Anand Patel

Anand Patel is a Tampa, Florida based real estate developer, investor and broker/owner of a residential brokerage, NextHome Discovery, as well as a commercial sales, development and leasing firm, Pangea Realty Group. Prior to launching those two companies, Anand headed a multi-state residential brokerage focused on bank-owned properties while holding real estate licenses in FL, GA and TN.

As a licensed Realtor® for over 14 years, Anand is very passionate about the real estate industry and specifically real estate technology. He has spoken on leveraging technology at various events such as the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) national convention and the Florida Realtors YPN Leadership Summit. As one who also enjoys writing, Mr. Patel was an avid blogger for the National Association of Realtors. He has served in many capacities at the national, state and local Realtor associations. At the NAR level he was a member of the inaugural Data Strategies Committee when it was formed in 2013 and also served on the Federal Technology Policy Advisory Board. At the state level he has chaired the Business Trends and Technology Forum and is currently vice-chair for the Strategic Thinking Committee. Anand also serves as a commercial real estate mentor for the San Francisco-based NAR REach Accelerator Program which positions technology companies looking to enter the real estate space.

Outside of real estate Anand has served on the board of the local YMCA, as president of the Brandon Toastmasters and currently serves on the advisory board of TiE Tampa, which is an organization focused on growing entrepreneurship throughout Tampa Bay by bringing investors and startups together.