Meet RaiVu

Who We Are

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2019, Hersh Rai and Nicholas Vu began their active duty careers as graduate students at Purdue University. With a common background, goal for financial freedom, and drive to succeed, they began learning about how to get involved with commercial real estate.

In 2020, officially launched RaiVu, a real estate private equity group that focuses on opportunities in targeted markets across the country. With their first acquisition in February 2021, RaiVu now actively oversees 4 properties in Indianapolis, Pensacola, and Little Rock.

Hersh Rai


Hersh 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 rentals 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.

Nicholas Vu


Nicholas manages and handles the creation and structure of a business plan development as well as facilitating market research. 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.


Ryan Cajandig


Ryan began his real estate journey investing in single family homes in Florida and Texas, and began working with RaiVu in early 2022. He is involved with the acquisition pipeline and underwriting, as well as professional outreach in the commercial real estate sector. He emphasizes thoughtful, deliberate communication to everyone involved in any given situation. Outside of real estate investing, Ryan is a V-22 pilot in the US Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. In his free time, Ryan enjoys sailing, recreational aviation, and skiing. Ryan holds a B.S. in Operations Research from the United States Naval Academy.

Hersh Rai

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.

Currently, RaiVu operates across 4 states with over 130 units in excess of $5MM.

Nick Vu

Throughout his real estate journey, 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 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.

Currently, RaiVu operates across 4 states with over 130 units in excess of $5MM.