Member Spotlight

Member Profile: Nilay Mahavir

To promote new connections in business and at events, NAIOP DC|MD’s Membership Committee is pleased to present the newest Member Spotlight.  We are pleased to present Schneider Electric’s Nilay Mahavir in our fifth Spotlight.

Mr. Mahavir, Business Development Manager with Schneider Electric, grew up in Maryland and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMBC.  He sits on NAIOP DC|MD’s Membership Committee.   Please make sure to introduce yourself the next time you see Nilay.

Here are his responses to our questionnaire:

Q:  What drew you toward Real Estate and what is your current position?
A:  I have been in the Real Estate/Construction world for over ten years, and it has all been spent here locally in the DC Metropolitan area. While in college, I interned at a local consulting engineering firm and was fascinated at the ‘behind the scenes’ systems that are within a building! The majority of people who interact with buildings on a daily basis, never even think twice about.

Q:  So how are you applying that at Schneider Electric?
A:  I represent the Schneider Electric DC branch locally – which includes the Baltimore and Northern Virginia markets. I am responsible for educating developers, owners, general contractors and engineers about the technologies available and needed to design and build ‘Smart Buildings’.

Q:  Describe your non-work life: hobbies, family, service, etc.
A:  The majority of my free time is taken by my son, who will be turning 2 in March. He is active as ever and there is never a dull moment when he is awake! I enjoy working on my project car (Datsun 240z) on the weekends and getting a round of golf in during the summertime.  

Q:  Why and when did you join NAIOP?
A:  I joined NAIOP in the fall of 2017. My primary reason for joining NAIOP was focused on meeting developers and having engaging discussions that historically have not occurred in the real estate industry. Technology plays a large part in our day to day lives and the direction in which the world is moving; more and more devices are being “connected”. Understanding the viewpoint of commercial real estate developers and how they plan to leverage these technologies to benefit all users of buildings – are discussions that keep me going!

Q:  Do you have a favorite local cultural site?
A:  The Georgetown Historic district has to be close to the top of my list. A blend of historic homes and its boutique shops, cafés, restaurants, and small museums along with the Potomac river makes it a very enjoyable and interesting place to spend a weekend

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