Fereed Mangalji is a Principal and Executive Director of Westmont Group, and has been with the company for over 18 years. Mr. Mangalji oversees all facets of the company with a primary focus on the company's US and Canadian portfolios including overseeing all of Westmont's substantial investment projects and asset management group. During his tenure, Mr. Mangalji has been one of the key players in the dramatic growth of Westmont from a hotel owner/operator into one of the world's largest global hotel real estate investment companies. Mr. Mangalji has extensive familiarity and experience in both the real estate and hospitality industries and has a strong background in complex deal structuring, public to private acquisitions, mezzanine debt acquisitions, operational repositioning and asset work-outs. Mr. Mangalji holds a degree from Harvard University. Prior to joining the Westmont team, Mr. Mangalji worked in the real estate group at Bankers Trust in New York. Mr. Mangalji is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization.