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Slide 1: Sridhar Marupudi    Slide 2: Zia Rahman

Sridhar Marupudi and Zia Rahman

With the goal of creating an investor-centric real estate company that leverages technology, informs investors in real time, and grants them access to critical insights and information, Sridhar Marupudi and Zia Rahman co-founded the Georgia-based real estate investment and strategy property management firm, Octave Holdings & Investments, in 2018. Utilizing their combined 50 years of experience in the real estate industry, the duo has assembled an expert team of real estate strategists, property leasing and maintenance specialists, attorneys, and financial professionals to build a fast-growing portfolio of 28 holdings including: Togwotee Village, King Philips Crossing, and English Village, valued at over $200 million.

Like its namesake, the “miracle of music,” Octave is in tune and harmonious with the process of owning and operating more than 1.5 million square feet of retail space and 250,000 square feet of office space commercial real estate.  Octave’s current investor base is comprised of over 150 high-net-worth investors. Working closely with BB&T (now Truist) and Grandbridge Real Estate Capital on financing matters, Octave’s Ivy League-trained team of experts seek to identify and acquire premium assets. “We believe we offer something very different than typical real estate investment platforms: We focus solely on the commercial real estate sector, we are not about rapid and risky growth, and we believe in complete transparency regarding investment performance,” says Sridhar.

Sridhar Marupudi is the CEO of Octave and has owned and operated commercial real estate since 2007, returning millions of dollars to his investors through dividends and capital gains. His passion for real estate began when he was charged to recreate the energy consumption model for the Empire State Building. Sridhar thrives in navigating complex investments and building trust with transparency, communication, and approachability. Under his leadership, Octave has created in-house centers of excellence in real estate investment strategies, property leasing and management, and maintenance and construction services, as well as in house legal, finance and back-office operations.  

Prior to his current role, Sridhar spent over 25 years as a strategic business advisor within the real estate, energy, and information technology sectors. His prior engagements include Johnson Controls, Wipro Eco Energy, MasTec Advanced Technologies, and M4 Capital Investments. Sridhar holds an MBA from the Keller School of Management, a Master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a certification in real estate enterprise management from Harvard University. An avid automobile enthusiast, Sridhar enjoys traveling with his family in his spare time.


Zia Rahman is Octave’s CSO (Chief Strategy Officer), providing thought leadership, technology advisory, M&A expertise, and real estate strategy. He earned a degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering in India and an executive MBA from the University of Georgia. In addition to creating, scaling, and selling multiple start-ups, turnaround, and distressed companies in the technology and innovation sectors, he has invested in multiple commercial investments in retail, multi-family, and hospitality. Zia also formed Capital City View Homes, which has built six residential subdivisions of high-end homes throughout Buckhead and the Atlanta Metro area.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Zia serves as an advisory board member for the US-India Policy Institute and is a founding member of NFS Services, a charitable organization that provides relief for women and children impacted by domestic violence. He resides in Alpharetta, GA with his wife and three children.


Sridhar Marupudi, Co-founder & CEO

Zia Rahman, Co-founder & CSO

Octave Holdings & Investments, LLC

5865 North Point Parkway; Suite 350

Alpharetta, GA 30022



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