Ravi Ramachandran is the key principal at Synchronous Capital and had spent his entire professional career across energy and commodity trading firms across the globe prior to forming Synchronous Capital. Until 2019, he worked at Citigroup Global Markets where he was a Managing Director running the build out of their electronic trading business for commodities. Prior to that, he ran Citigroup’s Global Investor Structuring business and Commodity Investors Sales in London for the EMEA region. In this capacity, he led teams that were responsible for the creation, marketing, and sales of commodity linked investor products for clients from sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, hedge funds to ultra-high net worth and retail investors. The products created by his group had over $3 bn in AUM invested in them at their peak. Ravi started off his career at Enron as a software developer on their power trading systems before transitioning to commercial roles on Wall Street.
Much like when considering investments in commodities, investments in real estate begin with an understanding of the fundamentals of supply and demand. Ravi brings this discipline in understanding and analyzing fundamentals to the real estate investment space. In addition, with his experience in building businesses within large organizations, he understands the importance of execution in vetting sponsorship teams and their business plans: strategy is nothing without execution.
He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Industrial Engineering with a focus on operations research from Texas A&M University in College Station and subsequently completed an MBA at Columbia University in New York.
Ravi resides in Bellaire, TX with his wife, son, and daughter.
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Mark Kenney is a seasoned real estate investor, coach, two-time best-selling author, and founder of Think Multifamily. Mark started his Apartment Investing career over 20 years ago as a side hustle, while working 70-80 hour work weeks in the corporate world. In the past few years, he has purchased over 6,500 units across the U.S.
Mark is a graduate at Michigan State University in Accounting and is a CPA. He has also provided IT consulting for 20 years and is leveraging his vast IT experience to bring new creative technologies that will help others in the multifamily investing space. He has worked for organizations such as KPMG Consulting, EDS, SAP, HP, and founded Simplifying-IT which provides IT services to fortune 500 companies.
Mark provides exceptional value to investors and the community through his extensive experience in property valuation, acquisition, and operations.
Brent started investing in real estate in 2012 by buying, rehabbing, and renting single family houses in the Dallas, TX area. He eventually moved into multifamily in 2015 and is invested in properties across Texas, Georgia, Kansas, and Ohio.
Brent has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Brent has worked as a consulting engineer in the power/energy industry, working in various roles in design, construction, and project management. Brent has led numerous multi-million dollar projects and has been responsible for the development of over $1B in construction projects.