Sunju Patel

Sunju is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of The Montford Group. (TMG.), a visionary real estate investment and development company based in Charleston, South Carolina, with a growing multimillion dollar portfolio of premier commercial, hospitality, and residential assets. As CEO, Sunju leads all investment opportunities and strategic planning for the firm and is focused on cultivating long-lasting relationships with leading hospitality brands and banking institutions, and fostering globalization within the business community.

A seasoned entrepreneur and real estate professional, Sunju has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in investments, acquisitions and dispositions, along with horizontal and vertical development. He co-founded The Montford Group. in 2017 to curate an unrivaled collection of unique properties that bring value to investors and the communities in which he invests and develops.

Under his leadership, Sunju has guided the growth of The Montford Group.’s portfolio, which today consists of commercial real estate and investments that include 40,000 SF of office and retail space in Downtown Charleston; a real estate land investment in India; an Industrial Fund Investment; and over 2, 781 hotel keys of existing and ground-up development that include a 131-key Moxy Hotel by Marriott, a 191-key Thompson Hotel by Hyatt, and more.

Prior to founding The Montford Group., Sunju owned, managed, repositioned and sold over 900 hotel keys, along with multiple commercial and residential assets.

Sunju is a member of the Board of Governors at the College of Charleston School of Business and serves on the Accommodation Tax Committee for the City of Charleston.