Born and raised in Mumbai, Mehul has diversified experience in construction and real estate. He graduated with honors in Civil Engineering and upon completion of his Masters degree joined Clark construction at their head office in Bethesda as a pre-construction engineer. His team was successful in acquiring various large scale projects including the US Coast Guard headquarters estimated at US $ 435 million and US Army corps Medical institute estimated at US $ 229 million.
He then decided to join his family’s general contracting firm at a time when the construction & real estate sectors in Mumbai gained serious momentum. With a vision to diversify from the firm’s core businesses, he founded a developing firm, Chavada Developers in 2010. Since then, Chavada Developers have exceeded expectations and has successfully completed residential projects in Mumbai valued at US $ 18 million. Mehul’s key area of interest lies in learning about real estate opportunities in emerging markets around the world. At MIT he hopes to obtain insights into finance and entrepreneurship whilst also honing his leadership skills.
Mehul is married to Amrit who is a brand management professional. Together they love to read, enjoy lazy vacations, meet new people and are always ready to experiment with different cuisines.