GHARVALUE

People

Our team includes leading real estate and finance experts, academics, data scientists, economists and entrepreneurs. Our advisors are world-renowned authorities in housing and real estate, urban studies, computer science, economics, finance and applied technology. They guide our overall strategy, and steer and validate our methodology and approach. Both our executive team and advisory board have members with considerable experience in similar companies globally.

Team

Dr. Ashok Bardhan

Co-founder

Dr. Ashok Bardhan is an economist and data expert who works on a wide range of business and economic issues, including technology and innovation, real estate and urban economics, banking and finance, trade and transportation. He is also a consultant and advisor to a number of real estate data analytic firms, finance and technology firms, public agencies, and a large public pension fund. Previously, he was Senior Economist at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Ashok is lead co-author of the book, “Globalization and a High-Tech Economy: California, US and Beyond” (Springer 2004), and lead co-editor of “Global Housing Markets: Crises, Policies and Institutions,” (Wiley 2011). He has an MS in Physics/Mathematics from Russia, an M.Phil. in International Relations from India, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nitin Komawar

Co-founder

Successful entrepreneur and executive co-founded and managed number of innovative technology companies in Silicon Valley and India. Built number of innovative product companies in the area of Data Analytics, B2B automation platform, IOT which were successfully acquired by public companies in USA. More than 25 years of global industry experience in various sector including technology, retail, financials, manufacturing and CPG. In building various startups successfully raised venture capital at different stages of the companies. He has been involved in helping innovative tech startup in the area of retail, healthcare, manufacturing & supply chain. Nitin holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.

Mr. Dipyaman Sanyal

Co-founder

A leader in the field of real estate analytics, Deep has worked in real estate investments, financing, research and analytics in New York and in India. At Sorin Capital, a real estate focused hedge fund he was Vice President (Quantitative Modeling) and member of the investment team. He has also worked with REIS and Dow Jones Indexes, and most recently was the Head of Real Estate Analytics and Strategy for Thomson Reuters. Some of the largest global PERE funds and leading market research companies have been his consulting clients. Along with his corporate positions, Deep was Adjunct Faculty at IMT-Ghaziabad, where he helped set up the analytics track specialization.

A CFA charter holder and Commonwealth Scholar, Deep has a MS in Applied Economics from University of Texas, Dallas and a MA in Economics from Jadavpur University, Calcutta. His research papers have been published in leading academic journals like Vikalpa (IIM-A/Sage) and Journal of Quantitative Economics (Indian Econometric Society/Springer).

Mr. Varun Patil

Co-founder

Entrepreneur and executive with experience in areas ranging from business strategy, product management, new market and product development. Simuate, a start-up he co-founded specialised in strategic management business simulations for experiential learning and served leading Institutional clients like IIM A, IOC and many others across India. He was part of the 2-man launch team for Zoomcar operations in Pune and was instrumental in establishing the company in Pune. He has worked as a consultant for leading start-ups in India.

Advisors

Dr. Robert Edelstein

Advisor

Dr. Robert Edelstein has been a member of the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley since 1985, after being a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is active in the fields of real estate economics, finance, and urban economics. He has published widely in prestigious economics and business journals on topics related to commercial and residential analysis and real estate markets. He has testified before the United States Congress on many real estate finance issues. He has been President and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He is a member of the Board of the Asian Real Estate Society. He has served as a consultant to both the private and public sectors. He, also, has served as a member of the Board of Directors of several prestigious corporations, such as AMB (now Prologis, NYSE) and CapitaLand (Singapore). Dr. Edelstein holds A.B., A.M., and PhD degrees in Economics from Harvard University.

Dr. Ashutosh Malaviya

Advisor

Ashutosh is currently Co - founder and Chief Technology Officer of SmartZip Analytics, a real estate data analytics company. He is an experienced entrepreneur of products and services with Machine Learning, Big Data and Software as a service. Ashutosh co-founded Novaguru, Detigo systems and Yatra Corporation. Before these startups he was a AI researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute of Germany. Ashutosh holds a Master's and Ph.D from the Technical University of Berlin, and a Bachelor's from Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, India. He is a mentor and advisor to several start-ups.

Mr. Fahad Syed

Advisor

A serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in various sector including Information Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare, Automotive & Social Enterprise. Established, Managed Organic / Inorganic growth, Acquired and Divested Public/Private companies based out of NJ, USA. Started career in 1991 with Fortune 500 Housing Finance Institution in Mumbai - developed and managed systems for Housing Finance and Microfinance initiatives for low income households. Master Degree from TISS, Mumbai & Computer Systems Diploma from NIIT.

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