My name is Arun Govada and, just like Shrek, I'm a man of many layers. I was born in the US to Indian parents and grew up in Hong Kong. After graduating from Hong Kong International School, I attended Boston University where I earned my Bachelor's in Business Administration concentrating in Operations and Technology Management. I'm driven by helping others and possess a unique eye for recognizing untapped potential, repeatedly delivering value across the real estate, tech and hospitality industries.
I consider myself a true global citizen, equipped with an ever-growing cross-cultural curiosity. I'm fortunate to have lived and worked in some of the world's greatest cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Hyderabad, San Francisco, Boston and now New York. I speak English and Mandarin and am conversational in Telugu and Cantonese.
I'm currently wrapping up a multi-school Master's in Hospitality & Entertainment Real Estate Development along with a Certificate in Professional Coaching at New York University. I am also a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York and New Jersey with eXp Realty, and I focus on residential sales, commercial leases and multi-family investment properties. I offer Real Estate Representation, Stand-Up Comedy/MCing, and Life Coaching at a fee.
My multi-faceted, international business experience spans events, operations, marketing and business transformation across 10 years, from Fortune 500, to start-up and government in the hospitality, entertainment, real estate and tech industries. I'm proud to have worked at IBM, UDP International, Weave Co-Living, and NYC & Company; and I am currently employed in Group and Events Services at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel New York in Times Square. I'm excited to build on my multi-functional education, my work experience, and my newly acquired skills in Professional Coaching to deliver excellence at Hard Rock International!
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