Our goal is to help healthcare professionals live the life they dream of, and with that goal in mind, we have put together a team of world-class experts who are dedicated to making that a reality. Our team is made up of individuals who understand the importance of our core values, what we stand by, and what the goal is. We want the best for you, and that is why we have a team of experts who are good at identifying smart and low risk investment opportunities that will benefit you and other healthcare professionals anywhere in the world.
Vasu Kakarlapudi M.D.
Founder and Managing Partner
Vasu Kakarlapudi started Apta Properties at the request of his friends and partners who wanted to invest alongside him. His passion is to help healthcare professionals like him attain financial success through a proven pathway of investments in real assets. With over 16 years of experience in investing, managing, and developing successful commercial real estate, Vasu Kakarlapudi has enjoyed the advantage of pursuing his passion for treating patients for the love of his profession and not to pay his bills. As a board certified ENT surgeon with an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Vasu Kakarlapudi reflects his meticulous approach to surgery in his fastidious pursuit to search, acquire, and manage profitable and tax-advantaged real estate in the best markets in the US. Apta and its expert partnership have a track record of over $700 million worth of successful multifamily investments with 100% profitability and continues to create value for investors by providing access to investments they can make with their own money. Vasu is committed to meditation and routine exercise that helps him continue his thirst for lifelong learning. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and spending quality time with family, travelling the world when possible!
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Rama Kakarlapudi D.M.D.
Rama has been in the investment diversification industry for over a decade, with over 15 years of focus on real estate investment opportunities. She has a degree in electronics & communications engineering and dentistry. Rama has been an integral part of the success of Apta Properties since day one, and she primarily concentrates on asset acquisition and management, client relations, and finance. Vasu and Rama have a philanthropic fund that donates to worthy causes across the world that she oversees.
Kim Rietze Heinzen
Director of Operations
Kim Rietze Heinzen has enjoyed a 25-year career in real estate in Louisville, KY prior to joining Apta Properties as the Director of Operations. Kim co-owned Guidance Mortgage Group for ten years and worked in the Private banking mortgage department for US Bank for three years. After deciding to retire from the mortgage origination side of the business, Kim joined PRG Commercial Property Advisors as an Investment Sales Associate. During her three years with PRG, she specialized in multifamily transactions. In her five years with Millennial Title, she quickly moved from the processing department to become the VP of Operations. She was instrumental in growing the company and contributed to their multi-state growth and success. Her unique business experience makes her move to Apta Properties a natural transition.
Kim is happily married and has two children and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the lake in North Carolina with her friends and family, golfing, gardening, and puzzles.
Analyst and Asset Manager
Dylan Hass has joined Apta Properties as the Analyst and Asset Manager. He graduated from the University of Louisville in December, 2020 where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, while also competing on the Men’s Lacrosse team. During his time at Louisville, Dylan worked as a banker for J.P Morgan-Chase and U.S Bank. After graduation he pursued a career in finance, investments, and consumer banking. Dylan began working at IBM in the Finance and Operations (F&O) division. He managed the Intelligence and Department of Defense clients and implemented resources for AI and automation. Furthermore, Dylan worked with the IBM Watson Health division on the acquisitions and divestitures teams to ensure the global teams were aligned . Simultaneously, Dylan obtained his Masters Degree from the University of Miami (FL) where he studied Corporate Finance. Dylan began his own journey into real estate investment by acquiring and managing a few properties. His 3 years with IBM in corporate finance and his passion for property management make him a great addition as we expand and grow our asset management team.
Jomar Celeste has joined the Apta Properties team as the Finance Controller in February 2022. He graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Mindanao and was ranked #1 in the Departmental Examination for batch 2017. His previous experience includes his work as a project-based internal auditor for a well-known manufacturing company, financial analyst for a successful trucking company where he contributed to the company’s success and it maintains its momentum to be the leading hauler of Del Monte Export Products since 2019 and Cost Accountant for a real estate firm. These combined experiences opened the door to endless opportunities and growth.
Jomar enjoys working with the company and spending quality time with his wife and two angels. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and tending to his aquarium that inhabits over 50 varieties of fish.