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A.J. Rao, COO

“I strive to deliver flexible, actionable, and easy-to-use technology for our clients to advance their business needs.”

A.J. Rao headshot

A.J. Rao joined Kingsley Associates in 2004 and was named vice president in 2008 and chief operating officer in 2015. He oversees the business operations and technology at Kingsley and manages the comprehensive suite of products offered to clients. A.J. is dedicated to developing cutting-edge reporting and BI tools for both clients and internal teams. A.J. has also spearheaded partnerships with BOMA on the annual BOMA Experience Exchange Report (since 2008) and NMHC on the Renter Preferences Study (2013, 2015, 2017).

He brings significant value to client engagements with the ability to build analytical solutions based on specific client requests. A.J. was instrumental in developing the Kingsley Portal, an integral component of the firm’s services, and is responsible for developing and managing custom software applications for industry organizations.

Prior to joining Kingsley Associates, A.J. developed database and reporting applications to streamline operations for McClier, an AECOM company. A.J. received his M.S. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his B.E. in Electronics and Communications from Manipal Institute of Technology in India.