Rajeev Bairathi

Managing Director – Shearwater Ventures, India
M: +91 9999705552

Academic Qualifications:
B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur
MBA in Finance, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Areas of Expertise:
Strategic Finance & Investments, M&A, Corporate Land Transactions, Real Estate Asset Management,
Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA); Strategic Restructuring

Specialized Training & Memberships:
Managing & Transforming Services Organizations – Harvard Business School
Certified Derivative Trader – National Stock Exchange
Member – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Member – IIT Kharagpur Alumni Association
Member- SPJIMR Alumni Association

Board Positions:
Shearwater Ventures (
CyberFuturistics India Private Limited (
Flamingo Habitats India Private Limited (

He has an extensive experience of over 22 years across investment banking and management consulting. Rajeev has led many successful private equity, structured finance, M&A and sale transactions cumulatively worth over USD 3 bn during his career. During his past stint as a management consultant, he consulted various government clients; domestic and multinational corporates in their expansion, diversification and India entry strategies leading to cumulative investments worth over USD 5 bn across multiple sectors in India.

Rajeev is widely acknowledged to be a thought leader in the Indian Real Estate Industry. He has been a speaker for many years in various Industry conferences being organized by RICS and other Industry bodies in India. In the past, he has contributed many independent articles in print media and is often sought after by journalists to share his opinion with wider audience on a variety of contemporary industry issues through print, television and digital media platforms.

Prior to Shearwater, Rajeev led Knight Frank Capital Markets business in India. He was also a member of Knight Frank India Executive Committee. During his tenure with Knight Frank, he is credited to have successfully set-up its Capital Markets business in India while also turning around its ailing regional business operations in North India.

In the past, Rajeev served as a key member of the DTZ (now C&W, India) Executive Leadership team where he successfully built and expanded its Investment Advisory and Consulting capabilities. Rajeev has also worked at key positions with Reliance Industries, E&Y and Bharti Enterprises, where he led the corporate finance team for a mega joint venture transaction with Walmart. He also served as a member of Bharti-Walmart Real Estate Investment committee.

Rajeev is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai, India.


Suket Bhatia

Senior Director – Shearwater Ventures, India
M: +91 9999058432

Academic Qualifications:
Bachelors in Information Technology, Delhi University
MBA in Finance, Fore School of Management, New Delhi

Areas of Expertise:
Real Estate Capital Markets, Corporate Land Transactions, Industrial & Warehousing Transactions, Real Estate Strategy Consulting, Real Estate Research

Specialized Training & Memberships:
Derivative Core – National Stock Exchange of India
Member- FORE Alumni Network

Suket brings with him over 12 years of institutional real estate investment banking experience and throughout his career has contributed to the origination and successful execution of around US$1 billion worth transactions across major submarkets within South Asia.

Suket is a real estate capital markets, strategy consulting and investment advisory professional with successful transaction expertise including land acquisitions, JVs/JDAs for developers and landlords, large corporate real estate divestments and sale of core assets. His business coverage also includes raising private equity, debt and mezzanine capital for developers.

Prior to co-founding Shearwater Ventures, he was Director-Capital Markets at Knight Frank India Pvt. Ltd., where he worked for 5 years and was instrumental in establishing a successful pan-India Capital Markets team from scratch.

Prior to Knight Frank, he was associated with DTZ and was a core member of the Investment Advisory practice for 7 years, instrumental in delivering key transactions across the capital markets, strategy consulting, valuations and research domains.

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