Raju Uppalapati is a highly successful veteran of the real estate industry with first-hand, real-world experience in real estate, sales and marketing, home building, real estate development, property management, and hospitality sectors. For 18 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 in real estate. Raju founded Elan Vacations, an Outer Banks luxury vacation rental company, and served as CEO for nine years. Currently, Raju is leading Outer Banks real estate team and Century 21 The Realty Group, which markets and sells properties in the Outer Banks and Greenville. In addition to his years of real-world experience, Raju holds an MBA from Wright State University and a Masters in International Management from the University of Texas. Raju is well-known in the community for his honesty and win-win approach.