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Aaron Lee
Aaron Lee
Founder
Dash Living
Aaron Lee
https://www.dash.co/en/
Hong Kong | Hong Kong
Dash Living is the new generation of rental solution in Hong Kong & Singapore for urban professionals. Our mission is to create a global accommodation community through sharing economies and tech, empowering today’s hyper-mobile, tech-savvy millennials to live in the most expensive cities in the world.
Alberto Smeke
Alberto Smeke
Principal
CSC Coliving
Alberto Smeke
http://www.csc-coliving.com
NY | NY | USA
CSC is an opportunistic real estate investment firm with deep experience executing complex transactions and unlocking embedded value. Operating in the United States and Mexico with investments in over 10,000 properties.
Anindya Dutta
Anindya Dutta
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Stanza Living
Anindya Dutta
https://www.stanzaliving.com/
Delhi | India
Launched in 2017, Stanza Living is a brand of managed accommodation spaces for students .
Azaan Feroz Sait
Azaan Feroz Sait
Founder
The Hub Bengaluru
Azaan Feroz Sait
https://www.thehubco.live/
Bangalore | Karnataka | India
The Hub is a shared space ecosystem providing creative spaces for coliving coworking & events under one roof
Brian Lee
Brian Lee
SVP, Director of Product + Innovation
Lendlease
Brian Lee
https://www.lendlease.com/us/
Millers Point | Australia
Carlos Burneo
Carlos Burneo
Senior Director
Nuveen Real Estate
Carlos Burneo
https://www.nuveen.com/global
New York | NY | USA
Nuveen is one of the world's largest asset managers, serving institutions, financial intermediaries and individual investors in more than 30 countries, providing investment expertise across the capital structure.
Chinmoy Mishra
Chinmoy Mishra
Founder & CEO
HooLiv
Chinmoy Mishra
Chris Saunders
Chris Saunders
Investment Director
DTZ Investors
Chris Saunders
https://www.dtzinvestors.com/en/
London | United Kingdom
DTZ Investors is a full service, vertically integrated, real estate investment and asset manager. This means that our professional team can provide the full set of complementary real estate services necessary for successful full life cycle real estate investing.
David Soares
David Soares
President & CEO
Lexden Capital LLC
David Soares
http://www.lexdencapital.com/
New York | NY | USA
Lexden is a fully integrated real estate and infrastructure Single Family Office investor. Lexden’s focus for 2021 & 2022 will be to acquire complete & incomplete condo projects in USA suburban markets at below replacement cost & hold the assets as rental properties for 4-5 years utilizing a rental income bond to guarantee income. Lexden will also consider buying suburban hotel portfolios for conversion to residential units with the same strategy.
Deepak Anand
Deepak Anand
Co-Founder & CEO
Housr
Deepak Anand
https://housr.in/
Gurugram | Haryana | India
Since 2018 Housr provides comfortable, convenient and collaborative living spaces to enable strong communities of like-minded individuals. We have the largest portfolio (5,000+ beds) in India & on track to cross 10K beds in the next 12-18 months.
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing Partner
Fluxus Ventures LLP
Emmanuel Verhoosel
http://fluxusventures.com/about/
London | United Kingdom
Combination of technical expertise with real estate know-how to deliver new business models and demonstrable engineering solutions that will disrupt the real estate industry, creating new product categories and revolutionizing activities across its value chain.
Esteve Almirall
Esteve Almirall
Managing Director Iberia
Node
Esteve Almirall
http://www.node-living.com/
London | United Kingdom
Node is global owner, operator and developer of micro-living, co-living and residential apartment communities.
Fahad Siddiqui
Fahad Siddiqui
Chairman
Casa Campus
Fahad Siddiqui
http://casacampus.com
http://casacampus.com
+54 230 430-0900/ 11 4807 4590
Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires | Argentina
François Roth
François Roth
Co-Founder
Livecolonies
François Roth
http://www.livecolonies.com
Paris | France
Colonies creates better housing solutions by designing and managing fully-furnished, community-minded quality homes located in large cities. Colonies is operating in Paris area - from Place Mazas, an emblematic site of Reinventer la Seine won with REI Habitat and Icade - to Fontainebleau or la Défense. Colonies is currently developing in large French cities and looking for new opportunities in major European urban centres.
Gawain Smart
Gawain Smart
Chief Executive Officer
International Campus Group
Gregg Christiansen
Gregg Christiansen
Executive Vice President Investments
Akara Partners
Gregg Christiansen
http://www.akarapartners.com
Chicago | USA
Akara Partners is a data-driven, direct real estate investment platform that employs opportunistic investment strategies in order to generate superior risk adjusted returns. AP was founded in 2013 to capitalize on investment opps across the RE value chain
Gui Perdrix
Gui Perdrix
Co-Founder
Coliving Insights
Gui Perdrix
https://www.colivinginsights.com/
United Kingdom
Coliving Insights is the leading research platform, agency and magazine. The first edition analyzed 30 coliving operators on their services and offerings.
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
CEO
Momentum Reim
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
http://www.momentumreim.com/
Madrid | Spain
Momentum has projects in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Lisbon, making up a development portfolio for the sale of approximately 3,000 homes in different phases of development, representing a turnover in management of 1200M.
James Teatum
James Teatum
Co-Founder & Director of Development
Noiascape
James Teatum
https://noiascape.com/details/
London | United Kingdom
Noiascape is a modern Infrastructure for urban renting. A new approach committed to creating alternate ways to live & work in cities. Noiascape is an integrated organisation, combining design, development and operation.
Jay Standish
Jay Standish
Co-Founder
Opendoor
Jay Standish
https://www.opendoor.io
https://www.opendoor.io
+ 1 888 352 7075
Oakland | USA
OpenDoor develops and operates coliving spaces - shared housing for urban millennials. Our product provides residents with a community experience and reasonable rents while enabling higher returns on real estate assets.
Jermaine Browne
Jermaine Browne
Founding Partner
re:shape
John German
John German
MD, Residential Investments
Invesco Real Estate
John German
http://www.invesco.com/corporate
London | United Kingdom
Invesco delivers tailored insights and outcome-oriented solutions for an investment experience that helps you get more out of life. Let’s invest in greater possibilities together.
Jon Hormaetxe
Jon Hormaetxe
Co-Founder & General Manager
Sun and Co.
Jon Hormaetxe
https://sun-and-co.com/about/
At Sun and Co., we bring coliving, coworking and community together, all under one roof on the coast of Spain.
Kahraman Yigit
Kahraman Yigit
Co-Founder & CEO
Olive by Embassy
Kahraman Yigit
https://oliveliving.com/
Bangalore | Karnataka | India
Olive, brings purpose-built contemporary living for students & young professionals across 6 major cities, offering them organized, affordable and thoughtfully planned communities that will disrupt the market.
Kalpesh Mehta
Kalpesh Mehta
Managing Partner
Tribeca Creators
Kalpesh Mehta
http://tribecadevelopers.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Founded five years ago, on the sole thesis that real estate needed to be done differently in India, Tribeca is a contemporary and vibrant real estate brand that brought the Trump Organization to India and pioneered the concept of branded residences. We have 5 projects and over 5 million square feet of projects under development with a gross sale value of over INR 6,500 cr. We also have a INR 500 Cr. housing platform tie-up with HDFC for the development of mid income projects.
Kumar Krishna
Kumar Krishna
CEO
Isthara Coliving
Kumar Krishna
https://www.isthara.com/
Hyderabad | India
Isthara Co-Living is one of the leading Co Living and Student Housing operators in India. With over 7000 beds under Management in 4 cities - Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Coimbatore and a pipeline of 4200 beds, Isthara delivers Memorable experiences to its Customers. Isthara also prides on some of the best unit level performances.
Martin Larre
Martin Larre
Founder & Director Sinergia Coworking and Zag Coliving
Sinergia Uruguay
Martin Larre
https://www.sinergia.uy/
Montevideo | Uruguay
Sinergia offers the option of working in a flexible environment, due to the multiplicity of spaces that includes: private offices, open offices, meeting rooms, recreation room, coffee shop, or work livings with warmth of home.
Maxime Depreux
Maxime Depreux
Chief Development Officer
Urban Campus
Maxime Depreux
https://www.urbancampus.com
Paris | France
Urban Campus was founded in 2016 combining recognized expertise & track record in real estate, tech and digital transformation. Urban Campus’ ambition is to develop and operate people-centric campuses in European cities to change the way we live together.
Nikhil Dosi
Nikhil Dosi
Co-Founder
Grexter
Nikhil Dosi
https://www.grexter.in/
Bengaluru | Karnataka | India
Grexter is a hospitality provider that offers working professionals and students state-of-the-art living spaces, which emphasize on community and diversity.
Pablo Andrade
Pablo Andrade
Director de Adquisiones
Gran Ciudad
Pablo Andrade
https://www.granciudad.mx/
CDMX | CMX | Mexico
Gran Ciudad is a fully integrated real estate company based in Mexico City. It is a developer, owner and operator of multifamily rental housing properties in major cities throughout Mexico.
Pavlina Chandras
Pavlina Chandras
COO
Temprano Capital Partners
Pavlina Chandras
http://tempranocp.com
http://tempranocp.com
+34 917 378 878
Madrid | Spain
Temprano Capital Partners is an investor and developer with a focus on the Living Sector in Spain & Portugal. It has a pipeline of over 9,000 purpose-built beds either operational or under development or over which it has right to purchase, across 22 assets in the regions main university cities. Livensa Living is Temprano´s own-brand for its student housing sites under operation. Temprano is also active in the retail sector in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Gandia.
Pip
Pip
Founder
The Pollen Group
Pip
http://www.pollen.london/
London | United Kingdom
Pollen is a new concept in CoLiving. Tailored for today’s busy young professional who wants to cut the admin and get on with living, our homes are fully-furnished and designed to make your life easier, more relaxed and enjoyable. Join the Revolution #CoLiving
Rafael Steinbruch
Rafael Steinbruch
Co-Founder & Head of Real Estate
Yuca
Rafael Steinbruch
https://www.yuca.live/
https://www.yuca.live/
+55 11 98380-5292
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Yuca is your tech-driven property management company. Based in Brazil, the company invests, develops, and operates residential properties (from co-living, going through single-family homes, to multifamily buildings) using a fully integrated tech platform.
Rajen Shastri
Rajen Shastri
Founder & Managing Principal
Akara Partners
Rajen Shastri
http://www.akarapartners.com
Chicago | USA
Akara Partners is a data-driven, direct real estate investment platform that employs opportunistic investment strategies in order to generate superior risk adjusted returns. AP was founded in 2013 to capitalize on investment opps across the RE value chain
Ravi Sharma
Ravi Sharma
CEO
Respublica
Ravi Sharma
https://www.respublica.com/
London | United Kingdom
Respublica is a vertically integrated developer and operator of mixed use, Co Living led assets. We create profoundly better living experiences that are ultra-convenient, provide value for money and sustain thriving communities.
Ricardo Kendall
Ricardo Kendall
CEO
Smart Studios
Ricardo Kendall
https://smartstudios.pt/
Portugal
SMART STUDIOS is a co-living/student housing company that born in 2015. Our aim is to rent affordable Studios long term ( more than 4 months ). We are working to be one of the main players in Portugal.
Riccardo Tessaro
Riccardo Tessaro
Co-Founder & CEO
Gravity Co-living
Riccardo Tessaro
https://www.gravitycoliving.com/
London | United Kingdom
Gravity is an aspirational asset-light co-living brand which aims to create a global community of young professionals by offering beautifully designed living spaces with a strong focus on delivering the best possible lifestyle experience for members.
Robert O'Neill
Robert O'Neill
Co-Founder & CEO
Haven
Robert O'Neill
https://www.havencoliving.com/
Los Angeles | USA
Haven is a CoLiving Community focused on Health and Wellness. Haven's Mission is to Make Great Places Accessible, Inviting and Empowering Through Community. We Make Wellness A Way Of Life, by operating beautifully designed, constantly cleaned, comfortable and inspiring housing.
Sachin Doshi
Sachin Doshi
Founder & CEO
Weave Living
Sachin Doshi
https://www.weave-living.com/
Hong Kong
Weave Living is Asia Pacific’s leading lifestyle-focused rental accommodation brand. The company was founded by Sachin Doshi in 2017. Our beautifully designed and professionally managed living options include private co-living spaces, studio bedrooms and luxury serviced suites in prime city centre locations. We pride ourselves in bringing hassle-free city living experience to our residents delivering fantastic value. Our properties are home to global citizens who rave about our fully-furnished, design-led living spaces, amazing shared spaces, state-of-the-art technology, luxury amenities, unmatched service and most importantly a vibrant community led by our very own brand ambassadors. We are a portfolio company of leading global private equity firm Warburg Pincus.
Sarah Christie
Sarah Christie
Co-Founder
Balance Out Living
Sarah Christie
http://
London | United Kingdom
Sascha Harms
Sascha Harms
Principal
MicroNest
Sascha Harms
https://micronest.com.au/
Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
Sebastian Wuerz
Sebastian Wuerz
Co-Founder & CEO
Homefully
Sebastian Wuerz
https://homeful.ly
https://homeful.ly
+49 069 409 599 70
Frankfurt | Germany
homefully is the market leader for co-living in Europe with operations in eight cities all over Germany and Switzerland. We make living as easy as possible and offer open-minded professionals from all over the world their ideal home in their new city.
Sergii Starostin
Sergii Starostin
CEO
Outpost Club
Sergii Starostin
https://outpost-club.com/
New York | NY | USA
Outpost Club builds and manages coliving spaces and offers an affordable and flexible housing within like-minded community that opens access to the endless opportunities in New York City.
Stonington Cox
Stonington Cox
Founder & CEO
Nomos Group
Stonington Cox
https://www.nomosgroup.co/
USA
Nomos is a private firm focused on investment and advisory in niche real estate private equity sectors including Coliving. We primarily invest in Coliving assets on the real estate (vs. corporate) side with a current focus on New York, LA, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Miami.
Suresh Rangarajan
Suresh Rangarajan
Founder & CEO
Colive
Suresh Rangarajan
https://www.colive.in/contactus
Banglore | Karnataka | India
Colive is a technology-enabled network of fully- managed, ready-to-move-in rental homes that are equipped with modern safety features. With an inventory of 20,000+ beds in 3 major cities, Colive caters to single professionals and young couples.
Uday Lakkar
Uday Lakkar
Founder & CEO
CoHo
Uday Lakkar
https://www.coho.in
Gurgaon | India
CoHo is a rental housing management venture with focus on coliving spaces, student hostels and young family housing in India.
Williams Johnson Mota
Williams Johnson Mota
Co-Founder and Director
B-Hive Living
Williams Johnson Mota
https://b-hiveliving.com/
https://b-hiveliving.com/
+44 (0) 333 577 1088
London | United Kingdom
B-Hive Living is a specialist residential brand, developer and operator of coliving properties, meeting the changing needs of a growing generation of renters. We take pride in building inspiring coliving spaces, healthy communities and delivering exceptional value to partners through our focus on wellness-driven design, experiences and tech-enabled operation. Our key markets are UK and Portugal but we are open to other markets in Iberia.
Yoan Kamalski
Yoan Kamalski
CEO & Co-Founder
Hmlet
Yoan Kamalski
https://www.hmlet.com/
Singapore | Singapore
Since its launch in 2016, Hmlet has become the leading and fastest growing property and lifestyle platform in Asia-Pacific with more than 100 locations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan.
Aaron Lee
Aaron Lee
FounderDash Living
Hong Kong
Aaron is the Founder of Dash Living - the new generation of rental solution in Hong Kong for urban professionals. Through Dash Suites, Coliving, Hotels, and Dashare, Dash Living's mission is to create a global accommodation community through sharing economies and tech, empowering today's hyper-mobile, tech-savvy millennials to live in the most expensive cities in the world. He´s a serial entrepreneur redefining how millennials rent premium and all-inclusive yet affordable serviced accommodation. Starting his first business at age 17, Aaron is a Forbes 30Under30 Entrepreneur, Investor & Philanthropist with a string of successful startups in his track record such as uBuyiBuy (acquired by Groupon in 2010), Mydress.com, Snapask and Time Auction
Alberto Smeke
Alberto Smeke
PrincipalCSC Coliving
USA
Alberto Smeke is focused on multifamily investing in Mexico and the United States. In 2016 Alberto led Grupo Alsavision in its Joint Venture with CIM Investments to acquire the Nomad Living portfolio in Mexico City and Monterrey. Since acquisition he focused on generating additional value such as leasing the commercial space, creating the first live, co-work and play rentals. In 2018 Alberto led another partnership with Artha Capital to develop the a mixed use project in Paseo de La Reforma which will encompass apartments for sale, rent, hotels, office and retail expected to open in 2021. Alberto has a Bachelors Degree from The Wharton School with a concentration in Real Estate.
Anindya Dutta
Anindya Dutta
Managing Director & Co-FounderStanza Living
India
Anindya is the co-founder of Stanza Living, India’s first and largest professionally managed accommodation company. Prior to this, Anindya was an investment professional in the Real Estate Opportunities division of Oaktree Capital Management, based out of London. At Oaktree Capital, Anindya focused on sourcing, analysing, negotiating and executing value-add/opportunistic and special situation investments across all asset classes and across the capital structure within the broader real estate sector. Before joining Oaktree, Anindya was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs with stints in the Northern European Coverage and the Real Estate & Lodging Advisory groups, where he worked on a variety of transactions across sectors.
Azaan Feroz Sait
Azaan Feroz Sait
FounderThe Hub Bengaluru
India
Founder & Chief Happiness Officer @ The Hub | Safina Ventures | Digital Community Builder | Virtual Events & Workshops |
Brian Lee
Brian Lee
SVP, Director of Product + InnovationLendlease
USA
SVP and Director of Product and Strategy at Google Development Ventures (GDV), within Lendlease. Google Development Ventures is a partnership between Lendlease and Google to plan, develop, and manage four mixed-use districts in Silicon Valley, including 15,000 residential units. As GDV's lead for residential product strategy, my goal is to ensure the apartments meet the needs of tomorrow's renter, in terms of design, operations, technology, and mobility.
Carlos Burneo
Carlos Burneo
Senior DirectorNuveen Real Estate
USA
Over 20 years of experience in real estate development, investment and asset management in the US and Latin America. I currently work as the Housing sector lead at Nuveen for co-living and flex term rental strategies which includes evaluating prop-tech strategies in the housing industry with innovative operators as well as new investments in op-co and prop-co companies. Lead for acquisitions and asset management for Nuveen's housing investments in Florida. Our portfolio includes approximately 31 properties - 9,700 units of student, conventional and income restricted apartments. Currently evaluating value-add, core plus and core apartment acquisitions in Florida as well as joint venture opportunities for ground up development on multifamily
Chinmoy Mishra
Chinmoy Mishra
Founder & CEOHooLiv
India
MBA with global management and Strategic planning Recipient of Babson Rising Star Alumni Award Recipient of Babson Global Student Leadership Award President of Babson Entrepreneurship Club Graduate Fellow at F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business Specialties: Expertise and Extensive Knowledge of Healthcare domain, 17+ Years of IT experience, Computer Science graduate.
Chris Saunders
Chris Saunders
Investment DirectorDTZ Investors
United Kingdom
Chris is Fund Manager with experience of managing both direct and indirect property portfolios. He is the Investment Director for the DTZ Investors Co-Living Fund, which invests in large-scale co-living assets in London. Chris joined DTZ Investors’ in 2006 as the Head of Investment Strategy and was responsible for the provision of strategic property advice across all of DTZ Investors’ discretionary and advisory fund management mandates. Chris also played a key role in the growth of DTZ Investors’ UK multi-manager business.
David Soares
David Soares
President & CEOLexden Capital LLC
USA
As President & CEO David oversees all company organization, processes, capital relationships, new product development and asset management for Lexden Capital and its affiliates. David has managed funds through three prior recessions and has both lending and investment management experience with institutional investors.
Deepak Anand
Deepak Anand
Co-Founder & CEOHousr
India
Deepak is the brain behind introducing the original co-living concept in India- Housr. India has a high population of millennials well-versed with using sharing economy on a day-to-day basis, it laid a solid ground for introducing co-living via Housr in the truest sense. Housr’s vision is to truly disrupt the way millennials live by providing high-quality co-living spaces which makes their lives easier, more convenient, fulfilling and memorable. Before founding Housr, Deepak was the Founder of Smartlease and has extensive experience in the real estate industry. In the past, he has managed Real Estate Private Equity Funds, and worked in leadership roles at HT Media and HSBC. Deepak is an INSEAD alumnus and a graduate from Delhi University.
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Emmanuel Verhoosel
Managing PartnerFluxus Ventures LLP
France
Emmanuel Verhoosel is Managing Partner at the venture capital firm Fluxus Ventures. Fluxus Ventures invests in PropTech companies and incubates innovative platforms linked to digitalisation, sustainability and new ways of living and working. He is also CEO of Square Sense, a data analytics platform. Emmanuel has 30 years of experience in real estate, investment banking and venture capital in London, New York, Paris and Brussels. He has been advising and financing leading property companies with JPMorgan, ING and Natixis. Education: Master in Finance from the London Business School, Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and law and political science degrees from the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Esteve Almirall
Esteve Almirall
Managing Director IberiaNode
Spain
Esteve leads all Node Iberian efforts, which are organized across three departments: development, operations and capital markets. He has extensive experience in coliving, multifamily and vacation rentals and previously worked at Starcity, Airbnb and VTS. Esteve has a degree in Finance from New York University.
Fahad Siddiqui
Fahad Siddiqui
ChairmanCasa Campus
United Kingdom
Fahad founded and developed his first company during his final year of University at The London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2010 in Central London under the brand Share in the City Ltd - now part of The Collective Partners LLP. Fahad is now bringing his experience to Casa Campus to impact the lives of young people in Latin America via co-living. He has successfully launched buildings in Buenos Aires & Lima and is now taking Casa Campus to other cities in the region. He is exploring and advising on other initiatives that affect positive change in the World we live in today.
François Roth
François Roth
Co-FounderLivecolonies
France
François graduated from ESSEC and Panthéon Assas university (M2 in notary law). François worked previously at Catella & Unibail-Rodamco (Investment) before launching Colonies with two other cofounders - Amaury Courbon (ex- Jaïna Capital) and Alexandre Martin (ex - Rothschild). They had a first entrepreneurship success with Gansky, a society specialized in flatsharing for students. With Colonies, they target to create a new urban housing experience for a broader audience. He is a member of the RICS.
Gawain Smart
Gawain Smart
Chief Executive OfficerInternational Campus Group
Germany
Gregg Christiansen
Gregg Christiansen
Executive Vice President InvestmentsAkara Partners
USA
Gregg has spent his career operating, investing, and managing institutional real estate in executive roles on behalf of private equity funds, publicly traded REIT's and operating companies. His career has spanned over $5.4 billion of real estate within development, acquisitions, and dispositions. His experience ranges from boards of directors, investment committee member, institutional portfolio management, sourcing/structuring/closing real estate transactions, corporate finance and direct oversight of management operations. Prior to Akara Partners, he served as President of Ollie, co-founded Cedar Hall Partners, Vice President at LaSalle Global Partner Solutions and Vice President at Fortress Investment Group.
Gui Perdrix
Gui Perdrix
Co-FounderColiving Insights
United Kingdom
Being passionate about human transformation and well-being, I saw how co-living changed my life and the ones of people who were able to live in an environment of growth, alignment, and community. After running four co-living spaces, I decided to dedicate the next years of my life to spread the movement of intentional co-living - making it the new way of living and empowering others to create their own spaces.
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
CEOMomentum Reim
Spain
Ignacio is a founding partner of Momentum REIM and responsible for business development since 2008. He studied Law at ICADE and Business Administration at UNED and has a Master in SME Management from EOI and a Master in Real Estate Management from ICADE. From 2004 to 2012 he has been a Postgraduate Professor at ICADE. In 2000 he began his professional career in the RE consultancy division of Arthur Andersen, and after years of experience in the sector he held the position of CEO in Grupo Gesfesa and Deputy Managing Director in Grupo Vemusa, RE companies focused on residential and tertiary development business. MOMENTUM was born in 2008 with the conviction that the change of cycle would generate good opportunities for the RE business.
James Teatum
James Teatum
Co-Founder & Director of DevelopmentNoiascape
United Kingdom
Architect, Developer and Teacher. James is Co-Founder and Director of Development at Noiascape. Over ten years James has developed a unique portfolio of architectural spaces to rent in London. He is experienced as an architect and development manager and has covered the design and delivery of complex residential led mixed use projects in London with a total project value of over £70m. James leads the acquisition and strategic overview of development for new sites with an emphasis on innovating development models that create new fluid relationships between public and private space. These models respond to the emerging opportunity where we can socialise, consume, work, live and communicate all from the same location.
Jay Standish
Jay Standish
Co-FounderOpendoor
USA
Started OpenDoor Coliving, the longest-running coliving operator and early pioneer of the concept. Now developing and operating built-to-suit coliving for long-term rentals. We bring a strong curation and community element leading to outperforming vacancy and turnover rates. I have lived in coliving myself for the full 7 years of the life of our company, living and breathing every detail of the resident experience, and incorporating these learnings into our product and operation.
Jermaine Browne
Jermaine Browne
Founding Partnerre:shape
United Kingdom
Jermaine is a social impact driven chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) who specialises in placemaking, community engagement and public affairs. With over 12 years client side, consultancy and public sector experience, Jermaine consistently excels in unlocking complex and challenging development sites, driving forward ground up development and forging impact led relationships with decision makers, politicians and local communities.
John German
John German
MD, Residential InvestmentsInvesco Real Estate
United Kingdom
John joined Invesco Real Estate (IRE) in April 2013 and is responsible for spearheading the expansion of the firm’s European residential expertise and investments in Europe. With over 26 years’ experience in the industry, John spent 12 years at Grosvenor, where he was the head of residential strategy, and at Aberdeen Property Investors as director of residential fund management. In these roles, John has raised, invested and managed c.£200m in two residential funds on behalf of UK and European institutional investors. He also has experience with the student and serviced apartment sectors. John’s extensive experience covers transactions, developments, valuations as well as asset and property management.
Jon Hormaetxe
Jon Hormaetxe
Co-Founder & General ManagerSun and Co.
Spain
In love with the coliving and remote work movement, Jon joined the Sun and Co. team to make an impact on the lives of others. In charge of our coliving experience, he’s here to make sure that people feel safe, heard and understood. When he’s not managing operations, you’ll find him surfing, paddleboarding or making delicious curry in the Sun and Co. kitchen.
Kahraman Yigit
Kahraman Yigit
Co-Founder & CEOOlive by Embassy
India
Kahraman brings 17 years of global real estate development and operations expertise. He started his career in the family real estate business in Istanbul where he was involved in the development of New Istanbul, a satellite city project, on 1.500 acres of land. From 2009 onwards, he decided to focus and specialize on developing and operating student housing projects in Turkey and the region. In the past decade Kahraman pioneered the purpose-built student housing market in Turkey gathering together a number of institutional investors. He was educated in Gordonstoun School, Scotland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business administration from Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA.
Kalpesh Mehta
Kalpesh Mehta
Managing PartnerTribeca Creators
India
He pioneered the concept of branded development in India by introducing the Trump brand to the local market; strong background in PE and domestic & international RE development.Previously, as VP, Lehman Brothers RE Private Equity Fund, he closed some of the largest transactions in the Indian RE sector & managed a portfolio of over $400mn in equity, which was invested in assets valued at more than $3bn. Prior to that he worked with the Carlyle Group RE Private Equity, NYC, where he invested in & managed luxury residential developments in Manhattan worth over $3 billion,including 1 of the largest luxury development projects on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.He did his MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, BA Computer Science, Texas.
Kumar Krishna
Kumar Krishna
CEOIsthara Coliving
India
Isthara is one of the leading Co Living and Student Housing players in India. With operations spread across 4 states and cities, Isthara continues to grow as the only Full stack player in the market across all offerings. With a state of art Technology built in house to cater to business, Isthara is positioned very uniquely to gauge and serve the market more efficiently.
Martin Larre
Martin Larre
Founder & Director Sinergia Coworking and Zag ColivingSinergia Uruguay
Uruguay
Founder and Director Sinergia www.sinergia.uy , biggest coworking and flex office operator in Uruguay with 120.000 square meters under management (8 locations).
Founder and CEO Zag Coliving www.zag.uy , one of the first coliving operators in Latin America with 400 beds in 3 locations.
Former CEO in Woow, biggest ecommerce in Uruguay.
Maxime Depreux
Maxime Depreux
Chief Development OfficerUrban Campus
France
Maxime is in charge of opening new residences across Europe. He previously worked at Hammerson, in asset management, where he was in charge of investments and development of shopping centres, and then of the Outlets business, in particular the development of the recent venture VIA Outlets.
Pablo Andrade
Pablo Andrade
Director de AdquisionesGran Ciudad
Mexico
Pavlina Chandras
Pavlina Chandras
COOTemprano Capital Partners
Spain
Pip
Pip
FounderThe Pollen Group
United Kingdom
An experienced and entrepreneurial Executive and Non-Executive Director with extensive experience developed within Property and Facilities Management, has a proven ability to create and deliver a focussed and proactive development strategy, whilst being able to manage change effectively to ensure enhanced business performance specifically in terms of new business revenue generation whilst delivering an enhanced EBITDA. This exceptional Director and leader has a first class reputation for not only achieving but exceeding targets, providing best practise, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, together with an outstanding track record of developing, implementing and delivering business growth.
Rafael Steinbruch
Rafael Steinbruch
Co-Founder & Head of Real EstateYuca
Brazil
Rafael Steinbruch is a founding partner of Yuca, a rental property management proptech. He was a member of the investment team at Starwood Capital Group, a global real estate investment fund with more than $ 60 billion of assets under management. Rafael was responsible for managing investments in Latin America and prospecting for new business in the United States. Before joining Starwood Capital Group in 2014, he was part of the investment team of G5 Evercore Private Equity, responsible for prospecting and analyzing investments in the retail and technology area. He started his career in the mergers and acquisitions and capital markets group Morgan Stanley Bank. Member of the Board of Directors of LOG Commercial.
Rajen Shastri
Rajen Shastri
Founder & Managing PrincipalAkara Partners
USA
Rajen spent over 15 yrs working in senior management roles across the commercial RE value chain, from investments to acting as a Principal at an operator/developer. His vision for Akara partners is to offer investors the ability to participate with a vertically integrated RE firm, allowing them to capture value between investors, operators and developers. Prior to founding Akara Partners in 2013, he was a Principal, CIO and Co-COO of Campus Acquisitions (“CA”) a developer/operator of student housing assets. Where he led the capitalization and monetization of over $1.5 Bn in student housing assets across the U.S. Akara currently has under construction or in advanced pipeline over $1.0 Bn of transactions primarily in the multifamily space.
Ravi Sharma
Ravi Sharma
CEORespublica
United Kingdom
Ravi is CEO and founder of Respublica. Respublica is a vertically integrated developer and operator of hybrid BTR and Co Living assets that deliver member's convenience, value, and community at scale. They have 1000 apartments in development with a plan to grow to 10,000 over the next decade.
Ricardo Kendall
Ricardo Kendall
CEOSmart Studios
Portugal
Ricardo Kendall is the founder of SMART STUDIOS company. More than a student housing, Smart Studios provides since 2015 a co-living atmosphere for students and young professionals to meet and share experiences. Inspired by USA and UK market Smart Studios promise to surprise the Portuguese market with more unique experiences across the whole country. In 5 years Smart Studios has developed 10 residencies with a total of in operation 630 micro apartments and more 1400 units on licensing. Smart Studios aims to have in the Portuguese market more than 2500 Smart Studios in the next few years being the number one micro-living player in the Portuguese market.
Riccardo Tessaro
Riccardo Tessaro
Co-Founder & CEOGravity Co-living
United Kingdom
Riccardo is the Co-founder & CEO at Gravity Co-living and is responsible for the overall management and expansion activities. Prior to starting Gravity in 2018, Riccardo worked in emerging market private equity and for an alternative real estate investor in Hong Kong where he was overseeing the sites acquisition process for the group in the UK and played an important role in the development of a student accommodation brand, getting involved in all aspects of the business. Riccardo holds a degree in financial management from Regents Business School, London.
Robert O'Neill
Robert O'Neill
Co-Founder & CEOHaven
USA
Robert is a serial entrepreneur who most recently founded, Haven, purpose based coliving for the health and wellness community. Robert also has over 15 years in real estate acquisition and management experience and is currently owner/manager of multiple properties. He previously has worked in the technology investment banking groups at both Montgomery & Co and JP Morgan with a focus on M&A. Robert has a BS in both accounting and finance from Southern Methodist University.
Sachin Doshi
Sachin Doshi
Founder & CEOWeave Living
Hong Kong
Sachin is a global citizen having lived in India, Australia, and Hong Kong. In 2016, he was selected by his global peers as Urban Land Institute’s 40-under-40 most influential people in global real estate and urban land use industries. Sachin has been in the real estate industry for 17 years working for international institutions like Merrill Lynch, and Citi across Asia Pacific. In his last role, he was Head of Real Estate, Asia Pacific at €450 billion Dutch Investor APG.
Sarah Christie
Sarah Christie
Co-FounderBalance Out Living
United Kingdom
Co-founder and co-CEO of Balance Out Living, Sarah is a sports and fitness fanatic and a passionate supporter of women’s equality. Sarah has spent over 10 years building up real estate businesses that improve wellbeing and create positive social impacts.
Sascha Harms
Sascha Harms
PrincipalMicroNest
Australia
Sascha is a senior real estate professional with +20 yrs experience in global and domestic real estate markets. His experience incorporates managing residential and commercial assets & portfolios; portfolio construction, management and fund raising; transaction sourcing as well as cross border mergers & acquisitions and developments. He was Managing Director & Head of Schroders REIM business in Germany and Head of direct property at a highly reputable funds management boutique in Australia. He has a track record in building business lines and has transacted more than 2bn AUD in direct real estate in Europe and Australia. He holds a Business Administration/Real Estate Management Degree from the University HTW, Berlin and is a MRICS.
Sebastian Wuerz
Sebastian Wuerz
Co-Founder & CEOHomefully
Germany
Sebastian Wuerz is the Co-Founder and CEO of homefully. While studying and working internationally across multiple geographies on different continents he gained first-hand experience on various co-living models and realized the tremendous value-add it provides to customers. He founded homefully in 2016, turning it into the market leading co-living operator in Europe with presence across eight locations. Before founding homefully he was working in Finance and Consulting in Frankfurt, London and Singapore and holds an MBA in International Management from University of North Florida.
Sergii Starostin
Sergii Starostin
CEOOutpost Club
USA
Sergii is Co-Founder and CEO of Outpost Club, real estate tech startup, which owns full cycle of housing - from online platform to offline inventory in New York, California and New Jersey. Co-Founder at AlphaMedic. Outpost Club reimagined homes as a service for Millennials. We help the modern people live with connection, creativity, and flexibility in an easy and affordable way. We are building a digital housing service offering a network of properties tailored for modern co-living - with a complete range of add-on services. Previously, he co-founded AlphaMedic, a full cycle PPP Projects Development Company (Design, Build, Equip, Operate including Healthcare and Facility Management).
Stonington Cox
Stonington Cox
Founder & CEONomos Group
USA
Investing and advising in the real estate sharing economy.
Suresh Rangarajan
Suresh Rangarajan
Founder & CEOColive
India
Suresh Rangarajan K is a passionate start-up professional who began his career with Citibank and worked with the Corporate Banking & Product Management teams. He was part of the founding team of Citi-Times JV TimesOfMoney.com. Under his leadership, remit2india.com became the World’s No. 1 online money transfer service & one of the most successful internet service in India. He then founded an innovative real estate enterprise called Artha. Combining his experience in banking, internet & real estate, he founded Colive to solve housing challenges while offering a new asset class of Buy-to-let properties. He was conferred the prestigious Udyog Rattan award. WCRC and Ernst & Young awarded him the title of the “Trend Setter in Real Estate”.
Uday Lakkar
Uday Lakkar
Founder & CEOCoHo
India
Full time entrepreneur and an investment management professional with well-rounded experience into private equity and venture capital investing. Founder of CoHo, a rental housing management venture with focus on coliving spaces, student hostels and young family housing in India (www.coho.in). Experience: Worked as an investment professional, consultant and financial analyst across organizations like McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Ireo, Capital18 and EXL Service. Sectors: Consumer, Real Estate, Internet, Media & Entertainment, Outsourcing Expertise: Enterprise Building, Investments, Business Management
Williams Johnson Mota
Williams Johnson Mota
Co-Founder and DirectorB-Hive Living
United Kingdom
Williams is an entrepreneur and senior executive with start-up, turnaround and change management experience. He is currently building B-Hive Living - an international co-living business whose mission is re-invent shared living for the 21st century. He focuses on the intersection of sustainability, leadership and change; supporting organisations, networks and individuals to foster innovation and learning, scale up impact and build new capacities for system wide change.
Yoan Kamalski
Yoan Kamalski
CEO & Co-FounderHmlet
Singapore
Yoan Kamalski founded Hmlet in 2016 to address the pitfalls of sharing a living space with others, and providing a housing solution where people can flourish and grow. Yoan believes that today’s mobile workforce is looking for a curated place where they feel empowered to reach their full potential. This philosophy has driven the success of Hmlet, in which Yoan was recognised by Forbes as part of their 2018 ‘30 under 30 Asia’ list. He has also been featured in various media interviews by Bloomberg, CNBC, Nikkei and Channel News Asia.

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Caroline Zurakowski
Caroline
Caroline Zurakowski
Director RE Asia PacificGRI Club
Caroline Zurakowski (祖拉) is a Director, Real Estate - Asia Pacific based in Shanghai, China. Caroline has extensive, cutting-edge understanding of the technologies and best practices that drive today's businesses in China. She holds a BA in International Relations, a Master in Science and Security from King's College London and a Business Administration and Management course at JiaoTong University. She has been working in Innovation Consulting in China since 2019, hosting over 500 Investors and C-Level Executives from +200 different organizations. Now she is responsible for the GRI expansion across Asia-Pacific region.
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