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 Equity FundsIndiabulls Asset Management
Anshul SinghalAnshul SinghalCEOEmbassy Industrial Parks
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 Limited
Kaushik DesaiKaushik DesaiExecutive DirectorWalton Street India Real Estate Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Manoj MendaManoj MendaCorporate ChairmanRMZ Corp
Mohit MalhotraMohit MalhotraManaging Director & CEOGodrej Properties
Naresh NaikNaresh NaikFounder and CEOIREP Credit Capital
Nipun SahniNipun SahniPartner and Head of Real EstateApollo Global Management India
Niranjan HiranandaniNiranjan HiranandaniCo-Founder & MDHiranandani Developers
Raj MendaRaj MendaCorporate ChairmanRMZ Corp
Ritesh VohraRitesh VohraPartner Real EstateIDFC
Rohtas GoelRohtas GoelChairman & MDOmaxe
Sanjay DuttSanjay DuttCEO India Operations and Private FundsAscendas Singbridge India
Sanjaya GuptaSanjaya GuptaManaging DirectorPNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL)
Srinath SridharanSrinath SridharanMember - Group Management CouncilWadhawan Holdings
S. SriniwasanS. SriniwasanDirectorKotak Investment Advisors Limited-Kotak Realty Fund (KRF)
Sunil RohokaleSunil RohokaleCEO & Managing DirectorASK Group
Vikas OberoiVikas OberoiOwner- Chairman & Managing DirectorOberoi Realty Limited
Yash GuptaYash GuptaSMD & Country HeadHines India Real Estate Pvt Ltd
Aditya Bhargava
Senior Portfolio Manager
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
UAE
Segment: Sovereign Wealth Fund
Biography:
Aditya Bhargava Investment Manager - Asia Pacific ADIA UAE
Ambar Maheshwari
CEO, Private Equity Funds
Indiabulls Asset Management
INDIA
Segment: Asset Management
Biography:
Ambar looks after the Private Equity business with a focus on Real estate at Indiabulls AMC. A Chartered Accountant, Ambar brings with him substantial deal-making and structuring experience in the Real Estate sector. Prior to joining Indiabulls AMC, Ambar was associated with JLL as Managing Director, where he successfully ran five businesses including Corporate Finance, Education, Healthcare and Social Housing, Special Development Initiatives and Infrastructure. He had worked with DTZ for over five years profitably leading the Investment Advisory business for India and set up the firm’s presence in West India for other service lines. His non real estate stints as an investment banker included IL&FS, Ambit Corporate Finance and KPMG”.
Anshul Singhal
CEO
India
Segment: Structural-Steel Solutions
Biography:
Anshul Singhal, CEO of Embassy Industrial Parks, is spearheading the development of modern industrial and logistics warehousing spaces in close proximity to leading consumer and industrial centres across India. Anshul has over 12 years of leadership experience in the fields of Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Real Estate. This includes stints as a founding member & Director of JSW Severfield Structures Limited and previously founding CEO of JSW Building Systems Ltd. He is experienced in industry, trade, construction and international business transactions. Anshul enjoys the art of salesmanship and believes it to be his primary passion. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Avinash Sule
Director
Qatar Investment Authority
India
Segment: 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
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
Chairman & Managing Director
Prestige Group
INDIA
Biography:
Irfan Razack, the eldest son of Razack Sattar, is at the helm of the Prestige Group. A born leader, Irfan is blessed with the acumen to see opportunities where none apparently exist, the courage to take the untrodden path and the determination to see his vision through to fruition. His leadership acumen received national recognition, when he was declared Professional of the Year at the Real Estate Excellence Awards 2008. He has been Honorary Secretary of the Al Ameen Educational Society for 22 years, the President of Bangalore Commercial Association (BCA) and served as President of KOAPA (now CREDAI Karnataka) for 4 years and currently is the Vice President CREDAI, India.
Kamal Khetan
Chairman and Managing Director
Kaushik Desai
Executive Director
Mumbai | INDIA
Segment: 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
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.
Mohit Malhotra
Managing Director & CEO
Mumbai | India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mohit Malhotra is Managing Director and CEO of Godrej Properties Limited (GPL).  Mohit joined Godrej Properties in 2010 and has been instrumental in the company’s growth since then. He first headed business development for the company and has since taken on larger leadership responsibilities that currently include heading GPL’s pan-India operations. Mohit was appointed to GPL’s Board of Directors as an Executive Director in 2015.Under his leadership, the company added 41 new projects adding to 61 Mn Sq. ft. During his tenure as Head of North Business, GPL became the market leader in Gurgaon and Godrej Properties became the largest listed player by booking value in the country.
Naresh Naik
Founder and CEO
IREP Credit Capital
INDIA
Biography:
Naresh serves as the CEO of IREP Credit Capital, a Non Banking Finance Company registered with the Reserve Bank of India with lending operations in India. He also serves as the CEO of IREP Opportunities Holdings, an investment fund based out of Mauritius that invests in Indian opportunities. Prior to this, 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.
Nipun Sahni
Partner and Head of Real Estate
Apollo Global Management India
INDIA
Segment: 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
Co-Founder & MD
Hiranandani Developers
INDIA
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.
Ritesh Vohra
Partner Real Estate
IDFC
India
Segment: 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
Chairman & MD
Omaxe
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. 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.
Sanjay Dutt
CEO India Operations and Private Funds
Ascendas Singbridge India
Biography:
Sanjay has over 22 years of experience in the real estate business in India and spearheaded major strategies across cities. As CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge’s India Operations and Private Funds, Sanjay is involved in strategic planning and in expanding and enhancing the Group’s portfolio of assets in the country. His role is to develop and manage commercial real estate developments and investments under private funds and Group’s balance sheet, which includes IT parks/ SEZ’s, Industrial and Integrated Developments. Sanjay holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Accounting & Business Management from Delhi University, India and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Human Resource from the International Management Institute, New Delhi, India.
Sanjaya Gupta
Managing Director
PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL)
Srinath Sridharan
Member - Group Management Council
Wadhawan Holdings
INDIA
S. Sriniwasan
Director
Mumbai | INDIA
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
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
Yash Gupta
SMD & Country Head
Hines India Real Estate Pvt Ltd
INDIA
Segment: 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.

About GRI Club

Membership is by invitation and reserved exclusively for investors, lenders and developers. Qualified individuals (C / Director Level) that believe they could benefit from being part of such a global community are welcome to further details. If you want to find out on how to become a club member get in touch Taranjot Gulati.

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Discussion Summaries

Club Partner

JLL

Sectorial Club Partner

COWRKS
JLL

JLL is India’s premier and largest professional services firm specializing in real estate. With an extensive geographic footprint across 11 cities and a staff strength of over 9,300, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services including research, analytics, consultancy, transactions, project and development services, integrated facility management, property and asset management, sustainability, industrial, capital markets, residential, hotels, health care, senior living, education and retail advisory. The firm was awarded the Property Consultant of the Decade at the 10th CNBC-Awaaz Real Estate Awards 2015 and the Best Property Consultancy in India at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2016-17.


COWRKS

Club Directors
Taranjot Gulati

Taranjot Gulati

Senior Advisor - Country Head (India)

+91 9910316969

[email protected]
Jade Liddell

Jade Liddell

India Club Director

+44 (20) 7121 5099

[email protected]
Taranjot Gulati
+91 9910316969
Senior Advisor - Country Head (India)
GRI Club
India
Biography:

Taranjot has over 16 years of business development experience in Real Estate, Hospitality, Private Equity (Deal Structuring – Fund Raising) & Consulting - Advisory. Taranjot has worked with some of the top industry leaders in varied segments which are Developers, Private Equity, Institutional Investors, Banks & NBFC’s & Financial Institutions & has a strong relationships with some of the key decision makers in these segments in Asia. Taranjot has a MBA in International Business and a Swiss Higher Diploma in Hospitality from Swiss School Of Hotel Management, Switzerland along with a AH&MA & Indian Hospitality Management Diploma.

Jade Liddell
+44 (20) 7121 5099
India Club Director
GRI Club
Selection of Club Members
Ashish AgarwalAshish AgarwalDirectorAditya Developers
T. Chitty BabuT. Chitty BabuChairman & CEOAkshaya
Amit PachisiaAmit PachisiaChief Credit OfficerAltico Capital
S. Aadarsh SuranaS. Aadarsh SuranaManaging DirectorAmarprakash Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Raj Singh GehlotRaj Singh GehlotChairman & Managing DirectorAmbience Pvt Ltd
Nipun SahniNipun SahniPartner and Head of Real EstateApollo Global Management - India
Sanjay DuttSanjay DuttCEO India Operations and Private FundsAscendas Services India Pvt Ltd
Sandeep GuptaSandeep GuptaExecutive DirectorAsian Hotels (West) Limited
Sunil RohokaleSunil RohokaleCEO & MDASK Group
Nakul MathurNakul MathurIndia Operations HeadAvanta Business Centre Private Limited
Vishal MirchandaniVishal MirchandaniCEO Retail & CommercialBrigade Enterprises Pvt Ltd
Ankur GuptaAnkur GuptaSenior Vice PresidentBrookfield Asset Management - USA

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Ashish Agarwal
Director
Aditya Developers
India
Biography:
After joining Agarwal Associates Group in 2003, sales & delivery has not been an issue for Aditya Builders due to Ashish’s versatile approach of handling all situations. Ashish is leading the overall marketing & construction of our group involving more than 2000 people (employed directly & outsourced). Business Innovation is the need of the industry owing to the competition this sector is facing & Ashish has always introduced products which has given Agarwal Associates Group the edge in the market. On the project front Ashish’s recent Inspiration is PM Modi’s Vision for Housing for all, being in real estate he wants to contribute maximum to this vision with innovative products & latest construction technologies.
T. Chitty Babu
Chairman & CEO
Akshaya
Biography:
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Amit Pachisia
Chief Credit Officer
Altico Capital
India
Biography:
Amit heads Lending, Investment and Asset management at Altico Capital, Mumbai (previously Clearwater Capital Partners). Amit manages the Pan India real estate investment portfolio of Altico. Over the last decade, Amit has headed the credit and investment teams and has worked across various credit and equity investments and exits across multiple sectors at Altico and Clearwater. Previously, Amit has also worked as a management consultant at Stern Stewart and as a Manager at Marico Ltd. Amit has completed his PGPM from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, featuring in the dean’s list. He also holds a graduate degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant.
S. Aadarsh Surana
Managing Director
Amarprakash Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Raj Singh Gehlot
Chairman & Managing Director
Nipun Sahni
Partner and Head of Real Estate
Apollo Global Management - India
Sanjay Dutt
CEO India Operations and Private Funds
Ascendas Services India Pvt Ltd
Sandeep Gupta
Executive Director
Asian Hotels (West) Limited
Sunil Rohokale
CEO & MD
Mumbai | India
Segment: Private Equity Investor
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. 350 Bn (US $ 5.5 Bn)
Nakul Mathur
India Operations Head
Avanta Business Centre Private Limited
Vishal Mirchandani
CEO Retail & Commercial
Brigade Enterprises Pvt Ltd
India
Biography:
Vishal Mirchandani has diversified experience of 27 years in retail, consumer and real estate sectors. He has been associated with leading business houses of the country that include the Aditya Birla Group, Shoppers Stop among others holding business leadership positions and is now with the Brigade Group since 5 years as their CEO – Retail & Commercial Business. He has been instrumental in leading Brigade Group’s successful foray in the business of shopping centres, evident in the enormous success of Orion Malls. He has also been instrumental in transforming Brigade Group’s position in Commercial Real Estate into one of the country’s most reputed commercial development companies. Under his leadership the Brigade Group now has more than 12 million square feet of space under development across Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai and in Gujarat.He has been involved in creating formidable business strategy frameworks in his companies and has also engaged with renowned thought leaders in the world like Jack Trout, Mentor Group, KSA etc. to enhance his business strategy. Vishal holds a PG Degree in management Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
Ankur Gupta
Senior Vice President
Brookfield Asset Management - USA