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About Us

SmartOwner is Asia’s largest property investment management company and marketplace. We bring together the financial expertise of a large PE fund, the legal expertise of a major law firm, and the real estate expertise of a top developer and operator onto a common platform to give real estate investors access to exclusive high-return opportunities.

SmartOwner enables investors to profit from the fastest growing asset classes within real estate such as co-working, co-living and short-term rentals, while also enabling them to participate in more traditional commercial and residential investment opportunities. SmartOwner offers investment opportunities tailored to each market, with a strong presence in short-term rentals in developed countries in addition to a variety of asset classes in India, the fastest growing major economy in the world.

Board of Directors

SmartOwner's board is comprised of a team of experienced entrepreneurs, technologists and senior executives.


VIKRAM CHARI - Chairman and CEO

Vikram is a serial entrepreneur and international real estate expert. Prior to SmartOwner, he established and ran CCH USA, a large property investment company in the US. Vikram holds a bachelor’s in commerce from Loyola College in Madras and a law degree (juris doctor) from the University of California.


GAUTHAM PAI - Director

A third-generation entrepreneur, Gautham is the chairman of Primacy Industries and the MD of Manipal Technologies Ltd., India's largest print-tech solutions provider. He earned his bachelor's from the Manipal Institute of Technology.



Mohan, founder of Great Learning, was previously the India country head of Tiger Global, one of the world's largest venture funds. He holds a bachelor's from IIT-Bombay, a master's from the University of California-Berkeley, and an MBA from Stanford.



Akshay is the COO of Notion Labs, in San Francisco. Prior to that, he founded Pulse, the award-winning news application, and then sold it to Linkedin and was the India head for Linkedin. Akshay earned a bachelor's from Purdue, where he is a member of the advisory board, and a master's in engineering from Stanford.



Shripati co-founded Snapfish, which was acquired by HP. He has held leadership roles at Cisco and with India's Unique ID (Aadhaar) initiative. Shripati has a bachelor’s from IIT-Madras, a master's from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.