Owais Khanani is an entrepreneur based in Orlando, Florida. With over 30 years of experience, he has founded and managed multiple successful businesses specializing in finance, renewable energy, media, and real estate development.
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 implementation.
Mr. Khanani is the founder and managing partner of Elevation Development, LLC (“Elevation Development”) which is involved in several projects including residential, multifamily, and mixed-use / commercial developments in Florida.
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.
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.
Jawaad Khanani is the Investment Analyst at Elevation Development,LLC. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Rollins College with concentrations in International Business and Finance. He joins the team with various internship experience in Real Estate Development, Private Equity and Non-Profit work.
Brittany is the Office Manager 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.
Kristin Banks is the Senior Administrator at Elevation Development, LLC. Kristin has over a decade of successful experience in administration, human resources, construction/engineering, and commercial real estate. 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.
Fernanda Loza is the Accountant Assistant at Elevation Development, LLC. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and more than 20 years of experience in accounting in the USA and in Ecuador, her country of origin. Fernanda is bilingual in English and Spanish and has worked in different industries such as hospitality, flower’s exporter, manufacturing, financial services, and non-profit organizations.
She loves to work with numbers and accounts reconciliation is a challenge and motivation for her. She has certifications in Digital Photography, Web Development, and Accounting Operations. For many years she volunteered at her church in the AWANA program. Her hobbies are photography and traveling, and during her free time she enjoys sharing activities with her husband and daughter.