Our Team

Kal Patel

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 real estate industry. For almost three decades Kal has managed capital construction and development projects in various real estate related ventures, and serves as an expert in the real estate development 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

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.

Stephanie Hall

Stephanie Hall

Project Manager

Stephanie leads the charge of new construction projects for the company.  Stephanie graduated with a BS in Construction Management, with additional degrees in architectural & civil engineering from The University of Cincinnati and accepted a job as Project Manager in Orlando, Florida in 2000. While working on k-12 schools, resorts, and other multi-million dollar Disney developments she earned a post graduate designation from Clemson University. She worked for two large general contractors during my tenure in Orlando. At one firm she was the only female project manager.  Stephanie returned to Cincinnati in 2010 to run D.A.G. Construction as their president where she catapulted the small family owned minority business into a larger revenue market.