Swapnil Agarwal

Founder & Managing Principal

Swapnil is responsible for strategic planning, investment decisions, and overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations, financing activities, and investor relations. He has over 15 years of financial/investment experience with over 12 years of experience in real estate globally. Swapnil began his career in energy investment banking at Simmons & Company before joining Forum Partners, an international real estate private equity firm with over $5.0 billion in assets where he focused on originating, structuring, and executing real estate investments in the Asia Pacific region.

He was personally responsible for closing deals in companies worth $3.0+ billion in India, China, Australia, and Korea with total equity deployed of $600+ million. Swapnil was most recently the Head of Alternative Investments at Virtus Real Estate Capital in Austin, Texas. At Virtus, Swapnil was responsible for multi-family assets across the United States. Swapnil graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance.




• Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston
• Finalist for Outstanding CEO of the Year of a Large Company 2017 by Houston Business Journal
• Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
• Karya Property Management Ranked 145th Faster Growing Private Company in America on Inc. 5,000 for 2018
• Karya Property Management Ranked 8th out of 100 in Houston Business Journal 2018 Fast 100
• Karya Property Management Ranked 15th out of 150 Companies as Top Workplaces in Houston 2018 by the Houston Chronicle
• Listed as an Honoree of the 40 Under 40 Award 2018 by the Houston Business Journal
• Listed as an Honoree of the 40 Under 40 Award 2019 by the Houston Business Journal
• Karya Property Management Ranked 33rd in Best Places to Work by Multifamily Leadership Summit 2019
• Named member of the Houston Apartment Association Board for 2019
• Named Pride of India Bharat Gaurav Award 2019 from the British Parliament
• Named 2019 Most Admired CEO Honoree by Houston Business Journal
• Nitya Capital Ranked as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Real Estate 2019 by Insights Success Magazine



• Current sponsor of Ek Pahel School in Agra, India
• Current sponsor of Nai Roshni School in Lucknow, India
• Board Member of Magic Bus
• Sponsor of Pratham USA
• Sponsor of the Smile Foundation
• Co-Founder of Karya Kares Foundation, an official non-profit community outreach organization
• Partnered with the Rose Group in spreading awareness and healthcare benefits for breast cancer
• Partnered with Northwest Assistance Ministries to develop playground equipment on properties
• Sponsor of the Lone Survivor Foundation for wounded combat veterans