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
Avinash SuleAvinash SuleDirectorQatar Investment Authority
Avnish SinghAvnish SinghMD & Country Head IndiaTishman Speyer
Irfan RazackIrfan RazackChairman & Managing DirectorPrestige Group
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
Ritesh VohraRitesh VohraPartner Real EstateIDFC
Sanjay DuttSanjay DuttCEO, IndiaAscendas India
Sanjay GrewalSanjay GrewalChief Executive OfficerAltico Capital
Sanjaya GuptaSanjaya GuptaManaging DirectorPNB Housing Finance
S. SriniwasanS. SriniwasanDirectorKotak Investment Advisors Limited-Kotak Realty Fund (KRF)
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
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”.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Sanjay Dutt
CEO, India
Ascendas India
Mumbai | INDIA
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
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.
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
Vishal Kumar
Managing Director
Xander Investment Management
INDIA
Segment: 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
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:
The Agarwal Associates Group has been working for real estate industry since 1979 and have gracefully & successfully completed 38 years. The group today is a known name for construction of high quality commercial, shopping centers and residential complexes in Delhi and NCR. 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 & we are proud to say that Ashish has always introduced products which has given us the edge in the market. Ashish has done Bachelor of Engineering from Thapar Institute, Patiala
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