Servicing the Digital Nomad with Rajen Shastri

Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Episode 13

Rajen Shastri

CEO and Founder, Akara Partners

Rajen Shastri, CEO and Founder of commercial real estate developer Akara Partners, discusses membership models, social offerings, and other high-touch service amenities designed for today’s digital nomad and post-graduate consumer. He and host Martha Weidmann reflect on insights and lessons learned regarding the “amenities war” that’s been consuming many hospitality and multifamily developers today. Tune in to learn why Rajen believes the most appealing amenities are those that focus on authenticity and community building. Plus, discover how art can elevate such amenities while servicing today’s hybrid professionals.


About Rajen Shastri: Rajen Shastri has spent over 15 years working in senior management roles across the spectrum of the commercial real estate value chain, from being an investment professional at a global real estate institutional investor to acting as a Principal at an operator/developer. He is currently the CEO of Akara Partners, a data-driven real estate investment, development, and operating platform based in the Greater Chicago Area.


About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast

Dot Dot Dot is the continuing conversation around art in the built environment. Hosted by NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha Weidmann, episodes explore art, culture, placemaking, and more with a range of reputable art and business leaders. Tune in biweekly to learn how an original art experience can boost your business and make a social impact. Download the 2021 State of the Art Report to learn more.

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Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder