About Us

RaiVu and the Big Picture

RaiVu started as an idea created by its founding partners in Hersh Rai & Nicholas Vu. Being roommates in graduate school, they frequently shared meals together, discussed class and research work, and entertained conversations regarding a multitude of topics. At a dinner table conversation, Hersh and Nick started to discuss the idea and power of real estate investing. Residing in the Midwest at the time, the two understood the value in visiting their local markets, connecting with like-minded investors and real estate professionals, and seeking to add value to others in order to learn about the industry. After becoming familiar with multiple asset classes, they decided to focus on larger commercial acquisitions consisting of multifamily and manufactured housing communities. These two asset classes represented an opportunity in which they could give back to their communities, improve the wellbeing of the residents, and present investment opportunities to those around them. Now, they have expanded their reach into markets including the Southeast, and have formed compelling partnerships with trusted operators to best execute and deliver the envisioned business strategy created.

Presently, RaiVu has expanded into a real estate based private equity firm that continuously seeks to help others learn about real estate, provide investment opportunities, foster and develop new partnerships within the industry, and, most importantly, positively impact the communities the firm invests in. They are excited to be on this journey, and welcome you to join alongside.

Our Team.

Principal

Principal

Hersh Rai

Hersh Rai is one of the two Principals at RaiVu. As a Principal, he oversees all business processes and handlings of the firm with a focus on acquisitions and investor relations. As an active investor, he heavily invests in commercial multifamily assets, manufactured housing communities, and short term rental portfolios across the Midwest and Southeast. With any investment, he hopes to improve the quality of life for his residents, provide favorable returns for his investors, and continue to work alongside experienced professionals who share similar visions.

As a real estate investor, Hersh takes pride in ensuring any project or opportunity RaiVu pursues is met with the highest level of care and attention to detail. For all those involved, he strives to educate and inform others about the investment, and how it may strategically help them in achieving their goals. He understands the importance of ensuring that people feel comfortable with any investment they may make and promises to do his best in helping people navigate through their real estate investment journey.

Beyond real estate investing, Hersh is an active duty naval officer who specializes in meteorology and oceanography. Currently, he is serving at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center based out of Pearl Harbor, HI. When he is not forecasting the weather or investing in real estate, you can find him free diving in the Pacific, hiking along a ridgeline, reading a business-related book, or beating his partner Nick in racquetball.

Hersh holds a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Information Technology from the United States Naval Academy. In addition, he holds a M.S. in Computer and Information Technology from Purdue University.

Nicholas Vu

Nicholas Vu is one of the two Principals at RaiVu, and his primary role is with business plan development, operations, and financial analysis. Through careful planning and conservative underwriting, Nicholas provides strong returns for investors while improving the living conditions of his tenants. The keys to RaiVu’s investment strategy is diversification, adaptability, and stability. This is why Nicholas has actively invested in apartments, mobile home parks, and short term rentals in targeted markets in the midwest and southeast.

Throughout his journey in real estate, Nicholas has realized the importance of cooperation, and he owes much of his success to the support of others. This is why Nicholas seeks to help others in their own path to financial independence. Nicholas ensures that every asset is backed by a strong team and clear communication.

Outside of real estate investing, Nicholas is a student naval aviator attached to Training Wing 5 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, FL. In his free time, he enjoys getting out on the water, hanging out with his dog, and trying his best in racquetball.

Nicholas holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.