From those who serve our residents at our communities to those who advise us on business strategy, our team is as diverse, energetic and committed as those who come to live here.
Rachna Patel, Director of Sales and Marketing
Rachna is likely the person you’ll encounter first if you make an inquiry—and that’s a very, very lucky thing. Rachna is a true people-person and an experienced sales executive, with experience at a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Sanofi-Aventis and Unilever. She’s managed national sales teams in both the Consumer Packaged Goods and Healthcare industries, and has extensive experience communicating with both seniors and immigrant populations.
Rachna received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University.
Mahesh Nihalani, Community Director, Priya Living Santa Clara
We are so lucky to have Mahesh as our Community Director for Priya Living Santa Clara. Mahesh has been active in educational, civic, cultural and social organizations throughout his life, and has a special passion for social work, hospitality and elder care. He’s served as the Chairman of the Cupertino Housing Commission and the Cupertino Asian American Business Council, and on the board of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Cupertino and “Rotarian of the Year.” In addition, Mahesh has also managed real estate projects in a number of developing countries.
Mahesh received his BA in Economics and Public Administration from Government College, Chandigarh.
Jose Luis is an expert in global real estate development and leads our investment activities. Prior to joining Priya Living, he founded and led Portofino Investments, a luxury real estate development firm focused on coastal markets in Mexico. Jose Luis was also a partner at One Development Group, where he developed world-class residential communities. He started his career at McKinsey and Company.
Jose Luis received his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Technologico de Monterrey.
Arun founded Priya Living to bring many generations together to live, play and enjoy one another’s company. He is well suited to his founding role. Prior to Priya, he launched the widely recognized Solage Hotels and Resorts, directing development, financing, and strategic planning. Arun was also on the original team of Canyon Equity, leading global developers of luxury resorts with projects in Santa Fe, Jackson Hole, the Colorado Rockies, the Four Corners region, the French Alps, Fiji and Costa Rica. These projects represented nearly $400 million in investment with nearly 500 employees. What’s more, they’ve been recognized as among the best developments in the world. Arun started his career as Director of Strategic Planning for Irvine Apartment Communities, guiding his team in the acquisition of $800+ million in assets.
Arun received his BA from Stanford University and his MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Amit identifies and acquires new properties that fulfill of our vision of community-centric, inspired living spaces. A true specialist in urban development and green building with an LEED accreditation, Amit came to us from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where he led sustainable large-scale urban development initiatives. He also worked at the nationally recognized Jonathon Rose Companies and served as the Program Director at The City School.
Amit received his Master’s Degree from MIT in City Planning and a double degree from Brown University in Public Policy and Community Development/Ethnic Studies.