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Port 32 Appoint Matthew Juall as EVP of Acquisitions and Kishan Desai as VP of Acquisitions

Matthew Juall & Kishan Desai

Posted on April 17, 2023

A Charleston-based marina company recently made two additions to its executive team.

Port 32 named Matthew Juall as executive vice president of acquisitions and Kishan Desai as vice president of acquisitions.

Juall and Desai will work with Austin Schell, who was recently appointed CEO of PORT 32 and a member of the company’s board of directors.

PORT 32 is a leading owner, operator, developer and acquirer of dry and wet slip coastal marina assets.

Juall is based in Orlando and leads the company’s marina acquisitions. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate, finance and leadership, and most recently worked in acquisitions and development for Grove Point Marinas, Integra Marinas and Marina Development Partners.

Prior to his active involvement in the marina business, Juall was Senior Vice President of Finance and Asset Management for Turnberry Associates, a $9 billion private real estate company. Prior to that, he served as an Executive Director with J.P. Morgan, managing the real estate banking business within the state of Florida.

Juall is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Association of Marina Industries, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He holds a master’s degree in real estate from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in accounting from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a marketing degree from Jacksonville University.

“I’m excited to join PORT 32 Marinas and work alongside an amazing team focused on expanding the PORT 32 brand,” Juall said. “I see a tremendous opportunity to leverage our exceptional Florida portfolio to provide expanded value-add experiences to our members.”

Desai, who is based in Charleston, has extensive experience in operations, capital markets, and financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining PORT 32, he was director of acquisitions at Safe Harbor Marinas, where he led or assisted in over $1 billion worth of marina acquisitions. Desai holds a master’s degree in business administration and a finance degree from Louisiana Tech University.


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