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 improving our city.

Brittany Brookes

Administrative Assistant

Brittany is the Administrative Assistant with Elevation Development LLC. Brittany began her career in the industry as an executive assistant to the broker of a major residential real estate firm, named a top ten global franchise. Soon after getting her real estate license, she received club awards as a top producer of sales, doubling the industry average. She enjoys working as a team with all parties involved to get a deal closed. Brittany and her family recently moved to Orlando from Virginia and have enjoyed living in Florida.

Michael C. Rich

Development Manager

Michael Rich has been involved in the development and construction of a variety of commercial and residential projects during his professional career. Upon graduation from the University of Florida, Mike joined his family’s development business where he oversaw the horizontal and vertical construction of single-family subdivisions and office buildings. In 1989 he joined a Texas based development firm and headed the Orlando operations in the development of a 100-acre mixed-use tourist oriented project in Osceola County, Florida. In 1999 he joined a Winter Park, Florida based development firm. While there he was responsible for design, entitlement and construction of shopping centers eventually becoming Chief Operating Officer. More recently, Mike has been involved in the development of single tenant properties, hotels and mixed use developments. Mike has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Kristin Banks

Marketing Director

Kristin Banks is the Marketing Director at Elevation Development, LLC. Kristin has over a decade of successful experience in administration, human resources, construction/engineering, and commercial real estate. Kristin most recently had 4+ years construction administration experience with one of the largest commercial property management companies.  Also a professional photographer, she has experience photographing projects both aerially and on ground.  Kristin, who is originally from Georgia, moved to Orlando with her husband and two daughters in 2017.

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