Bio of the Team

Jay Raman

Jay Raman

Managing Director

Jay Raman has been a REALTOR since 2003. Jay spearheads the property management division and overall business development for Ashoka Lion. His main focus is assisting property management clients with leasing and exit strategy from their real estate investments. Over the past seven years, Ashoka Lion has managed hundreds of properties in the Houston and Dallas markets.

In addition to being a broker, Jay is an experienced real estate investor who has acquired or advised on over 25 million dollars of investment properties.

Outside of real estate, Jay is an avid alum of the University of Texas, and he has passed along this joy to his two little girls to the dismay of his University of Florida alum wife.

Satheesh Sadasivan

Satheesh Sadasivan

Vice President of Remodelling and Property Management

Satheesh is Ashoka Lion’s Go-To Remodelling/Property Management Expert. He is a graduate from University of Houston Downtown with a Degree in Finance. In his prior life as a financial planner, he obtained his Series 7 License, Series 66 License, and Group 1 License. He gave financial planning seminars to doctors, parents, and people planning for retirement.

After working for two Fortune 300 companies, Satheesh decided to leave Corporate America to join the entrepreneurial startup, Ashoka Lion and help build it from the ground up. He has seven years of property and homeowner association management experience, remodelling experience for hundreds of properties, and is a certified manager of community associations (CMCA).

Satheesh enjoys travelling and spending time with his family. He is a huge Houston Rockets and Houston Texans fan. He is one belt away from his Black Belt in Japanese Karate.

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Joshi Joseph

Director of Property Management, Dallas

Joshi is the Director of Property Management for the Dallas, TX market. He graduated in 2002 from the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate. He then went on to work for Washington Mutual Bank and then Guaranty Bank as a commercial real estate loan analyst and business banking loan underwriter, respectively. Joshi then went on to obtain his MBA from Southern Methodist University in 2008 majoring in Finance with a focus on Real Estate.

His real estate background began as a child as he has been working with single family rentals since he was very young through his father's portfolio of rental properties. He has done everything from assisting on the make ready process, to minor repairs & maintenance, to advertising listings, to conducting showings, to rent collections, to protesting the property tax values, to even having to handle the eviction process. He's pretty much been through the whole gamut of the property management experience.

Joshi loves to travel and see the world. He has experienced different cultures in many different countries including Italy, Brazil, Hong Kong, and India.

Mark Burroughs

Mark Burroughs

Realtor Broker Associate

Mark Burroughs has been a licensed agent for over thirty years and has successfully and professionally handled numerous real estate transactions. In addition to working with The Lion Real Estate Group and Ashoka Lion, Mark is an arbitrator registered with the Texas Comptroller. He participates in valuations and disputes to determine property values for tax purposes. Prior to this, he was head broker of his own firm, 1st Realty of Texas, and closed over $3 million in sales annually. Mark specializes in helping clients find commercial and land listings to buy, sell, or lease in the Houston area.

Sandy Linczer

Sandy Linczer

Marketing/Social Media Manager

Sandy Linczer has an advertising/marketing background. She has a degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. Sandy has helped with social media campaigns for multiple companies and copywriting for websites. Currently she is working on Ashoka Lion’s multiple websites and growing its social media presence. She has an active Texas Real Estate License and looks forward to combining her marketing experience and real estate license to become an expert in the real estate industry.

 Selena S.

Selena S.

Technology Administrator

Selena has completed coursework in Advertising and Marketing at The Art Institute of Houston and in Communications at Houston Community College. She has experience in a variety of industries including Real Estate, Promotional Products, Hospitality, Commercial Building and Education. Currently she is working in the Cloud setting up intranets and Google Apps for multiple users. Other skills include desktop publishing using MS Word Styles, Internet and database research, and writing SEO and keyword content for web articles. When her head isn't in the Cloud she sings with two Celtic groups in and around the Houston area.

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Sanoj Sanu

Accountant for Ashoka Lion

Sanoj joined Ashoka Lion in 2013 as an Accountant. He holds a bachelor degree in Commerce specializing in Taxation from the University of Kerala, India. Sanoj also completed the Intermediate level and is currently pursuing the Final stage of Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Additionally, Sanoj is pursuing his masters in Economics, with a specialty in Environmental Economics from Annamalai University, India.

Sanoj loves to listen to music and enjoys the gamut of musical genres


Premila Sureshkumar

Administrative Manager

Premila Sureshkumar has been with Ashoka Lion for 5 years and currently heads the India division. She finished her Bachelors in Mathematics from Mumbai University, India and then completed her teacher training course. She also finished her first year of Masters in Maths before she decided to go into full time teaching.

She is married and mother to two kids Aishwarya and Adarsh (one studying Pharmacy and other studying his 12th Grade). She enjoys gardening, watching tennis, comedies, etc. Her favorite historical characters are Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi.

Maya Babu

Maya Babu

Accountant for Lion Real Estate Group and Lion Remodeling Group

Maya Babu has worked as an Accountant for Ashoka Lion since 2012. She finished her Masters in Commerce from Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

She started her career as University Co-ordinator in an IT college. Then she started teaching for 12th grade students.

She is married and the mother of two kids. She is interested in drawing and listening to music.

Rajesh AM

Rajesh AM

Accounting Manager/Controller

Rajesh AM has been working as an accountant with Ashoka Lion since 2011. He is a graduate in Commerce from Calicut University, India. In addition, he has an MBA specializing in Finance from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

He started his career with an accounting firm where he got incredible experience and exposure to accounting for different entities and organizations. Before working at Ashoka Lion, he was working at Foreign Exchange Company as a Senior Accountant.

Aside from his career in Accounting, he loves his pets and has developed an interest in vintage vehicles.

Sujatha Santhosh

Sujatha Santhosh

Administrative Assistant

Sujatha Santhosh has been working with Ashoka Lion since 2011. She is a graduate in Commerce from Calicut University, India. She also studied Company Sectretaryship (Inter) from the Institute of Company Secretaryship of India.

Before Joining Ashoka Lion, she worked as an Executive Assistant to the Chairman at the Cancer Institute & Molecular Medicine for the Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (India). She has also worked as an Associate Sales Officer at HDFC Bank, India.

In her free time, she loves reading and gardening.

Sreeja Pradeep

Sreeja Pradeep


Sreeja Pradeep recently joined Ashoka Lion to work for them as an Accountant. She holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Kerala. In addition, she is a qualified Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Sreeja has been working as an Accountant since 2007. She started her career as an Accounts Assistant in a CA Firm at Trivandrum.

She is married and living in Mumbai, India. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, and listening to music.

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