11th Realty+ Conclave & Excellence Awards- North celebrates real estate success stories
The daylong event was held on September 11, 2019 at Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurugram
The 11th Realty+ Conclave & Excellence Awards- North, presented by Sai Estate Consultants Chembur Pvt Ltd, was held on September 11, 2019 at Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurugram. The daylong premier event for industry professionals celebrated the real estate success stories and inspired innovation and creativity amongst the realty fraternity. It was attended by eminent personalities from across the real estate industry.
The conclave began in the afternoon with a panel discussion on a very topical subject, ‘Surviving the Crisis: A New Approach to Liquidity Crunch’. It was moderated by Anshul Jain, Country Head & Managing Director, India, Cushman & Wakefield. The panellists for the session were Avnish Sharma, Partner, Khaitan & Co.; Gaurav Jain, Managing Director, Samyak Developers Pvt Ltd; Jyoti Prakash Gadia, Founder & Managing Director, Resurgent India Ltd; Raman Aggarwal, Chairman, Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) and SVP & Head – Corporate Affairs, SREI; Shaji Varghese, Executive Director, PNB Housing Finance Ltd; Sonu Jalan, Associate Director, Kotak Realty Fund.
The finance discussion was followed by a design deliberation titled ‘Championing the Cause – Interrelating Architecture and Society’. It was moderated Ar Nishant Lall, Founder, NilaA Architecture & Urban Design Expert, World Bank India, with the panellists for the discussion being Ar. Aditya Advani, Principal, Roha Landscape Architecture and Planning; Ar. Amit Khanna, Founder & Design Principal, Amit Khanna Design Associates; Prof. Charanjit Shah, Founder Principal, Creative Group; Ar. Daksha Bharadwaj, Architect Partner, Bharadwaj Bharadwaj & Associates; Ar Gurneet Singh, Director LEED, Environmental Design Solutions [EDS] and Ar Sushant Jai-Amita Verma, Founding Partner & Design Head, rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology.
The conclave, for the first time, included a session on facility management, ‘Creating Competitive Advantage – Changing Face of Facility Management’. It was moderated by Sandeep Sethi, Chair – Corporate Solutions & Managing Director, IFM – West Asia JLL with panellists Amit Midha, Senior Vice President Operations & Cluster Head North, DLF Ltd; Aneesh Kadyan, Executive Director, GWS & Property Management, CBRE; Manoj Parekh, Managing Director, OCS; Capt Rajesh Sharma, Managing Director – Facilities Management Asset Services, Cushman and Wakefield India; Rushabh Vora, Founder, SILA and Sanjeev Kumar, President, Dusters Total Solution Services Private Limited.
The next panel revolved around the immense rise of commercial real estate in and around Delhi. The session titled ‘The Rule of Three – Commercial Realty of Delhi, Gurugram and Noida’ was moderated by Sanjay Chatrath, Managing Director | North – India, Colliers International. The panellists Deepak Kapoor, Director – Gulshan Homz & President – Western UP, CREDAI; Abhilash Shukla, Founder, One Culture; Shantanu Chakrobarty, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Properties; Uddhav Poddar, Managing Director, Bhumika Group and Goutam Karmakar, President -Leasing (Commercial, Retail, Resi), M3M India Private Limited
The final panel of the conclave discussed the hot topic of today’s times, ‘Best Way to Increase Residential Sales: Direct Sales or Marketing Firms & Channel Partners’. It was moderated by J S Augustine, Real estate Expert & Thought Leader. The panellists included Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi, Sr. Executive Director, Experion Developers; Pradeep Aggarwal, Founder & Chairman – Signature Global Group & Chairman – Assocham National Council On Real Estate, Housing And Urban Development; Pradeep Jain, Chairman, Parsavnath Developers; Sahil Kapoor , Director Sales and Operations, RE/MAX India and Sudhir Mishra, Founder & Managing Partner, Trust Legal and Kshitij Nagpal, Head North Zone, NAR & President-Elect, Association of Property Professionals -Delhi NCR
The Realty+ conclave concluded with an engaging presentation by Ar Manit Rastogi – Founder Partner, Morphogenesis, on ‘What is Brand India when it comes to Architecture?’
As the evening progressed Realty+ also felicitated the esteemed members of the industry with the ‘Scroll of Honour’ for the contribution and decades of dedication in their fields. The recipients were:
- Sanjay Prakash, Principal Architect, SHiFt: Studio for Habitat Futures
- Kamath Revathi Sekhar, Founder & Principal Architect, Kamath Design Studio
- Rajendra Singh, Indian Water conservationist & Environmentalist
- Daksha Bharadwaj, Architect Partner, Bharadwaj Bharadwaj & Associates
- Anshul Jain, country head & Managing Director, India Cushman & Wakefield
- Ar Sushant Jai-Amita Verma, Founding Partner & Design Head, rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology
The Realty+ Excellence Awards evening was graced by the distinguished gathering of individuals from varied fields. The audience witnessed an inspiring speech from Magsaysay Award Winner, Rajinder Singh, Water Conservationist & Environmentalist, followed by the informative talks by Anoop Mittal, Former Chairman NBCC, Advocate Jagmohan Krishan Dang and Laxmi Narain Goyal, Chairman, Suncity Projects (P) Ltd. & Vice Chairman Essel Group of Companies.
These thought-provoking dialogues motivated the sector to value the environment and humanity and everything else will fall in place and the real estate sector will return to former glory days once again.
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