About Us

THE BEGINNING OF THE BEST

At Cove, we believe in long term partnerships - in terms of both assets and human relationships and having “skin in the game”. Hence, we develop, lease out and maintain all our real estate projects. This ensures a long term assurance and peace of mind for our clients who occupy these spaces for their business.

The “Cove” name also reflects the “assurance for peace of mind” philosophy. A cove is a sheltered place which simultaneously provides access to and protects its inhabitants from the outside world. We strive to provide safe, yet connected shared workspaces for our customers.

Cove’s office space solutions cater to the specific demands of the micro-markets where they are located. We design, build and own and operate commercial spaces ranging from shared coworking spaces to managed offices to small private offices.

We also offer small managed offices in central locations, best suited for those who want Grade A facilities at a smaller scale. We offer flexible-term, full-service workspaces without the hassles of signing a long-term commercial lease. We take care of everything, so you can focus on what’s most important – your people, culture, and business.

Shared Workspace In Chennai - Cove Kotturpuram

MEET OUR TEAM

FOUNDING TEAM

Sumanth Rao - Co-founder of Cove Kotturpuram

Sumanth Rao

Co-founder

Sumanth, in his previous avatar was an investment banker in Mumbai and Bangalore for over a decade and has helped raise over USD 1bn in the private and public and M&A markets for clients. Sumanth is focused on delivering realty products that work as attractive financial investments.

At Cove, Sumanth leads the company’s efforts in operations, finance and investor relations. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Reach out to Sumanth at: [email protected]

Ashwin Balasubramanian - Co-founder of Cove Kotturpuram

Ashwin Balasubramanian

Co-founder

Ashwin is an experienced real estate developer. Having taken on the reins of his family development business and successfully delivering over a million square feet of developed area in Bangalore over the past decade. He is passionate about delivering quality while maintaining building and financial efficiencies.

At Cove, Ashwin focuses on location, diligence and development. He holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Reach out to Ashwin at: [email protected]


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Deepak Mohan - Board of Directors at Cove Kotturpuram

Deepak Mohan

Board of Directors

Deepak co-leads the investment banking team at MAPE Advisory, a leading investment bank in India. He has 14 years of experience in investment banking prior to which he has worked in the Bangalore Stock Exchange, Coca Cola India, KPMG Consulting and Avendus Capital. He has been involved in advising companies on capital raise, acquisitions and divestment. He has been a public market investor for nearly 2 decades.

At Cove, Deepak works with the founding team in building the company’s strategy and its efforts at capital raising and capital investments. Deepak holds an MBA from IIM- Bangalore.


ADVISORS

Captain Ravi Shanmugam - Advisor at Cove Kotturpuram

Capt. Ravi Shanmugam

Advisory Team

Captain Ravi is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into The Parachute Regiment in 1980 and served till 1987.

He founded Terrier Security Services In 1989 and built it into a pan-India service provider. Terrier was acquired by Quess Corp in 2018. Capt.Ravi was instrumental in bringing about many innovative and ethical practices in the security services field for which he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also recognized by the Governor of Karnataka and felicitated as a person providing employment opportunities to Ex-service men.

In the year 1997 he founded Pegasus HRD Centre Pvt. Ltd. A Pan India Experiential Learning Organization and continues to direct it as its Managing Director. He is also the Co-Founder of Buddhi International School. Capt.Ravi has designed and delivered over 400 learning programmes in India and abroad in the area of leadership & organizational effectiveness to a variety of blue-chip corporates.

Captain Deepthi Nemani - Advisor at Cove Kotturpuram

Deepthi Nemani

Advisory Team

Deepthi has vast experience in running businesses of different scales across varied platforms and domains. She is extremely passionate about the B2C space and as a Strategy/Management Consultant in her latest role, she has been heading the planning and execution of the Digital functions including Tech, Ops, Product, Social media engagement, Content strategy, Marketing and Sales of a popular media company.

In her past roles, she has been running the COO in an MNC Bank managing budgets spanning to around $40 MM globally for Asset Servicing function.

She has been an active mentor to many startups in the seed phase and is very interested in helping them scale. She has a degree in Instrumentation Engineering and post-graduation in MBA.