Black Olive Ventures Pvt. Ltd (BOV) team has a rich and a diversified experience of real estate industry, covering Valuations, Advisory, Investments, and Development. Uniquely positioned, the team has witnessed multiple economic recessions, periods of property market decline and periods of recovery and expansion. We believe that our knowledge of past cycles and various geographies provides us with an edge that translates into sound advice for our clients. The management and top team has Cumulative experience of over 100 man years.

Advisory Board

Mr. Sachin Sandhir is the Founder & CEO of GenLeap. GenLeap is a self-discovery and career lifecycle management platform. He has over 25 years of diverse experience in the real estate industry. He was also the Global Managing Director Emerging Markets of RICS South Asia. Mr. Sandhir has earlier worked with Ansal properties, Jones Lang LaSalle, DLF, and Helix Financials (later acquired by Blackrock Solutions). He is an expert in Real Estate Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Sandhir holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (Hons.) followed by an MBA and has also done the Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Board Of Directors

Sunil has over 25 years of experience in the real estate sector and is the founder and managing director of Black Olive Ventures (“BOV”), a real estate valuation and Advisory company.

Previously he was the co-founder and CEO of South Asian Real Estate (SARE), a private equity fund backed real estate developer. He has also served as the Vice President at Private Equity firm ICICI Ventures, and held senior positions with HSBC, DS Group, Colliers International Chesterton Meghraj (now JLL India) and School of Real Estate – RICS SBE as Director and Associate Dean.

Sunil has expertise in real estate sector across various geographies, asset classes and functional domains including Development, Funds Management, Advisory, Valuations, Transactions, Corporate real estate and Education. He has a strong track record of Turnaround Management and Start-up’s. Many of his initiatives are now profitable businesses or business verticals.

Sunil is an industry thought leader and was featured as the professional for the year 2010 in “Realty Plus” magazine. He is currently member of the Investment Committee of Mirae Asset Management’s Indian Real Estate fund, Advisory board member of Sotheby’s India and a Board Member of Nisus Finance a real estate private equity fund. Sunil is a Fellow member of RICS and was also member of the “South Asia Board” board of RICS. He has also served as a member of the board of studies of the School of Planning and Architecture Delhi (“SPA”) and of Center for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT).

Sunil holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and  a double Masters i.e. in Urban Planning (Housing) and an MBA in Finance & Marketing. He has also been awarded an honorary Ph.D. in real estate.

Key Team Members

Mr. Varun Goel is the Associate Director of Black Olive Ventures (“BOV”). He has over 9 years of experience in real estate sector mainly in real estate valuations, project planning, design and site management. He is also responsible for  managing real estate valuations, Market research, Feasibility studies for various clients of Black Olive Ventures.

Prior to joining BOV, Varun worked with Supratik Estates, a real estate development company in Bhubaneshwar where he was responsible for planning and designing of various residential projects. Mr. Goel has also worked with Raj Rewal Architects and was responsible for co-ordination of design and planning of various development projects.He is a member of Institution of Valuers, Institute of Town Planners – India, Council of Architecture. He was also the visiting Faculty at “School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from NIT Hamirpur & Masters in Housing Planning from CEPT Ahmedabad.

Mr. Rahul Kumar has over 10 years of rich experience in real estate sector mainly as property valuation expert with real grass root knowledge of micro markets in Delhi NCR. He has been responsible for timely delivery of retail valuations at BOV. He manages the retail valuation team as a team leader of 60 members at office and site put together. Prior to joining BOV, he has previously worked with Rao Associate, Adroit Technical Services and Aggarwal & Associate as a valuation expert.He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Magadh University.