The Kotak Realty Fund team comprises seasoned professionals with a unique blend and depth of expertise in real estate, real estate private equity, financial advisory services, capital markets and financial markets. These critical skillsets help in deal origination, structuring, execution and exits.

As one of the most experienced and stable teams in the industry, the fund management team at Kotak Realty Fund possesses a comprehensive understanding of the Indian market, deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework, and strong relationships within the industry and the broader financial community.

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Rajeev Saptarshi

Chief Operating Officer

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Abhay Nagrecha

Executive Director

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Snigdha Jain

Associate Director – Fund Raising

Snigdha Jain Associate Director – Fund Raising

Snigdha Jain joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL) in August 2008 and has over 14 years of extensive experience in the sales and marketing functions across the BFSI sector.

At KIAL, Snigdha is responsible for the Fund Raising and Investor Relations functions across all in-house funds, namely Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Distressed Debt Funds.

Prior to joining KIAL, Snigdha was associated with IL&FS as well as the Marsh & McLennan Group.

Snigdha is a Graduate in Science and a Post Graduate in Business Management. She also holds a diploma in Strategic Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.

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Rajeev Saptarshi Chief Operating Officer

Rajeev Saptarshi joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL) as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2013.

At KIAL, Rajeev is responsible for the Finance, Legal, Compliance, Operations and Investor Relations functions of the entire alternate assets practice of the Kotak Mahindra Group.

Rajeev brings with him a wealth of experience in dealing with the regulatory authorities and is well versed with fund structuring and compliance matters. Rajeev has been with the Kotak Mahindra Group for over 20 years during which he has held several senior management roles across different businesses. In his earlier roles, Rajeev was the Chief Operating Officer of the Institutional Equities business at Kotak Securities Limited, where he led Technology initiatives and also headed the Operations and Finance functions. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, the Investment Banking arm of the group where he managed finance and operations.

Rajeev is a certified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is also a qualified Company Secretary.

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Abhay Nagrecha Executive Director - Operations, Risk, Compliance & Investor Relations

Abhay Nagrecha joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited in August 2017.

Before joining the alternate assets business of Kotak group, Abhay was heading operations for the International Business group of Kotak Mahindra. Abhay was responsible for trade settlement, NAV computation, Risk Monitoring, Analytics, cash flow planning, regulatory reporting and investor relations. Abhay was involved with client onboarding and client setup process of international clients across the globe

Prior to joining Kotak, Abhay was the National Manager of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Ltd., where he was responsible for setting up of Cost Management and Process improvisation function. Abhay has also worked in other profiles in Kotak group namely Corporate and SME credit and Group Internal Audit department.

Abhay is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant

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Jaitra Jani

Vice President - Legal

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Mehul Shah

Vice President - Finance & Accounts

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Ninad Haibat

Associate – Legal

Jaitra Jani Vice President - Legal

Jaitra Jani joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL) in July 2013, and has a rich background of legal experience in India.

At KIAL, Jaitra is involved in advising the firm on various legal, regulatory and tax aspects in connection with fund raising, investments, divestments and litigations.

Prior to joining KIAL, Jaitra worked as a Paralegal, thereafter an Associate and then a Senior Associate with AZB & Partners, one of India's leading law firms, for 11 years. Whilst with AZB & Partners, he was involved in various complex transactions in the private equity, M&A, banking & finance, project finance and infrastructure domains.

Jaitra has worked extensively on litigation matters ranging from securities-based litigation to civil litigation, including arbitration and writ petition. During his association with AZB & Partners, he was on a secondment for 8 months with a reputed international infrastructure fund house, which was a joint venture between a leading international bank and India's largest public sector bank.

Jaitra is a qualified lawyer having graduated in 2006 from Government Law College, Mumbai.

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Mehul Shah Vice President – Finance & Accounts

Mehul Shah Joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL) in February 2015 and has over 13 years of experience in Accounting and Taxation.

At KIAL, Mehul is responsible for the Accounts function as well as compliance and tax matters.

Prior to joining KIAL, Mehul was a part of the investment banking team at Kotak and was responsible for the Accounts, Taxation and Treasury functions.

Mehul is a Chartered Accountant.

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Ninad Haibat Associate – Legal

Ninad Haibat joined Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL) in February 2011. An integral part of the legal team, Ninad handles both the litigation and non-litigation domains. He also advises on litigation strategy and the regulatory & legal aspects of alternative investments, investment exits, fund structuring etc.

Prior to joining KIAL, Ninad worked with the legal team at IIFL Holdings Limited (earlier India Infoline Limited), primarily on investment transactions.

Ninad is a graduate in Law and Commerce from the University of Mumbai. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

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