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GRI Data Center Forum 2024

Are real estate players ready to get a foot in the door?
Co-host

67 people are attending
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Gaurav Nalawade
Gaurav Nalawade
Assistant Director IndiaGRI Club
India
Rohit Tidke
Rohit Tidke
Assistant Director; IndiaGRI Club
India

In India, a massive digital transformation is being experienced, supported by the exponential growth of Data Centres. From 138 DCs spanning 11 million square feet, the data centre stock is predicted to double by 2025 up to 20 million square feet, with approximately 45 new centres likely to be added. Favourable government policies and incentives coupled with faster growth in the country’s digital economy makes this an exciting asset class for investors. While key metro cities remain the primary hotspots, Tier II cities are fast gaining traction.

Real estate investors have been breaching niche assets such as data centres to find new opportunities for capital allocations and diversify their portfolios. However, as a sector mostly dominated by higher cost PE funds and specialist investors, how can real estate funds and players get a foot in the door?

Unique Format

 
Network with other real estate decision makers
 
Share valuable insights with fellow market experts
 
Exclusively featuring top decision makers in an open discussion

Opening Fire-Side Chat | 15:30 - 16:00

Special Guest
Imagem Raju Vegesna
Raju Vegesna
Partner
Provocateur Speaker
Imagem S. Sriniwasan
S. Sriniwasan
Managing Director
First Group Discussion | 16:00 - 17:00

Client Demands

How to match it to a sustainable investment & development pipeline?

  • Hyperscale Tenants: Next Stop Mumbai or are there secondary cities in the plan?
  • Location & Vacancy: New capacity remains unsated or hyperscale companies already settling down?
  • Land Price & Availability: Competition shoulder by shoulder with other assets are healthy or already a barrier of entry?
  • Customer Technical Requirements: Is the RE Indian landscape ready to absorb the supply or still a long infrastructure way to go?
Second Group Discussion | 17:30 - 18:30

Navigating the Future

Key Trends Shaping Data Center Landscape

  • Design & Real Estate: How is data center design adapting to AI and cloud needs? - Overcoming Building Challenges: Tackling power and supply chain hurdles in data center expansion
  • Plant and Machinery Innovations: AI impact on cooling technologies
  • Network and Cooling Developments: Technology already matching high-power demands?
  • Financial Engineering Challenges: What's missing to boost growth and expansion?

Program for the Day


Event Flow
2:45 - 3:25pm | Registration & Welcome Coffee 
3:25 - 3:30pm | Welcome by GRI 
3:30 - 4:00pm | Opening Fire-Side Chat 
4:00 - 5:00pm | First Group Discussion 
5:00 - 5:30pm | Networking Coffee Break 
5:30 - 6:30pm | Second Group discussion
6:30 - 7:30pm | Clocking Cocktails & Canapes 
 

Some Confirmed Companies

Actis Advisors India
Amazon Web Services (AWS) India
Ascendas India Trust
Axis Bank - India
Clarista Enterprise Data Management
Colt Data-Centre Services
Digital Connexions
Digital Edge DC
Kotak Alternate Asset Managers
Microsoft - India
Open Computing
Princeton Digital Group
Sify Technologies Limited
YOTTA Infrastructure
http://www.act.is
http://www.act.is
+91 22 2281 6430
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Actis is a leading growth markets investor. With a growing portfolio of investments across Asia, Africa and Latin America it has raised US$15bn since inception.
http://
Maharashtra | India
https://www.capitaland.com/international/en.html
Singapore | Central Singapore | Singapore
CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth S$131.9 billion as at 31 December 2019.
http://www.axisbank.com
http://www.axisbank.com
+91 22 2425 2525
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Axis Bank Limited is an Indian private sector bank headquatered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It sells financial services to large and mid-size companies, SMEs and retail businesses.
http://
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
http://
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
https://digitalconnexion.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
https://alternateassets.kotak.com/
Mauritius | Port Louis | Mauritius
Kotak Mahindra Group had been associated with private equity investments since 1997. In 2005, to bring about a sharper focus to this business, Kotak Investment Advisors Limited was set up as the Group’s Alternate Assets practice with its first structured third party private equity and real estate funds.
https://princetondg.com
Singapore | Singapore
Princeton Digital Group (PDG) is a leading developer and operator of internet infrastructure. Headquartered in Singapore with presence and operations in China, Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Japan, our portfolio of data centers powers the expansion of hyperscalers and enterprises in the fastest-growing digital economies across Asia.
http://
India
Sify is the largest ICT service provider, systems integrator, and all-in-one network solutions company on the Indian subcontinent. We’ve also expanded to the United States, with headquarters in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley.
http://www.yotta.com
India
Yotta Infrastructure, backed by India's leading real estate, energy and construction major –The Hiranandani Group, is India's youngest Managed Data Center Service Provider, building Data Center Parks across the key hubs of Mumbai, Chennai & Delhi. These three data center parks shall offer a massive 80,000 racks capacity with greater than 700 MW of power to the hosted equipment / software, which is far higher than the combined available data center capacity India as of now, thus providing the most critical infrastructure for transforming the digital dream of the country into a reality. What makes Yotta unique is its Ownership of all key input resources, Massive Economies of Scale, Captive green Energy (solar and gas) generation and Distribution capabilities and Unmatched Expertise and Experience in Data Center domain including Design, Engineering, Construction and Operations. Yotta NM1, the first Data Centre by Yotta Infrastructure, was launched on 7th July.

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Sectoral Club Partners
http://www.aliensgroup.in/
Hyderabad | India
Aliens Group is an ever-growing organisation and pioneers of Intelligent living by creating sustainable communities with innovative designs.We have designed and developed multiple projects to world-class standards in South India.
https://www2.colliers.com/en-in
Gurgaon | India
Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI) is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 65 countries, our 18,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 28 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of approximately 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.5 billion and $99 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people.
https://www.ey.com/en_in
https://www.ey.com/en_in
+ 91 22 61920000
Mumbai | India
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
https://www.jll.co.in
https://www.jll.co.in
+91 22 71495900
New Delhi | India
JLL is India’s premier and largest professional services firm specializing in real estate for over the past 25 years now. With an extensive geographic footprint across 10 cities and a staff strength of over 14,000, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services. For further information, visit www.jll.co.in
http://www.khaitanco.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Khaitan & Co is one of India's oldest and recognised full service law firms. Built on foundations of integrity, simplicity, dedication and professionalism, the Firm has expanded its presence in India from Kolkata (1911) to New Delhi (1970) to Bangalore (1994) to Mumbai (2001) to Chennai (2021) and in Singapore (2021). The Firm takes pride in its steady growth and celebrated its centenary year in 2011 (11 November 2011). The Firm has a strength of more than 850+ fee earners including 220 partners and directors in its offices. In addition to the fee-earners, Khaitan & Co and has over 1000 employees working for it.
https://mangoadvisors.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
 Mango Advisors is an Investment Banking firm focussed on Real Estate Sector, providing a wide range of services including consulting, syndication and M&A advisory. Formed by senior erstwhile bankers with extensive knowledge and experience of financing, fund raising and investments advisory. Team has combined experience of over 5 decades in Real Estate financing and have executed transactions worth over ~INR 20,000 crores across key markets.
http://www.resurgentindia.com/
Gurgaon | Haryana | India
Resurgent India Ltd. is a top-of-the-line merchant and investment banking firm with a pan-India presence.Our service offerings, as a category 1 merchant banker, include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, debt syndication, structured finance, capital market solutions, transaction advisory, valuations, government advisory, enterprise risk, stressed asset resolution, fintech solutions, training, and a few other areas.
http://www.sugee.co.in/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Sugee,a reputed developer in the premium & affordable residential RE across Mumbai with over 5 mn sft of completed & ongoing development. Popularly known for its high quality construction,on-time delivery & transparency across all re-development processes

Confirmed Participants

Amit Bhuwania
Amit Bhuwania
Lumina CloudInfra
India
Aseem Sharma
Aseem Sharma
Senior Investments and Asset Management APACIvanhoé Cambridge
India
I am currently working as an investment professional at Ivanhoe Cambridge. Prior to this I was an associate in the Real Estate investments team at Xander Group with focus on acquisitions and investments in the office assets. Before joining Xander Group, I worked as investment banking associate at Macquarie Capital India with focus on M&A, investment advisory and capital raising transactions in Real Estate space. Prior to joining Macquarie, I worked with J.P. Morgan as investment banking analyst (Real Estate) at CRG division and as asset management analyst at Global Real Assets division. I am a PGDM in Finance from Goa Institute of Management, Goa where I also won the J.P. Morgan Global Finance Scholarship of ‘Best Finance Mind on Campus’.
Asheesh Jain
Asheesh Jain
Colliers
India
Benjamin Isaac
Benjamin Isaac
JLL India
India
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