Vishal Khanna is the President and CEO of Northern Point Development, Ltd. NPDL was founded in 2015 to develop the Wyndham Grand Nevis a 5‐star Resort located on the dual Island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, BWI. Since then several other projects have come under development and the company has had to expand its identity as a Nevisian developer to become a global player.
The company has evolved along with its leadership team to act as a full-service development firm, providing turnkey design‐build solutions for projects throughout the World, focusing on large‐scale projects encompassing the Hospitality, Healthcare, Residential, Commercial, and both renewable and conventional energy industries. NPDL can handle the most complex projects as they integrate a consortium of strategic alliances with Design professionals, general contractors and construction managers allowing for our integrated design and project management philosophies.
Mr. Khanna has been instrumental with the development and design of the Wyndham Grand Nevis, and has been responsible for all areas of the project development including the assembly of the entire design team, procurement of the financing, management of the sales brokers, developing marketing strategies, negotiating all contract documents and establishing the relationship with Wyndham Worldwide for the branding and management of the project. He has also negotiated with the local and federal governments to have the project approved for the Citizenship by Investment offered by the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and also with the Nevis Island administration to allow for additional benefits provided to the development company such as Government concessions and waived or reduced import duties and taxes. As well as management of all required licenses and permits for construction and development of the project.
Northern Pointe Development is committed to achieving excellence through honesty, integrity and teamwork.
Our staff, comprised of the top people within their respective fields have demonstrated a commitment to these core values on a daily basis.
Mr. Khanna has been involved in the Clean Technology section for a majority of his career, spending his early years dealing with Water Purification Systems. Prior to founding NPDL, he founded Pulstream USA Inc., a consulting and development company involved with Renewable Energy projects.
Mr. Khanna, as President and CEO of the firm, brings to the practice extensive experience in project development with a background in engineering and over 12+ years business knowledge in several fields including manufacturing, engineering (automotive, energy and building services), project development, project management, business operations and business management. He also specializes in all areas of project development including assembly of design teams (architects, engineers, construction managers, landscape and interior designers) procurement of project financing, negotiations with federal, state and local government authorities and negotiations for all project contract documents.
Also, as a Partner of Lehr Engineering Mr. Khanna brings to the practice his experiences with environmental issues and sustainable natural energy systems. Also, his unique experience with water purification and treatment technologies and provides special expertise needed for high quality grey water applications.
Mr. Khanna has not only been responsible for the engineering and design of numerous Mega-Watt utility scale wind and solar energy projects, but has also been instrumental in the overall development and construction of these projects
Valentine A. Lehr, P.E., F. ASHRAE, F. ASCE, LEED AP
Mr. Lehr is an internationally known consulting engineer and distinguished keynote speaker providing early insight on industry mega trends and focusing on their impact to the construction industry and the global inhabitants who occupy the built environment. He gave the key-note address at eight Global Engineering Conferences. Known for innovative design solutions to unique buildings and projects, he has over 50 years of experience on a wide variety of diversified private and governmental projects. He is especially noted for his innovative work with ultra-tall buildings, hotels and projects having unique requirements. He leads and engineering firm which has completed over 25,000 project assignments in its 48-year history.
Mr. Lehr earned his Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College (1962), has a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (now NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering) (1966) and has a Doctoral Degree (Hon) from Manhattan College (2007). He is a member of multiple Professional Organizations and a Fellow of both ASHRAE and ASCE, has Professional Registration in multiple States and disciplines, and is both a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and a Registered Professional Engineer in Australia.
During his long career, he has taught at New York University’s School of Professional Development (42 years), lectured at numerous Universities and is on the visiting faculty of the University of Melbourne (Aust). He has served on the Boards of numerous organizations, and is the former Vice Chair of the Manhattan College Board of Trustees and the immediate past Board Chair of La Salle Academy.
An advocate of sustainable design and total integration of building systems and components, He continues to work towards improved construction technology based on advanced integration coupled with innovative systems and components.
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Michael Lehr – Director of Business Operations
Scott Hill –
Alex Consroe – Vice President Engineering
Dan Cogan – Chief Operating Officer