personal resource of additional knowledge.


Anna Sherman

Corporate Controller

Anna oversees the finance department for Crestpoint. With a high degree of detail, she manages all accounting functions and internal corporate controls. Anna is also responsible for property level accounting, invoicing, tax compliance, investment management, and cost accounting. Anna has a dual Bachelors/Masters degree in Economics and Management from Railway University in Samara, Russia.


Avanti Vadivelu

Public Relations Coordinator

As an independent contractor, Avanti supports Crestpoint’s public relations and social media efforts. Her fifteen plus combined years of experience in journalism, broadcast news, social media and public relations helps bring Crestpoint into the newest phase of our company’s development and positioning. She has earned her Masters degree in public communication from American University in Washington, D.C. and her Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her past work experience includes working for Dateline NBC, Voice of America world news, State of Maryland communications, and dozens of other independent firms, companies and individuals.