Our Team

Madina Shaik
CEO/Founder

Madina Shaik is an accredited real estate investor, a certified investor/syndicator, and an IT professional with over 20 years of diverse real estate experience.

Makaan’s CEO has extensive experience in identifying, underwriting, acquiring, and managing multifamily assets. He is GP and LP of more than 4,000+ units with an AUM of $319MM. Under Makaan, Madina has successfully acquired, rehabbed, and rented/sold more than 100 single-family homes. Madina projects to take Makaan from zero to a billion-dollar company in its first two years.

Madina enjoys apartment syndicating as a means to help families grow and retain generational wealth. He invests in every deal he does, putting his own family’s future in his ventures. 

Known for being strategic with business plans, execution, systems, banking relationships, and other industry connections, Madina has successfully built two companies: Makaan Investments Group and CompQSoft—a company that provides IT services to the Department of Defense and other Fortune 500 companies. 
 

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Sachin Narula 
CFO

Sachin Narula has 18 years of experience in building financial strategies and managing projects. As CFO, he oversees multifamily operations which include Asset Management and financials.      Sachin helps with underwriting to increase cash flow, improve profitability, and provide insights into properties' financial performance to maximize returns. Beyond these, Sachin establishes the financial control and processes that push for growth with accurate, timely insights on investments.

This CFO’s record is only outdone by his 19-year partnership with his wife. He considers her and their two lovely children as his biggest blessings in life. Sanchin holds a Master’s Degree in Finance, is a great conversationalist, and is a friendly soul towards everyone.

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Tracey Tyler 
CMO

Tracey brings 19 years in multi-family operations and marketing. She specializes in lead generation and brand awareness for corporate, investor, and property divisions. Her experience encompasses leading thousands of units through a variety of market cycles, as well as assisting in winning numerous awards for marketing, property performance, and team awards.

Makaan’s CMO has a passion for building and inspiring team members, She constantly fuels the innovative spirit at Makaan and keeps an eye on exceeding company goals. 

Tracey’s drive and pride in life are her two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her mom and dad as much as possible.

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Natalie Pilkinton
 
VP of Investor Relations

“I heard about real estate from a friend’s parents. They told me to read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and get into real estate. I listened. At the age of 20, I bought my first starter home so my mom would have a place to live. I bought my second home in 2001 and was hooked from there. I very quickly realized I loved real estate and my tenants”.
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Makaan’s VP of Investor Relations built her success on her can-do attitude and the natural inclination to leave people better than she found them. Natalie grew up in a small town and took pleasure in the simplest things–catching Horny toads and tarantulas, smelling the rain as it comes down from the mountains, and the uphill journeys to school. When she came to Houston in third grade, she found a home and eventually a career in the diverse city. 

In Houston, Natalie went on to hold various positions in recruitment, sales, and investor relations. Her track record speaks to her commitment as a leader and her experience in coaching over 500 small and big businesses. Today, Natalie still places high value in the little things–she believes no question is too small or unimportant when it comes to investments and finance."

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​Qamer Baber
Director of Property Management

Qamer has 15 years of experience in Operational and Project management. He works closely in structuring, implementation, and execution/oversight of business plans for properties in the portfolio. He oversees rent analysis, market fundamentals, and operational efficiency components of portfolio and on-site property management teams.

Qamer his married and has two beauthiful children. In his free time, Qamer enjoys swimming, reading books and developing home automation solutions. 
 

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Roel Vicerra
Director of Asset Management

Roel brings 17 years of real estate investing experience, nine of which are in the multifamily space as a syndicator, owner/operator, buyer representative, and passive investor. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Prior to a full-time career in real estate, he spent 10 years with the public accounting firm KPMG as a federal tax manager in their Construction Tax Planning practice, specializing in construction cost accounting for high-profile commercial and industrial projects across the country. As Director of Asset Management, Roel leverages his analytical skills, construction knowledge, and property management experience towards managing CapEx and renovation projects across Makaan's portfolio, as well as performing underwriting and due diligence on potential acquisitions. Beyond real estate, Roel enjoys his life with his wife of 25 years and his two children who are both pursuing engineering degrees at Texas A&M University.

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Ryan Landry
Director of Investor Relations

Ryan is a Texas A&M Aggie Class of 2017, WHOOP! He began his real estate career in 2015 when he got his agency license and began leasing apartments for a small brokerage in College Station. After graduation, Ryan decided to pursue real estate full-time. He grew a residential real estate business with his family that has transacted over $10M since 2020. During this time, Ryan found a passion for investment real estate. In his first year in the multifamily industry, he raised over $30M to assist in the acquisition of over $230M in multifamily real estate. 

Ryan developed a passion and obsession for learning about other cultures from spending many summers in Kauai as a child. He also considers himself an Astros fanatic. He lives in Houston with his beautiful fiancé Rachel and is beyond grateful for this wonderful life that he has and the people he gets to share it with! 

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Sole Gonzalez
Investor Relations Specialist

Sole has 10 years of experience in Asset Management. She holds her IROC and CALP certifications with the HAA. In 2012, she was nominated as Assistant Manager of the Year while in a rental property company. 

Serving as Administrative Assistant to the COO for almost two years, Sole gained valuable training for her current role. She is in charge of communicating and assisting Makaan’s investors. On most days, Sole inspects on-site locations and verifies activities across all Makaan’s sites. 

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Kathleen Ramos 
Marketing Coordinator

Kathleen helps manage Makaan’s CRM and Social Media. Prior to joining the team, she spent almost nine years in the Hotel Industry with roles in Human Resources and Training. Kathleen is a team player who believes in the power of collaboration in generating creative ideas. 

In her spare time, Kathleen loves to travel with her family and engage in arts and crafts like Macrame. 

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Gene Echeverria  
Customer Service Liason

Gene helps establish good relationships between clients, investors, and Makaan through excellent customer service. She coordinates with property managers of all real estate under Makaan's portfolio and with the investor relations team. She brings more than a decade of experience in Customer Service and her hands-on training as a former General Manager in Dubai who worked with Angel Investors for a Wealth and Finance Management Firm.

Gene desires to travel the world. So far, she’s been to 17 countries and aims to visit 33 more. She describes her perfect weekend as a day with her family, watching the movies, and eating a variety of cuisines together.

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Wella Wong 
Marketing Assistant

Wella handles key social platforms for Makaan. She has 7 years of experience in lead generation and also served as Lead Assistant to a CEO for a crypto-related startup. Her strength lies in brand building and social media. 

On her free days, you will find Wella either spending time with her 2-year-old niece or spending the weekend at the beach with her family or friends.

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Pao Esteban 
Content Writer

"Pao has seen the many facets of communication in the 10 years she’s been in the profession. She has worked with high-level teams in government, the development sector, and local and global brands in finding their voices across different platforms. She joins Makaan as a content writer, applying her expertise as a writer, a communications strategist, and a digital marketing specialist. 

In between work and her mom duties, Pao finds time to immerse in different cultures through travel, books, and film. As of late, she’s started introducing these passions to her daughter, with hopes that she’ll develop a fascination for stories and the unique ways we tell them. 

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Our Partners

JC Reeves 
Property Management Partner Asset Living

JC is responsible for overseeing and leading the business development arm of Asset Living's multi-family division. During his time at Asset Living, JC has grown the multi-family platform by 30,000+ units and now leads a team focused on continued growth for the multi-family division. 

JC is an escrow officer and licensed real estate agent, and he is pursuing his CCIM certification. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Rice University while also playing baseball. When he is not in the office, JC enjoys spending time with his wife and family, playing golf, and duck hunting.

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Richard Robinette
SEC- Attorney Dodson

Richard brings experience as an attorney and an investor in real estate. Richard focuses primarily on multifamily real estate transactions with

a variety of financing. Richard graduated cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

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Adam Ripperdan
Tax Strategist

Adam has a wealth of knowledge with a strong focus on real estate tax advantages. He has over 15 years of experience in tax strategies to maximize Makaan’s bottom line while reducing its tax liabilities and risks.

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505 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite #682, Houston, TX 77060

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