Patrick M. Nesbitt, is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Windsor Capital Group, Inc., (WCG) which is based in Santa Monica, Calif. Nesbitt started his real estate career at age 13, rehabilitating residential projects in his hometown, Detroit, Mich.
Since he founded Windsor Capital Group over 49 years ago, the company has become the largest private owner and operator of Embassy Suite Hotels in the U.S. In addition, WCG owns andmanages a number of other hospitality assets under Marriott and Hilton franchise agreements. In total, WCG owns and/or operates 10 branded hotels in 4 states across the U.S. The Company’s development projects also include office buildings, shopping centers, apartment complexes and exclusive residential developments.
Nesbitt is currently a member of the World Presidents Organization (WPO) and the Young Presidents Organization (G). He is the former President of the San Fernando Valley YPO Chapter and has served as Education Chairman for YPO’s Pacific Region.
As an educator, he has taught real estate law at the USC Graduate School of Business, lectured at Loyola Marymount and UCSB and has served on the Imperial Valley College faculty. Nesbitt has also conducted seminars nationwide on computerized multi-listing techniques for the National Association of Realtors.
Apart from his business-related interests, Nesbitt is actively involved in the high-goal polo circuit both nationally and internationally. He is the past Governor of the Pacific Coast Circuit and in 2011, was elected President of the United States Polo Association, the first player from California to be elected to that post in the 120-year history of the Association. Nesbitt also represents the U.S. as a member on the Council of Administration of the Federation of International Polo (FIP) and serves as a member of its Marketing Committee. He is the current Executive Director of the Pan American Polo Confederation and was the Executive Director of the 5th World Polo Championships held in Santa Barbara, Calif. in August 1998. Through these organizations, Nesbitt is working to return polo to the Summer Olympic Games, along with introducing polo into the Pan American Games.
His civic activities include fund-raising work as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles and was the Chairman of the Development Committee at his alma mater in Detroit, Catholic Central High School. In this later capacity, he was primarily responsible for developing a new 60-acre, state of the art high school campus, which is now named after him. Nesbitt completed his undergraduate studies at the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan. He also earned his JD from Whittier College in California and has been a member of the Los Angeles County, California and American Bar Associations since 1982 as well as the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.