Sanjeev Mehan – Director

Sanjeev has been undertaking residential and commercial build and conversion projects for over 20 years. He has a proven ability to see potential in unloved or forgotten spaces and works closely with a trusted team of property professionals to transform a building or a plot of land into a thriving new destination for living and enterprise.

A true entrepreneur, Sanjeev amassed this experience, and a property development and investment portfolio worth over £70 million, whilst also undertaking ‘his day job’ – leading the family’s fashion empire.

After being involved in the fashion business for over 30 years, Sanjeev led an MBO in 2005 and utilised his considerable business management acumen to overhaul it’s operating model, securing contracts with iconic high street brands Next and Marks and Spencer in the process. Over ten years, under Sanjeev’s control, the business went from making a loss to turning over £300m+.

Sanjeev sold the business to Hong Kong investors in order to focus his attention on property, establishing Maya in 2015 with his wife, Anita.

   Anita Mehan – Director

Anita has been involved in property since childhood, when she used to enjoy helping her grandfather manage his residential investment portfolio back home in Newcastle. Anita would help him look after his tenants, collect rents and schedule maintenance work. It was during these formative years that she developed a love of property.

Born into an entrepreneurial family, Anita was exposed to many different trades and businesses but ‘found her feet’ in fashion. Her 25-year career has seen her develop a number of successful clothing manufacturing businesses supplying wellknown fashion brands, including Zara and Mango. She was also Senior Vice President at the family’s fashion import business, working alongside her husband Sanjeev.

Despite a successful and fulfilling career, Anita never lost her passion for property and remained involved in her wider family’s property businesses. This has afforded her valuable experience in residential and commercial development and investment – experience she now brings to Maya.

Throughout Anita’s career, she has developed a strong belief in the importance of delivering the best possible customer experience – through high quality products, excellent customer service, attention to detail and sustainable and environmentally efficient practices and products. As cofounder and Director of Maya, Anita has implanted these ethics into the foundations of the company’s offering.

   Komal Jairath – Business Development Director

Komal is a property entrepreneur who established an impressive residential portfolio of new build and renovated houses and apartments in the Didsbury area of Manchester whilst also running two busy retail outlets.

By being ‘hands on’ in the day-today operations of both businesses, his 30-year career has afforded him extensive experience across all aspects of property management, letting, leasing and maintenance. These skills are fully utilised in his role as Development Manager at Maya.

Komal ensures the smooth running of Maya’s investment portfolio, including managing the development team, the current portfolio and the companys’growth strategy, the overseeing of all development projects, managing lease and lettings agreements and liaising with contractors to promptly handle any maintenance requirements.

   Tom Morley – Acquisitions Manager

A real estate specialist, Tom started his career at Foxtons in London before moving to a property investment business where he worked closely with the MD to identify, acquire and maximise profit making residential and commercial opportunities.

During the three years he was with the company, he was involved in acquisitions which were valued as much as £10 million. He also gained a keen-eye

for a solid investment opportunity, an unrivalled network of property contacts and a comprehensive understanding of the land buying and funding process. At Maya, Tom applies this experience to the identification of the business’s future acquisitions, be they for investment or development.

   Steph Mellor – Property Manager <

Steph is a vital ‘cog’ in the smooth running of Maya. As well as being PA to the Senior Directors, she handles all administrative duties associated with running a busy property business. She is the first point of contact for Maya’s residential and commercial tenants and assists Tom with research into new land and development opportunities.