We’re excited to announce Mr. Raj Trivedi as the newest member of our Westlake Town Council. Raj and his family have called Westlake home since 2011. He brings a great deal of expertise in all aspects of franchising, real estate, design, development, purchasing, operations, management, leadership, and team building.
In June of 2019 Raj formed an investment firm called TST Capital serving as a Managing Principal. His company focuses on investments in real estate, technology, health care, and multifamily. Raj brings more than 35 years of hospitality and real estate experience. He also has many years of experience in brand building, business growth, M&A, and public markets including IPO process.
Mr. Trivedi previously served as the President of La Quinta brands before retiring in May of 2019. While spending more than 20 years with La Quinta, Raj was instrumental in the growth of the brand from 200+ hotels to nearly 1,000. During his era, he managed La Quinta real estate until 2018 acquisition of La Quinta by Wyndham, which was estimated to be worth about $3 billion. Raj has been recognized multiple times by various publications as a top 10 influential leader of the hospitality industry.
He’s served on Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Board of Director, and as a Chairman of Real Estate Committee for the board from 2014 to 2019. Raj and his wife Marle have three boys, Caiden (15), Evan(14), and Eli(12).
If you see Raj around Town, please welcome him to our awesome Council. He’s certainly going to be an excellent addition!