Professional Profile: Rajas Karnik 2017
Name: Rajas Karnik
Location: New York/Washington, D.C.
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Education: G.D.Arch from Academy of Architecture, M.Arch from Texas A&M University
First job outside of real estate: Research associate on Conservation and Historic Building Publications
First job in real estate or allied field: Architect at GF55 Architects in New York City
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future: I recently completed The Greenwich Lane after working as an architect on the project for the last four years. Currently, I am a project architect on a new 34-story commercial building in downtown Brooklyn.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate: Spending quality time with my dog Bacio.
Favorite book or author: “Maximum City” by Suketu Mehta
Favorite movies: “Mother India,” “A League of their Own,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Green Mile,” and “The Adventures of Priscilla–Queen of the Desert”
Last song you purchased/downloaded: “Cut to the Feeling” by Carly Rae Jepsen
One word to describe your work environment: Diverse
Rules to live by in business: Everybody you meet shapes who you are.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go: Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a “liquid dinner” at Apotheke in Chinatown
What is your dream job: Host of a travel show highlighting architecture, food and culture from all over the world.