Founding Partners:
Saif Sumaida

Mr. Sumaida has over 25 years of real estate development and  construction management experience in New York City. Currently, Mr. Sumaida is developing over 314,000 sf of developments in Manhattan  including 522 West 29th Street, a 115,000 sf luxury residential project,  152 Elizabeth Street, a 32,000 sf luxury residential project, and 611 West 56th Street, a 173,000 sf luxury residential project. Previously, Mr.  Sumaida co-developed 157 Hudson Street, a 105,000 sf luxury residen-tial building in Tribeca, 520 West 27th Street, a 65,000 sf commercial condominium project in West Chelsea, and 145 6th Avenue, a 70,000 sf residential and commercial condominium conversion in Soho. 

Combining an imaginative vision with a strong track record of  executing highly-lauded development projects, Mr. Sumaida functions  as a rare mix of development principal, construction manager, and  trained architect. He is engaged in all aspects of the development  process from conception to implementation.

Mr. Sumaida started Foundations Group, in 1993. The firm has become one of the most reputable non-union construction management firms in New York City. As a construction manager for both his own projects and other developers’, Mr. Sumaida has built over 1.5 million sf of luxury condominium developments, boutique hotels, office buildings, high-end residential interiors and significant retail properties in Manhattan.

His work has been written up in innumerable publications, including the New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar, and exhibited in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of The City of New York, and the MoMA, among other museums and galleries. 

Mr. Sumaida received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cooper Union. 

Amit Khurana

Founding Partner

Mr. Khurana is a real estate professional with 14 years of investment and development experience in New York, Delhi and Bangalore, India. Mr. Khurana is currently developing a 32,000 SF luxury residential project in the Nolita sub-market of Manhattan, designed by Pritzker award-winning master architect, Tadao Ando and a 172,000 SF luxury residential project, designed by Pritzker award-winning master architect, Alvaro Siza. 

Previously, he was a Principal at Maverick Partners, his family’s real estate firm with offices in New York and Delhi, India. The firm has been focused on investments in and developments of residential and office properties. At Maverick, he directed the acquisition, asset management, and disposition of properties in Delhi and Bangalore. Additionally, he was responsible for structuring and managing partnerships with local developers and operators for major mixed-use and luxury residential projects. 

Mr. Khurana serves on the Board of Directors of the Storefront of Art and Architecture and the Municipal Art Society of New York.

Mr. Khurana graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University.

Mr. Sumaida has over 25 years of real estate development and  construction management experience in New York City. Currently, Mr. Sumaida is developing over 314,000 sf of developments in Manhattan  including 522 West 29th Street, a 115,000 sf luxury residential project,  152 Elizabeth Street, a 32,000 sf luxury residential project, and 611 West 56th Street, a 173,000 sf luxury residential project. Previously, Mr.  Sumaida co-developed 157 Hudson Street, a 105,000 sf luxury residen-tial building in Tribeca, 520 West 27th Street, a 65,000 sf commercial condominium project in West Chelsea, and 145 6th Avenue, a 70,000 sf residential and commercial condominium conversion in Soho. 

Combining an imaginative vision with a strong track record of  executing highly-lauded development projects, Mr. Sumaida functions  as a rare mix of development principal, construction manager, and  trained architect. He is engaged in all aspects of the development  process from conception to implementation.

Mr. Sumaida started Foundations Group, in 1993. The firm has become one of the most reputable non-union construction management firms in New York City. As a construction manager for both his own projects and other developers’, Mr. Sumaida has built over 1.5 million sf of luxury condominium developments, boutique hotels, office buildings, high-end residential interiors and significant retail properties in Manhattan.

His work has been written up in innumerable publications, including the New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar, and exhibited in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of The City of New York, and the MoMA, among other museums and galleries. 

Mr. Sumaida received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cooper Union. 

Founding Partner

Mr. Khurana is a real estate professional with 14 years of investment and development experience in New York, Delhi and Bangalore, India. Mr. Khurana is currently developing a 32,000 SF luxury residential project in the Nolita sub-market of Manhattan, designed by Pritzker award-winning master architect, Tadao Ando and a 172,000 SF luxury residential project, designed by Pritzker award-winning master architect, Alvaro Siza. 

Previously, he was a Principal at Maverick Partners, his family’s real estate firm with offices in New York and Delhi, India. The firm has been focused on investments in and developments of residential and office properties. At Maverick, he directed the acquisition, asset management, and disposition of properties in Delhi and Bangalore. Additionally, he was responsible for structuring and managing partnerships with local developers and operators for major mixed-use and luxury residential projects. 

Mr. Khurana serves on the Board of Directors of the Storefront of Art and Architecture and the Municipal Art Society of New York.

Mr. Khurana graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tufts University.

Vice President of Development :
Jitendra Jain

Mr. Jain has over 20 years of experience in design, architecture and real estate development in New York, London and Paris. Mr. Jain joined Sumaida + Khurana in 2015 and in his role he leads all of the company’s development activity including design & project management, sales & marketing, branding, legal, and financing related matters.  He brings a unique set of skills that allow him to manage all phases of the development process with an oversight on executing the projects to the high design standards.

Prior to joining Sumaida+Khurana, Mr. Jain collaborated with preeminent architecture firms such as Bjarke Ingels Group in New York, Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris and Kohn Pedersen Fox in London, amongst others. He has been directly involved with the design and execution of  projects worth over $900 million including a 465,000 SF, 98-unit high-end luxury condos in Miami, 775,000 SF, 462-unit hotel-condo in Waikiki, 322,000 SF speculative office building in London and 34,500 SF law school in Paris.

Mr. Jain holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from Columbia University and a Master of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture.


Mr. Jain has over 20 years of experience in design, architecture and real estate development in New York, London and Paris. Mr. Jain joined Sumaida + Khurana in 2015 and in his role he leads all of the company’s development activity including design & project management, sales & marketing, branding, legal, and financing related matters.  He brings a unique set of skills that allow him to manage all phases of the development process with an oversight on executing the projects to the high design standards.

Prior to joining Sumaida+Khurana, Mr. Jain collaborated with preeminent architecture firms such as Bjarke Ingels Group in New York, Dominique Perrault Architecture in Paris and Kohn Pedersen Fox in London, amongst others. He has been directly involved with the design and execution of  projects worth over $900 million including a 465,000 SF, 98-unit high-end luxury condos in Miami, 775,000 SF, 462-unit hotel-condo in Waikiki, 322,000 SF speculative office building in London and 34,500 SF law school in Paris.

Mr. Jain holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from Columbia University and a Master of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture.


Vice President of Acquistions and Finance:
Silver Zhang

Mr. Zhang joined Sumaida + Khurana in 2016 and is primarily responsible for all aspects of the company’s investment, acquisitions and finance activities. Mr. Zhang is also engaged in the development process of all of Sumaida + Khurana’s current projects.

Previously, he worked as an Associate for Carmel Partners, a multi-billion real estate fund management company based out of San Francisco. During his time at Carmel, he was directly in charge of the asset management of over $1 billion worth of real estate assets in New York, Washington DC and Denver. In addition, he also underwrote and conducted due diligence on the acquisitions of existing assets and new development projects.

Mr. Zhang started his career as a Senior Analyst in Empire Square Group, a New York based real estate private equity firm. At Empire Square, he led the acquisition efforts on behalf of ultra-high net worth families from the US and the Middle East. During his tenure with Empire Square, Mr. Zhang participated in the acquisitions of over $300 million worth of real estate assets and developments including Yotel Miami.

Mr. Zhang graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree. He also received a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.





Mr. Zhang joined Sumaida + Khurana in 2016 and is primarily responsible for all aspects of the company’s investment, acquisitions and finance activities. Mr. Zhang is also engaged in the development process of all of Sumaida + Khurana’s current projects.

Previously, he worked as an Associate for Carmel Partners, a multi-billion real estate fund management company based out of San Francisco. During his time at Carmel, he was directly in charge of the asset management of over $1 billion worth of real estate assets in New York, Washington DC and Denver. In addition, he also underwrote and conducted due diligence on the acquisitions of existing assets and new development projects.

Mr. Zhang started his career as a Senior Analyst in Empire Square Group, a New York based real estate private equity firm. At Empire Square, he led the acquisition efforts on behalf of ultra-high net worth families from the US and the Middle East. During his tenure with Empire Square, Mr. Zhang participated in the acquisitions of over $300 million worth of real estate assets and developments including Yotel Miami.

Mr. Zhang graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree. He also received a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.