About Us

Good Host Spaces is India’s largest owner cum operator of purpose-built captive student housing. Our vibrant hostel campuses provide students with a nurturing home to live, learn, grow and fulfil their dreams. Each of our campus sites provides a holistic residential experience with modern, efficient and secure living spaces that are seamlessly supplemented by diverse amenities.

Our Mission

Facilitating the University’s vision of becoming the preferred choice for students

Our Vision

To be India’s largest Independent student housing company and provide students with a safe and secure environment to assist them in their overall development and growth

Our Core Values

Service Excellence
Safety and Security of our residents
Transparency and Integrity
Alignment with University partners

Our Leaders

The leadership at Good Host Spaces focuses on accelerating growth and is rigorously focused on accelerating business growth and enhancing operational efficiency.

Nimesh Grover

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

With over 25 years of experience, Nimesh is a successful investor across multiple asset classes. He has worked closely with the top management of many high-growth companies, setting them up for success. As a senior leader, he has contributed to the key functions of IDFC Alternatives, Citi Property Investors and UBS Global Real Estate. Nimesh has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

Stanley D'Britto

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Stanley comes with over 24 years of experience in the facility management industry. He started his career with Facility Services, one of the largest facility management companies. He was the Chief Operating Officer, an integral part of the Country Management Team reporting to the Board of Directors at ISS India.Stanley is a hospitality management graduate. He has also completed an ISS-sponsored Leadership Mastery Program along with several other leadership development courses.​

Girish Nadkarni

CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Girish is an accomplished senior executive who holds leadership and management roles in large, publicly listed organisations. He has experience in private equity, M&A, new business start-up, business strategy, financial management, treasury and fund mobilisation. His last stint was at the global private equity firm Investcorp where he was a Private Equity partner and a member of the investment committee.Girish is an all India Rank Holder Chartered Accountant (FCA), Cost & Management Accountant (FCMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA, ACMA, UK), and a Fulbright Scholar from Tepper Business School, CMU, USA.

Sharat Singhee

Sharat has over 15 years of experience in real estate private equity and investment banking. He has extensive experience in investing, fund raising, M&A and corporate finance advisory with a consistent track record of leading end to end deal execution, stakeholder management and creating value. He has worked in organisations like Nomura Securities, Edelweiss Group, Milestone Capital and SBI Capital Markets. Sharat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics and a Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

Kunal Sabharwal

Kunal has over 12 years of experience in real estate consulting, development and private equity. He has extensive experience in investing across various domains such as land acquisition, core asset acquisitions/divestment and structured debt financing, and has developed expertise across all stages of the deal cycle. Prior to joining Good Host Spaces, Kunal worked in the real estate private equity arm of IDFC Alternatives. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College and a PGP from The Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Jahangir Gilani

Jahangir is a project management and Real Estate professional with varied industry experience of over 25+ years contributing to Project Management, Real Estate, Contracts/ Lease negotiation, and Building, facility design and infrastructure. He has successfully led and delivered projects across multiple assets including Residential, Commercial, Hotels, Retails and Restoration. He has worked in organisations like Knight Frank, Peninsula Land Limited, Aditya Birla Retail, Jones Lang Lasalle and CBRE. Jahangir is a Civil Engineer from Saboo Siddik College and Post Graduate in Construction Management from NICMAR and MBA from Welingkar Institute Mumbai.

Advisory Board

BIMAL JULKA

Bimal Julka is an experienced Civil Servant for 41 years with a demonstrated history of leading impactful projects across Ministry of Defence, Civil Aviation, Information & Broadcasting, External Affairs, Finance, Commerce and Public Relations in Govt. of India. He is skilled in Strategic Planning, Business Development, Business Strategy, Strategy, and Service Delivery Management and a strong legal professional with a Master of Arts focused in Psychology from University of Delhi.​

Board of Directors

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Nimesh Grover

With over 25 years of experience, Nimesh is a successful investor across multiple asset classes. He has worked closely with the top management of many high-growth companies, setting them up for success. As a senior leader, he has contributed to the key functions of IDFC Alternatives, Citi Property Investors and UBS Global Real Estate. Nimesh has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's in Management Studies from Mumbai University.

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Anami Roy

Mr. Roy holds a Master’s degree in History and is a retired civil servant. During his 38 year career in the Indian Police Service (IPS), he held with great distinction a range of assignments including some of the challenging and sensitive ones, both in the Maharashtra state and Government of India. He retired in May, 2010 as the Director General of Police (DGP), Maharashtra, heading a police force of over 2,00,000. As the DGP Maharashtra, he was the advisor to the state government for internal security, law and order and crime administration. Mr. Roy, as Police Commissioner of Mumbai for over three years has evolved many instruments and schemes for making Police services more accessible to citizens and people-friendly. Citizen Facilitation Centers for providing time-bound, transparent, hassle-free solutions to people’s expectations from the Police were highly appreciated by people and media. He is an Independent Director of the Company.

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Anish Saraf

Anish Saraf is based in Mumbai, joined Warburg Pincus in 2006 and has since been working with the firm’s Indian affiliate. He is involved in the firm’s investment advisory activities in India and evaluates opportunities in Real Estate, Industrial, and Consumer sectors in India. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Saraf started his own mild steel manufacturing business. He is a Director of Kalyan Jewellers India Limited, PRL Developers Private Limited, BIBA Apparels Private Limited, Hamstede Living Private Limited, R. Retail Ventures Private Limited, PVR Limited, Imagine Marketing Private Limited and Medplus Health Services Private Limited. Mr. Saraf holds a Chartered Accountancy degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Principal Investments Area (REPIA) of Goldman Sachs. He oversees REPIA's credit investing activities in Europe. Richard joined Goldman Sachs in 2009 and prior to joining REPIA became co-head of the Real Estate Financing Group in Investment Banking in 2011. Prior to Goldman Sachs Richard worked in the Principal Transactions Group at Morgan Stanley.

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Som Krishna

Som is a managing director within the Real Estate Group in the Merchant Banking Division. He is responsible for the India credit and real estate businesses. His primary focus is on sourcing, execution and asset management of investments. Som joined Goldman Sachs in 2015 as a managing director. Prior to joining the firm, Som worked at ICICI Bank as head of Structured Finance and deputy manager of corporate banking, based in Mumbai. During his 14 years at ICICI Bank, he worked in various roles, including distressed asset management, structured finance and corporate banking. Som earned an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Delhi in 1997 and an MBA from Monash Mt. Eliza Business School in 2000.

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Swapnil Sinha

Swapnil Sinha joined Warburg Pincus in 2016 and is currently based in the Mumbai office. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Sinha worked in the Investment Banking practice at Barclays in London. Mr. Sinha focuses on investments in the Telecom, Industrials, Real Estate and Renewables sectors. He is currently a Director of Good Host Spaces, R Retail Ventures and CleanMax Enviro Solutions and previously served on the board of Embassy Industrial Parks. Mr. Sinha holds a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and an M.B.A. (with Hons.) from University of Chicago.​

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Varun Telaprolu

Varun Telaprolu is based in Mumbai, joined Warburg Pincus in 2019 and is a Vice President focused on investments in India. Previously, Varun worked at Apax Partners with a focus on Healthcare and Tech Services Sectors. Varun holds a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and MBA (Hons.) from The Wharton School.