Who We Are
Founder & CEO
Sharif Choudhury was born in Bangladesh to a family of successful entrepreneurs. His immediate and extended families have been in business for generations on three continents. From an early age, Sharif was taught the value of honesty, hard work, and dedication which remain the core values that define him today. He moved to the United Kingdom in his teens to pursue higher education. Upon graduating from Midkent College, he moved to the U.S. and began investing in real estate, pursuing his dreams in the United States. He is now a top executive that brings 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Sharif is a performance driven leader, with extensive experience in hospitality, retail, auto repair, restaurant, service and management. Also the founder and CEO of Enterprise America, he is an exceptional executive, leading the organization’s footprint with successful commercial and finance brokerage, including more than $200 million in total yearly transaction volume. Over the past 15 years, he has closed and funded more than 200 hotel transactions, 150 convenience stores, and over 100 miscellaneous projects in multiple asset classes. Sharif is highly active in the community. He sponsors and supports many community events, including Amnesty International, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, World Affairs Council, and the SMU Tower Foundation. Sharif is married with three children, and lives in Fairview, Texas.
Allen Walker is an honest, innovative, and highly organized leader. He is a detail-focused professional, leveraging proven abilities in community management, client relations and team building. With 20 years of experience, Allen has a successful track record in full cycle time management, strategic planning, budgeting, P&L management, high-performing sales and production forecasting, staff training and development, and conflict resolution. Allen has earned two bachelor's degrees; one in Interdisciplinary Business Management with a focus on small business, and one in General Business Management. Allen started his career in residential home building; managing individual sites, field vendors, and subcontractors. Through growth and opportunity, Allen's career expanded into a Project Manager role, working with divisional teams to improve cycle time, while establishing a healthy and successful P&L statement in production home building. Allen's career has also taken him through custom home building, where he has managed and directed the sales and construction teams. More recently, Allen has worked on multiple commercial projects, and is known for providing solutions and high caliber service for Fortune 500 luxury clients. He is committed to continuous professional development and value, while assembling the best construction teams in the market. Providing world class customer service is an utmost important value for him. Allen does what others refuse to do, and supports the productive fun philosophy. Allen has been married for 19 years, has 2 children, and is active in the community.
Shamim Choudhury earned his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Shamim has over 38 years of multidisciplinary experience in design, construction, and consultation. During his career, Mr. Choudhury oversaw various types of construction developments, including Federal Government funded projects, transportation system projects, multi-million dollar luxury custom villas, luxury home communities, and land developments. Shamim is currently the President of Alux Construction & Development, and he is the managing partner of Invest Excel LLC. Shamim’s recent design projects in Texas include the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Forney, the Retail Center in Houston, the Retail Center in Lewisville, and the Retail & Professional Center in Frisco. He is currently overseeing the design of the Avid Hotel in McKinney, and has recently completed the Radisson Hotel at the Atlanta Airport, the Country Inn & Suites in New Orleans and the proposed Marriott Delta Hotel in Coppell, Texas
Pamela Zieburtz has brought creativity and problem solving for over 25 years with successful architecture and design firms. Being the heart of design, she works closely with owners, architects, and field construction. After studying architecture at the UA-Fayetteville and masters level study in studio arts, she began a career designing Embassy Suites hotels. This started the beginning of a creative and diverse work history that included most major hospitality brands. After 20 years of designing for franchisees, Pamela joined the Design and Construction department at IHG, gaining further understanding of the franchisor role. During her tenure as a Senior Design and Plan Review Consultant, she led an effort to substantially reduce time to project within the department. The result was the well received IHG Design/Construction Immersion, which she developed and launched in 2014. Pamela is the Director of Design for Universal Hotel Furniture & Supply Company. Through her experience in the hospitality design industry, she is very meticulous and attentive to detail. She has brought creativity and strategy to top architectural and interior design firms, as part of integrated teams working on up-scale and midscale projects, and later managed design teams. Pamela specializes in custom design for hotels, restaurants, golf clubs, and limited workplace projects. When not providing design services, Pamela enjoys creating art and supporting the ASPCA, as well as first responders.
Slawek Skibicki is a seasoned professional in the commercial construction industry. He moved to the United States in the early 1990’s from Poland. Upon his arrival to the States, he started his first business venture in hospitality and developed a passion for serving and helping travelers. Shortly after his arrival into the Unites States, Slawek acquired a Days Inn, where he successfully owned and operated that brand with his family. In the late 2000s, he became involved in commercial construction and development, and started construction on his own hotel projects. A few years later, he completed a Best Western hotel, and continued his family operated legacy. Slawek is very skilled in construction science, and loves studying engineering drawings and blue prints. He is fluent with commercial applications and codes, and is constantly working with owners, designers, and municipality officials & inspectors. He has a great working relationship with the best field vendors and trade partners, and works closely with each crew to ensure the scope is being met. He carefully plans the execution of each project to meet the current time frame and budget allowed. Time doesn’t mean anything to Slawek. He tirelessly works hand in hand with the field personnel, and ensures that the quality of work exceeds the toughest expectations, while all adhering to local, state, and federal codes and guidelines. Slawek is married, has one son, and lives in Bedford, Texas
Rajinder Singh is a seasoned business owner who, along with his wife, established an import/export home décor company in the Dallas area which is supplied by the United States, China, India and Mexico. Unlike many of his competitors today, Rajinder maintains high design standards and product quality control, which is one of the factors that have made him so successful. His business acumen and construction experience, combined with his ability to execute multi-faceted projects, created a natural transition into the hotel furnishing and construction supply industry. With a steady vision and focused goals, Rajinder provides a vital role in procurement services within the CCIG structure. He brings decades of experience, material knowledge, manufacturing contacts, and the skill of navigating the world of freight and customs. Before moving to America from India as a young man, Rajinder learned construction principles and methods from his father and grandfather who built homes, shopping centers and bridges. Community remains an important part of Rajinder’s life, and he attends Sikh Temple in Richardson with his family.
Amit Patel is a highly accomplished and award winning sales leader, who has consistently achieved success in the franchise development and management market. He is highly skilled with franchise sales, business process improvement, business-to-business sales, commercial construction development, project management, and consultative solution based sales. He has won numerous sales performance awards and is driven by results. Amit’s continued success through multiple decades comes from his unique journey through the various roles in lodging. He started learning the business by operating the family-run independent motel, which he later franchised. Through hard work and dedication, Amit ended up as a hotel owner, converting a Wyndham brand to a Choice Hotel. He has worked in corporate licensing and renewals, then as a director of franchise sales for the biggest franchisors in the world. Amit is confident, reliable, and skilled in building and maintaining strong client relationships that result in sustained growth and profitability of assigned markets. He has sharp business acumen, finds solutions to current problems, and identifies new best practice methods to streamline business. Amit’s success has afforded him the opportunity to design and build his own hotel and brewery, which is currently under construction in Georgetown, Colorado. Amit is married, and loves spending time with his wife and children.