The president of Jackson Heights, New York-based Leverich Design Studio, Sat Parkash Sharma has extensive construction management experience. When not working in New York, Sat Parkash Sharma takes time off to travel and likes visiting Asian destinations such as India.
A popular tourist destination in India is Mehrangarh Fort, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Its name means “fort of the sun.” The fort sits atop a rocky hill soaring 400 feet above the surrounding area. More than 500 yards in length, its walls are 70 feet thick and in some locations have a height of 120 feet. Roa Jodh, then head of the ruling Rajput clan, founded the fort in 1459.
Over the course of the next five centuries, various additions and modifications were made to the fort and to the structures and palaces found inside. As a result, one can notice the different building styles representing different periods as one tours the area; the abrupt change from one era to the next is one of the alluring characteristics of the fort.
To reach the fort requires passing through seven gates, some of which bear cannonball scars, a testament to its military purpose. Inside the fort are well preserved palaces, courtyards, galleries, temples, and stunning artifacts showcasing the outstanding workmanship of Jodhpuri craftsmen, as well as the area’s rich cultural heritage.
Queens, New York
Real-estate professional Sat Parkash Sharma currently serves as president of Leverich Design Studio, headquartered in Jackson Heights, New York. For decades, Sat Parkash Sharma has been involved in a number of noted real-estate projects in Queens, which is now becoming one of the most popular places to live, work, and visit in New York City.
Queens is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse urban centers, with 47.8 percent of its population having been born outside the United States. Its more than 2.3 million residents speak more than 160 different languages. This diversity is anchoring the continued growth of the borough. Coupled with its beaches and increasingly expanding food destinations, part of the growth is also due to more tourists visiting the area.
In 2014, Queens saw five new hotels opening, with more than 40 in the pipeline. Foreigners as well as buyers priced out of Brooklyn are driving demand for housing in the area. Trulia reports that in 2015, median home sales increased by 14 percent or $75,000. For 2016, median sales prices and median rent have also experienced increases.
Government undertakings include ferry and rail services having been added to improve accessibility to the area. A holistic neighborhood planning project also has been launched in Downtown Far Rockaway to bring in city investments totaling $91 million of new retail, mixed-income housing, and community facilities.