the quality of the relationships we keep. On a daily basis, we deliver results based on market analysis, deal structure, buy decisions, portfolio time horizons, exit strategies, and optimized returns.
Walt Higgins, II /Managing Partner Higgins has been involved in 500+ real estate buy-hold and buy-sell transactions. Higgins’s years of successful investing experience with purchases, renovations, re-sales, rentals, and lenders, gives him a creative ability to develop win-win strategies for the firm and its clients and investors. Higgins’s vision is to continually innovate internal operations management processes which result in higher gross yields while organically scaling real estate projects.
Abhi Golhar / Managing Partner Golhar employs a "value-added" approach to capitalize on real estate renovation, new construction, and development opportunities in the Southeast United States. As the Founder of Real Estate Deal Talk, Golhar actively educates and works with seasoned debt and equity investors to implement market-driven investment strategies that yield success. His background in engineering coupled with a unique perspective on investing and business development allows Golhar to interface with investors to provide capital, operations, and business development solutions for the firm.
Damodar Golhar, Ph.D. / Professor of Management Dr. Damodar Golhar, Professor of Management at Western Michigan University, teaches total quality management, management science and production management courses. His research interests include quality management, the just-in-time philosophy, process optimization and sequential analysis. He has published articles in many journals, including Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Production Planning and Control and others. Golhar is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Operations Management.
Jason Powell, J.D. / Attorney Powell is a seasoned attorney with the law firm of Bjornson Law Offices, PLLC. Drawing on a diverse legal and business background, Powell focuses his practice primarily on business planning and entity formation, corporate governance and law, business transactions, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, LIHTC transactions, commercial loan transactions and private money loan transactions.
Joseph Girardot, J.D. / Real Estate Attorney Girardot has over 25 years experience in successfully handling real estate matters. He is highly qualified in complex real estate issues, including loan modifications, short sales, title problems, title insurance, tax deeds, foreclosures, wills, estates and trusts as well as corporate matters. In addition, Girardot is a licensed real estate broker with the Georgia Real Estate Commission, has served as an adjunct professor of Business Law for Georgia Perimeter College and as a part-time judge for the Dekalb County Recorder’s Court.
Dipankar Dasgupta / Multi-family Acquisitions Advisor & Analyst Dipankar Dasgupta has an IT and computer science background of over 18 years. Dasgupta has a focus on commercial real estate and understands the key aspects of deal underwriting and negotiations and management of commercial assets.
Kiran Artham / Single-family Acquisitions Advisor Kiran Artham is in business of real estate buy and hold investment in Atlanta with 10+ Years of experience in the industry. He started investing in India at age of 19 and currently manages 90+ SFRs and several apartment complexes in partnership with other investors.
Yu-Jen Chen / Global Partnerships Advisor Chen, a London Business School MBA graduate, brings to the firm his international network and business experience after having lived and worked in seven countries. Having successfully invested in technology businesses, factories, residential, and commercial properties worldwide, Chen continues to deliver value to the firm's global partners and investors.
Analysts & Consultants
Zhiqiang Liu / Real Estate Analyst Liu is a real estate data analyst, GIS specialist, and software developer. He holds a BS in urban planning, a MS and Ph.D. in economic geography from the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing a MS in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Karishma Yoder / Creative Consultant Yodar attended Salve Regina University in Newport, RI as well as Georgia State University Atlanta, GA. Yoder has a driving passion for all simplified elements of design with an enthusiasm for mixing styles, colors, and textures. She believes successful design is not about just making something beautiful or functional – it’s about helping people build an experience they and their loved ones enjoy.