About us

With over 15 years of professional experience managing and investing in properties in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas, We have developed proven systems for building client wealth by identifying and investing in value oriented income properties.

We are a real estate private equity firm that provides passive investment opportunities in institutional quality, recession-resilient, real estate. Our direct access allows investors to invest alongside experienced operating partners who have a proven track record of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Here at Arete, our mission is simple: build client wealth by protecting their capital and identifying smart, value oriented properties. We tackle each deal with the same laser sharp focus and pride ourselves on extremely focused attention to due diligence and effective risk oversight.

We are recognized as a top performing real estate investment firm where we formulate creative strategies for solving problems, respond quickly to the ever changing landscape of real estate investment, and have developed proven systems for driving performance.


Dipen Patel is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is the founder and principal owner of Arete Capital, where he oversees all aspects of due diligence, acquisitions, capital raising, investor relations, and asset management.

Mr. Patel also served as the owner and president of The Hotels USA Group from 2006 to 2022. During his tenure, he was responsible for the acquisition, financing, marketing, and management of all hotel operations.

In 2006, Mr. Patel expanded his portfolio to include commercial real estate with the acquisition of a retail shopping center in Clarksburg, Maryland. He has since invested in over 15 real estate and business syndications, with a total portfolio value in the millions.

Mr. Patel’s passion for real estate investing stems from his fascination with creating passive income streams to achieve financial independence, and he strives to help others do the same.

After selling his interest in The Hotels USA Group in 2022, Mr. Patel shifted his focus to commercial property management and active investing. He works closely with a team of investment experts who conduct thorough analyses of each property from a value-imprinted mentality to ensure clients receive the best investment advice.

Overall, Dipen Patel is a seasoned entrepreneur and real estate investor with a passion for creating passive income streams and helping others achieve financial independence through strategic investments

Our team of investment experts analyze hard data and assess each property from a value imprinted mentality to ensure that our clients are getting thoroughly vetted investment advice with their best interest in mind every time.

Dipen Patel, President, Arete Capital