India GRI 2018 Real EstateMumbai, 11 - 12 September

Overview

India GRI is a get-together of senior international and local real estate investors, lenders and developers active in India. The collegial discussions enable you to interact and engage - much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

Discussions
11 - 12 September
Plenary Talkshow: Size vs. Agility - What is the winning formula for India’s developers?
Managing Director & CEO
Godrej Properties
Co-Founder & MD
Hiranandani Group of Companies
Corporate Chairman
RMZ Corp
CEO & Country Head
JLL
MD & CEO
TATA Housing Development Company
Global Capital Flows - Spotlight on India or competition elsewhere?
CIO
Equitativa
CEO, Private Equity Funds
Indiabulls Asset Management
MD and Country Head
Hines India Real Estate
Director
Qatar Investment Authority
Country Head - Residential Financing
Brookfield Asset Management
Executive Director
Walton Street
Chief Marketing Officer
CHEC Port City Colombo
Founder and CEO
IREP Credit Capital
CEO
BuildSupply
Managing Director
IndoSpace Capital Advisors
Member Group Management Council
Wadhawan Global Capital
Partner
Disti India Advisors
Finance for Residential Development - Hiding in the wings or the bigger the better?
Chief Growth Officer
DMI Finance
Executive Director
Dasnac Holdings
Director
Aditya Developers
CEO
Aditya Birla Real Estate
Director
Hines India Real Estate
Chairman & MD
Omaxe
Head of PMS and Alternative Assets
Reliance Capital
Managing Director & CEO
ANB Capital Advisors
Business Head - Construction & Realty
ICICI Bank
Head - Strategy & Business Developement
CHEC Port City Colombo
Warehousing - Changing gears to future challenges?
President
Everstone Capital
CEO
Embassy Industrial Parks
Director - Real Estate Investments
CPPIB India Investment Advisors
Which Hospitality Model to Bank On? Brand, boutique, budget or serviced?
Managing Director and CEO
Nisus Finance Services
Vice President - Development
The Oberoi Group
CFO
Asian Hotels (West)
Managing Director
Rhythm Group
Offices & Parks Investor Strategy - Flexibility vs location?
Country Managing Director - India
Taurus Investment Holdings
CEO, Brookfield Properties India Office
Brookfield
CEO
Vijay Khetan Group
Country Head Corporate Real Estate
HSBC Asset Management
Director
GAR Corp
Executive Managing Director
JLL
Principal
New Vernon Capital
Managing Director & CEO
Max Ventures & Industries
CEO
COWRKS
Asst. GM - Marketing
CHEC Port City Colombo
Director
Wardha IT Park
Retail - Only about brand visibility or still a revenue driver?
Country Managing Director - India
Taurus Investment Holdings
President & CEO
Prozone Intu Properties
Director - Real Estate Investments
CPPIB India Investment Advisors
Vice President
Parsvnath Developers
Consolidation - What, where and when are the best strategies for JV/ Distressed Assets
Managing Director - Executive Management
RMZ Corp
Partner Real Estate
IDFC Alternatives
Partner&Leader Real Estate Deal Advisory
PwC - PricewaterHouseCoopers
CEO & Country Head
Kotak Investments Advisors
Director Finance
Phoenix Group
CEO & MD
ASK Group
EVP
Shapoorji Pallonji Finance
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Real Estate
Managing Director
BBCL
Development Finance - Will NCLT regulations trigger a collapse or long-awaited correction?
Managing Director & CEO
Xander Finance
Founder and Managing Director
Axis AMC
CEO
Pragnya Advisors
Group Director, CIO
Hiranandani Developers
Head Real Estate Investments
Nippon Life Asset Management
Head of Business Development
Godrej Properties
Director - Head of RE Fund
Motilal Oswal Real Estate
Managing Director - Investment Banking
IDFC Investment Banking
Mohit Malhotra
Managing Director & CEO
Mumbai | India
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Mohit Malhotra is the Managing Director and CEO of Godrej Properties Limited (GPL).He 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 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. As the 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. Mohit is responsible for further strengthening the growth and development portfolio.
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.
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 or holds an interest in over 24 M sft. of commercial properties. Its prestigious and prolific portfolio includes over $ 3 billion in real estate assets. Headquartered in Bangalore. At RMZ, we are constantly thinking about the Future. This time it’s about the Future of Space and we have chartered our course to look at creating communities. In our new manifesto we are using technology coupled with experiences to build connected communities in our spaces.Raj is the first Indian to be on the Jury of the ULI Awards
Ramesh Nair
CEO & Country Head
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.
Sanjay Dutt
MD & CEO
TATA Housing Development Company
Biography:
Sanjay has over 24 years of experience in the real estate sector. Sanjay was previously the CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge’s India Operations and Private Funds. He was responsible for creating a positive cultural change enabling accelerated growth through acquisitions of 5 new opportunities and redevelopment of existing parks adding 16 million sft. in less than 2 years. His role included green field developments and asset management business spread across 5 cities in India with over 13 million sft of predominantly IT SEZ/ Parks. He also managed an 1100 acre Industrial Township and assisted the Group with the acquisition of 1700 acres start up area in the new capital city of Amravati, Andhra Pradesh.
Abdul Wahab Al Halabi
CIO
Equitativa
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 Diwan
MD and Country Head
Hines India Real Estate
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.
Dev Santani
Country 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.
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.
Liang Ming
Chief Marketing Officer
CHEC Port City Colombo
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$2,500MM. He served on the Board of Oberoi Realty (OBER:IN), Panchshil Realty and Mantri Realty. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Naresh was heading Asset Management for Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners (LBREP) in India from 2007-2009.
Sameer Nayar
CEO
BuildSupply
Biography:
(TBD) Sameer Nayar was the Managing Director of Credit Suisse (CS) and the Head of Real Estate Finance for the Asia Pacific region. In this role he deployed over USD 7 BN of debt and equity capital in Asia since the beginning of 2007. Previously, he was the head of large loan structuring and pricing in the US and handled over USD 75 BN of loan originations during his tenure. In addition, he was responsible for setting up Credit Suisse's real estate equity and debt platform in India. He is a founding trustee of the Special Child Trust that raises awareness and funds for children with special needs. The trust deploys its funds with a variety of organizations working in the field of autism and related developmental conditions.
Sharad Gohil
Managing Director
IndoSpace Capital Advisors
Srinath Sridharan
Member Group Management Council
Wadhawan Global Capital
India
Biography:
Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC) is one of the leading financial services group managing over US$ 20 billion of assets through its Lending, Investment and Insurance platforms. WGC is the parent company to some of the prominent brands like Dewan Housing Finance Limited (market leader in financing affordable housing), Aadhar Housing Finance, Avanse Financial Services, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance, DHFL Pramerica Asset Managers and DHFL General Insurance. It has a London-based wholly-owned subsidiary Wadhawan Global Capital (UK) Ltd. WGC is in the process of setting up wealth management platform. Group has partnered with leading financial institutions such as International Finance Corporation and Prudential Financial Inc, United States.
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.
Anuj Kapoor
Founder & MD
StratCap Corporate Advisory
Biography:
Anuj is a senior strategy and investment consulting professional with 17+ years of experience in cross-functional areas Strategy Planning, M&A, Fundraising, Market Studies & Commercial Due Diligence. His previous stints were with Ernst & Young as Real Estate Advisory Practice for Pan India. He has also worked with Alexandria Real Estate Equities- a 17 Billion dollar REIT based out of US. Anuj was in one of the key management teams involved in investing more than US$ 200 Mn in India.
Karthik Krishna
Managing Director
Equa Consulting India
India
Segment: Consultant
Biography:
Mr. Krishna specialises in a multi disciplinary approach to solving real estate challenges. His legal & financial modelling expertise makes Equa a pioneer in Built-to-Suit transactions. Franchising in Retail, unique Hospitality contracts, Healthcare BTS deals, landmark land transactions, structured F&B & strategic office space leasing have aided in Equa’s exponential growth. Today, with over 8 million sq. feet transacted, Equa’s leasing strength has grown to 50 cities across India in the commercial real estate diaspora.His continuous effort to create real estate transactions of enduring value has made Equa a leading transaction maker across India.
Nikhil Chaturvedi
Managing Director
Prozone Intu Properties
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.
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
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.
S. Aadarsh Surana
Managing Director
Amarprakash Developers
India
Salman Akbar
Director
International Land Developers
Sanjay Kumar Bansal
Managing Partner
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.
Anil Minocha
Chairman
Starlit Suites
Biography:
Mr. Anil Minocha carries with him an experience of over 40 years in Hospitality and Tourism industry. He has extensive exposure to investment, development and hotel and tourism operations. He has played a very important part in turning many of the hotels into a profit yielding enterprise and also providing complete and absolute Asset Management to units and developers. He has been the pioneer for Starlit Suites and Rental Pool Management in India and is leading the company to become the largest Serviced Hotel Apartment group in the country and further expanding the brand globally.
Anita Kataria
Sr. Vice President - Sales
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yash Gupta
Managing Partner
YG Real Estate
INDIA
Segment: Investor - Developer
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.
Abhinav Bhushan
Chief Growth Officer
DMI Finance
Biography:
Investment specialist with more than 14 years of experience in leading teams & closure of transactions valued at over $ 400 mn across investment products including $ 300 mn in Real Estate spread across markets – Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon. Rich experience in end to end investment cycle - Origination to Exit. Led transactions across investment types (Equity, Mezzanine, Structured Debt and Asset Sale) and across product classes - Residential (Premium, Mid-market, Affordable, Township) and Commercial.
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.
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
Monish Krishna
Director
Hines India Real Estate
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.
Shahzad Madon
Head of PMS and Alternative Assets
Reliance Capital
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
Shobhit Agarwal
Managing Director & CEO
ANB Capital Advisors
Biography:
Shobhit Agarwal, former Managing Director, Capital Markets, and International Director of JLL Property Consultants India has launched Anarock Capital Advisors. The firm, headquartered in Mumbai, will focus exclusively on various asset classes of real estate. Agarwal heads a team of real estate investment banking advisors with an average 18–20 years of experience in structuring and executing both simple and complex transactions.
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.
Thulci Aluwihare
Head - Strategy & Business Developement
CHEC Port City Colombo
Aditya Sikri
President
Everstone Capital
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).
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.
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.
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.
Rakesh Aggarwal
CFO
Asian Hotels (West)
Vaibhav Jatia
Managing Director
Rhythm Group
Amit Grover
National Director – Offices
Haryana | INDIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Amit heads DLF Office Business PAN India, driving an operational portfolio of approx. 27 mn. sq.ft. of Corporate Offices, IT Parks, IT SEZs at Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Noida and Kolkata. The operational responsibility includes: Leasing, Branding, Client Relationships, Portfolio Management, and overall P&L for the regions. Amit also heads the Project Operations and Services PAN India. Amit is driving a leadership role, to establish best practices and excellence with higher Safety Standards, Compliances, Sustainable building solutions and technical innovations. Amit is a seasoned Commercial Real Estate professional from last 18 + years in key positions at Ansal Properties, C&W, Citibank, CBRE.
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).
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).
Bhairav Dalal
Partner and Leader - Real Estate Tax
PwC
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.
Nitin Agarwal
CEO - India
Equitativa
Jaspreet Shahpuri
Investment Manager
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
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.
Sameer Nayar
CEO
BuildSupply
Biography:
(TBD) Sameer Nayar was the Managing Director of Credit Suisse (CS) and the Head of Real Estate Finance for the Asia Pacific region. In this role he deployed over USD 7 BN of debt and equity capital in Asia since the beginning of 2007. Previously, he was the head of large loan structuring and pricing in the US and handled over USD 75 BN of loan originations during his tenure. In addition, he was responsible for setting up Credit Suisse's real estate equity and debt platform in India. He is a founding trustee of the Special Child Trust that raises awareness and funds for children with special needs. The trust deploys its funds with a variety of organizations working in the field of autism and related developmental conditions.
Vishwajith 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” .
Ajay Prasad
Country Managing Director - India
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.
Alok Aggarwal
CEO, Brookfield Properties India Office
Biography:
Alok is Managing Director & CEO of BPG India and manages office business of Brookfield in India, which at present includes 16.8 MSF assets in five IT / ITES SEZ across NCR and Kolkata, Powai 4.2 MSF and Equinox with 1.25 MSF. In this role he is heading all aspects of the business including operations, construction and leasing of ~22.25 mn sq ft. Alok has over three decades of experience in deal sourcing, evaluation, closing & asset management across asset classes and has played principal role in investments across residential, commercial, warehousing & mixed-use developments.
Anuj Khetan
CEO
Vijay Khetan Group
Biography:
Mr. Anuj Vijay Khetan, the scion of the family, is a dreamer and an innovator. As the Director of Vijay Khetan Group, Anuj works in tandem with his father to expand the groups’ real estate interests, both, domestic and globally. His education and inherent business sense add a level of detail and depth to the management of all current and future VKG projects. Anuj actively oversees the groups’ extensive property portfolio. He is involved in all aspects of the company’s development, from deal evaluation, analysis and pre-development planning to construction, branding, marketing, operations, sales and always ensuring that international best practices are met.
Arun Shetty
Country Head Corporate Real Estate
HSBC Asset Management
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.
Juggy Marwaha
Executive Managing Director
Mitesh Agrawal
Principal
New Vernon Capital
India
Biography:
Mitesh Agrawal is Principal at New Vernon (NV) Capital and heads the RE Investment function. He has over a decade of experience in Real Estate PE. Successfully aggregated one of the largest institutionally-led office portfolios in India. Total investments in 8+ mn sft and leased over 100 occupants. Reckoned to be among the Top Real Estate FDI Fund teams in India in terms of investor returns for the last decade. Leadership role encompassing real estate investment strategy and execution. Mitesh is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad (Dean’s List and ISB Merit Scholarship) and a Chartered Accountant (among top 50 ranks All-India at each level of the C.A. examinations).
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.
Sidharth Menda
CEO
COWRKS
Biography:
Founded in 2016, CoWrks is the young entrepreneur's brainchild, on a mission to create India’s largest coworking community by 2017. Upon graduating from Bentley University (Boston, USA) Sidharth launched his career in real estate. With a fervour for real estate and technology, Sidharth observed that there is a huge disconnect between corporate workspaces and the modern workforce. This drove Sidharth to design coworking spaces that foster a community of like-minded individuals who would collaborate and connect with each other. He plans to establish over 300 centers globally and so far, he has achieved prolific success by adding Fortune 500s, SMEs, startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs to his extensive client list.
Simon Tham
Asst. GM - Marketing
CHEC Port City Colombo
Vipen Bhatia
Director
Wardha IT Park
Ajay Prasad
Country Managing Director - India
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.
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.
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.
Rema Menon
Vice President
Parsvnath Developers
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.
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.
Shashank Jain
Partner&Leader Real Estate Deal Advisory
PwC - PricewaterHouseCoopers
Srini 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.
Srinivas D Rao
Director Finance
Phoenix Group
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)
Tripti Navani
EVP
Shapoorji Pallonji Finance
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.
Vummidi Ananth
Managing Director
BBCL
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).
Balaji Rao
Founder and Managing Director
Axis AMC
Francis O Haokip
CEO
Pragnya Advisors
India
Biography:
Francis has over 7 years of experience in the Indian real estate private equity and Indian securities market. At Pragnya, Francis is responsible for the Group’s investments and portfolio monitoring. Francis has previously worked with SEBI and also with the power trading arm of NTPC. Francis holds a B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Delhi and a PGDM (MBA) from IIM Bangalore.
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.
Pradeep Khanna
Head Real Estate Investments
Nippon Life 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.
Pravin Ajmera
Head of Business Development
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.
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.
Shouvik Purkayastha
Managing Director - Investment Banking
IDFC Investment Banking
Biography:
Shouvik leads Cushman & Wakefield’s Capital Markets practice in India. He is responsible for providing strategic direction to the business, utilizing his experience and expertise in converting large scale opportunities whilst providing investment insights to regional and global funds associated with the company Shouvik has a strong background in the financial services sector having spent over 17 years in Investment Banking and Corporate Banking prior to joining C&W.
Advisory Board Members
Aditya BhargavaAditya BhargavaSenior Portfolio ManagerAbu Dhabi Investment Authority
Ambar MaheshwariAmbar MaheshwariCEO, Private Equity FundsIndiabulls Asset Management
Avinash SuleAvinash SuleDirectorQatar Investment Authority
Avnish SinghAvnish SinghMD & Country Head IndiaTishman Speyer
Irfan RazackIrfan RazackChairman & Managing DirectorPrestige Group
Kamal KhetanKamal KhetanChairman and Managing DirectorSunteck Realty Limited
Kaushik DesaiKaushik DesaiExecutive DirectorWalton Street India Real Estate Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Krishna KumarKrishna KumarCEOIL&FS Investment Managers
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 GuptaManaging PartnerYG 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”.
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
Krishna Kumar
CEO
IL&FS Investment Managers
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 the Managing Director and CEO of Godrej Properties Limited (GPL).He 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 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. As the 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. Mohit is responsible for further strengthening the growth and development portfolio.
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 or holds an interest in over 24 M sft. of commercial properties. Its prestigious and prolific portfolio includes over $ 3 billion in real estate assets. Headquartered in Bangalore. At RMZ, we are constantly thinking about the Future. This time it’s about the Future of Space and we have chartered our course to look at creating communities. In our new manifesto we are using technology coupled with experiences to build connected communities in our spaces.Raj is the first Indian to be on the Jury of the ULI Awards
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
Managing Partner
YG Real Estate
INDIA
Segment: Investor - Developer
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.
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As a discussion Co-chair you do no more and no less than anyone else. Just bring your experience and opinions. Discussion co-chairs are featured in the marketing brochure, profiled on the website and event program book, and enjoy reduced rates to attend.


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If you are interested in co-chairing, please contact

Airton Medeiros
Global Vice President
+44 (0)20 3286 9664  | airton.medeiros@griclub.org

 

Timetable

11 - 12 September

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

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

Airton Medeiros

Airton Medeiros

Global Vice President

+55 (19) 3203-0645

airton.medeiros@griclub.org
Airton Medeiros
airton.medeiros@griclub.org
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Global Vice President
GRI Club
About:

Airton Medeiros is the Global Vice President. He has extensive experience in real estate and infrastructure, having served for eight years in intelligence and strategies for this market. He also has a wide network of relationships and extensive knowledge of funding strategies as well as real estate structuring.

He has a degree in International Relations and an MBA in Management and Strategic Innovation, as well as extension courses at Berkeley University and MIT.

Club Partners

BrookfieldCHEC Port City Colombo Pvt. LtdGodrej Fund Management

Sectoral Club Partners

COWRKSJLLPwC

Dinner Sponsor

Radius Developers

CHEC Port City Colombo Pvt. Ltd


Godrej Fund Management


COWRKS

JLL

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


PwC

Radius Developers

Radius Developers is a blend of integrity, transparency and an ability to drive challenging projects. It rises from the vision of Mr. Sanjay Chhabria, a trustworthy and respected name in the Mumbai real estate fraternity. His stellar value-legacy manifests itself in Radius’ founding principles and is in our designs, technologically advanced concepts, immaculate execution alongside the relentless passion to deliver on our promise to all our stakeholders.  With projects spread across selected prime locations of Mumbai, each is a real estate landmark in the making. Its success and growth is supported by a team comprising over 300 professionals from diverse backgrounds. Striving to do everything that’s “Built Around You”.
·         PROMOTER’S EXPERIENCE OF ABOUT 2 DECADES
·         OVER 23 MILLION SQ.FT OF DEVELOPMENT (COMPLETED AND ONGOING  PROJECTS) 
·         FOCUS ON MUMBAI PRESENCE

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Ajay PrasadAjay PrasadCountry Managing Director - IndiaTaurus Investment Holdings
Alok AggarwalAlok AggarwalCEO, Brookfield Properties India OfficeBrookfield
Amar MeraniAmar MeraniManaging Director & CEOXander Finance
Ambar MaheshwariAmbar MaheshwariCEO, Private Equity FundsIndiabulls Asset Management
Amit DiwanAmit DiwanMD and Country HeadHines India Real Estate
Amit GoenkaAmit GoenkaManaging Director and CEONisus Finance Services
Amit GroverAmit GroverNational Director – OfficesDLF India
Anil MinochaAnil MinochaChairmanStarlit Suites
Anita KatariaAnita KatariaSr. Vice President - SalesRaheja Universal

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Abdul Wahab Al Halabi
CIO
Equitativa
Abhinav Bhushan
Chief Growth Officer
DMI Finance
Biography:
Investment specialist with more than 14 years of experience in leading teams & closure of transactions valued at over $ 400 mn across investment products including $ 300 mn in Real Estate spread across markets – Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon. Rich experience in end to end investment cycle - Origination to Exit. Led transactions across investment types (Equity, Mezzanine, Structured Debt and Asset Sale) and across product classes - Residential (Premium, Mid-market, Affordable, Township) and Commercial.
Aditya Sikri
President
Everstone Capital
Ajay Prasad
Country Managing Director - India
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.
Alok Aggarwal
CEO, Brookfield Properties India Office
Biography:
Alok is Managing Director & CEO of BPG India and manages office business of Brookfield in India, which at present includes 16.8 MSF assets in five IT / ITES SEZ across NCR and Kolkata, Powai 4.2 MSF and Equinox with 1.25 MSF. In this role he is heading all aspects of the business including operations, construction and leasing of ~22.25 mn sq ft. Alok has over three decades of experience in deal sourcing, evaluation, closing & asset management across asset classes and has played principal role in investments across residential, commercial, warehousing & mixed-use developments.
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 Diwan
MD and Country Head
Hines India Real Estate
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 Grover
National Director – Offices
Haryana | INDIA
Segment: Developer
Biography:
Amit heads DLF Office Business PAN India, driving an operational portfolio of approx. 27 mn. sq.ft. of Corporate Offices, IT Parks, IT SEZs at Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Noida and Kolkata. The operational responsibility includes: Leasing, Branding, Client Relationships, Portfolio Management, and overall P&L for the regions. Amit also heads the Project Operations and Services PAN India. Amit is driving a leadership role, to establish best practices and excellence with higher Safety Standards, Compliances, Sustainable building solutions and technical innovations. Amit is a seasoned Commercial Real Estate professional from last 18 + years in key positions at Ansal Properties, C&W, Citibank, CBRE.
Anil Minocha
Chairman
Starlit Suites
Biography:
Mr. Anil Minocha carries with him an experience of over 40 years in Hospitality and Tourism industry. He has extensive exposure to investment, development and hotel and tourism operations. He has played a very important part in turning many of the hotels into a profit yielding enterprise and also providing complete and absolute Asset Management to units and developers. He has been the pioneer for Starlit Suites and Rental Pool Management in India and is leading the company to become the largest Serviced Hotel Apartment group in the country and further expanding the brand globally.
Anita Kataria
Sr. Vice President - Sales
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.
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