Joe ThaliathReal Estate and Urban Land Economics

Joseph Tomy Thaliath is pursuing his MBA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a focus on Real Estate. With the help of the Wisconsin MBA, joseph aims to achieve his ambitious dream, which is to brand his real estate organization at the International level. Having grown up in Kerala, India, he has seen firsthand the effects of a boom in the real estate and construction industry, both good and adverse. In 2013, equipped with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, he joined his family’s company- Panorama Realtors, which is into the development of residential gated communities. After a brief period as a site supervisor, he took on the role of project manager and has developed approximately 18 acres of land till date. Besides, he went on to found his own venture- Panorama Homes, which is mainly concerned with the construction of premium houses and commercial spaces. He decided to pursue this venture after identifying a growing need in my district for premium homes and commercial spaces at reasonable prices. His expertise includes business development and promotions, project as well as client management. He has constructed approximately 27,000 SQFT of built-up area. A 13000 SQFT commercial space developed by him has matured into a premium property, generating annual revenue of $83,000.

Joseph has gained unique experiences, being a builder and developer in a developing economy. He understands the real estate sector in India is evolving, with private equity and REITs playing greater roles than ever before. So, he understands that he needs to work with like-minded entrepreneurs and expose himself to cutting edge technologies and new business ideas in order to further his entrepreneurial aspirations in the future. Thus with the knowledge and experience gained through the Wisconsin MBA, joseph wishes to transform himself into a leader who is capable of managing multinational projects and who can increase his company’s market share and portfolio.

Beyond his professional ambitions, Joseph is a self-declared foodie and movie buff. He enjoys watching films in various languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam etc. He is also a voracious reader who likes to read about the world and current affairs.