Jeevan is a real estate broker and owner of Jeevan Zutshi Real Estate services. He has been deeply involved in mainstream non-profit Boards and other Community Development Projects nationally for decades. He founded a non-profit organization named Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) in 1993. It celebrates its signature event “The Unity Dinner”,to promote understanding and harmony amongst diverse community. Jeevan is the Director of National Federation of Indian Associations (NFIA) and in 2007 became Founding Chapter President of the Global organization of the people of Indian origin (GOPIO- Silicon valley). He also served on GOPIO Health Council as a co-chair from 2008-2011.
Jeevan has worked in designing and building land development projects and providing Construction management services on very large Civil Engineering Projects in USA since 1972. He represented a major construction company like Bechtel corp. in San Francisco to work in Saudi Arabia on the largest Civil Engineering Project in the world in early 80’s.
He started Argus Consulting Services in 1983 to serve the high technology sector and successfully served several Silicon Valley leaders with finest professionals in Engineering and Business.
Jeevan has worked for California State for 22 years and also taught Civil Engineering at San Jose State University for a few years. He has been marketing real estate as a Broker/Owner in California and specializes in residential and commercial real estate. He is also licensed as an Insurance broker and specializes in medical, long term and visitors insurance.
He has been deeply involved in non-profit Boards and other Community Development Projects nationally for decades. He founded a non-profit organization named Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) in 1993. It celebrates its signature event “The Unity Dinner”, to promote understanding and harmony amongst diaspora. Jeevan is the Director of National Federation of Indian Associations (NFIA) and in 2007 became Founding Chapter President of the Global organization of the people of Indian origin (GOPIO- Silicon valley chapter). He also served on GOPIO Health Council as a co-chair from 2008-2011.
Jeevan is on the Advisory Board of Transportation Improvement authorities (ACTA) and served as California State Speaker’s appointee for a 4 year term (2000-2004), overseeing the legislative highway projects of the California Department of transportation (CALTRANS).
He was appointed by Board of Supervisors to perform an Availability Study to analyze the Alameda County’s use of local, small emerging, minority and women business enterprises on County construction, architecture and engineering, professional services, and goods and other services contracts. He was assisted by an eleven-member Community Task Force members conducting outreach to the County’s ethnic businesses.
He served as Alameda county Human Relations Commissioner for two terms.
He served as the member Board of Directors of the Tri-City Homeless coalition, Fremont Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the board of Ohlone community college Foundation.
Jeevan was honored with the Unity Award by California State Legislature on December 15, 2011.
Prior to this, he was honored in July 2006 by Herb Wesson, the then Speaker of the California State Assembly for promoting assimilation of Indo-Americans in mainstream America, and by California legislature in year 2004 in a ceremony on the Capitol Hill for being a pioneer to lead Indo-American community positively in assimilating in mainstream America.
Jeevan was selected as one amongst a group of 33 well-heeled Indo-American immigrants in the U.S. to be at the White House in year 2000 to voice their views on the Presidential trip to South Asia at the invitation of the Clinton administration. He received “Hind Rattan award” at 19th international congress of NRIs on January 25, 2000 at Hotel Intercontinental, New Delhi for promoting Indo-US relations. He was recognized by the California Chinese community for providing leadership to promote diversity in year 2005, and was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for promoting emerging markets in 2006. He was also appointed by California Attorney General to serve on his Civil Rights’ Commission on Hate Crime to improve the reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents occurring in schools and improve the reporting of hate crimes and hate incidents by law enforcement agencies.
Jeevan has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Kashmir, India. He received his Masters’ degree in Civil Engineering and Human Resources from San Jose State University, California. He is licensed in the State of California as an Engineering and Building contractor since 1996, Life Insurance Broker since 1983 and Real Estate Broker since year 2001. He is an expert in both residential and commercial Real Estate including lending.
Jeevan is the author of a non-fiction The Last Smile – A Fathers love story which was released on December 4, 2009 in Fremont Main Library and U.S. Capitol Hill in January 2010. The book was inducted in the Library of Congress in November 2011.
The book is about an immigrants journey of hope and is available on Amazon.com
Jeevan Zutshi lives in Fremont, California and can be reached at (510) 589-3702. He is on social and professional net works like Face book, Twitter and LinkedIn.