Krystal England joins TMGOC as Chief Investment Officer

June 1, 2023

TMGOC, a partnership between The Montford Group and Opterra Capital, announced the addition of Krystal England as the joint venture’s Chief Investment Officer.

England brings extensive development lending and institutional knowledge to her new role and a wealth of hospitality acquisitions and asset management experience across US markets and all hospitality industry segments.

As Chief Investment Officer, England will lead efforts to negotiate JV partner relations, navigate the debt markets, broaden the firm’s stable of investors, and continue the company’s growth in the Southeast and westward expansion to Colorado, Arizona, Utah and beyond. She has established an Aspen, Colorado, office for TMGOC.

Before joining the TMGOC team, England served as Managing Director for Canyon Partners Real Estate in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for originating, structuring, and closing the firm’s hospitality and mixed-use real estate investments nationwide, as well as overseeing the asset management of the company’s hospitality investments.

“With more than a decade of hands-on experience leading hospitality and real estate investments, Ms. England will serve TMGOC Ventures well in her role as Chief Investment Officer,” Opterra Capital Founder and CEO Glenn Alba said. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to the team and look forward to continuing TMGOC’s growth trajectory.”

“With a pipeline of nearly $650 million coming to fruition over the next couple of years, a seasoned industry expert like Ms. England is a natural addition to the growing TMGOC team,” The Montford Group. Founder and CEO Sunju Patel said. “There’s no question that her development and industry experience will be an enormous asset, and we’re pleased to welcome her on board.”



TMGOC is a partnership between The Montford Group. and Opterra Capital, each established in 2017 and the Venture having started in 2018. With $943 million under ownership and development and over 150 years of combined extensive experience, TMGOC brings institutional quality with an entrepreneurial mindset. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, The Montford Group was founded by Sunju Patel and Jessica Reid, longtime Charleston residents with extensive entitlements, planning, and development experience. Opterra Capital is a Boca Raton-based real estate investment sponsor and operating partner, capital markets advisor, and asset manager with significant experience in all sectors of commercial real estate. Opterra was founded by Glenn Alba, a former Managing Director and Head of US Hotel Asset Management at Blackstone during his 20-year tenure. TMGOC’s current portfolio consists of over 40,000 SF of office and retail along with 2,640 hotel keys of existing, new construction, and pipeline development, including Ritz Carlton, Thompson by Hyatt, Autograph Collection, and Moxy by Marriott. For more information, please visit