Owais Khanani

Managing Partner

Owais Khanani is an entrepreneur based in Orlando, FL. With over 20 years of experience in fields such as Capital Markets, Real Estate, Digital Media, Renewable Energy and Entertainment. Mr. Khanani has established numerous businesses which have resulted in significant profitability. Mr. Khanani’s expertise lies in defining business models and creating a solid foundation by hand picking key management to support growth and strategically identifying opportunities for successful mergers and acquisitions. He was the Founder and CEO of an equity trading company, a company that developed its own proprietary trading technology which traded U.S. Equities. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ryze Group Holdings, LLC which is involved in Acquisitions and Development of Real Estate assets and Ryze Capital N.A., LLC, a private equity firm, which is involved in various industries such as Renewable Energy, Medical, Technology and Film Production.

Shaman Foradi

Managing Partner

Shaman Foradi is engaged in the acquisition and general design of the projects for Elevation Development Combining his experience in his field with Elevation Development Engineers and Planners. Shaman Foradi successfully negotiates with the surrounding property owners of any Elevation Development project as well as the governmental agencies to bring about subdivisions that are harmonious with the environment while creating quality of life for the future residences of the project. He is also, involved in networking, in finding common ground with the appropriate parties and conducts neighborhood specification & site condition meetings with planners and builders. He has used his experience to obtain Entitlements for over 1.5 Million square feet of mixed use, retail and commercial in States of Florida, Georgia and as well as the Northern Virginia area.

Kaitlyn Duda

Operations Director

Kaitlyn Duda is the Operations Director at Elevation Development, LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Central Florida. In her years of professional experience Kaitlyn has gained knowledge in the areas of office management, accounting, human resources, marketing, social media, organizational duties, insurance and construction. With her eagerness to learn, quick thinking and ability to thrive in any environment Kaitlyn has been a great addition to our team at Elevation Development. As an Orlando resident, born and raised, she enjoys working with a company that is always looking to improve our city with its commercial and residential projects.

Vanessa Silva

Marketing Director/Property Manager

Vanessa Silva is the Marketing Director and Property Manager at Elevation Development, LLC.  Her career in the Real Estate industry began at the age of 21. Now with over 17 years in the Residential and Commercial Real Estate industry, she has developed real-world knowledge and practiced skill thru her well-versed experiences.  She is a licensed Real Estate Agent, with experience in Leasing and Sales, Managing 400+ unit Conventional Apartment Communities, Commercial Retail Properties, and Market Research Analysis. Above all, she is a dedicated mother and wife to her high school sweetheart of 20+ years.

Michael McDowell

Project Manager

Michael has nearly 20 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate Sales and Development.  His experience as a Real Estate Broker coupled with a background in Real Estate Development make him a valuable asset to our company.  Michael has brokered the sale of more than $100 Million USD and been involved in the development of tens of thousands of square feet of Retail, Restaurants and Hotel Projects.  In 2007 Michael earned a CCIM designation from the National Board of Realtors.

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