Biography

     Summary

  • Proficient in real estate and urban economics research and analysis
  • Adept at anticipating, identifying, and analyzing real estate market trends
  • Demonstrated ability to select, acquire, develop and dispose real estate
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship building skills
  • Strong academic foundation highlighted by Master of Real Estate Development and PhD in Urban Economics from University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

EXPERIENCE


Executive Vice President, Urbanics Consultants Ltd., Vancouver (Current)
At Urbanics Consultants Ltd, I have undertaken market studies, financial feasibility studies, highest and best use analysis, economic and market impact studies, pre-development project planning, development management and property acquisition or disposition analysis for a broad range of land uses. Some of the prominent studies are:
Financial feasibility studies

  • Tranquille on the Lake, Financial Feasibility Study (Master planned Community)
  • Whitecap Dakota Financial Feasibility Study (Master planned Community)
  • BC Pension Corporation’s own vs. lease evaluation (2957 & 2995 Jutland Road Victoria BC V8T 5J9)

Market studies (Regional and metropolitan level)

  • Regional district level market study
  • Urban Center level Development/ investment opportunity study
  • Industrial land supply demand study for Regional District of Nanaimo

Economic Analysis: Incentives studies

  • Brownfield Renewal Strategy, Economic Analysis of Incentive programs
  • Energy efficiency density bonusing study


Real Estate Analyst, Sky West Real Estate Services, Los Angeles (2004 to 2009)
At Sky West Real Estate Services, I provided research and analytical support for acquisition, development, asset management and sales of residential and commercial developments in California, Nevada and Idaho. I conducted market analysis, financial analysis (dynamic cash flow, waterfall, and sensitivity analysis), real property valuation and highest and best use analysis. Also, provided financial advice on partnership structuring and made recommendations regarding acquisition, development, phasing, investment and disposition strategies. Some of the prominent projects are:
Ground-up development

  • Retail Center: Dunes Business Park, CA (47,000 sqft)
  • Residential: Sierra Vista Ranches, NV (65 acres)

Asset management:

  • Retail Center: Dunes Business Park, CA (47,000 sqft)
  • Mixed-use: Waterfront, ID (70,000 sqft)

Sales and marketing:

  • Retail Center: Front pads, Dunes Business Park, CA (3 acres)
  • Residential: Bighorn Properties, CA

Associate, Millennium Homes, Los Angeles (2005 to 2009)

At Millennium Homes, I managed acquisitions, approvals, development and sales of multifamily residential developments in El Monte, California. I analyzed economic data to identify properties for acquisition and development and provided financial advice on partnership structuring, A&D loan products and project budgeting. Also, managed consultants and construction process, selected building materials and worked on design development


Architect, New Delhi, India (1996 to 2001)

I worked in several architectural firms such as Concepts, Interface Inc. and Nihar Raina & Associates before establishing a full service architectural firm, Aeon, in 1998, in New Delhi India. During this period, I designed several single-family, multifamily, office, retail, infrastructure, landscape and interior design projects. I was responsible for design development, working drawings, scheduling and coordinating with consultants, site supervision and overall project management.


EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
PhD in Policy, Planning, & Development (2011)
Master of Real Estate Development (2002)


School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
Master of Architecture, Urban Design (2001)
Bachelor of Architecture (1996)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
AIC Candidate Member (AACI)
Managing Broker’s License: British Columbia and California
Architecture License: Council of Architecture, India

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