Ivy League House

Premium student accommodation in India

Our Team

At Ivy League House, our Senior Management Team comprises individuals with extensive expertise in real estate, urban development, and student housing. Each member brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep commitment to excellence, ensuring that our student residents experience a living environment that is both supportive and enriching.

Jai Challa

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jai Challa brings a wealth of experience to Ivy League House as the CEO. Previously serving as the Business Unit Head of Manipal Student Housing, he built and operated over 10,000 beds across Southeast Asia. Jai was a key driver behind the successful acquisition of Manipal Student Housing by Goldman Sachs, showcasing his expertise in scaling and managing large-scale student housing operations.

Ravi Yedavalli

Head of Strategy

Ravi Yedavalli leads the financial strategy for the emerging businesses of the Divyasree Group. An alumnus of ICFAI, Ravi has a robust background in business leadership, including his tenure at Bishops Weed Food Craft Pvt Ltd. His strategic insights are pivotal in steering Ivy League House towards sustainable growth and innovation in the student housing sector.

Michael Fredrick

Vice President of Operations

Michael Fredrick is a pioneering force in the student housing industry, having designed, financed, sold, leased back, and operated India’s first private purpose-built professional and student housing facility in 2010. Achieving operational rental yields of up to 25%, Michael successfully exited through a sale to Embassy Developers. His extensive operational expertise ensures the smooth running and high standards of Ivy League House properties.

Karthik Ramaiah

Head of Marketing & Technology

Karthik Ramaiah is the driving force behind our marketing and technology initiatives. He conceptualized, built, and deployed an ERP system specifically for student housing, leading to impressive results such as achieving 110% occupancy for a 1,378-bed student housing operation. Karthik’s innovative approach ensures that Ivy League House remains at the forefront of student housing technology and marketing.

Revathy Dayanand

Lead of Sales

Revathy Dayanand brings over 20 years of experience in hospitality operations and sales to Ivy League House. She has led B2B and B2C business development for leading student housing brands, significantly contributing to their growth and success. Revathy’s expertise in sales and her deep understanding of the student housing market drives our efforts to provide exceptional living experiences for students.

Vipul Bhakuni

AVP Operations (North & West)

Vipul has a strong background in hospitality with 15+ years in Operations and Pre-opening Project Support. He has spent the last 6 years in the emerging student housing and coliving market in the driver’s seat, developing new markets and stabilising¬†operations.