Raju Uppalapati is a highly successful veteran of the real estate industry with first-hand, real-world experience in real estate sales, marketing and development, vacation rentals and hospitality service industries.
For 16 years, he served as CEO of BD&A Realty and Construction, a premier luxury real estate and construction company on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In partnership with BD&A, he has assisted in building over 2,000 luxury homes and developed many prestigious communities throughout Eastern North Carolina. Raju has managed over 60 sales professionals and sold over 1 billion dollars in real estate.
In addition to leading BD&A, Raju founded Elan Vacations, an Outer Banks luxury vacation rental company, and served as CEO for nine years. After enjoying great success in the vacation rental industry, Raju partnered with Wyndham and Hilton to develop multiple hotels in North Carolina.
After successful sale of BD&A and Elan, Raju is now focusing on building a successful real estate brand, EILLU, a progressive and tech enabled real estate brokerage offering full service real estate sales and marketing services to help Buyers and Sellers. He is also very actively involved in managing all his other business interests.
In addition to his years of real-world experience in building, real estate, sales and marketing, Raju holds an MBA from Wright State University and a Masters in International Management from the University of Texas.