Raj Kotecha – Co-Founder and Managing Director
Raj is responsible for the transactional, financing and asset management activities of the business. He graduated with a First class degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Finance from Cambridge University. He began his career as a strategy consultant and has been a real estate investor for over twenty years.
Ami Kotecha, Co-Founder & Managing Director, AmroLiving
Ami is a Co-Founder of Amro Real Estate Partners and Managing Director of AmroLiving, a Build-to-Rent (BtR) platform. She is responsible for the roll out of a London-focussed portfolio of purpose-built BtR schemes with an initial focus of delivering 1,500 homes across 5 schemes situated in Greater London. Ami is passionate about delivering a best-in-class end-user experience for our customers and our employees. As Amro’s Head of Innovation she combines her experience in property development and operations with her insights into the disruptive potential of technology to deliver a uniquely customer-focussed product and service.
Ami is an Economics graduate, with a BSc. from the London School of Economics and a post graduate, M. Phil. degree from the University of Cambridge. She also holds a post graduate RICS Diploma in Property Investment.
Jai Patel – Investment Director
Jai is responsible for originating and structuring debt and equity financing, investment underwriting and financial analysis for Amro’s transactions within the student accommodation, Build to Rent and residential investment property sectors. Jai joins Amro from ICG-Longbow, where he worked as Manager within the real estate investment team. He has previously held a position of Vice President, Real Estate & Debt Finance at Barclays. Jai graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Industrial Economics and has completed the Oxford Real Estate programme at Saïd Business School.
Marcus Adam – Development Director
Marcus is responsible for the development and delivery of Amro’s projects across all sectors. Joining from University Partnerships Programme, he successfully delivered the multi award winning project Garden Halls for the University of London, setting new standards in affordable student accommodation. He brings with him a high degree of integrity and over 20 years of construction industry experience in leading and managing project delivery. Graduating from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Design & Construction Management he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.
James Brant- Operations Director
James is responsible for the Operational delivery and smooth running of Amro’s projects across all sectors. James joins from CRM Students, where he worked as Head of Operations East having built up over 5 and a half years purpose built student accommodation experience. James operated a portfolio in excess of 4000 beds within the UK, spanning London, Reading, Brighton, Cambridge and Norwich. He has mobilised high profile assets in excess of 400 beds in emerging markets, and has recently mobilised Iberian assets in Barcelona and Porto. He has extensive experience in achieving high occupancy rates with excellent customer feedback in challenging markets, developing sales, marketing and operating strategies to maximise the performance of assets in his portfolios. James has a BA English and History from the University of Southampton.
Luis Lopez-Quinones Garcia, Development Manager, Iberia
Luis is responsible for the development and delivery of Amro’s projects in Iberia. He joined Amro from MACE SA where he was a Senior Project Manager in the Madrid office and had responsibility for delivery of projects totalling €100m across the residential, retail and office sectors. He brings extensive experience of managing through all project lifecycle phases and communicating with all stakeholder groups. Luis graduated from the University of Granada with a degree in Architecture.
Pablo Garcia-Morales Osorio, Investment Manager, Iberia
Pablo is responsible for origination, financial analysis, structure and investment underwriting for Amro’s student accomodation portfolio in Iberia. He joined Amro’s Madrid office from IHG where he was Development Manager for Iberia. Prior to that, Pablo was with JLL Hotels & Hospitality and with Grupo Azora where he was part of the Corporate Development & Investments team who were involved in ca. €200m of equity investments on behalf of a listed Spanish REIT. Pablo graduated from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (“CUNEF”) with a degree in Management and Business Administration with a major in Finance.
Paddy Jackman – Senior Adviser
Paddy is a Senior Adviser at Amro Real Estate Partners. He graduated with a BSc degree in Systems and Management from City University. Following a successful retail career in the USA and the UK in 1999 Paddy was appointed Commercial Director at the University of the Arts, London. In 2005, he was appointed Director of Commercial Services at Imperial College, London to lead their £170m real estate developments to improve student facilities, including c.850 new student beds. Paddy has been involved in design, construction and negotiations on lease and nominations agreements for c.3,500 student beds in London. As a result of his vast experience in the sector, he is a former Chair of the College and University Business Officers Organization (CUBO) and the current Chair of the influential Property Week Student Accommodation annual conference.
Barbora Szabova – Asset Manager
Barbora is responsible for asset management, leasing and marketing of properties in Winchester. She graduated from Charles University in Prague with a Masters’ in International Relations and completed a Human Resource Diploma at London South Bank University. Barbora has 7 years’ experience within the real estate sector.
Katy Orton – Asset Manager
Katy is responsible for asset management, including leasing and marketing, at our Greencoat House property in Kingston. Katy has over seven years’ experience within the residential property sector.
Channon Neville – Asset Manager
Channon is responsible for leasing and marketing at our Bright House student residence in Kingston. Channon has previously worked in the hospitality industry and has substantial previous experience in managing student accommodation properties in Kingston.
Channon holds a degree in Photography from the Kingston School of Art.