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064 | Finance Your Growth and Recession-Proof Your Portfolio with Nick Sheth

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Niraj “Nick” Sheth is President & CEO of the LD Capital LLC – providing commercial real estate loans from $3 million-$200 million, small business financing for deals ranging from $100,000 to $6 million, and loans for FF&E.

In This Episode, Nick Talks About …

  • His entrepreneurial journey, beginning with how got the idea in the early 1990s to start a company that would help hoteliers find the money they need to grow their businesses.
  • The many struggles he had along the way, from fluctuations in the economy, to business partnerships that went south, and how he overcame them.
  • The various types of funding options hotels have, and why some go away during tough times.
  • The next inevitable downturn, what he’s doing doing to prepare, and things hoteliers should consider to recession-proof their portfolio.

Nick isn’t just a lender – he’s a second generation hotelier.  His father owned and operated hotels, and he experienced first-hand the challenges many business owners have in finding financing.

The LD Capital team prepared a FREE download exclusively for the Lodging Leaders community to help you recession-proof your portfolio. To get the most out of this episode, click on this link below.

Resources & Links

Nick Sheth

  • Email: ns[at]ldlci.com
  • Mobile: (423) 593-5482
  • LinkedIn

LD Capital LLC

6714 Heritage Business Court
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Telephone: (423) 385-2300
Fax: (423) 933-0111
E-mail: info[at]ldlci.com

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