GRI CLUB INDIA

Overview

The GRI Club is a global fraternity of real estate leaders. Members find the club a useful way to maintain valuable relationships, find new business partners, and strengthen their global networks.

Club Meetings in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore cover a specific theme, sub-sector or micro-market and are exclusive to members. In addition, Open Events bring non-members and members together for high level debates with global investors.

The relaxed and collegial environment helps members build personal friendships with like-minded business partners.

 


 

Advisory Board Members
Aditya BhargavaAditya BhargavaSenior Portfolio ManagerAbu Dhabi Investment Authority
Ambar MaheshwariAmbar MaheshwariCEO Private EquityIndiabulls Asset Management
Archana HingoraniArchana HingoraniCEO & MDIL&FS Investment Managers
Avinash SuleAvinash SuleDirectorQatar Investment Authority
Avnish SinghAvnish SinghMD & Country Head IndiaTishman Speyer
Irfan RazackIrfan RazackChairman & Managing DirectorPrestige Group
Kamal KhetanKamal KhetanChairman and Managing DirectorSunteck Realty
Kaushik DesaiKaushik DesaiExecutive DirectorWalton Street India Real Estate Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Manoj MendaManoj MendaCorporate ChairmanRMZ Corp
Naresh NaikNaresh NaikFounder and CEOIREP Credit Capital
Nipun SahniNipun SahniPartner and Head of Real EstateApollo Global Management India
Niranjan HiranandaniNiranjan HiranandaniCo-Founder & MDHiranandani Developers
Nitin GuptaNitin GuptaManaging DirectorMacquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Raj MendaRaj MendaCorporate ChairmanRMZ Corp
Rajesh AgarwalRajesh AgarwalCEO and Managing DirectorShapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd.
Ritesh VohraRitesh VohraPartner Real EstateIDFC
Rohtas GoelRohtas GoelChairman & MDOmaxe Ltd
S. SriniwasanS. SriniwasanDirectorKotak Investment Advisors Limited-Kotak Realty Fund (KRF)
Sanjay DuttSanjay DuttCEO, IndiaAscendas India
Sanjay GrewalSanjay GrewalChief Executive OfficerAltico Capital
Sanjaya GuptaSanjaya GuptaManaging DirectorPNB Housing Finance
Subhash BediSubhash BediCo-Founder and Senior Managing DirectorRising Straits Capital
Sunil RohokaleSunil RohokaleCEO & Managing DirectorASK Group
Vikas OberoiVikas OberoiOwner- Chairman & Managing DirectorOberoi Realty Limited
Vishal KumarVishal KumarManaging DirectorXander Investment Management
Yash GuptaYash GuptaSMD & Country HeadHines India Real Estate Pvt Ltd
Aditya Bhargava
Aditya Bhargava
Senior Portfolio Manager
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
UAE
Segmento: Sovereign Wealth Fund
Biography:
Aditya Bhargava Investment Manager - Asia Pacific ADIA UAE
Ambar Maheshwari
Ambar Maheshwari
CEO Private Equity
Indiabulls Asset Management
INDIA
Segmento: Asset Management
Biography:
Mr. Ambar Maheshwari has been the Chief Executive Officer of Alternate Investment Funds Business at Indiabulls Asset Management Company Limited since November 2014 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer of Private Equity Funds. Mr. Maheshwari served as Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Jones Lang LaSalle India
Archana Hingorani
Archana Hingorani
CEO & MD
IL&FS Investment Managers
Biography:
Dr. Archana Hingorani has over 30 years experience in the financial services business, teaching and research. Her focus has been on private equity, project finance and financial structuring with a specialization in infrastructure, manufacturing and real estate. She has worked on some of the pioneering private finance transactions in India and has participated in negotiating and structuring project contracts, especially in the real estate and infrastructure sector and has overseen investments with an aggregate capitalization value in excess of US$ 15 bn. Dr Hingorani is a member of the India CEO Forum, affiliated with International Market Assessment Asia (IMA), YPO Gold and the first international Board Member from India on the Business Alumni Association Board of Directors of the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme, Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), a member of its Global Steering Committee, and a Co-Chair of the Finance Commission. Dr Hingorani is also a member of the Advisory Council, Asia Council and the Energy and Infrastructure Council of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and a member of the SuRe Stakeholder
Avinash Sule
Avinash Sule
Director
Qatar Investment Authority
India
Segmento: Investment Advisory
Biography:
Avinash has been associated with the Qatar Investment Authority (Advisory Pvt Ltd) for the past 9 years, heading their India Office. He leads the investment efforts in Private Equity and Public Equities across sectors and has been actively involved in Real Estate investment strategies such as residential equity, debt and commercial office
Avnish Singh
Avnish Singh
MD & Country Head India
India
Biography:
Mr. Singh has overall responsibility for Tishman Speyer in India and is based in Gurgaon. He joined Tishman Speyer in 2010 as Head of Acquisitions from GE Capital Real Estate where he was responsible for the development and execution of GE Real Estate?s India equity and debt investing platform, encompassing equity joint ventures with local partners, construction financing and corporate loans to developers. From 2003 to 2006, he was with Jones Lang LaSalle?s Asia Capital Markets team based in Singapore, responsible for cross-border equity investing advisory in India and Southeast Asia.
Irfan Razack
Irfan Razack
Chairman & Managing Director
Prestige Group
INDIA
Biography:
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Kamal Khetan
Kamal Khetan
Chairman and Managing Director
Mumbai | India
Segmento: Developer
Biography:
Mr. Kamal Khetan, Chairman, Sunteck Realty Ltd is a first generation entrepreneur who founded the Sunteck Group in 2000. He has done his Engineering in Electronics and Communication from Mangalore University. Kamal Khetan has followed a diverse and dynamic pathway to success. He gained valuable experience working in his family businesses of construction, finance and the service industry. Keeping in mind the global markets and the interwoven dynamics of today's business world, the group has designed world class business centers in the hub of the commercial district at Bandra Kurla Complex and successfully serviced Fortune 500MNC's and Indian Blue chip companies.
Kaushik Desai
Kaushik Desai
Executive Director
Mumbai | INDIA
Segmento: Investment Manager
Biography:
Kaushik Desai is currently Executive Director of Walton Street India, handling key relationships. He is responsible for helping evaluate new investment opportunities and instrumental in structuring the transactions. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary and has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Mumbai University
Manoj Menda
Manoj Menda
Corporate Chairman
Biography:
Manoj Menda is the firm’s Corporate Chairman. He leads the firms Executive Committee and sits on the Investment Committee. Responsible for the strategic client and business relationships globally. He contributes to business development and transaction strategy. He serves on the Investment and Advisory Committees of all RMZ private fund programs. Founder and Trustee of RMZ Foundation whose vision is to actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate.
Naresh Naik
Naresh Naik
Founder and CEO
IREP Credit Capital
INDIA
Biography:
Naresh serves as the CEO IREP Credit Capital & CEO of IREP Opportunities Holdings, an investment fund based out of Mauritius that invests in Indian opportunities. He has 18 years of experience in real estate. Most recently, Naresh was the Country Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing in India. Naresh managed 7 investments totalling US$750MM of equity with a total asset value of US$2,500MM. He served on the Board of Oberoi Realty (OBER:IN), Panchshil Realty and Mantri Realty. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Naresh was heading Asset Management for Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners (LBREP) in India from 2007-2009. At Lehman Brothers, Naresh invested and managed over US$325MM of equity investments.
Nipun Sahni
Nipun Sahni
Partner and Head of Real Estate
Apollo Global Management India
INDIA
Segmento: Investor
Biography:
Nipun joined Apollo in 2015 in AGRE Delhi and is responsible for Real Estate Investments in India. Prior to that time, Nipun was the Founder of Rezone Investment Advisors from March 2011 to April 2015. Prior to that, Nipun was a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Group at Merrill Lynch from 2006 to 2010. Prior that Nipun was a Managing Director at GE Capital, India. Nipun currently serves on the advisory boards of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in India. Nipun previously served on the APREA & USIBC Committees. Nipun graduated in Commerce from Delhi University with a B.Com. degree and received his Masters degree in Finance from the MFC Program at University of Delhi.
Niranjan Hiranandani
Niranjan Hiranandani
Co-Founder & MD
Hiranandani Developers
INDIA
Nitin Gupta
Nitin Gupta
Managing Director
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
INDIA
Biography:

Nitin has over 23 years of corporate finance experience in investment advisory, global private capital raising and M&A transactions in infrastructure, property and financial services. Nitin has led landmark private capital raising transactions in India leading to formation of capital partnerships of > US$ 5 bn in last 4 years alone. Nitin has led several large transactions. Nitin in his long career has worked on large and complex transactions, including review of US$4bn loan portfolio of IFCI on behalf of Government of India.

Raj Menda
Raj Menda
Corporate Chairman
India
Biography:
Raj Menda is the Co-Owner & Corporate Chairman of RMZ Corp. RMZ Corp is one of the most successful South Asian real estate development firms, with an unmatched portfolio in India. The organization has developed, acquired and holds an interest in over 20 M sft of commercial office properties. Its prestigious and prolific portfolio includes over $ 4 billion in real estate assets. Headquartered in Bangalore, RMZ Corp has continued to grow through new markets, new partnerships and new capabilities. It has established partnerships with marquee investors including Qatar Investment Authority which helps fuel RMZ's significant growth potential. Raj is the first Indian to be the Chairman on the Jury of the Urban Land Institute-Awards for Excellence.
Rajesh Agarwal
Rajesh Agarwal
CEO and Managing Director
Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd.
INDIA
Biography:

Mr. Rajesh Agarwal is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors (SPIAPL). He has executed multiple transactions under this platform including advising on the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) first JV investment platform focusing on India.

Prior to SPIAPL, Rajesh was the Managing Director at AIG GRE India and set up operations in India including raising a US$300 million for an India Fund.  Rajesh has also worked with Reliance Capital and ICICI Venture.

Rajesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from IIM Calcutta. 

Ritesh Vohra
Ritesh Vohra
Partner Real Estate
IDFC
India
Segmento: Funds Management
Biography:
Ritesh has over 16 years of experience in real estate investing and real estate development advisory. He joined IDFC in late 2011 and is part of the Real Estate Investments group. His primary focus is on building and managing the real estate funds management business at IDFC Alternatives. He is also responsible for overseeing the investment and asset management processes for the fund portfolio. Prior to joining IDFC, Ritesh worked as a managing director at real estate fund manager Saffron Advisors, which was later acquired by IL&FS. He also worked with several advisory firms including JLL. He is a member of the CII National Committee on Real Estate and Housing. He is also a member of the RICS and sits on the RICS India Committee
Rohtas Goel
Rohtas Goel
Chairman & MD
INDIA
Biography:
Rohtas Goel, Chairman and Managing Director-Omaxe Ltd., is a leading name in the real estate industry in India. Rohtas founded Omaxe 25years back and has steered the group to an unprecedented height. In 2007, Omaxe got listed on Indian bourses (BSE and NSE) and within a short span, the company emerged as one of the largest real estate companies marked by some renowned and highly appreciated projects. Omaxe has delivered over 101 million sq. ft. in both real estate and construction contracting and the group is presently executing 39 real estate projects across various verticals. His brilliance has seen the group deliver some of the most remarkable projects in Delhi-NCR like NRI City in Greater Noida, The Forest in Noida, The Nile in Gurgaon, Twin Towers, Noida, Grand Omaxe, Noida to name a few. Today, the group has its presence in 27 cities and 8 states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi. Rohtas was unanimously 2 times President of prestigious NAREDCO (National Real Estate Development Council) from 2007 till 2011.
S. Sriniwasan
S. Sriniwasan
Director
Mumbai | INDIA
Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt
CEO, India
Ascendas India
Mumbai | INDIA
Sanjay Grewal
Sanjay Grewal
Chief Executive Officer
Altico Capital
India
Biography:
Sanjay joined Altico Capital in November 2015. He has over 25 years of experience across various geographies and in particular covering South East Asia through his role in prestigious public and private financial institutions which include Citi, Lehman Brothers, IFC and IDFC through his various roles based in the US, Hong Kong and India. Prior to joining Altico Capital, Sanjay was the Corporate & Investment Banking Head with IDFC Bank and was leading IDFC’s core INR 60,000 crore loan business as the Group Co-Head of Project Finance for almost a decade.Sanjay holds Masters in Business Administration, International Business from University of Hartford and bachelor degree in commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi.
Sanjaya Gupta
Sanjaya Gupta
Managing Director
PNB Housing Finance
India
Biography:
Mr. Sanjay Gupta is Managing Director of PNB Housing Finance Limited, which is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Punjab National Bank and The Carlyle Group. In the last five years, Mr.Gupta has spearheaded the Company’s transformation journey to the fifth largest Housing Finance Company by loan assets and second largest by deposit book of 33,000 Crs. Before this he was with AIG - United Guarantee (AIG Inc.) as the Country Head, a joint venture between NHB, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and IFC Washington (DC). Before that he was with ABN AMRO Bank NV as India Business Head, Retail Mortgages and later got elevated as the Mortgage Operations Head for North America and other geographies. He was earlier with HDFC Bank for 16 years.
Subhash Bedi
Subhash Bedi
Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director
Rising Straits Capital
INDIA
Segmento: "Investor"
Biography:
• Led/closed $1B + in equity investments for real estate projects in India as co-founder & senior MD of Red Fort Capital • Managed all functions within the Red Fort Capital platform • In 2015 named to 100 most influential persons of the decade in global real estate by PERE. • Received the E&Y’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award. • Board Member of Confederation of Indian Industry National Real Estate and Housing Association • Previously Partner at Krista International • MBA Kellogg – Northwestern University; BS (Computer & Electrical Engineering) University of Tennessee
Sunil Rohokale
Sunil Rohokale
CEO & Managing Director
ASK Group
INDIA
Biography:
Sunil Rohokale, founder of the Private equity real estate practice at ASK, is currently Chief Executive and Managing Director of ASK Group, renowned for its strong research based investment management, asset management, private equity, wealth advisory and multifamily office business. Mr. Rohokale is responsible for the vision of ASK group and spearheads the strategy of the group, which manages Rs 180 Bn (US$ 3 Bn) assets under management in equities, real estate and advisory.
Vikas Oberoi
Vikas Oberoi
Owner- Chairman & Managing Director
Mumbai | INDIA
Biography:
Mr. Vikas Oberoi is the Chairman and Managing Director of Oberoi Realty Ltd. He is involved in the formulation of corporate strategy and management and concentrates on the growth and diversification plans of the company. HQ in Mumbai, Oberoi Realty is one of India’s leading real estate development companies. While it’s primary focus is on residential projects, the company today has a diversified portfolio covering key segments of the real estate market like office space, retail, hospitality and social infrastructure verticals. Through it’s developments Oberoi Realty seeks to create environments and spaces that enhance the quality of lives of it’s customers. Mr. Oberoi has more than two decades of experience in the real estate industry
Vishal Kumar
Vishal Kumar
Managing Director
Xander Investment Management
INDIA
Segmento: Investment firm
Biography:
Vishal is Managing Director and leads the India investment team. He has been with Xander since 2006 and is well versed with all real estate markets in India. He has led some of Xander’s largest real estate investments and is directly involved in negotiations, due diligence, documentation and structuring of investments transactions. Vishal has completed several exits successfully including sourcing exit opportunities, structuring and negotiation. Vishal also heads the asset management team. He serves on the board of several portfolio companies and is involved in improving sales, leasing, cutting cost and reducing development risk. He is a member of the FICCI committee on real estate.
Yash Gupta
Yash Gupta
SMD & Country Head
Hines India Real Estate Pvt Ltd
INDIA
Segmento: Investor - Developer
Biography:
Yash Gupta Senior Managing Director and Country Head Before being MD @ HINES he has served as the CEO of Silverglades, a mid-sized Indian real estate developer. In the 90's he ran his family's business, Doorvani Cables - a manufacturer of telecommunication ancillaries. He was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York (and New Delhi) for 5 years and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Chicago for 2 years. He has Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Boston and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

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