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 LAKHAMRAJU - Director
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 KOTHARI - Director
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 ACHARYA - Director
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.