Our Office is Located in Orlando, Florida.

Mission & Values

Align Commercial Real Estate is involved in Development, Brokerage (Sales and Leasing), Advisory Services and Asset Management.  We provide superior service by assessing a client’s requirements and delivering results that surpass their expectations.

Yog Melwani

Principal

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Yog’s career in Commercial Real Estate Development has provided him with extensive experience in structuring and negotiating all aspects of commercial real estate. Since 2002, he has transacted millions of dollars’ worth of real estate in Central Florida, which includes the development of over 320,000 square feet of product.

Yog has developed integral and lasting relationships with his Clients, Private Equity Funds, Corporate Groups, Brokers, Consultants and varied industry professionals.

Yog has had the honor of serving as the:

  • President of the Britt Center Property Owners Association (2008 – 2013*), and
  • President of Apex I Condominium Association, Inc. (2006 – 2013*).

Social Responsibility

Besides nurturing his own business interests, Yog has committed himself to helping local businesses and his community. To help foster these civic minded goals, he has served on Orange County and City of Orlando boards, supported and assisted with various charitable organizations, political campaigns, and area Little League.

Yog has the privilege of serving as:

  • Appointed Chair to Mayor Buddy Dyer’s inaugural Multicultural Affairs Committee (2019 – Present)
  • Elected Chairman of the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission (2019 – Present)
  • A Board Member on the City of Orlando Nominating Board (2018 – Present*)
  • President of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce – Orlando (2018 – Present*)
  • An At Large Board Member on the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission (2016 – Present*)
  • A Board Member of the BB&T Bank Advisory Board (2015 – Present*)
  • An Executive Committee & Board Member of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce (2014 – Present*)

Has served as:

  • Elected Vice Chair of the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission (2018 – 2019)
  • Vice-President of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce – Orlando (2016 – 2017*)
  • Elected Chair of the Orange County Membership and Mission Review Board (2015 – 2016*)
  • Secretary of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce – Orlando (2014 – 2015*)
  • Vice Chair* / Representative on the Orange County Membership and Mission Review Board (2012 – 2015*)
  • Leadership Committee* / Member of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce (2010 – 2013*)
  • Advisor on the NW Regional Board of Advisors at “myregion” (2010 – 2012)
  • Director on the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board (2010 & 2011*)
  • Board Member on the Small Business Advisory Board for Florida’s 8th Congressional District – Non Partisan (2010 – 2011)

Has been a Member of:

  • The West Orange Chamber of Commerce
  • The British American Chamber of Commerce
  • The West Orange Young Professionals; and
  • The West Orange Leadership Program – 2008 Graduate

(* Served Consecutive Terms)

After obtaining a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Accounting, from Hofstra University in New York, Yog became an equity trader trainee at a brokerage firm in 1993.  Yog acquired his NASD/SEC licensing in 1994, and pursued a career as an equities trader, where he invested and transacted over $10 Billion dollars on behalf of his clients.


Rakesh Akula

Associate

RakeshAkula-OcrpdOver the years, Rakesh’s experiences and his participation in many facets of real estate, from investing in rental properties to designing and executing extensive property renovations have developed his skills and ability to understand the needs of the client. He has built his reputation on client satisfaction, and as your agent, he will be dedicated to making your buying, selling, leasing or relocating experience positive.

Rakesh’s strategic and calculated insights are beneficial attributes that he will utilize to diligently solve any problems that may arise and execute solutions that will successfully guide you through the real estate process.

Rakesh also holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado in Denver and an MBA degree from the University of Florida. He is also a licensed Pharmacist and has spent several years in retail pharmacy management and sales, for a national pharmacy provider.


DeAnna Hall

Executive Assistant

Lynn-3-largeDeAnna is not only the Executive Assistant at Align Commercial Real Estate, she is also an AS Business Administration & AA degree student at Valencia College. Having received Certificates for Business Operations, Business Specialist and Business Management – after obtaining her Associate degrees, a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida may be her next pursuit.

Over the years, DeAnna has obtained diverse career experiences within a variety of industries; from a cabinet and caseworks business, to a sound and lighting production and installation company, from child care to commercial real estate. DeAnna feels she has been fortunate to have worked for and with many experienced and talented people during this time, and appreciates the opportunities that this has afforded her. DeAnna also appreciates the multitude of experiences gained while working with Yog Melwani.

Specializing in Data Processing, DeAnna attained a diploma in 1982, from Kirkman Technical High School, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and began an office career that would span over three decades.