India GRI 2017 Real EstateMumbai, December 5-6th, 2017

Overview

Senior Indian real estate leaders gathered in Mumbai as India GRI Club celebrate its 1 year anniversary. 

C-level investors, developers and lenders active in the Indian real estate market met in Mumbai last week for the annual India GRI real estate conference. 

Discussions throughout the two days openly debated the drivers of Indian real estate including low interest rates, reforms such as GST and RERA, increased focus on co-working and affordable housing, ‘Make in India’ and multimodal logistics among other topics. 

Discussion notes:

  • With the focus on Office, a new trend has emerged recently regarding office size. Consolidation from many occupiers and the development of technology and automation has meant that space efficiency is rising as a requirement for occupiers, pushing a trend for less space needed.
  • Hospitality has been going through a prolonged downturn with occupancy levels impacting the sector’s performance, but in the last two years some green shoots of recovery have been visible with rising room occupancy. With big players acquiring and running hotels of smaller operators at below replacement cost, participants believe it is a sector that is quickly picking up pace.
  • For Retail the discussion focused on determining the right size of store and retail mall as anchor store and larger retailers are looking at right-sizing their stores as business margins are unable to sustain rents. Retailers strongly emphasised an aim to bring more customers to stores using omni-channel. Retailers in attendance stressed the importance of developers partnering with them to create ‘experience’ shopping centres instead of using a replacement strategy to push out older retailers in favour of new entrants. 
  • Looking at Residential, participants quickly agreed on the mismatch of supply and demand. Investors find themselves more interested in completed projects in the mid-segment market but are very keen on affordable housing as promoted by Government. Investors shared the view that land availability, pricing, connectivity and infrastructure are four aspects that make affordable housing successful in their eyes. What’s more residential launches have gone down significantly while the focus has shifted towards delivery of existing inventory. Overall, residential sales volumes are noticeably improving while residential prices have not.
  • Our participants view Industrial as a low risk low return asset class so developers need to cautiously identify location and supply (existing inventory) before entering the business. Attendees suggested that the cap rate for logistics should be higher than commercial.
  • Many other discussions focused on the future for Indian real estate. There is clear hype about student and senior housing and the increasing amount of JDA which are picking developers’ interests.
Timetable

Tuesday. December 5th, 2017

13:00 - 14:00 Registration & Networking


14:00 - 15:00 Keynote Talkshow


15:00 - 15:30 Networking break


15:30 - 16:30 Discussions


16:30 - 17:00 Networking Break


17:00 - 18:00 Discussions


18:00 - 19:00 Networking Drinks


19:00 - 21:00 Dinner at SIGNATURE ISLAND

Wednesday. December 6th, 2017

09:00 - 10:00 Check-in and Networking


10:00 - 11:00 Discussions


11:00 - 11:30 Networking break


11:30 - 12:30 Discussions


12:30 - 14:00 Networking Lunch


14:00 - 15:00 Discussions


15:00 - 16:00 Farewell Refreshments

Discussions
Tuesday. December 5th, 2017
Discussion: 02:00pm to 03:00pm
Investment landscape - Where are investments heading and what is going to be evolution and revolution
Investment landscape - Where are investments heading and what is going to be evolution and revolution

Chairman
ANAROCK
CEO
Fosun Group
Chairman and Managing Director
Sunteck Realty
Managing Director
ESR - e-Shang Redwood Group
Group Director, CIO
Hiranandani Developers
MD & CEO
HDFC Capital Advisors
Discussion: 03:30pm to 04:30pm
Debt Markets - Still India's cash cow or is equity making a comeback?
Managing Director & CEO
Xander Finance
Founder & CEO
Team Taurus
Director
Omkar Realtors & Developers
Director Investments
SAMHI Hotels
Chief Financial Officer
Sunteck Realty
Head Real Estate Investments
Reliance Capital Asset Management
Executive VP & Head RE Business
ICICI Prudential Asset Managem
Director - Head of RE Fund
Motilal Oswal Real Estate
Managing Director - Capital Markets
JLL India
Director
Phoenix Group
Business Head, Construction & Realty
ICICI Bank
MD & CEO
HDFC Capital Advisors
Global Investors - Ready to strike while the iron is hot?
Managing Director - India Investments
Taurus Investment Holdings
Managing Director - Executive Management
RMZ Corp
Director
Qatar Investment Authority
MD & Country Head India
Tishman Speyer
Senior VP, Investments, Growth Markets
Ivanhoé Cambridge
Head Residential Financing
Brookfield Asset Management
Director Investments
Allianz Real Estate GmbH, Asia Pacific Branch
Founder Director
Phoenix Group
Group Chairman
Rohan Lifespaces
Executive Director
Walton Street
Deputy CEO
SBI Mutual Fund
Partner and Head of Real Estate
APOLLO LP
CEO & Country Head
JLL India
CEO Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific
Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific
CEO & Country Head
Kotak Investments Advisors
MD & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
Managing Director, Real Estate
Blackstone
Member Group Management Council
Wadhawan Global Capital
Founder & Chairman
YG Real Estate
GST, RERA & Regulatory Frameworks - Smoke and mirrors or the age of reform?
Executive Director
Dasnac Holdings
Co-founder and CEO
Assetz Property Group
CEO
Rohan Lifespaces
Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Dosti Realty
Chairman & Managing Director
Prestige Group
Chairman and Managing Director
Sunteck Realty
Managing Director
Vaswani Group
Co-Founder & MD
Hiranandani Group of Companies
Chairman & Managing Director
SSPDL
Chairman & MD
Supertech
Managing Director
Amarprakash Developers
Director
International Land Developers
Managing Director
PNB Housing Finance
Director
Runwal Group
Owner- Chairman & Managing Director
Oberoi Realty
Discussion: 05:00pm to 06:00pm
Global REITS & Investment Vehicles - Key to unlocking India’s investment potential in the commercial,…
Global REITS & Investment Vehicles - Key to unlocking India’s investment potential in the commercial, retail and hospitality segments?

Managing Director and CEO
Nisus Finance Services
Director - Real Estate Investments
CPPIB India Investment Advisors
Vice President - Development
The Oberoi Group
President & CEO
GENKAI Capital Management (GCM)
Chief Investment Officer
IPAL Fund Managers
Managing Director & CEO
K Raheja Corp
VP Development South Asia
Carlson Rezidor
Joint Ventures & Joint Developments - Will fortune favour the brave?
Chief Operating Officer
MVIL - Max Ventures and Industries
COO
Radius Developers
Founder & Managing Director
Ceear Realty
Chief Operating Officer
IPAL Fund Managers
Managing Partner
GOKALDAS LIFESTYLE
Managing Partner
Tribeca Creators
Managing Director & CEO
Godrej Properties
Managing Director
Re-Creo Developments
BD Head
Godrej Properties Limited
Managing Director
Devansh Constructions
Director
MBD Group
President & COO
Sunteck Realty
Founder & Chairman
YG Real Estate
Wednesday. December 6th, 2017
Discussion: 10:00am to 11:00am
Hotels and Hospitality - Are distressed assets paving way for investment revival in India?
Partner
APARA HOTEL ADVISERS
Director Investments
SAMHI Hotels
Vice President - Development
The Oberoi Group
Founder & Managing Director
Apodis Hotels & Resorts Ltd
Managing Director Hotels & Hospitality
JLL Investment Advisors
MD & CEO
GINGER HOTELS
President – Hospitality Business
Embassy Office Parks
Senior Advisor
APARA HOTEL ADVISERS
Vice President - Development & Asset Man
Interglobe Hotels Pvt ltd
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Real Estate
Managing Director & CEO
K Raheja Corp
VP Development South Asia
Carlson Rezidor
The Changing Face of Offices - Evolution of new age globally captive office development
Managing Director
Olympia
CEO, Private Equity Funds
Indiabulls Asset Management
Co-founder and CEO
Assetz Property Group
Director
GAR Corp
Advisor
House of Hiranandani
Managing Director
My Home Group
Director
Meenakshi Group
India Business Head
Avanta Business Centre
Chairman & Managing Director
SSPDL
CEO & Country Head
JLL India
Chairman & MD
Infinity Infotech Parks
Managing Director & CEO
Max Ventures & Industries
Director
Phoenix Group
Business Head, Construction & Realty
ICICI Bank
Managing Director - Management
RMZ Corp
President and CEO
Westcourt UK
Discussion: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Capital Flows - Is India rising as reality overcomes perception?
Managing Director & CEO
Xander Finance
Managing Director - Executive Management
RMZ Corp
Partner
Xander Advisors India
Managing Partner
IL&FS Investment Managers
Chief Financial Officer
Sunteck Realty
Managing Director and CEO
Godrej Fund Management
CEO
Aditya Birla Real Estate
Founder and CEO
IREP Credit Capital
VP and Head of Investments
Radius Developers
Partner Real Estate
IDFC Alternatives
CEO & MD
Shapoorji Pallonji Finance
Managing Director - Capital Markets
JLL India
Partner
Disti India Advisors
CEO & MD
ASK Group
Principal
AGM India Advisors
Managing Partner
IL&FS Investment Managers
Partner
Cerestra Advisors Ltd.
The Housing Deficit - Still a dream or a stage to kick-start change?
Executive Director
Dasnac Holdings
Director
Aditya Developers
Founder & Managing Director
Ceear Realty
Director
Omkar Realtors & Developers
Investment Manager
ADIA
Managing Director
Mana Projects
Director
Navin Housing & Properties
Chairman
Signature Builders
Chairman & MD
Supertech
Co Founder & MD
Signature Builders
Chairman & CEO
Sheer Capital Advisory
Chairman & MD
Omaxe
Managing Director
Amarprakash Developers
Business Head - PMS & Alternative Assets
Reliance Capital Asset Managem
MD & CEO
HDFC Capital Advisors
Discussion: 02:00pm to 03:00pm
Anuj Puri
Chairman
ANAROCK
Biography:
Anuj is an acknowledged expert on Indian real estate both in India and internationally. He enjoys strong relationships with private investors as well as local & global corporates. Until Feb 2017, Anuj was responsible for overall direction, strategy and growth of Jones Lang LaSalle India (JLL) overseeing a team of over 9000 employees in 11 cities. He was a key member of Asia Pac Leadership Group and Head of Global Retail Leasing Board of JLL. Anuj recently acquired Residential brokerage business and Fund Management vertical of JLL in India and runs them independently under his latest venture - ANAROCK Property Consultants Pvt. Ltd. As Chairman, he currently oversees a team of over 1000 across India & Dubai.
Apurva Muthalia
CEO
Fosun Group
Kamal Khetan
Chairman and Managing Director
Mumbai | India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Kamal Khetan, CMD Sunteck Realty Ltd. is a first generation entrepreneur who founded the Group in 2000. His vision is depicted in being the foremost to anticipate an opportunity in the premium residential space of 4 acres in India’s most promising commercial hub - Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. These high end properties of BKC today hosts the top business honchos making it one of the most prestigious and Iconic project in the country. Mr.Khetan has also identified places like Goregaon & Airoli and invested to develop spaces to cater the needs of the customers. Under his Leadership, Sunteck Realty today manages a development portfolio catering to the ultra-luxurious and Premium segment of over 23 mn.sq.ft spread across 25 projects.
Michael James de Jong-Douglas
Managing Director
ESR - e-Shang Redwood Group
Biography:
Dr. Michael de Jong-Douglas is Managing Director of ESR Asia. Michael, has worked in logistics real estate for last 20 years. Previous Asian roles include Deputy CEO / COO for Mapletree Logistics Real Estate Trust (a multi-billion S$ Singapore REIT) and Director of Real Estate for an opportunistic multi-family office based in Singapore. Michael spent +11 years with Prologis where he held various positions such as Regional Head Central Europe, Head of Property Management Europe and Head of Due Diligence Continental Europe. Michael has a PhD in Urban Planning & Applied Geography from Utrecht University and attended Exec Development Program at Northwestern University; he also has an MBA, an MA in Geography and a BS in Public Admn & Planning.
N Shridhar
Group Director, CIO
Hiranandani Developers
Biography:
As the Group Director & Chief strategy officer of Hiranandani Group, he drives the Business Strategy & Re-engineering, Operations,Investments/Divestments & M & A. across business verticals of Real estate, Infrastructure/Utilities, Industrial & Logistics parks and Energy. He is also associated with Pegasus Fininvest Advisory Pvt. Ltd. Prior to Hiranandani Group, He was the Group director & CEO of a large entity operating in the Hospitality and Real estate sector. He was also the Group CFO of “Future Capital Holdings Ltd.” He was the CFO for “Britannia Industries Ltd.”. He has had a long stint of 7 years with “Coca-Cola India” as Vice-President Finance and as a board member at the bottling company “Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd.
Vipul Roongta
MD & CEO
HDFC Capital Advisors
India
Segment: Asset Management
Biography:
Vipul Roongta, who was promoted as managing director & chief executive officer at HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, the realty fund in March this year, had his stint at HSBC’s retail mortgage business before spending about 12 years at HDFC in various roles. HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, the investment manager for the fund, HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund-1 plans to raise with a total size of Rs5,000 crore for investment in affordable housing sector.
Amar Merani
Managing Director & CEO
Xander Finance
India
Segment: Lender/Investor
Biography:
Amar Merani heads Xander’s credit platform in India since mid-2012. He is responsible for its growth and profitability as well as regulatory interface. He brings with him over 22 years of investment banking, lending and consulting experience and has led several marquee M&A and private equity transactions, IPOs and follow on equity offerings, as well as Project & Structured Finance transactions. From 2007 to early 2012, Amar headed the RE vertical of Kotak Investment Banking which raised over US$1.5 BB of equity for leading RE developers. He also led corporate restructuring and advisory assignments for leading RE and infrastructure groups. Amar has also worked for Lazard (Investment Banking), IL&FS (Project Finance) and PwC (Consulting).
Amitabh Roy
Founder & CEO
Team Taurus
Biography:
Mr. Amitabh Roy is a hands-on enterpreneur with 17 years of real estate experience. After finishing his Civil Engineering from Bangalore University in 1998, he discovered in no time that he was not cut out for a job. So, he bootstrapped his way to founding the company Team Taurus. Since then, he has gone on from his first 10,000 square feet project to his present 1.8 million square feet project. In between, he completed Entrepreneurial Studies from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (2011) and Strategic Real Estate Management from Indian School of Business (2012) At present, he handles Strategy, Growth and Business Development
Gaurav Gupta
Director
Omkar Realtors & Developers
India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mr Gaurav Gupta serves as the Director of Omkar Realtors & Developers Pvt. Ltd. An MBA from UK, he is the youngest director in the group who has infused fresh energy into the company. His natural flair for leadership is apparent as he takes centre stage by implementing best practices that paves the way towards recognition amongst industry stalwarts. He is a part of the management think tank overseeing Finance, Human Resources, Legal and Operations of the company. His innovative ideas and initiatives have enabled Omkar Realtors to stay in the forefront of the real estate business.
Gaurav Sharma
Director Investments
SAMHI Hotels
India
Segment: Hotel Mnagement
Biography:
Gaurav has over 11 years’ of experience in RE Equity & Debt Markets. In SAMHI, he heads Investment function & is responsible for acquisition of new hotels, debt syndication and selection of brand/operator for the owned hotels. Prior to joining SAMHI he was working with JLL, and was heading the North India Capital Market for them. Gaurav also has strong experience in large capital raise, capital & joint ventures structuring, joint developments and entity level & project level divestments. He also has the advising all four privately operated airports, in Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, for their real estate portfolio and divestment strategy. In past Gaurav has raised more than a 1.5 billion dollars in equity and debt for his clients.
Jitendra Mehta
Chief Financial Officer
Biography:
Jitendra brings along more than 31 years of experience. Prior to joining Sunteck, he was associated with Kanakia Group as Director – Finance, where he worked for 10 years. He was managing Finance for all verticles viz Real Estate, Education, Hospitality and Entertainment. He was in charge of Accounts, Secretarial Matters, Info Tech, Internal Audit, Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation and Insurance. Prior to Kanakia he was associated with Raashi Fertilizers as Director cum Company Secretary for 21 years where he was overall in charge of all functions of Management.
Pradeep Khanna
Head Real Estate Investments
Reliance Capital Asset Management
Biography:
Over 20 years of experience in Real Estate Investment Management, Corporate & Project Finance, Investment Banking & Project Management. Heading Reliance Real Estate Investments since 2011 and a key personnel behind the Reliance AIF & PMS Real Estate investment function. Also instrumental in setting up and anchoring RE Private Equity business in his previous organisation (ICICI Prudential AMC). Well diversified experience over entire life cycle of Funds from inception to exits and strong broad based relationship with developers and possesses rich experience in evaluating, investing and managing real estate projects on pan India basis. Masters in Business Management from I.I.T Kharagpur and B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from NIT, Warangal.
Rahul Rai
Executive VP & Head RE Business
ICICI Prudential Asset Managem
Biography:
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Sharad Mittal
Director - Head of RE Fund
Motilal Oswal Real Estate
Biography:
Sharad Mittal leads and manages RE funds at Motilal Oswal Real Estate (MORE). Sharad has over 16 years of experience in RE investing and fund raising. He joined MORE in 2013, spearheading the firm's real estate fund business and has been instrumental in rebuilding and scaling up the MORE business from an AUM of Rs 200 Cr to Rs 2,000 Cr in the last 3 years. Prior, Sharad was with ICICI Prudential AMC where he was VP (RE Investments), leading the commercial rental office fund and mezzanine fund. He also led the fund raising initiative, raising Rs 1,300 Cr across two funds. He has also worked with ASK Property Investment Advisors and ICICI Bank. Sharad is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Delhi University.
Shobhit Agarwal
Managing Director - Capital Markets
JLL India
Biography:
Shobhit Agarwal heads the Capital Markets division of Jones Lang LaSalle, and is based out of the Mumbai office of the firm. Shobhit presently manages a strong national team spread across 8 offices, and relationships both at private and corporate levels with key customers throughout the country. He also oversees the cross border flow of capital and fund raising for domestic & international funds in India.
Srikanth Badiga
Director
Phoenix Group
Sunir Ramchandani
Business Head, Construction & Realty
ICICI Bank
Biography:
A Real Estate Finance Professional with diverse experience, Sunir has been with ICICI Group since 2001. Over the past 16 years, he has worked in various roles with the Mortgage Business, working on developer relations, corporate & branch linked business, credit underwriting, Risk Management etc. He also worked with the Real Estate Transaction Services team at ICICI HFC, and led the business to a manifold growth during his tenor with the team. He currently manages the Construction & Realty Funding Business and the RE Asset Evaluation & Monetisation Business for ICICI Bank.
Vipul Roongta
MD & CEO
HDFC Capital Advisors
India
Segment: Asset Management
Biography:
Vipul Roongta, who was promoted as managing director & chief executive officer at HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, the realty fund in March this year, had his stint at HSBC’s retail mortgage business before spending about 12 years at HDFC in various roles. HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, the investment manager for the fund, HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund-1 plans to raise with a total size of Rs5,000 crore for investment in affordable housing sector.
Ajay Prasad
Managing Director - India Investments
Taurus Investment Holdings
Biography:
As Country Managing Director, Ajay is responsible for due diligence, acquisition, planning, financing, project management and operation of all investments in India and manages Taurus India’ team of experienced management professionals. He has the primary responsibility of building and fostering relationships with global investors as well as development partners to deliver world-class projects across the country. Ajay has more than twelve years of professional and academic experience in a variety of markets in India, where he worked with Accenture’s strategy consulting practice and the India business of Emaar Properties, and in the United States.
Arshdeep Sethi
Managing Director - Executive Management
India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Arshdeep has 25 years of experience in Business Management. He has held strategic roles in various companies across industries such as RE, Telecom/Infrastructure & Insurance. Before, he played key roles with Bharti Enterprises, Max New York Life, Punj Lloyd & Colliers International. In 2004 Arshdeep joined RMZ and plays a key role in defining and implementing the strategic vision of the group. He has led various capital-raising and partnership initiatives with top PE & SWF. He has been instrumental in raising over USD 1 billion of foreign direct investment from these global investors. Additionally, he represents the RE industry during dialogues with governmental bodies with regard to the policies related to REIT and SEZ development.
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.
Claude Lavigne
Senior VP, Investments, Growth Markets
Canada
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Claude Lavigne is responsible for seeking out, negotiating & executing investment opportunities in targeted growth markets focusing on India. He also contributes to the growth and development of the Company in Asia & LatAm, ensuring the proper implementation of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s strategy in growth markets. Mr. Lavigne has worked in the RE industry for over 25 years, gaining experience in all asset classes and in various specialties (valuation, AM & investment). He began his career in 1992 with Lecours, Poulin & Associés, and joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in 1996 as a chartered appraiser. He has held several positions in the company including Director, Investments ; VP, Investments within the hospitality team, and Senior VP, Growth Markets.
Dev Santani
Head Residential Financing
Brookfield Asset Management
Biography:
Mr Dev Santani is a Senior Vice President with Brookfield Asset Management and heads the residential financing business for Brookfield in the region. Dev is responsible for managing private equity and structured financing transactions across the international and domestic fund platform with focus on residential real estate and also heads the third party fund “India Real Estate Opportunity Partners” (IREOP) in India. Mr Santani is responsible for overseeing several of the firm’s investments in India and managing the Joint venture partner relationships in the region. He has been a part of the Brookfield India team since January 2014.
Devashish Gupta
Director Investments
Allianz Real Estate GmbH, Asia Pacific Branch
Biography:
Over 19 years of experience in asset management, deal structuring & due diligence in equity/ credit for real estate, technology, energy, education, logistics, and healthcare across Asia Pacific deals. $ 3.6 B in co-investments made / capital raised from global institutional investors and family offices. Most recently Director of Investments at Essel Investment Managers, Singapore. Earlier, Vice President at Mizuho Financial Group of Japan investing in PE funds in India, China, SE Asia • MBA from Henry B Tippie School of Management, University of Iowa, USA, B. Tech. from NIT, Kurukshetra India.
Gopikrishna Patibanda
Founder Director
Phoenix Group
Harresh Mehta
Group Chairman
Rohan Lifespaces
Biography:
Harresh Mehta is a serial entrepreneur having set up businesses in various fields like import and dealing in office automation products, dealing in medical and surgical equipments / products, etc before starting real estate development in 1994. He spotted an opportunity in the redevelopment space in old cessed buildings in South Mumbai and is a pioneer in the field. His hands on approach to tenant related issues is the key to success of the Rohan Group as tenant relationship is very vital for any redevelopment project to succeed. He has also played a key role to address and resolve regulatory / other issues faced by various stakeholders in the redevelopment space by taking them up in the right forum.
Kaushik Desai
Executive Director
Walton Street
Biography:
Kaushik Desai is currently Executive Director of Walton Street India, handling key relationships with investors, funds, intermediaries and developers. He is responsible for helping evaluate new investment opportunities and instrumental in reviewing and advising on transaction structures. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary and has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Mumbai University.
Nicolas Simon
Deputy CEO
SBI Mutual Fund
India
Biography:
Nicolas Simon is Deputy CEO at SBI MF – India. Prior to joining the firm, Nicolas Simon worked at Amundi Real Estate, Crédit Agricole Asset Management Real Estate, Henderson Global Investors SAS, Generali Real Estate, CDR (Crédit Lyonnais) and SMCI (Crédit Lyonnais) Nicolas Simon has a Master’s degree, Real Estate and a Master’s degree, Law.
Nipun Sahni
Partner and Head of Real Estate
APOLLO LP
India
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.
Ramesh Nair
CEO & Country Head
JLL India
Biography:
Ramesh is the CEO & Country Head of JLL India. He is responsible for the overall direction, strategy and growth of, the firm. JLL India is largest real estate services firm in the country with more than 9,500 diverse professionals, with business revenues nearing INR 3,000 crores in 2016-17. JLL is a Fortune 500 company, creating value for owners, investors and users of real estate. Globally, with annual revenues of $6 billion, JLL operates in 1,000 locations across 80 countries.
Rushabh Desai
CEO Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific
Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific
Biography:
Rush Desai heads the Asia‐Pacific hub at Allianz Real Estate GmbH. He is a member of the Allianz Real Estate Executive Committee as well as the Investment Committee. Rush is leading the expansion of the Allianz Real Estate across key markets like China, India, South East Asia, Australia and Japan. He has worked for Lone Star Funds since 2015 focusing on real estate investments in the South Asian region. Prior to that, he had 12+ years of diverse global experience with General Electric Company (“GE”) in positions of increasing leadership and management responsibilities. During his tenure at GE Capital Real Estate Asia‐Pacific, he led over USD $10 billion of transactions across a range of equity and debt assets.
S Sriniwasan
CEO & Country Head
Kotak Investments Advisors
Biography:
S. Sriniwasan (Srini) heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, since January 2017. Under Srini’s leadership, Kotak Realty Fund has scaled up to over US$1.47 billion in AUM, making it one of the largest real estate funds in India, and has successfully established a strong track record of profitable exits from investments. As one of the earliest fund managers to raise and invest capital in India’s alternate assets space, Srini has introduced significant financing, financial structuring and negotiating skills in the industry. Srini holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.
Sanjay Dutt
MD & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
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.

Siddhartha Gupta
Managing Director, Real Estate
Mumbai | India
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Siddhartha Gupta is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and is based in Mumbai. Mr. Gupta is involved in sourcing and analyzing real estate investments in India. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Gupta was Vice President in Bank of America Merrill Lynch Real Estate investment group. Mr. Gupta holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and is also a Chartered Accountant (India).
Srinath Sridharan
Member Group Management Council
Wadhawan Global Capital
India
Biography:
Strategic counsel for nearly two decades with leading corporates across diverse sectors including automobile, e-commerce, advertising, realty and financial services. Key expertise as a custodian of business relationships, with a keen understanding of market dynamics and consumer trends required for business expansion and new forays. Associated with Rajesh Wadhawan Group, which is the promoter group of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd, co-sponsor of DHFL Pramerica Mutual The past 9+ years that he has spent with the Rajesh Wadhawan Group encompasses rich executive leadership roles. In his current role, he convenes the Group Management Council (GMC), which strives towards enhancing business excellence and stakeholder value cre
Yash Gupta
Founder & Chairman
YG Real Estate
Biography:
Yash Gupta has started his own company called Yash Gupta Real Estate LLP. Before this he was Senior Managing Director and Country Head. Before being MD at 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 a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Boston and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Arihant Jain
Executive Director
Dasnac Holdings
Ben Salmon
Co-founder and CEO
Assetz Property Group
India
Biography:
Ben plays a pivotal role across functions of the group with specific focus on building strategic alliances across all businesses. He has over 19 years of experience in different key areas of the RE business and has been instrumental in projects across Asia. In India he has executed inward transactions adding to more than USD 200 million and exits exceeding USD 500 million. He has successfully executed 20+ principal land deals in India & headed 5 principal exits of developed assets (among the largest in India). Before establishing Assetz, Ben held senior positions with the Lend Lease Group as Country and Asset Manager (India, Japan, South Korea and Australia).
Bharat Mody
CEO
Rohan Lifespaces
Biography:
Bharat Mody is a CA with more than 34 years post qualification experience. Prior to joining Rohan Lifescapes in July, 2017, he worked with Hubtown Limited (formerly Ackruti City Limited) for close to 10 years as CFO for 7 years and then as President of the Company. At Hubtown, he played a key role in Fund raising, including QIP, Structured FDI investments, Bank / NBFC financing, U/HNI investments, Litigation strategy, Liaison activities, Investor / Customer Relationship, leading a cross functional team for day to day Project execution, etc. Before joining the realty sector, he practiced as a CA in various areas like Finance, Business Setting up Consultancy, Audit, Tax, etc as Partner in SKP Group.
Deepak Goradia
Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Dosti Realty
India
Biography:
Holding a dual degree in Commerce and Law, he is the brain behind the architectural grandeur and beautiful landscapes of Dosti projects. His unique ideas, strategies and negotiation skills have earned him respect as the visionary of the group. He also promotes the future of real estate by being an active member of the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) and is now the Vice President. He is also selected as Honorary Treasurer in Credai National since April 2017. He encourages members of MCHI's youth wing to organise exhibitions, seminars, hold meetings with prominent personalities from the construction/real estate industry and participate in discussions with government officials about the realty sector.
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
Mumbai | India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Kamal Khetan, CMD Sunteck Realty Ltd. is a first generation entrepreneur who founded the Group in 2000. His vision is depicted in being the foremost to anticipate an opportunity in the premium residential space of 4 acres in India’s most promising commercial hub - Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. These high end properties of BKC today hosts the top business honchos making it one of the most prestigious and Iconic project in the country. Mr.Khetan has also identified places like Goregaon & Airoli and invested to develop spaces to cater the needs of the customers. Under his Leadership, Sunteck Realty today manages a development portfolio catering to the ultra-luxurious and Premium segment of over 23 mn.sq.ft spread across 25 projects.
Neville Vaswani
Managing Director
Vaswani Group
India
Biography:
Neville Vaswani is the Co-Owner and Managing Director of Vaswani Group- a 30 year old diversified Real Estate Development Company with multiple projects across residential, commercial, retail and hospitality verticals in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Goa.Neville is a second generation entrepreneur based out of Bangalore, joined the family business in 1992 and has played an important role in professionalizing the company and taking it to greater heights over the last two decades.
Niranjan Hiranandani
Co-Founder & MD
Hiranandani Group of Companies
Biography:
Niranjan Hiranandani is arguably, India’s ‘builder extraordinaire’, the person credited with changing Mumbai’s skyline. Niranjan Hiranandani has virtually revolutionized the real estate industry in the country. Since then, the Hiranandani Group has come a long way and is recognized for their modern state of the art mixed used township projects in Powai & Thane, both of which have become preferred residential and commercial locations in and around Mumbai. Mr. Niranjan Hiranandani is a Business Leader with a combination of qualities like sharp professional business acumen, concerned citizen with social awareness, Industry leader with up to date knowledge, and above all, ensuring that the company gives value to every Customer.
Prakash Challa
Chairman & Managing Director
SSPDL
Biography:
Mr. Prakash Challa, a Post Graduate and a first generation entrepreneur, is the Chairman & Managing Director of SSPDL Group, an Infrastructure and Real Estate. Major having operations in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Kerela. Having started his career in banking with Nationalized Banks for over 14 years. Started enterprises dealing in aqua culture, pisciculture, windmill energy and construction. Prakash Challa took over as Secretary FAIRPRO in September 2006 and later was unanimously elected as President of Credai Tamilnadu on 12th December 2007. Successfully conducted 2 Annual Property Exhibitions in Chennai in 2008 & 2009.
R. Arora
Chairman & MD
Supertech
India
Biography:
Ram Kishor Arora, being the Chairman of Supertech Ltd, the flagship Company of Supertech Group, has been controlling the affairs of the company since 1988. Mr. Arora has been actively involved with the setting up of all business initiatives and development functions for Supertech Ltd., and its Subsidiary Companies. His belief that a content livelihood is not only restricted to living in a quality space but is also connected to other aspects of life that complements standard living. Mr. Arora with his business skill, dedication and commitment, entered into construction of shopping complexes, multiplexes, townships, IT Parks and hotels and completed the living of around 40,000 families across the country and took Supertech to scaling heights.
S. Aadarsh Surana
Managing Director
Amarprakash Developers
India
Salman Akbar
Director
International Land Developers
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.
Subodh Runwal
Director
Runwal Group
Biography:
Mr Subodh Runwal, aged 41 years is a B.Com from Podar College, Mumbai and an MBA from North Eastern University, Boston, USA. He is an alumni of the ‘Harvard Business School’ in year 2010. At a very young age with his philosophy of "Nothing is impossible", joined as a Director of Runwal Group and the company aggressively pronounced his achievements in the industry through his dedicated approach towards helping the company to reach the heights of excellence to which it has arrived today. He has an experience of more than 20 years in the industry. He is a member of and has represented the Group in forums like MCHI , FICCI and CREDAI.
Vikas Oberoi
Owner- Chairman & Managing Director
Oberoi Realty
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
Ajit Chordia
Managing Director
Olympia
Biography:
Took over the Khivraj family business of automobile retail and emerged as one of the largest and most trusted franchisees of Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto and Honda brands in the city of Chennai * Ventured into renewable power in the year 1996; gradually expanded the business and today, the Group has a portfolio of over 18 MW of wind power assets * Blueprinting for a foray into solar power generation in 2013 * Redefined the skyline of Chennai by venturing into real estate with the launch of the OLYMPIA brand: o Commissioned the Olympia Technology Park in 2006 within one year of conceptualisation o Chairman Infrastructure CII–Chennai Zone (2009-10) o Past President of the CREDAI Chennai and also President CREDAI TAMILNADU for 2017-19
Anurag Tyagi
Vice President & Head Corporate Services
Biography:
Anurag, with over 16 years of experience, is a well-respected leader in Corporate Real Estate and has held various senior positions at some of the most reputed banks like ICICI Bank, YES Bank and Morgan Stanley. Anurag has diverse experience on various aspects of Corporate Real Estate Services encompassing Real estate consulting, strategy and execution. For his contribution to the real estate industry, Anurag was awarded the ‘Real Estate Corporate Head of the Year’ for 2013 by GIREM, following selection by a high-level jury.
Hariprasad Hegde
SVP & Global Head - Operations
Wipro
Biography:
Hari is ‘Senior Vice President & Global Head – Operations’ for Wipro Limited; US$ 7 bn, IT and Consulting Services provider with presence in 61 countries. Hari in his present role is responsible for all of the Operations functions that Support the Corporation globally. These among others includes the function that builds large commercial office facilities for Wipro for its own use. Currently projects to add another 10 Mn sqft to its existing portfolio of about 20 Mn sqft are in different stages of progress.
Pulak Chamaria
Director
Infinity Infotech
Biography:
As the Director of Infinity, a group with diverse interests and deep commitments, Pulak Chamaria, (alumnus of Babson College, USA, United World College of South East Asia, Singapore and La Martiniere for Boys, Calcutta) brings positive energy, enthusiasm and an appetite for infusing ‘Best Practises’ in all that he does. Guided by the eternal teachings of Indian spirituality and values, Pulak carries the Infinity baton forward, passed onto him by his father, Shri Ravindra Chamaria. Pulak has been a pioneer in leading the green building movement in India.
Sandeep Sharma
COO
RBS
Thirumal Govindraj
Managing Director - Management
Biography:
Holding a graduate degree in Bachelor of Arts and with 20 years of Sales experience out of which 15 years in the Real Estate space working with CBRE one of the largest International Property consultants in the world in multiple markets of Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai, he has worked on some of the largest Leasing as well as Built To suit transactions for some of the largest corporate in India, like Honeywell, Shell, ANZ, HP, Cognizant, HSBC to name a few. HE joined RMZ Corp in the year 2012 as a Leasing Director. He is currently the Managing Director of the group and is a Member of the Board and the Executive Committee, he is responsible for the complete commercial Business of the RMZ group.
Amit Goenka
Managing Director and CEO
Nisus Finance Services
India
Segment: Capital Transactions
Biography:
Amit Goenka is CEO of Nisus Finance (NiFCO), which manages a USD 30 mn RE debt fund portfolio. He is one of India’s leading experts on RE and Infrastructure, appearing in media, industry and focus events. He was the Founder MD & CEO of Essel Finance (ZEE Group) managing AIF RE debt funds, PMS and offshore fund. As National Director- Investments for Knight Frank he transacted over USD 250 mn of real estate in 3 years covering land, residential, office and hotels. He structured NCDs, private equity and debt deals of ~USD 200 mn. He set up and led India’s first USD 50 mil. Office yield fund (REIT). Amit has also worked with Ernst & Young, Aditya Birla Group and Investment Dar (Kuwait/Dubai). Amit holds a BE, MBA, MFM & MRICS.
Hari Krishna V
Director - Real Estate Investments
CPPIB India Investment Advisors
Biography:
Hari is responsible for real estate investments for CPPIB in India. Prior to joining CPPIB in October 2014, Hari was a founding director at Kotak Investment Advisors in India for nearly 10 years. Kotak is one of the leading property fund managers in India with aggregate assets of over US$1 billion. Prior to Kotak, Hari also worked with JLL and CB Richard Ellis in India in various functions such as corporate finance and advisory for about 8 years. He holds a Masters in Finance from University of Delhi and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UK.
Jaideep Dang
Vice President - Development
The Oberoi Group
Biography:
Jaideep works closely with the Executive Chairman of The Oberoi Group, Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi in strategic growth and development of ‘The Oberoi’ and ‘Trident’ brands across Indian sub-continent, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has been with the Group since 2011. He has helped the Group in securing management contracts and assisted in development of the Group’s owned real estate assets. Jaideep had spent ten years in real estate and hotel development business. He had been involved in business consulting, real estate transactions, hotel management contracts, project feasibility, appraisals and market research. He has worked with Jones Lang LaSalle in India in various disciplines including hospitality, retail and residential markets.
Masatoshi Matsuo
President & CEO
GENKAI Capital Management (GCM)
Biography:
Masatoshi Matsuo is the President and CEO of Genkai Capital Management Co., Ltd., a real estate fund management and investment advisory firm for institutional investors. Genkai currently manages a real estate portfolio of approximately 500 million USD comprised of office buildings, shopping centers and healthcare facilities in Tokyo and regional cities in Japan. Genkai is now expanding its business strategy for in and out bound real estate investment opportunities for Japanese and international institutions. From Japan, it is looking into the market in the US and Asia focusing on India, one of the most promising new markets for decades to come. Mr. Matsuo acts as a council member for ULI Japan
Shailesh Viswanathan
Chief Investment Officer
IPAL Fund Managers
Biography:
An Engineer and MBA from Mumbai University, Shailesh has 13 years of experience in Real Estate Debt, Capital Markets, Investments and Fund Raising At Indiareit - successfully executed the largest PE investment in a slum- redevelopment project, then spearheaded the fund-raise of the $80m Mumbai Redevelopment Fund, India’s first niche RE fund.
Vinod Rohira
Managing Director & CEO
Mumbai | India
Biography:
Vinod is a dynamic, results-oriented leader and a key member of the leadership team that has built the K.Raheja Corp into one of the most respected and leading names in Indian real estate. Vinod has MBA from Booth School of Business, Chicago, and a law degree from Mumbai University. Vinod began his career with the K.Raheja Corp, two decades ago, Vinod created ‘Mindspace’ – built with the idea of establishing self-contained world-class business districts, across cities; a concept which has completely revolutionised the Commercial Real Estate sector in India. Vinod created the ultra-luxury living residential complex, ‘Vivarea’ at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai and then created ‘Vistas’ in Southern and Western India & played a vital part in Inorbit Malls
Zubin Saxena
VP Development South Asia
Haryana | India
Segment: Hotel Group
Biography:
Zubin Saxena is Vice President, Development, South Asia at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. In this role, Zubin is responsible for driving Carlson’s development efforts throughout South Asia and growing its hotel portfolio through management and franchise opportunities. Zubin brings across extensive experience and expertise in real estate finance, development and strategic planning and operations in the hospitality sector. Prior to joining Carlson Rezidor, Zubin held the role of Director, Development, South West Asia at IHG. Previously, he has also served as Senior Vice President and Head of Hotel Advisory Services with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, India, and as Senior Vice President of Consulting and Valuation at HVS, New York.
Arjunjit Singh
Chief Operating Officer
MVIL - Max Ventures and Industries
India
Biography:
Mr. Arjunjit Singh is the Chief Operating Officer of Max Estates, the real estate subsidiary of MVIL. Arjunjit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship, from Cornell University where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Cornell University, Arjunjit was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society. Prior to serving as COO of Max Estates, Arjunjit spent the majority of his career in Private Equity and Investment Banking with industry giants Fidelity Private Equity and UBS Investment Bank, in both India and New York. Arjunjit has built significant expertise across diverse industries such as Real Estate, Telecommunications, Technology, Healthcare, Education
Ashish Shah
COO
India
Biography:
Mr. Shah heads the Business Development team at Radius. After having worked in international markets such as London he has added global finesse to Radius projects. He has worked with the likes of Arthur Andersen EY and KPMG.
Cherag Ramakrishnan
Founder & Managing Director
Ceear Realty
Biography:
Cherag has been instrumental in building Equinox Realty (formerly known as Essar Realty) from scratch before starting CEEAR. Under his energetic leadership Equinox Realty had created a portfolio of nearly 16 million sq. ft. of projects across India which are under different stages of development. Cherag was when he set up and successfully ran his business ‐ ‘Ramon Property Services’. Ramon has been a pioneer in luxury home sales / commercial office search / investment sales & design & development consultancy. Cherag is a Post Graduate in Business Management from the University of Mumbai and also has a certificate for the Global Advance Management Course from ISB Hyderabad & KELLOGG University Chicago. He is an eminent member of RICS
Gulzar Malhotra
Chief Operating Officer
IPAL Fund Managers
Biography:
Gulzar is currently the COO of IPAL Fund Managers and is responsible for managing the overall operations of the fund manager including strategizing new fund raises, formulating appropriate risk mitigation strategies, obtaining requisite regulatory approvals, in addition to actively managing the investments of the fund and assisting with fund raising.
Jai S Rupani
Managing Partner
GOKALDAS LIFESTYLE
Biography:
Mr. Rupani spearheads Gokaldas Lifestyle, a real estate development company focused on luxury projects.  Additionally, as the CIO of the Dinesh Hinduja Family Office, he oversees investments across all asset classes for the group: real estate, stocks, bonds, structured products, private equity and venture capital.  Prior to joining the Gokaldas Group, Mr. Rupani was part of the investment team at India Value Fund, a USD 1.8 Billion private equity fund in Mumbai.  During his professional career, Mr. Rupani has lived and worked across the globe and has spent several years with The Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets Group as an investment banker in their San Francisco office.
Kalpesh Mehta
Managing Partner
Tribeca Creators
INDIA
Biography:
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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.
Paul Whitley
Managing Director
Re-Creo Developments
United Kingdom
Segment: Developers
Biography:
Paul Whitley heads the Re-creo Group a property development company with both an in-house architectural studio and a construction arm. Paul Whitley brings 40 years’ experience of acquiring sites, gaining planning consents, undertaking design, managing developments, securing pre-sales and managing the sales process. His expertise is in the resolution of complex development issues so as to maximise the site value through planning gain. He resolves these by combining his deep understanding of the planning process with high quality design solutions. He works in joint venture with third party investors. Their funding commitments complement our role in the sourcing, acquisition and management of the development.
Pravin Ajmera
BD Head
Godrej Properties Limited
Biography:
He had over 14 years of experience in investments, asset management and development across multiple real estate asset classes. Pravin is the head of BD at Godrej Properties and was earlier Executive Director at Everstone Capital Asia Pte Ltd. Mr. Ajmera joined Everstone Capital Management in 2011 and served as Executive Director in IndoSpace Capital Advisors. He also worked with Starwood Capital Group and TCG Real Estate.
Sanjay Kumar Bansal
Managing Director
Devansh Constructions
Biography:
Shri Sanjay Kumar Bansal, Aged about 41 years is the Managing Partner of M/S. Devansh Group. He is an MBA from T.A.Pai Management Institute (Manipal) and was adjudged as “Best Student Manager Award “for South India by AICTE. Since last 18 years, he is using his Experience and Expertise in Construction Industry, He is Highly Disciplined, a Practitioner of Vipasana Meditation and a Perfectionist, He was an Executive Committee Member of CREDAI Hyderabad from 2013-15.
Sonica Malhotra
Director
MBD Group
Biography:
As Joint Managing Director of The MBD Group, Ms. Sonica Malhotra , is driving the Group by taking powerful strides into Hospitality, real estate, retail, mall development ventures, while directing the Group’s strategy and executing key projects. Apart from handling the overall operations of the hospitality and retail vertical, she is also responsible for corporate finance , taxation and legal for the entire MBD Group including hospitality , retail , education and other verticals . Ms. Malhotra studied BCom ( H ) at Jesus and Mary College , New Delhi and pursued an MBA in Finance from the International Management Institute (IMI), Delhi. She also has a programme in leadership development (PLD) from Harvard Business School, Boston.
Sumesh Mishra
President & COO
Biography:
Mr Sumesh Mishra, a Chartered Accountant and MBA (finance), is the COO & President – Business Development & Strategy at Sunteck Realty Ltd (SRL). He has over 11 years of rich experience in real estate and joined Sunteck in 2010. From his primary role of looking at Investor Relations when he joined the company, he now also looks at Strategy, Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Public Relations. He has been instrumental in various fund raising done by the company as well as spearheads the sales efforts.
Yash Gupta
Founder & Chairman
YG Real Estate
Biography:
Yash Gupta has started his own company called Yash Gupta Real Estate LLP. Before this he was Senior Managing Director and Country Head. Before being MD at 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 a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Boston and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Claas Elze
Partner
APARA HOTEL ADVISERS
Gaurav Sharma
Director Investments
SAMHI Hotels
India
Segment: Hotel Mnagement
Biography:
Gaurav has over 11 years’ of experience in RE Equity & Debt Markets. In SAMHI, he heads Investment function & is responsible for acquisition of new hotels, debt syndication and selection of brand/operator for the owned hotels. Prior to joining SAMHI he was working with JLL, and was heading the North India Capital Market for them. Gaurav also has strong experience in large capital raise, capital & joint ventures structuring, joint developments and entity level & project level divestments. He also has the advising all four privately operated airports, in Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai, for their real estate portfolio and divestment strategy. In past Gaurav has raised more than a 1.5 billion dollars in equity and debt for his clients.
Jaideep Dang
Vice President - Development
The Oberoi Group
Biography:
Jaideep works closely with the Executive Chairman of The Oberoi Group, Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi in strategic growth and development of ‘The Oberoi’ and ‘Trident’ brands across Indian sub-continent, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has been with the Group since 2011. He has helped the Group in securing management contracts and assisted in development of the Group’s owned real estate assets. Jaideep had spent ten years in real estate and hotel development business. He had been involved in business consulting, real estate transactions, hotel management contracts, project feasibility, appraisals and market research. He has worked with Jones Lang LaSalle in India in various disciplines including hospitality, retail and residential markets.
Mahesh Gandhi
Founder & Managing Director
Apodis Hotels & Resorts Ltd
Mandeep S. Lamba
Managing Director Hotels & Hospitality
JLL Investment Advisors
Biography:
Mandeep leads the JLL Hotels & Hospitality business in India along with oversight of neighbouring destinations of Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri Lanka. Mandeep is a graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management & Catering, New Delhi and a Certified Hospitality Administrator (CHA) from the American Hotel Association with over 30 years in the Hospitality Industry. After successful stints with International Hotel Brands such as Choice Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) and Carlson Rezidor in General Management positions, he became, in 2001, President of ITC Fortune Park Hotels. He is credited for having built the Fortune Hotels Brand and establishing it as a leading player in the Indian Mid-Scale Hospitality sector.
Rahul Pandit
MD & CEO
GINGER HOTELS
India
Biography:
Rahul has over 23 years of start-up and operating experience across luxury, upscale, mid-scale & budget lodging businesses. Rahul was earlier a founding team member, President & ED of Lemon Tree Hotels where he led its growth, from a start-up, in 12 years to 27 hotels across three distinct brands. The company acquired institutional investment from Warbug Pincus, Kotak Realty, Shinsei Bank and the Dutch pension fund APG during his tenure. A graduate of IHM Pusa, New Delhi, he has studied Sales, Innovation and HR management at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad and Cornell-Nanyang, Singapore. Rahul has worked and trained across India, USA & Singapore with Choice Hotels, Taj Hotels, Spectramind (WIPRO BPO) & Intercontinental Hotels.
Sartaj Singh
President – Hospitality Business
Embassy Office Parks
Shamsher Mann
Senior Advisor
APARA HOTEL ADVISERS
Shwetank Singh
Vice President - Development & Asset Man
Interglobe Hotels Pvt ltd
Vineet Sekhsaria
Executive Director
Mumbai | India
Segment: "Real Estate Investing"
Biography:
Vineet Sekhsaria is an Executive Director in Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley Real Estate in Mumbai. Vineet has spent a number of years in Morgan Stanley's New York office underwriting transactions in opportunistic and core real estate. Vineet has an MBA from The University of Chicago.
Vinod Rohira
Managing Director & CEO
Mumbai | India
Biography:
Vinod is a dynamic, results-oriented leader and a key member of the leadership team that has built the K.Raheja Corp into one of the most respected and leading names in Indian real estate. Vinod has MBA from Booth School of Business, Chicago, and a law degree from Mumbai University. Vinod began his career with the K.Raheja Corp, two decades ago, Vinod created ‘Mindspace’ – built with the idea of establishing self-contained world-class business districts, across cities; a concept which has completely revolutionised the Commercial Real Estate sector in India. Vinod created the ultra-luxury living residential complex, ‘Vivarea’ at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai and then created ‘Vistas’ in Southern and Western India & played a vital part in Inorbit Malls
Zubin Saxena
VP Development South Asia
Haryana | India
Segment: Hotel Group
Biography:
Zubin Saxena is Vice President, Development, South Asia at the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. In this role, Zubin is responsible for driving Carlson’s development efforts throughout South Asia and growing its hotel portfolio through management and franchise opportunities. Zubin brings across extensive experience and expertise in real estate finance, development and strategic planning and operations in the hospitality sector. Prior to joining Carlson Rezidor, Zubin held the role of Director, Development, South West Asia at IHG. Previously, he has also served as Senior Vice President and Head of Hotel Advisory Services with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, India, and as Senior Vice President of Consulting and Valuation at HVS, New York.
Amy Jitpatima
VP Business Development
MQDC Thailand
Biography:
Amy is responsible for real estate in India. As the Vice President of Business Development, her role is to seek out and to execute all development & partnership opportunities suitable for MQDC. While the primary focus has been ultra luxury and mid-market residential projects, MQDC has diversified into mixed-use developments of high-end retail and hospitality. Prior to joining MQDC, Amy has 13 years of consulting experience with large Thai conglomerates and Multinationals. She has a proven track record of driving client’s business growth through direct oversight of many ground breaking marketing and research & branding initiatives across various industries, such as Construction & Real Estate, Retail, Banking, Hospitals, FMCG, Government Sect
Anita Kataria
Sr. Vice President
Raheja Universal
Biography:
With a bachelor of law from Mumbai University, Anita Kataria, is the Senior Vice President – Sales, at Raheja Universal, and also a part of the Raheja Universal Core Team. Anita has an overall experience of over 31 years in Realty Industry. She has been a catalyst in establishing the company’s overseas sales network way back in 1987 and spearheading it for 28 years. As a leader she has been credited with revolutionizing the sales, of both commercial and residential projects, for the organization. If behind every successful man, there is a woman, then it’s needless to say that behind every successful woman is her undeterred spirit. And true to this is Anita Kataria’s success story.
Bipin Gurnani
President & CEO
Prozone Intu Properties
Biography:
Mr. Gurnani completed his graduation from Lucknow University, his MBA from Australia and Graduate Training Program from Indian Hotels – Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. With over 12 years of experience in Hospitality and more than 13 years in Retail and Real Estate - he has worked with the likes of Taj Group of Hotels, Ramada Grand Hotel - Australia and with Piramyd the retail arm of the Piramal group as General Manager – Operations in 2001 and later moving on to the position of COO in 2005 and in 2006 went on to become the CEO of the lifestyle division of Piramyd Retail Limited and was responsible for driving it's aggressive growth. He is currently CEO of Prozone intu Properties ltd and part of it's strategic think tank.
Nikhil Chaturvedi
Managing Director
Prozone Enterprises
Biography:
A first-generation entrepreneur; Nikhil Chaturvedi is the Managing Director of Provogue and Prozone Intu Properties Ltd. In 1997, he forayed into entrepreneurship and founded Provogue. He later founded Prozone Intu with the objective to create, develop and manage world-class regional shopping centres and associated mixed-use developments pan-India. Prozone Intu is jointly promoted with Intu Properties Plc, a UK FTSE-100 company with assets of over £9 billion. INTU owns and manages 9 of UK's top 20 Shopping Centre’s including Iconic Lakeside Thurrock, Trafford Centre and Metro Centre amongst others. Under his direction, the company is now ready to launch its second mall in Coimbatore - set to be landmark destination in the city.
Pankaj Renjhen
Managing Director - Retail
JLL India
Biography:
Pankaj Renjhen is responsible for the company’s growth and business across the retail services business vertical which delivers Leasing, Tenant Representation, Advisory and Landlord rep. In his role at JLL, he oversees and coordinates all aspects of JLL’s India Retail Business. He provides overall strategic direction, develops operational priorities and drives business plan for retail services in India. He is an expert in Retail Mall Leasing, Retail Mall Sales and Investment, High Street Transactions, Occupier Representation and lifestyle brand representation. He has 19 years experience advising leading corporate occupiers, renowned retailers, private equity players and developers pan India.
S P Reddy
Chairman
Terminus KG Ventures
Siddharth Jain
Wholetime Director
Inox Group
Ajit Chordia
Managing Director
Olympia
Biography:
Took over the Khivraj family business of automobile retail and emerged as one of the largest and most trusted franchisees of Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto and Honda brands in the city of Chennai * Ventured into renewable power in the year 1996; gradually expanded the business and today, the Group has a portfolio of over 18 MW of wind power assets * Blueprinting for a foray into solar power generation in 2013 * Redefined the skyline of Chennai by venturing into real estate with the launch of the OLYMPIA brand: o Commissioned the Olympia Technology Park in 2006 within one year of conceptualisation o Chairman Infrastructure CII–Chennai Zone (2009-10) o Past President of the CREDAI Chennai and also President CREDAI TAMILNADU for 2017-19
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”.
Ben Salmon
Co-founder and CEO
Assetz Property Group
India
Biography:
Ben plays a pivotal role across functions of the group with specific focus on building strategic alliances across all businesses. He has over 19 years of experience in different key areas of the RE business and has been instrumental in projects across Asia. In India he has executed inward transactions adding to more than USD 200 million and exits exceeding USD 500 million. He has successfully executed 20+ principal land deals in India & headed 5 principal exits of developed assets (among the largest in India). Before establishing Assetz, Ben held senior positions with the Lend Lease Group as Country and Asset Manager (India, Japan, South Korea and Australia).
G Abhinav Ram Reddy
Director
GAR Corp
Biography:
Mr. G. Abhinav Ram Reddy is the Executive Director of GAR Corporation Pvt. Ltd, the leading Hyderabad-based creator of commercial office parks. Mr. Reddy is presently engaged in managing and developing various private limited companies that are engaged in commercial real estate asset creation. Mr. Reddy has also been instrumental in creating long-term partnerships with several MNC’s linked to the infrastructure facilities for these IT & ITES companies. He is currently engaged in the creation of a 4 Million Square Feet IT Office development in Hyderabad, which spans SEZ space as well as Non-Sez space and is completely owned by the company. GAR is currently on track to create an asset base of 10 million square feet by 2020.
Gulab Lodha
Advisor
House of Hiranandani
India
Biography:
Mr. Gulab Lodha holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) title, a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Company Secretary (C.S). An experience Finance Professional with multi-disciplinary background. Having over 35 years of experience in Finance, Treasury and Strategic Planning. Presently working as Advisor to House of Hiranandani, a leading real estate developer in India with an unmatched track record of real estate developments in India. Conceptually and successfully drawn up a road map of the group of its 5 to 10 years growth plans by handling the key areas.
J. Shyam Rao
Managing Director
My Home Group
India
Biography:
Mr. Shyam Rao is the Managing Director of My Home Constructions. He is a Post Graduate in Accounting & Finance from Manchester University, UK. He has diverse experience across various sectors including Cement, Finance & real estate. He started his career in 2006 with A.M REDDY & CO in Auditing role and joined Directors board of My Home Industries; cement vertical of My Home Group in 2009 as Whole Time Director. In 2010 he joined My Home Constructions Pvt. Ltd as Executive director. Now, the Managing Director of the company which regarded as the most preferred real-estate developer in Hyderabad. A visionary individual and a future leader Mr. Shyam Rao played vital role in launching prestigious project with Built up area of 25million sft.
Mahesh Katragadda
Director
Meenakshi Group
Biography:
Mahesh Katragadda is a 2012 Penn State University graduate with specialization in Economics. Having gained economic, financial and project insights and scholarly knowledge, he joined Meenakshi Group his family’s 25-year old business - leading IT Parks development company with developed / ongoing projects at 15 million sq.feet. He is responsible for New Project Initiatives and relationship with Global MNC Clients including Deloitte, Google, Xilinx, etc. He is also responsible for the resource planning, project communications, monitoring, payment approvals, and key recruitment. Having just delivered first Phase of one of biggest Office Buildings in India, his present focus is on delivering the balance Phase also within the timeline.
Nakul Mathur
India Business Head
Avanta Business Centre
Biography:
Nakul Mathur, Managing Director for Avanta India, is an astute professional responsible for expanding company’s business operations by keeping a keen eye on customer services and increasing the existing clients base. Despite the highly skilled and experienced senior management team, he is involved in day to day running of the business which keeps him abreast of the changing market dynamics. Nakul holds a bachelor in commerce from the Delhi University and an alumnus of one of the most prestigious hotel management program ‘The Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development’.
Prakash Challa
Chairman & Managing Director
SSPDL
Biography:
Mr. Prakash Challa, a Post Graduate and a first generation entrepreneur, is the Chairman & Managing Director of SSPDL Group, an Infrastructure and Real Estate. Major having operations in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad & Kerela. Having started his career in banking with Nationalized Banks for over 14 years. Started enterprises dealing in aqua culture, pisciculture, windmill energy and construction. Prakash Challa took over as Secretary FAIRPRO in September 2006 and later was unanimously elected as President of Credai Tamilnadu on 12th December 2007. Successfully conducted 2 Annual Property Exhibitions in Chennai in 2008 & 2009.
Ramesh Nair
CEO & Country Head
JLL India
Biography:
Ramesh is the CEO & Country Head of JLL India. He is responsible for the overall direction, strategy and growth of, the firm. JLL India is largest real estate services firm in the country with more than 9,500 diverse professionals, with business revenues nearing INR 3,000 crores in 2016-17. JLL is a Fortune 500 company, creating value for owners, investors and users of real estate. Globally, with annual revenues of $6 billion, JLL operates in 1,000 locations across 80 countries.
Ravindra Chamaria
Chairman & MD
Infinity Infotech Parks
India
Segment: Real Estate Developer
Biography:
Armed with invaluable life experiences, a passion for enterprise & the ability to create winning collaborations, Ravindra Chamaria has been at the helm of pioneering Smart, Green & marquee RE projects in Eastern India, particularly Kolkata under his corporate banner, Infinity. ‘Think Tank,’ his first project in Kolkata, went on to catalyze the IT industry in Salt Lake & continues to be a landmark. Having built 6 million sq ft, he is currently developing an iconic temple township, ‘Krishna Bhumi’ in Vrindavan. Ravindra Chamaria is a keen philanthropist & is closely attached to several not-for profit organisations such as Akshaya Patra, Anant Education, Vidya Bharti & Institute of Neurosciences.
Sahil Vachani
Managing Director & CEO
Max Ventures & Industries
India
Biography:
Mr. Sahil Vachani is Managing Director of MVIL. He has diverse experience across various sectors including consumer durables and real estate. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in management sciences from the University of Warwick, U.K., which he completed in 2003. He started his career as an investment banker with Citigroup in London where he worked on mergers and acquisitions across the Middle East and Africa region. In the year 2004, he joined Dixon Technologies, a consumer appliance manufacturing firm, as Business Head and set up new verticals across multiple locations. In the year 2006, Mr. Vachani ventured into new entrepreneurial opportunities – setting up a trading and IT business in Pakistan and also an online educational startup.
Srikanth Badiga
Director
Phoenix Group
Sunir Ramchandani
Business Head, Construction & Realty
ICICI Bank
Biography:
A Real Estate Finance Professional with diverse experience, Sunir has been with ICICI Group since 2001. Over the past 16 years, he has worked in various roles with the Mortgage Business, working on developer relations, corporate & branch linked business, credit underwriting, Risk Management etc. He also worked with the Real Estate Transaction Services team at ICICI HFC, and led the business to a manifold growth during his tenor with the team. He currently manages the Construction & Realty Funding Business and the RE Asset Evaluation & Monetisation Business for ICICI Bank.
Thirumal Govindraj
Managing Director - Management
Biography:
Holding a graduate degree in Bachelor of Arts and with 20 years of Sales experience out of which 15 years in the Real Estate space working with CBRE one of the largest International Property consultants in the world in multiple markets of Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai, he has worked on some of the largest Leasing as well as Built To suit transactions for some of the largest corporate in India, like Honeywell, Shell, ANZ, HP, Cognizant, HSBC to name a few. HE joined RMZ Corp in the year 2012 as a Leasing Director. He is currently the Managing Director of the group and is a Member of the Board and the Executive Committee, he is responsible for the complete commercial Business of the RMZ group.
Vinay Kapoor
President and CEO
Westcourt UK
Biography:
Vinay Kapoor has 30 years experience in real estate development in North America, Europe and India. His experience includes design and development of complex large-scale, mixed-use and office projects of the highest international standards. He has expertise in the overall strategic management of real estate projects, including design and execution, marketing, sales, tenant negotiations and financing.
Amar Merani
Managing Director & CEO
Xander Finance
India
Segment: Lender/Investor
Biography:
Amar Merani heads Xander’s credit platform in India since mid-2012. He is responsible for its growth and profitability as well as regulatory interface. He brings with him over 22 years of investment banking, lending and consulting experience and has led several marquee M&A and private equity transactions, IPOs and follow on equity offerings, as well as Project & Structured Finance transactions. From 2007 to early 2012, Amar headed the RE vertical of Kotak Investment Banking which raised over US$1.5 BB of equity for leading RE developers. He also led corporate restructuring and advisory assignments for leading RE and infrastructure groups. Amar has also worked for Lazard (Investment Banking), IL&FS (Project Finance) and PwC (Consulting).
Arshdeep Sethi
Managing Director - Executive Management
India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Arshdeep has 25 years of experience in Business Management. He has held strategic roles in various companies across industries such as RE, Telecom/Infrastructure & Insurance. Before, he played key roles with Bharti Enterprises, Max New York Life, Punj Lloyd & Colliers International. In 2004 Arshdeep joined RMZ and plays a key role in defining and implementing the strategic vision of the group. He has led various capital-raising and partnership initiatives with top PE & SWF. He has been instrumental in raising over USD 1 billion of foreign direct investment from these global investors. Additionally, he represents the RE industry during dialogues with governmental bodies with regard to the policies related to REIT and SEZ development.
Aseem Kohli
Partner
Xander Advisors India
Darshan Gangolli
Managing Partner
IL&FS Investment Managers
Biography:
Mr Gangolli has an experience of over 21 years in real estate and infrastructure investment and project development in principal and advisory positions for institutional investors. Mr. Gangolli’s immediate 5 years’ experience before joining IIML in 2014 was as President - Finance for a large listed Indian real estate firm, and as CEO for an affordable housing company. Prior to his stint with real estate developers, Mr. Gangolli led acquisition and investment situations as part of Real Estate Private Equity teams with Kotak Real Estate, AIG GRE and Actis in India. At IIML, Mr. Gangolli is responsible for deal origination, and asset managing specific transactions towards exits. Darshan is a Hubert Humphrey - Fulbright Fellow Michigan State
Jitendra Mehta
Chief Financial Officer
Biography:
Jitendra brings along more than 31 years of experience. Prior to joining Sunteck, he was associated with Kanakia Group as Director – Finance, where he worked for 10 years. He was managing Finance for all verticles viz Real Estate, Education, Hospitality and Entertainment. He was in charge of Accounts, Secretarial Matters, Info Tech, Internal Audit, Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation and Insurance. Prior to Kanakia he was associated with Raashi Fertilizers as Director cum Company Secretary for 21 years where he was overall in charge of all functions of Management.
Karan Bolaria
Managing Director and CEO
Godrej Fund Management
India
Maneesh Yadav
CEO
Aditya Birla Real Estate
INDIA
Biography:
Mr Maneesh Yadav, CEO Real estate Investment Advisory of Birla Sunlife Asset Management Company Limited (BSLAMC), has over 20 years of diversified experience in Banking & Financial services in India of which last 5 years has been in commercial real estate. Mr Maneesh has been Aditya Birla Financial services Group since December 2011 and has spearheaded his foray into Mortgages & Commercial Real estate business. He had started Real estate lending business at Aditya Birla Finance ltd and built a fast growing and robust business with a book size of $ 1Bn.Maneesh is currently managing Aditya Birla Real Estate Fund with approx. investments of $ 220mn
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.
Quaiser Parvez
VP and Head of Investments
India
Biography:
Mr. Quaiser Parvez heads the Investment Division of Radius Developers and has an extensive work experience with more than 15 years in Real Estate, CMG, Asset and Risk Management. He is responsible for the Radius Group’s New Markets, Strategy, Investments and Fund Raising Initiatives. Quaiser has proficiency in providing strategic solutions to a wide spectrum of clientele ranging across Investment Banks, Private Equity Investors, Corporate Houses, Government Organizations and Infrastructure majors. His past stints include his role as Director with CBRE where he looked after Capital Markets business unit and was responsible for Real Estate Private Equity Placements, Asset Management and Debt Syndication.
Ritesh Vohra
Partner Real Estate
IDFC Alternatives
Biography:
Ritesh has been a Financier, Advisor and Entrepreneur over the course of his real estate career, and has been associated with a number of property developments across India. He joined IDFC in late 2011 and is part of the Real Estate group. His primary focus is on building and managing the real estate funds management business at IDFC Alternatives. Prior to joining IDFC, Ritesh worked as a Managing Director at real estate fund manager Saffron Advisors, which was later acquired by IL&FS. Preceding that, he worked with several advisory firms including Jones Lang LaSalle and also had an entrepreneurial stint. He has been a past member of the CII National Committee on Real Estate and Housing.
Sanjay Hinduja
CEO & MD
Shapoorji Pallonji Finance
Shobhit Agarwal
Managing Director - Capital Markets
JLL India
Biography:
Shobhit Agarwal heads the Capital Markets division of Jones Lang LaSalle, and is based out of the Mumbai office of the firm. Shobhit presently manages a strong national team spread across 8 offices, and relationships both at private and corporate levels with key customers throughout the country. He also oversees the cross border flow of capital and fund raising for domestic & international funds in India.
Sudhanshu Kejriwal
Partner
Disti India Advisors
India
Segment: Investment banking
Biography:
Sudhanshu Kejriwal has over a decade of experience in strategic advisory for the real estate and hospitality industries, fund raising, and deal structuring. He is the Founding Partner of Disti India Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm, specializing in capital advisory to Real Estate Developers across the country. The firm acts as a Capital Strategy Manager for its clients and has successfully raised debt and equity financing on a Pan-India basis from domestic and off-shore funds. Sudhanshu holds a Master’s degree from Mumbai University and an MBA from the Manchester Business School, UK.
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)
Suresh Maramreddy
Principal
AGM India Advisors
INDIA
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Suresh is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing real estate investment transactions for Apollo Global Management in India. He has over 17 years of experience in real estate private equity, portfolio analytics, strategy and research. His transaction experience in India includes executing deals in office, residential, serviced apartments and hotel assets. Prior to joining Apollo in 2010, he was a Vice President with Citi Property Investors (“CPI”) Asia Pacific where he was responsible for acquisition and management of real estate investments in India. Prior to joining CPI Asia Pacific in 2005, he worked for two years in CPI’s New York office researching more than 100 global property markets. Prior to joining CPI in 2003, he was with Property & Portfolio Research (“PPR”), Boston. Prior to joining CPI in 2003, he was with Property & Portfolio Research (“PPR”), Boston. He has an M.B.A. from Clemson University in South Carolina, USA and holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Vinod Thomas
Managing Partner
IL&FS Investment Managers
Vishal Goel
Partner
Cerestra Advisors Ltd.
Biography:
16+ years experience in investment advisory services including management of grounds-up core assets. Formerly, a Managing Director / Head of India operations of Alexandria, a US$8Bn NYSE listed REIT for 5 years (2008 – 2013). Set up their India operations and deployed over US$200mln sqft and personally managed the development of over 1mln sqft of built-up space. Instrumental in conceptualizing and developing ‘Genome Valley’ knowledge cluster in Hyderabad city, which is spread over 10,000 acres. Prior to that, worked with E&Y for a decade where he handled large PPP transactions and private equity advisory of over US$600mm
Arihant Jain
Executive Director
Dasnac Holdings
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.
Cherag Ramakrishnan
Founder & Managing Director
Ceear Realty
Biography:
Cherag has been instrumental in building Equinox Realty (formerly known as Essar Realty) from scratch before starting CEEAR. Under his energetic leadership Equinox Realty had created a portfolio of nearly 16 million sq. ft. of projects across India which are under different stages of development. Cherag was when he set up and successfully ran his business ‐ ‘Ramon Property Services’. Ramon has been a pioneer in luxury home sales / commercial office search / investment sales & design & development consultancy. Cherag is a Post Graduate in Business Management from the University of Mumbai and also has a certificate for the Global Advance Management Course from ISB Hyderabad & KELLOGG University Chicago. He is an eminent member of RICS
Gaurav Gupta
Director
Omkar Realtors & Developers
India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mr Gaurav Gupta serves as the Director of Omkar Realtors & Developers Pvt. Ltd. An MBA from UK, he is the youngest director in the group who has infused fresh energy into the company. His natural flair for leadership is apparent as he takes centre stage by implementing best practices that paves the way towards recognition amongst industry stalwarts. He is a part of the management think tank overseeing Finance, Human Resources, Legal and Operations of the company. His innovative ideas and initiatives have enabled Omkar Realtors to stay in the forefront of the real estate business.
Jaspreet Shahpuri
Investment Manager
Biography:
Jaspreet Shahpuri is an Investment Manager at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) focusing on real estate investments in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining ADIA in 2012, Mr. Shahpuri was part of the investment banking team at J.P. Morgan in New York covering REITs and homebuilders. Mr. Shahpuri received his MBA from Cornell University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance from University of Bridgeport.
Kishore Reddy D
Managing Director
Mana Projects
India
Biography:
Mr. D. Kishore Reddy, started MANA PROJECTS in 2000 with the basic objective of developing high quality housing in Bangalore addressing the needs and ever changing preferences of locals and migrants of Bangalore. Mana Projects has built deep domain expertise in mid-range, premium and luxury categories with operations across Bangalore. Mr. Reddy has received numerous accolades and awards for the Company's achievements and his outstanding contribution to real estate sector. The company has now completed 20 projects and has also launched the luxury-brand “Uber” , thereby expanding the company’s grasp in all segments of development. With a launch of 1 million sft in 2016 and a projected launch of another million sft by the end of 2017.
Navin Kumar
Director
Navin Housing & Properties
Biography:
Mr Viswajith Kumar, (32 yrs) popularly known as Mr.Navin is the Director of Navin Housing &Properties Pvt. Ltd. Mr.Navin is a Civil Engineer and MBA in Strategy, International Business & Finance from George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA, he joined the business as a Director in 2002. He has mastered Real Estate Finance, Real Estate project valuation, formulation and development. With a keen eye for technology and quest for excellence, Mr.Navin drives systems and IT in his organization and encourages his team to be pro-active and to get innovative. Apart from holding the position of Director in Navin Housing & Properties, Mr.Navin is a member in Credai Youth Wing and holds the position as “National Secretary” .
Pradeep Aggarwal
Chairman
Signature Builders
Biography:
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R. Arora
Chairman & MD
Supertech
India
Biography:
Ram Kishor Arora, being the Chairman of Supertech Ltd, the flagship Company of Supertech Group, has been controlling the affairs of the company since 1988. Mr. Arora has been actively involved with the setting up of all business initiatives and development functions for Supertech Ltd., and its Subsidiary Companies. His belief that a content livelihood is not only restricted to living in a quality space but is also connected to other aspects of life that complements standard living. Mr. Arora with his business skill, dedication and commitment, entered into construction of shopping complexes, multiplexes, townships, IT Parks and hotels and completed the living of around 40,000 families across the country and took Supertech to scaling heights.
Ravi Aggarwal
Co Founder & MD
Signature Builders
Biography:
Ravi Aggarwal qualified chartered accountancy in year 2003. He founded the insurance distribution business for the SMC group which employs over 1,400 personal as on date qne also set up a pan India branch network for the SMC group which paved the way for great success of SMC Securities Private Limited. Mr Aggarwal then co- founded Signature Global in 2013, now one of the leading affordable housing developers in the country. Signature Global has successfully launched more than 7,400 houses across 7 Projects in Gurgaon in less than 3 years and is amongst largest players in the affordable housing space in the country. Mr. Aggarwal takes care of Sales & Marketing, Finance, Land Acquisition and Liaisoning at Signature Global
Rish Tej
Chairman & CEO
India
Segment: Investment Bank
Biography:
Rish Tej is the Chairman and CEO of Sheer Capital Advisory, a Global End to End Real Estate, Financial and Professional Services company head quartered in New Delhi, India. Rish has over 12 years of Real Estate and Capital Markets experience. He has helped Real Estate Developers and Hospitality Players raise both Debt and Equity at the Project as well as the Entity Level. Sheer Capital is a fully integrated Financial, Development, Project Management and Technical Services Company and is supported by a team of highly qualified Real Estate professionals with over 300 years of cumulative Real Estate experience.
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.
S. Aadarsh Surana
Managing Director
Amarprakash Developers
India
Shahzad Madon
Business Head - PMS & Alternative Assets
Reliance Capital Asset Managem
Biography:
With 27 plus years experience across banking, investment management & the financial services sector. He has held varied responsibilities including: heading equity research, managing equity portfolios, heading the equities business, managing alternative assets and leading the PMS business. Joining Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management in June 2010 he has been instrumental in developing the Real Estate business and has been actively involved in the conceptualisation, fund raising activities and fund management of real estate offerings. He has done variety of real estate deals across debt, mezzanine and equity space involving varied developers & geographies and amongst a few professionals experienced in both listed and unlisted space
Vipul Roongta
MD & CEO
HDFC Capital Advisors
India
Segment: Asset Management
Biography:
Vipul Roongta, who was promoted as managing director & chief executive officer at HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, the realty fund in March this year, had his stint at HSBC’s retail mortgage business before spending about 12 years at HDFC in various roles. HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, the investment manager for the fund, HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund-1 plans to raise with a total size of Rs5,000 crore for investment in affordable housing sector.
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).
Jai Mirpuri
CEO India
ESR - e-Shang Redwood Group
Biography:
Jai Mirpuri has over 13 years of real estate experience across various geographies and asset types. He has spent the last 10 years in Asia, including with Redwood in Japan, China and India. Prior to this he was part of the IBD at Deutsche Bank (Singapore). He has an MBA from INSEAD, a B.Tech & M.Tech from IIT Bombay and speaks Japanese (fluent) & Mandarin (basic). Redwood is a part of E-Shang Redwood (ESR) which is one of the foremost industrial real estate players in Asia with over $3 billion of institutional equity under management and 100 million sq. ft. of industrial real estate either completed or in its pipeline.
Kushal Bolaria
Executive Director
IndoSpace Capital Advisors
Rajesh Jaggi
Managing Partner - Real Estate
Everstone Capital Advisors
India
Biography:
With more than 17 years of real estate leadership experience, Rajesh Jaggi is responsible for all real estate investments and operations of IndoSpace Development Management. He also manages Everstone Capital Advisors’ real estate business which includes strategic planning, acquisitions, finance, sales and marketing, legal, and project and facility management services. Before Everstone, he was the Managing Director of Peninsula Land Limited–a leading listed real estate company in India with a market cap of US$ 400 million. There, he led the successful commissioning of projects totalling 28 million square feet of real estate (completed development of more than six million square feet) across residential, commercial and retail space.
Ravichandra Bellam
CEO
BVL
India
Biography:
Dr. Ravi Chandra Bellam, Doctor by profession, is leading the 2 nd generation management of the BVL GROUP of companies. The real estate & property development wing of the company started under his leadership in 2005.Today the company is emerging as a brand, which is known for delivering international quality apartments and commercial spaces on time. The company has completed 10 residential and 5 commercial projects including hospitals. With his vision he expanded his business to back ward integrate the construction by starting UPVC, Wood, Granite industry to deliver quality apartments at affordable price on time. He is a dynamic leader with constructions in AP and Karnataka and his projects rank highest in customer satisfaction and quality.
Vineet Sekhsaria
Executive Director
Mumbai | India
Segment: "Real Estate Investing"
Biography:
Vineet Sekhsaria is an Executive Director in Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley Real Estate in Mumbai. Vineet has spent a number of years in Morgan Stanley's New York office underwriting transactions in opportunistic and core real estate. Vineet has an MBA from The University of Chicago.
Amit Lohia
CEO
Lohia Corp
Arjunjit Singh
Chief Operating Officer
MVIL - Max Ventures and Industries
India
Biography:
Mr. Arjunjit Singh is the Chief Operating Officer of Max Estates, the real estate subsidiary of MVIL. Arjunjit holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and Management, with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship, from Cornell University where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Cornell University, Arjunjit was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society. Prior to serving as COO of Max Estates, Arjunjit spent the majority of his career in Private Equity and Investment Banking with industry giants Fidelity Private Equity and UBS Investment Bank, in both India and New York. Arjunjit has built significant expertise across diverse industries such as Real Estate, Telecommunications, Technology, Healthcare, Education
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.
G Abhinav Ram Reddy
Director
GAR Corp
Biography:
Mr. G. Abhinav Ram Reddy is the Executive Director of GAR Corporation Pvt. Ltd, the leading Hyderabad-based creator of commercial office parks. Mr. Reddy is presently engaged in managing and developing various private limited companies that are engaged in commercial real estate asset creation. Mr. Reddy has also been instrumental in creating long-term partnerships with several MNC’s linked to the infrastructure facilities for these IT & ITES companies. He is currently engaged in the creation of a 4 Million Square Feet IT Office development in Hyderabad, which spans SEZ space as well as Non-Sez space and is completely owned by the company. GAR is currently on track to create an asset base of 10 million square feet by 2020.
Navin Kumar
Director
Navin Housing & Properties
Biography:
Mr Viswajith Kumar, (32 yrs) popularly known as Mr.Navin is the Director of Navin Housing &Properties Pvt. Ltd. Mr.Navin is a Civil Engineer and MBA in Strategy, International Business & Finance from George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA, he joined the business as a Director in 2002. He has mastered Real Estate Finance, Real Estate project valuation, formulation and development. With a keen eye for technology and quest for excellence, Mr.Navin drives systems and IT in his organization and encourages his team to be pro-active and to get innovative. Apart from holding the position of Director in Navin Housing & Properties, Mr.Navin is a member in Credai Youth Wing and holds the position as “National Secretary” .
Sahil Vachani
Managing Director & CEO
Max Ventures & Industries
India
Biography:
Mr. Sahil Vachani is Managing Director of MVIL. He has diverse experience across various sectors including consumer durables and real estate. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in management sciences from the University of Warwick, U.K., which he completed in 2003. He started his career as an investment banker with Citigroup in London where he worked on mergers and acquisitions across the Middle East and Africa region. In the year 2004, he joined Dixon Technologies, a consumer appliance manufacturing firm, as Business Head and set up new verticals across multiple locations. In the year 2006, Mr. Vachani ventured into new entrepreneurial opportunities – setting up a trading and IT business in Pakistan and also an online educational startup.
Networking Dinner
GRI Networking Dinner hosted by Sunteck Realty
19:00-21:00 5th December @ Signature Island*
Following Networking Drinks on 5th of December at India GRI 2017 participants will enjoy a dinner at Signature Island hosted by Sunteck Realty Ltd. The evening will be an opportunity to catch up with peers in a relaxed environment and enjoy fine dining specially selected for the occasion.

*Requires Registration to India GRI 2017 to participate. Register for India GRI 2017 and RSVP your dinner invitation here.
Hosted by
Kamal Khetan
Chairman and Managing Director

 

State members Lunch
State members Lunch hosted by Radius Developers
11:00-13:30 5th December @ Ten BKC Mumbai*
GRI Club is pleased to welcome State and Advisory Board members of the GRI Club to its annual State Members Lunch hosted this year by Radius Developers. State Members lunch will be hosted in the luxury residential development Ten BKC in Mumbai.

*GRI State or Advisory Board Members are eligible to participate. State members are GRI Club Members at the highest level of membership, usually first or second in the company. To enquire about India Club Membership click here.
Hosted by
Sanjay Chhabria
Managing Director

 

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 DuttMD & CEOTATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
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 GuptaFounder & ChairmanYG Real Estate
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
Biography:

Kamal Khetan, CMD Sunteck Realty Ltd. is a first generation entrepreneur who founded the Group in 2000. His vision is depicted in being the foremost to anticipate an opportunity in the premium residential space of 4 acres in India’s most promising commercial hub - Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. These high end properties of BKC today hosts the top business honchos making it one of the most prestigious and Iconic project in the country. Mr.Khetan has also identified places like Goregaon & Airoli and invested to develop spaces to cater the needs of the customers. Under his Leadership, Sunteck Realty today manages a development portfolio catering to the ultra-luxurious and Premium segment of over 23 mn.sq.ft spread across 25 projects.

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
MD & CEO
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd.
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
Founder & Chairman
YG Real Estate
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.

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Sunteck Realty Limited

Sunteck Realty Limited (SRL) is one of the fastest growing Mumbai-based real estate development companies, catering to the Uber luxury and luxury residential segment. SRL focuses on a city centric development portfolio of about 23 million square feet spread across 25 projects. Sunteck Realty has categorized its projects under four brands: Signature for its marquee Uber-premium landmark homes; Signia for exclusive premium landmark apartments; Sunteck City for large format luxury townships and; Sunteck for Commercial landmarks and rented apartments. The company is listed on BSE & NSE and has been backed by respected strategic partners like Ajay Piramal, Kotak Realty fund and large FIIs and Private Equity. The company enjoys one of the strongest balance sheets with negligible debt levels and visible cash flows. Sunteck has projects in Sion, Borivali, Andheri, Airoli (Navi Mumbai), ODC, Goregaon (W) amongst other locations in Mumbai. Sunteck’s flagship project in BKC comprises of three residential projects: Signature Island, Signia Isles and Signia Pearl which are home to some of the head honchos of leading global conglomerates.

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Ajay PrasadAjay PrasadManaging Director - India InvestmentsTaurus Investment Holdings
Ajit ChordiaAjit ChordiaManaging DirectorOlympia
Amar MeraniAmar MeraniManaging Director & CEOXander Finance
Ambar MaheshwariAmbar MaheshwariCEO, Private Equity FundsIndiabulls Asset Management
Amit GoenkaAmit GoenkaManaging Director and CEONisus Finance Services
Amit LohiaAmit LohiaCEOLohia Corp
Amitabh RoyAmitabh RoyFounder & CEOTeam Taurus
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Anita KatariaAnita KatariaSr. Vice PresidentRaheja Universal
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Ajay Prasad
Managing Director - India Investments
Taurus Investment Holdings
Biography:
As Country Managing Director, Ajay is responsible for due diligence, acquisition, planning, financing, project management and operation of all investments in India and manages Taurus India’ team of experienced management professionals. He has the primary responsibility of building and fostering relationships with global investors as well as development partners to deliver world-class projects across the country. Ajay has more than twelve years of professional and academic experience in a variety of markets in India, where he worked with Accenture’s strategy consulting practice and the India business of Emaar Properties, and in the United States.
Ajit Chordia
Managing Director
Olympia
Biography:
Took over the Khivraj family business of automobile retail and emerged as one of the largest and most trusted franchisees of Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto and Honda brands in the city of Chennai * Ventured into renewable power in the year 1996; gradually expanded the business and today, the Group has a portfolio of over 18 MW of wind power assets * Blueprinting for a foray into solar power generation in 2013 * Redefined the skyline of Chennai by venturing into real estate with the launch of the OLYMPIA brand: o Commissioned the Olympia Technology Park in 2006 within one year of conceptualisation o Chairman Infrastructure CII–Chennai Zone (2009-10) o Past President of the CREDAI Chennai and also President CREDAI TAMILNADU for 2017-19
Amar Merani
Managing Director & CEO
Xander Finance
India
Segment: Lender/Investor
Biography:
Amar Merani heads Xander’s credit platform in India since mid-2012. He is responsible for its growth and profitability as well as regulatory interface. He brings with him over 22 years of investment banking, lending and consulting experience and has led several marquee M&A and private equity transactions, IPOs and follow on equity offerings, as well as Project & Structured Finance transactions. From 2007 to early 2012, Amar headed the RE vertical of Kotak Investment Banking which raised over US$1.5 BB of equity for leading RE developers. He also led corporate restructuring and advisory assignments for leading RE and infrastructure groups. Amar has also worked for Lazard (Investment Banking), IL&FS (Project Finance) and PwC (Consulting).
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”.
Amit Goenka
Managing Director and CEO
Nisus Finance Services
India
Segment: Capital Transactions
Biography:
Amit Goenka is CEO of Nisus Finance (NiFCO), which manages a USD 30 mn RE debt fund portfolio. He is one of India’s leading experts on RE and Infrastructure, appearing in media, industry and focus events. He was the Founder MD & CEO of Essel Finance (ZEE Group) managing AIF RE debt funds, PMS and offshore fund. As National Director- Investments for Knight Frank he transacted over USD 250 mn of real estate in 3 years covering land, residential, office and hotels. He structured NCDs, private equity and debt deals of ~USD 200 mn. He set up and led India’s first USD 50 mil. Office yield fund (REIT). Amit has also worked with Ernst & Young, Aditya Birla Group and Investment Dar (Kuwait/Dubai). Amit holds a BE, MBA, MFM & MRICS.
Amit Lohia
CEO
Lohia Corp
Amitabh Roy
Founder & CEO
Team Taurus
Biography:
Mr. Amitabh Roy is a hands-on enterpreneur with 17 years of real estate experience. After finishing his Civil Engineering from Bangalore University in 1998, he discovered in no time that he was not cut out for a job. So, he bootstrapped his way to founding the company Team Taurus. Since then, he has gone on from his first 10,000 square feet project to his present 1.8 million square feet project. In between, he completed Entrepreneurial Studies from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (2011) and Strategic Real Estate Management from Indian School of Business (2012) At present, he handles Strategy, Growth and Business Development
Amy Jitpatima
VP Business Development
MQDC Thailand
Biography:
Amy is responsible for real estate in India. As the Vice President of Business Development, her role is to seek out and to execute all development & partnership opportunities suitable for MQDC. While the primary focus has been ultra luxury and mid-market residential projects, MQDC has diversified into mixed-use developments of high-end retail and hospitality. Prior to joining MQDC, Amy has 13 years of consulting experience with large Thai conglomerates and Multinationals. She has a proven track record of driving client’s business growth through direct oversight of many ground breaking marketing and research & branding initiatives across various industries, such as Construction & Real Estate, Retail, Banking, Hospitals, FMCG, Government Sect
Anita Kataria
Sr. Vice President
Raheja Universal
Biography:
With a bachelor of law from Mumbai University, Anita Kataria, is the Senior Vice President – Sales, at Raheja Universal, and also a part of the Raheja Universal Core Team. Anita has an overall experience of over 31 years in Realty Industry. She has been a catalyst in establishing the company’s overseas sales network way back in 1987 and spearheading it for 28 years. As a leader she has been credited with revolutionizing the sales, of both commercial and residential projects, for the organization. If behind every successful man, there is a woman, then it’s needless to say that behind every successful woman is her undeterred spirit. And true to this is Anita Kataria’s success story.
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).
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Anuj Puri
Chairman
ANAROCK
Biography:
Anuj is an acknowledged expert on Indian real estate both in India and internationally. He enjoys strong relationships with private investors as well as local & global corporates. Until Feb 2017, Anuj was responsible for overall direction, strategy and growth of Jones Lang LaSalle India (JLL) overseeing a team of over 9000 employees in 11 cities. He was a key member of Asia Pac Leadership Group and Head of Global Retail Leasing Board of JLL. Anuj recently acquired Residential brokerage business and Fund Management vertical of JLL in India and runs them independently under his latest venture - ANAROCK Property Consultants Pvt. Ltd. As Chairman, he currently oversees a team of over 1000 across India & Dubai.
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