Lawin Chandra (CEO)
Technology evangelist, author and advocate, Lawin has real estate, private equity and financial expertise and is devoted to excelling in these fields. With a first-class honours degree in Accounting and Business Economics, the graduation from the Private Markets Investments Programme from the University of Oxford and many years of experience as a property investment and real estate asset management expert, Lawin is passionate about PropTech, FinTech and the Digitalisation of the capital raising industry. He spends much of his time speaking and writing about PropTech and advising businesses on innovation, digital transformation and capital raising processes.
He has hands on experience in developing digital strategies, driving innovation in the and real estate asset management industry, and is well versed in the disruptive effect of technology on the real estate investment world. As a means of helping others understand the complexities of the property industry, Lawin wrote and published The PropTech Guide, which showcases 222 innovative firms in PropTech in a single, informative volume.
He has worked predominantly in London for Europe’s largest and leading real estate firms, where he was heading the real estate investment and private equity fundraising departments.
He now has worked on transactions worth about $7 billion all over the world.
Gintas Karpavicius (CFO)
Having 20 years of real estate investment experience working for major specialist investment manager (LaSalle IM), private equity investment house (Harbert Management Corporation) and special situations hedge fund (D.B. Zwirn & Co), covering market research, acquisitions, disposals and asset management functions across all real estate sectors in the UK, Germany, Scandinavia and CEE, Gintas can offer an ‘all-encompassing’ guidance to any emerging real estate fund manager and developer.
Most recently, Gintas has been assisting UK property developers in real estate ‘alternatives’ (residential, hotels, purpose-build student accommodation and PRS) with both debt and equity capital raises as well as with in-house operations, streamlining market analytics and finance functions, in particular. In addition, sourcing and negotiation of debt funding terms for real estate both development and investment loans has been a strong focus over the last years.
Whilst crediting ‘on the job’ learning for most of his education, Gintas has BSc degree in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has also completed all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Gintas is the Chief Financial Officer and responsible for the due diligence and selection of clients at PropTech Asset Management. He has been associated with the organisation since its foundation and handles the selection of General Partners by conducting exhaustive profile research and in-depth account analysis. His role in PropTech Asset Management expands to management of financial resources, modelling, performance analysis and fundraising.
Mukunthan Tharmakulasingam (CTO)
A Software Engineer, Lecturer and Researcher, is passionate about building technology solutions for FinTech and Healthcare domain. Following his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, he worked at LSEG Technology as a Senior Software Engineer and specialist Software Engineer. During the 4 years of tenure at LSEG Technology (Part of London Stock Exchange Group), he designed, developed, and deployed faster and reliable mission-critical automated trading systems for the stock exchange and over the counter markets around the world, using contemporary software engineering concepts and technologies. He has experience as a Lecturer and Data mining data consultant as well. He is currently a PhD candidate at CVSSP centre, University of Surrey, UK, focusing on applying Machine learning and Deep learning techniques to predict diseases. He has several publications to his name in the fields of Telemedicine, Blockchain and Machine learning applications. He has a keen interest in mentoring technology-related development and hackathons. Mukunthan is the CTO of PropTech Asset Management utilising his multi-disciplinary skills, knowledge, and experiences.
Henry Sui (Director Capital Raising)
Henry is an experienced associate in finance and management and is a Director of Capital Raising at PropTech Asset Management. He devotes his efforts in the private equity fundraising processes and is executing the cashflow management, financial accounting, financial projections, risk management and strategic positioning of private equity clients.
Previously, he worked in Beijing for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), which is China’s largest bank and the largest bank in the world. He was working as an account manager for institutional investors, Family Offices and UHNW. His responsibility was to raise capital from his clients and promote listed and unlisted financial products from the bank. He coached other team members in the sales process, exceeded service outlets performance as a top salesperson and pro-actively proposed suggestions for precision marketing and service enhancement.
Furthermore, he was working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a strategic advisor in Shanghai.
His Bachelors and Masters educational background is covering comprehensive finance, management and accounting subjects, which he completed at the Hebei University in China and University of York in the UK.
Harry holds a master’s degree in the field of Computational Finance from the University of Essex and also holds a double degree in Business and Finance. He is a Software Developer at PropTech Asset Management with a deep understanding of Java, Python, MATLAB and SQL relational database systems.
He conducted extensive research on deep learning and NLP and is committed to developing the next generation of AI technology. He once developed a trading strategy model based on the LSTM neural network for algorithmic trading and made a great back test profit.
Previously, he worked in China Minsheng Banking Group (CMBC) and Education Technology Company Future VIPKID Ltd, where he acquired a very good understanding of electronic sales management systems and client information databases.
Harry is responsible for the maintenance of the electronic sales system, customer and investor databases, and the development of the next-generation investor matching mechanism based on artificial intelligence. Harry is also assisting the company’s CTO to design an NLP-based digital due diligence assistance system.