Born in North Paravoor, near Kochi, Sunil Kumar graduated in Civil Engineering from the Government Engineering College, Thrissur, and completed the post-graduate programme in Real Estate Management at IIM, Bangalore. He also completed the Executive Education Programme in Real Estate Management at Harvard Business School, Boston, followed by a two-year Senior Executive Leadership Programme in Management, also from HBS. He has been accredited with a Professional Diploma by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Sunil Kumar started his career with IHRDE and went on to work with Cochin Refineries and Surbacon Developers, Bangalore. In 1994, he started Santhi Homes, which developed 12 residential projects in Kochi. In 2007, he founded Asset Homes Pvt. Ltd., which has delivered 64 projects across Kerala in a short span of 13 years. Asset is now one of the leading brands in India, with its roots in Kerala and its reach steadily spreading to a wide range of customers across the globe.
Under Sunil Kumar's leadership, Asset Homes has received an array of prestigious recognitions, including International Property Award in association with Bloomberg Television 2011, CNBC AWAAZ - CRISIL - CREDAI Real Estate Award for 'India's Most Innovative Project,' CRISIL 7 Star rating for 3 of the company’s residential projects, CIDC - Chairman Commendation Award 2019, CIDC - Best Professionally Managed Company 2019, CIDC - Achievement Award for Best Construction 2019, CIDC - Award for Creating Social Development & Impact 2019 and many more.
Within 8 years of its inception, Asset Homes became the youngest builder to receive CRISIL DA2 rating, and in 2019, the company received CRISIL DA2+ rating, thus becoming the highest rated builder in Kerala.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year by North American Malayali Community, Realty Plus Excellence Award 2010 for 'India's Emerging Developer of the Year', Realty Plus Excellence Award 2011 for 'India's Young Achiever of the Year', etc. are some of the awards that came Sunil Kumar's way in recognition of his achievements and contributions. Sunil Kumar is also appointed as an advisory Board member, LIC South Zone.
An extraordinary entrepreneur, a futuristic engineer and a true leader, Sunil Kumar has created a working environment that encourages, evaluates and ensures the personal and professional growth of each employee. The positive results manifest in the exponential growth of the company even during periods of economic turbulence.
Prompt delivery and superior quality of projects, exclusive and personalized customer care services, solid action to ensure sustainability, and high degree of efficiency of both processes and people are the factors that Sunil Kumar has untiringly worked to instill into the culture of his organization.
Sunil Kumar is a first generation businessman who is responsible for many innovations in the real estate sector. Conceptualization and implementation of incredible Selfie units- it is a self contained apartment in 96Sq ft area, In the wake of increasing numbers of Covid-19 positive cases across the country, he came up with an innovation to tackle the medical emergency diligently by extending the proposal of turning train coaches into isolation wards.
17 unique Delight Services implemented by him include a 25-year free insurance coverage for apartments/villas and a 10-year service/maintenance warranty, customer-friendly initiatives such as free transit home facilities in major cities in Kerala, procuring nursing care facility for family members of Asset Homes customers, etc. Some of the social initiatives undertaken by Asset Homes are Ashiyana for building homes for the poor and homeless, Treedhan for gifting teak saplings for newborn girls, the hugely popular Beyond Square Feet lecture series on sustainable development, and Insight, a call centre run by vision-impaired personnel. Asset Homes has introduced 18 Innovative HR initiatives to sustain the organization as a Great Place to Work.
Sunil Kumar, a brilliant orator, has proved his talent in literature also. He has authored a book titled "Build to Last" in English and the Malayalam version named “SUSTHIRA NIRMITHIKAL which was published by D.C. Books and released by Former Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam, and the first copy was received by Prof. M.K. Sanu. He penned a book titled CO-VEEDU days, 21 days lockdown musings which got published as an E –book and was E-released by Mr.Satish Magar , President-Credai National, through video conference in the presence of more than 100 builders across India.
Mr. N. Mohanan, a distinguished entrepreneur and Investor Director of Asset Homes, was born in 1942 in Kochi. After finishing his schooling, he joined the prestigious Manipal Engineering College to do his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. On successfully completing his studies at the Manipal Engineering College in 1968, he joined FACT. His entrepreneurial urge made him quit his job and venture into his own initiatives. The first one was a chain of Indian Oil Corporation Retail Outlets in Kochi. This was soon followed by a very ambitious foray into the hospitality sector, with the launch of the Cochin Seaport Hotel, at Vypin. Today he has a flourishing hospitality business and many other diversified businesses. His strong engineering foundations, decades of experience and entrepreneurial passion to excel, make him a real asset to the Board of Asset Homes.
Dr. M. P. Hassan Kunhi, PhD, is a Qatar-based businessman who belongs to Kannur district, Kerala. Dr. Kunhi, in addition to being the key helmsman of Schitech Arabia Co. W.L.L., is at the wheels of several other leading businesses in and outside of Qatar. He is the Group Chairman of Powerman International, Planet Trading and Transportation, Middle East Consultants, and Freightex, Qatar, and H.K. Builders and Developers, and Molecular Multi-specialty Hospital, Kochi, to name a few. He is also a Director in P.M.S. College of Dental Science and Research, Trivandrum and Director in Kannur International Airport (KIAL)among several others. , among several others. Dr. Kunhi contributes his expertise and services to the community as President, Founder Member, Ideal Indian School, Qatar, Chairman, GEMS International School, Kannur, and Chairman, North Malabar Chamber of Commerce Qatar Chapter, as well as through the various other leading positions he occupies in the society.
Mr. C.V. Rappai, Chirayath, hailing from Trichur, graduated in commerce from Christ college under the university of Calicut Kerala.
Since 1980 he is a Non Resident Indian and is in Qatar. He is the Director/CEO of M/s Jumbo Electronics, Nando’s & Ocean Basket, Group of Companies of Ahmed Bin Saif Althani & partners, Qatar.
He is one of the Founder & Director of Birla Public School, Qatar, Director INKEL Ltd, (A PPP of Govt of kerala) Director of NORKA Roots, (Govt of Kerala) Member - Loka Kerala Sabha.
A pioneer/ patron member of the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) and Indian Sports Center (ISC) in Qatar.