MEET OUR TEAM
We create value for our clients through unparalleled market knowledge, financial analysis and negotiating skills.
Arpan MakamFounder and Broker-In-Charge
Arpan graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelors in Biological Business Management. This combined interest qualifies him to consummate transactions within compliance of regulations in the oil and gas industry. He has five years of experience brokering and developing SME commercial real estate throughout the eastern portion of North Carolina.
“The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.” -Vince Lombardiarpan@mkmcommercial.com
Gaurang “Greg” GalaVP Investment Sales / Commercial Broker
Greg joined MKM Commercial after successfully building a small chain of 11 C-stores. His family has been involved in the petroleum and convenience industry since the 1980 s. He has also specialized in hotel development and management with other companies in the past. Mr. Gala is bringing his expertise in the gasoline and hospitality industries to MKM s numerous clients who are looking to acquire or develop sites. Mr. Gala can also help a seller with valuations for their business and maximize exposure and return on investment through his many contacts in both industries. He brings the working knowledge of an owner/operator in his previous capacity to assist both buyers and sellers looking for high quality C-store and Hotel sites.
Greg graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006 with BA in Economics and a minor in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Gala has been a trailblazer since his days in High School and College where he held several leadership positions in local organizations and his fraternity Pi Alpha Phi.email@example.com
Vanesh FarmahRetail Specialist / Commercial Broker
Vanesh graduated from East Carolina University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Marketing. He has helped heavily in his family’s retail stores from being a buyer for the chain as well as managing a few locations. He also worked in the accounting field with their company. Vanesh received his brokers license in 2008 and has a great knowledge of the Triangle area. He is very familiar with commercial and residential real estate from helping his family with their own success in the industry. His previous experience and marketing skills are vital to properly exhibiting properties to potential clients. Vanesh will always do what is best for the overall wellness of his clients.Vanesh@mkmcommercial.com
Shivang "Shimp" NaikHospitality Specialist / Commercial Broker
Shimp graduated from North Carolina State University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Business & Marketing. He has over 10 years of Hotel and Management experience, and is deeply involved in the buying and selling of separate properties withing the past 4 years. Well versed in the Triangle area, Shimp is also deeply rooted in Fayetteville, Dunn, and surrounding areas. Quick responses, and superior knowledge of the Hotel Industry is what makes Shimp a star in the field above the rest!SSNaik@mkmcommercial.com
Mona GalaResidential Broker
Mona graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s in Education with a concentration in Child Psychology. She speaks multiple languages including Hindi, Gujurati and English to help clients in one of the largest and most important purchases in their life. She is very familiar with the Triangle Housing market and can give buyers and sellers great insight into all the different neighborhoods in the area. She is also well versed in most religious customs and restrictions many Asian clients have when purchasing a home and pre-qualify the home to make sure it fits those criteria. Mona looks forward to working with and helping find the perfect home for you.Mona@mkmcommercial.com
Calvin K. CoatesCommercial Broker
Calvin attended N.C. State University followed by a career in banking for Citibank, Bank of America and Barclays Financial to name a few. After Several years vested as a Real Estate Loan Officer and credit repair specialist, he decided to become a full fledged Real Estate Broker. With over a decade of experience in Real Estate, he is focused on successfully assisting entrepreneurs with their vast array of Business interests relative to Commercial Property acquisitions and funding opportunities.Calvin@MKMcommercial.com
Roshan “Ramón” BhandariHospitality Specialist / Commercial Broker
Ramón graduated from High Point University in 2009 with Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He is involved in Hotel Management and Development for over 6 years, with a background in Accounting and financial reporting. Working in Triad area for past several years, Ramón is familiar with High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and surrounding areas. He speaks multiple languages including Nepali, Hindi, and English. Ramón understands that everyone’s financial and business approaches are different which is why he believes in personalised service to best fit his client’s goals. He values exceptional service and honest opinion in order to build a long-term relationship with his clients.Roshan@MKMcommercial.com
Thakur DangalBusiness Broker
Thakur started his first business as a proud owner of 7 Eleven franchise at the age of 22. He has owned and operated multiple c store businesses and restaurant business over the years. These business ventures helped Thakur develop a passion to assist others in finding right business for them to reach thier potoential and beyond. Thakur keeps the highest level of integrity and commitment to get things done for himself and others. He is very goal orientated and works hard to meet and excel the client’s expectation.Thakur@MKMcommercial.com
Nicholas SmithCommercial Broker
Nick graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration concentration in Finance. In his studies, he found that the unique nature of real estate can create great opportunities. This foundation provides him a solid platform for finance, market analysis, and investment analysis to seek out opportunity. He is a firm believer in continuously learning in all aspects of life to best serve his clients. Raised in Durham, Nick is very familiar with the triangle. He values hard work that translates to results for any client.Nick@MKMcommercial.com