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Life and Work with Kavita G. Vaghashia

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kavita G. Vaghashia.

Kavita, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I studied business fashion marketing at Woodbury University in 2014. I began working in the fashion industry in 2015 with a huge dream to become the next Ryan Seacrest. After living out my dream on the red carpet, interviewing celebrities, and coordinating a production of 3 full-blown fashion shows for The Notice Network, I realized that desire was fulfilled and I craved something different. I got an opportunity after meeting an owner to sell bridal and evening gowns in Downtown Los Angeles at a gorgeous showroom on the 9th floor. It was amazing because my boss would take me to New York and San Francisco (on her budget of course) and we would participate in some of the biggest bridal conventions there were! However, after a couple of months, I found myself unhappy with that job. I struggled with what I wanted to do with my degree considering people in the fashion industry are underpaid. I got my styling certificate from Style 2020 and started doing wardrobe consulting on the side to make some side income. After attending Los Angeles Fashion Week for three seasons, I met some great connections and got paid for some small projects; however, it still wasn’t enough for me.

It took me about two years to figure it all out but here is my story:

With my father being a successful real estate mogul in the Valley, I got my life together, studied for my real estate license, and decided to make my family proud by joining the family business in 2018. Because of my exposure in real estate as a child, I was fortunate enough to assist my family build and design a $25,000,000 dollar hotel in Burbank along with custom building and designing a $5,000,000 house during my high school days. I had an innate sense of color, coordination, design, and creativity so I constantly analyzed what else I could use those talents for.

I used my business degree and my family’s success to help me find my direction. My older brother Sundeep Vaghashia and I decided to create a company where we would run our entire real estate portfolio under one management company. It has been a little over one year since we build our company, and now I am the marketing manager for VBanks Management Inc. On top of running our own company, I am independently selling luxury houses with Rodeo Realty and truly, I am so happy!! I wake up more motivated than ever and people can feel that positive energy when we converse. I work seven days a week and I am always on the clock, but I still find time to balance my social life, gym life, and work life. I am not here to raise your eyebrows, I simply want to share that if you think you want to do something, do it, try it, even fail at it, but make sure you love it! If you do not love it, then find a job or passion that allows you to wake up everyday with the motivation to be successful. Real Estate will forever be a demand in the world and I could not be happier to be following my father’s footsteps as a Real Estate mogul in the Valley.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s been quite the journey of sitting at coffee shops brainstorming, crying to my parents, venting to my friends, talking with mentors, scheduling meetings with successful people, but one thing I did not allow myself to do was give up. My advice to other people going through stressful times of not liking their job and being in an unhealthy work environment is to never settle!

Pep talk also helps. Talking to yourself and telling yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to will help you move mountains. There is no one who will love you more than you, so be sure to tell yourself that you got this and that you WILL find a solution to your problems.

All in all, keep going…God has a plan for you.

Please tell us about your business.
One thing that sets me apart from others is that I have experience in both commercial and residential real estate ever since I was young. I understand what the hustle is about thanks to my father. He never took a day off, and if he did, it was to go to temple and pray to God. He came to this country with very little money, used all of it for school, and also worked part-time while studying full time. He saved up until one day he bought his first motel in Burbank, CA.

I look up to him a lot and apply his mentality to my work. Regardless of what my family owns, I plan to work hard to one day own my own portfolio of real estate and become as successful as my dad. Being a fashion and business graduate, I have the best of both worlds — I understand what it takes to operate your own business and I understand the complexity of fashion. Using both of my strengths, I am building an empire of my own in real estate and plan to do some amazing things in the future. Stay tuned!

Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
Women tend to be more emotional & that was the logic back in the day as to why men held higher powers and positions. Today that is not the case. We are using empathy to understand others and I believe that is a huge strength as a feminist in today’s industry.

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Vincent A. Chavez

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