Anand Patel is a Tampa, Florida based real estate developer, investor, and broker/owner of NextHome Discovery, a residential brokerage, and Pangea Realty Group, a commercial sales, development, and leasing firm. Prior to launching those two companies, Anand headed a multi-state residential brokerage focused on bank-owned properties while holding real estate licenses in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Anand is very passionate about the real estate industry, getting REALTORS® engaged with their associations, and spreading that enthusiasm by speaking at 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 REALTOR® Magazine’s YPN Lounge.
Anand has been involved in a number of capacities within the real estate community at the local, state, and national levels for several years now. At the NAR level he was a member of the inaugural Data Strategies Committee when it was formed in 2013. He currently serves on NAR’s Federal Technology Policy Advisory Board. With a passion for real estate technology, Mr. Patel also serves as a commercial real estate mentor for NAR’s REach™ Accelerator Program, which positions technology companies looking to enter the real estate space.
At Florida REALTORS®, he serves on the Strategic Planning Committee (now called the Strategic Thinking Committee) and helped draft the latest Strategic Plan in 2014. He will serve as Chair of the committee in 2018. He’s chaired the Florida REALTORS®’ Business Trends and Technology forum and has served on several other committees at the state and local level, including as state and local director.