Our DNA

Sincerity, Integrity and Meraqi

The word ‘Meraki’ which means to do something with ‘soul, creativity and love’, inspires our work ethos and investment philosophy. We put soul, creativity and love into finding the right investment fit for our clients. The Pursuit of Excellence is a non-negotiable tenet at MERAQI. Our people, processes and practices are indoctrinated in this ideology. Sincerity and integrity are indelible to our way of life. We strive to foster long-term client relationships. Client trust is our unabashed pursuit and prized asset.

Strategic Partner

Ella Valley Capital, NY

Our global presence is resonated through our strategic partnership with Ella Valley Capital, a leading investment and advisory firm based in New York, United States. The firm manages assets over USD 700 million of real estate investments in the New York City area. It has invested over USD 100 million into real estate on behalf of a prominent multi-billion dollar family office along side other real estate developers and investment firms in the U.S. In India, it has successfully represented and achieved an exit of USD 120 million real estate private equity fund focused on residential township developments.

A network
across
continents

People

Unified for a collective purpose

Advisory Board

D.M.Purnesh

Managing Director

Classic Group

A fourth generation coffee planter and a first generation businessman, Purnesh spearheads the operation of Classic Group. The group has diversified interests in the field of coffee, real estate, distribution, hospitality and modern trade. Under his leadership, the group has been associated with the big names of the industry such as Brigade Group, Salarpuria Group, Valmark, Aditya Birla Retail, Fabmall, Big Basket etc. He is also credited for being one of the pioneers of gated community development in Bangalore, with the establishment of Classic Orchards 16 years ago.
Arvind Pahwa

Independent Real Estate Consultant


A real estate industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of Real Estate including Development, Corporate Real Estate, Acquisition, Investments, Fund Management and Asset Management. At present, he is an advisor with L &T Finance and is associated with various companies and investment committees as a Board Member. In the past, he has been associated with Lokhandwala Constructions, Reliance, JP Morgan, SARE, Piramal Capital and Trikona Trinity Capital LLC.

Core Team

A Confluence of
100 years of experience

Gorakh Jhunjhunwala

Managing Director

gorakh@meraqiadvisors.com

  • 15 years in real estate investment & consultancy
  • B. Arch, RVCE, Bangalore, M. Tech, IIT Delhi
  • Advised over 50 clients on consulting assignments
  • Advised and executed investment transactions valued at USD 100 million

Prior to MERAQI, he has worked with Vestian and UGL Equis.

Shwetha Pai

Director

shwetha@meraqiadvisors.com

  • 12 years in real estate research & consultancy
  • B. Arch, Bangalore University, M. Urban Planning, SPA, New Delhi
  • Advised over 25 clients on varied research and consulting assignments across Tier I, II and III cities in India.

Prior to MERAQI, Shwetha has worked with Vestian and UGL Equis.

Dhara Shah

Associate Director

dhara@meraqiadvisors.com

  • 10 years in real estate investment & consultancy
  • B.E. Civil, S.V. NIT, Surat and M. Tech (Infrastructure Planning), CEPT, Ahmedabad
  • Executed deals worth USD 10 million and led the team on executing 100 valuation assignments in the last 3 years

Prior to joining MERAQI, Dhara has worked with UGL Equis, Vestian.

Gagandeep Chhabra

Director

gagan@meraqiadvisors.com

  • 20 years in strategic marketing, communications, branding and business development
  • Expertise in all topline impact practices: brand strategy, positioning, marketing program design & business development.

Gagan has held senior leadership level positions with multinational blue-chip corporations including JLL, Serco International and WPP Group.

Supreet Chowdhary

Investment Director

schowdhary@ellavalleycapital.com

  • 15 years in real estate investment and asset management
  • Master's in Management Studies
  • Closed deals worth USD 70 million and executed transactions worth USD 350 million. Successfully managed real estate portfolio of USD 300 million in India.

Prior to joining MERAQI, Supreet worked at MPC Synergy, JP Morgan India, and the Bank of America.

Sumathi Bhat

Associate Director

sumathi@meraqiadvisors.com

  • 17 years in architecture & design management
  • B. Arch, UVCE, Bangalore
  • Expert on compliance & technical due diligence

Before joining MERAQI, Sumathi has worked with C&T, Jurong, DLF and Brigade Group.

Abilash Sudharsanan

Senior Manager

abilash@meraqiadvisors.com

  • 12 years in marketing & sales
  • B.Com, Calicut University | MBA, CUSAT, Cochin
  • Instrumental in securing key clients for consulting assignments and 20 mandates for investment transactions.

Prior to joining MERAQI, Abilash has worked with Idea, UKN, Vestian.

Our DNA People Why Us Strategic Partner

Client Speak

Why Us

Responsible Advice:

An uncompromising commitment to long-term customer relationships

Sustained Value:

Well-researched, analytically informed, value-driven solutions

Skilled Specialists:

Experts with unrivalled knowledge of real-estate investment management

Customized Solutions:

Curated offerings aligned to client needs

Partnership Network:

Strong association with partners to provide expansive client counsel

Comprehensive Services:

Advisory, Investment, Asset Management across diverse asset classes

Seamless Transition:

Integrated end-to-end solutions from ideation to implementation