Lincoln Patel

30under30-LOGOFollowing Lincoln’s graduation from George Washington he briefly worked as a corporate consultant for Marriott Hotels before attending the New York Law School with a focus in real estate. After law school Lincoln joined the Hudson Yards Development Corporation (HYDC) where he worked his way from law clerk to VP & Counsel. Hudson Yard is a non-profit quasi-governmental corporation that is charged with the $3 Billion redevelopment project of the Midtown West neighborhood in Manhattan. They are currently building three parks and working on the No. 7 Subway Line Extension to 34th Street and 11th Avenue. In addition to his work with HYDC he opened a hotel management company in 2013 and is managing three hotels throughout Florida with plans to expand in the near future. Aside from his professional accomplishments Lincoln has also found time to give back. He is actively involved with the LSP Foundation which has built a number of schools in impoverished Indian and African villages and provides funding for the health care for those in the villages.

Advice for students and young alumni:
“Never shy away from an opportunity, be persistent. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and for advice.”