The American Dream Mindset with Swapnil Agarwal, CEO of Nitya Capital & KPM Property Management

Swapnil AgarwalSwapnil Agarwal is the CEO of Nitya Capital, a multifamily value-add impact fund that currently oversees a real estate portfolio in excess of $3 billion and which includes 25,000 apartment units across the U.S. He is also the CEO of KPM Property Management, a Houston-based full-service multifamily management company with operations in Texas, Kansas, Utah, and Nevada. Swapnil has an incredible story—from immigrating as a teenager in 1996 to America to launching two successful companies. He’s been featured in Forbes and earned accolades all along the way—including Ernest & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Highlights include:

  • Turning humble beginnings into a competitive advantage.
  • A walkthrough of his first major multifamily deal.
  • Taking a key role in building communities.
  • The winning mindset for growing two successful companies.


Courtesy of Nitya Capital

Swapnil Agarwal was born in Agra, India on May 25th, 1981. As a teenager, he and his parents moved to Houston, Texas, where he began his sophomore year at Alief Hastings Public High School.

He graduated in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Business Administration.

Swapnil began a 2-year Investment Banking Analyst program at Simmons & Company International. From 2005-2006, Swapnil worked as a Business Development Manager at El Paso Energy before moving to Hong Kong to work at Forum Partners, a private equity firm.

Swapnil created Nitya Capital in 2013. Nitya Capital, a privately held real estate investment firm, owns and manages over $2 billion in real estate assets across the United States. The company, which employs 500 professionals, has grown to include over $1.5 billion in total assets, according to a June 2019 report of Business Journal.

In 2014, Swapnil founded KPM Property Management, a multifamily management company focused on providing management services to apartment communities across the country. In 2018, KPM Property Management was ranked the fastest-growing private company in Houston by Inc. 5000 and was featured in Houston Business Journal’s Middle Market Awards in 2021.

Swapnil is the founder of the Karya Kares Organization, which is responsible for providing various community charity services including back-to-school programs and veteran assistance.

Swapnil is a frequent media guest and has been interviewed by The Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, Forbes, Insights Success Magazine, and NPR.

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