The 14th Realty+ Conclave & Excellence Awards 2022 – West was a day of learning and recognizing the good work of the industry.
The crème de la crèmeof Indian real estate gathered together to converse on various issues of interest during the conclave. The celebratory evening saw the real estate fraternity acknowledging the good work of organizations and individuals in the realm of real estate, building and construction.
Kickstarting the day's proceedings, Dr. Annurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief & Chairman, exchange4media & BusinessWorld Media Group in his inaugural address summarized the quick recovery and the bright future of Indian real estate and the reasons the sector has a great potential for success.
The event was Co-Powered by Tikidan, Conclave Partner was Smartworks, Luxury Partners were K Raheja Corps Home & Notandas Realty. The Session Partners were Intellion By Tata Realty & Colliers, Co-Partners – Welspun One Logistics Parks, Champion Infratech & Runwal Group, Technology Partner – PropVR, Marketing Partner- Brandniti, Event Associate was B Kandhari Group and Automobile Partner was BMW Infinity Cars.
THE GATHERING OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
The conclave began with a power packed session on the topic of “Indian Realty Growth Curve: Reaching $1 Trillion by 2030”. The discussion was moderated by Anuj Puri, Chairman, Anarock Property Consultants Pvt. Ltd and the eminent speakers were - Boman Irani, Chairman & MD, Rustomjee Group, Mohit Malhotra, CEO & MD, Godrej Properties, Parth Mehta, Founder & Managing Director, Paradigm Realty, Ritesh Vohra, Partner & Head - Real Estate, Investcorp India Asset Managers Pvt. Ltd and Subodh Runwal, Managing Director, Runwal Group. While investors have a cautious approach to equity investing in the residential segment, the experts agreed that overall Indian real estate is growing leaps and bounds.
The next theme of “Office Real Estate Dynamics: Demand & Supply Drivers'' was discussed by the renowned industry leaders Ramesh Nair, CEO | India & Managing Director, Market Development | Asia, Colliers, Ambar Maheshwari, FRICS, Chief Executive Officer, Indiabulls Assets Management Ltd., Himanshu Shah, Head of Leasing - West Region, Intellion Offices By Tata Realty, Karandeep Singh Nanda, Head of Operations - West Region, Embassy Services Pvt Ltd, Rajeev Sengupta, Consultant Corporate Real Estate, HDFC Bank Ltd and Vijay Rajagopalan, Head – Leasing, Nucleus Office Parks. The speakers were bullish on office real estate as the companies are pushing towards a back to work model and investors consider it a profitable investment option.
The next panel discussion on “Real Estate Finance Strategies: Balancing Stability & Growth” was chaired by Piyush Gupta, Managing Director - Capital Markets and Investment Services India, Colliers and consisted of esteemed panelists Amit Goenka, MD & CEO, Nisus Finance, Anuranjan Mohnot, Co- Founder & MD, Gruhas & Lumos Alternate Investment Advisors Private Limited, Anand Lakhotia, Director – Real Estate, Motilal Oswal, Sangeeta Prasad, Group CEO, Runwal Group and Tina Rawla, Managing Director, CFO & COO, Hines India. The eminent financiers discussed the downsides of Indian real estate that deters investments and equivocally expressed that there is dearth of finance available for a good project and a developer.
The conversation on “Smart Construction: New Ways to Enhance Building Performance” was led by Deben Moza, Sr. Executive Director - Head of Project Management Services, Knight Frank India. The respected speakers were Himanshu Agrawal, President, Tiki Tar Danosa India Pvt. Ltd, Tejwant Navalkar, Executive Director, DFXSystems Pvt Ltd, Prashant Karwe, Head of Design, The House of Abhinandan Lodha and Subhakar Rao Surapaneni, Chairman, Champion Infratech. They were of the view that for smart and sustainable construction along with high performance materials, equally important is the skilled and trained workforce.
The dialogue on the topical theme of “Warehousing Trends: Shifting Gears To Meet Future Challenges’ saw the presence of Neeraj Bansal, Co-Head & COO - India Global, KPMG in India with subject experts Anshul Singhal, Managing director, Welspun One Logistic Park Pvt. Ltd., Rahul Pandit, CEO, Horizon Industrial Parks and Rajat Garg, Director & Head - Investments - Logistics, Industrial, Data Centres, ESR India. The experts expressed positive sentiments on the future growth of warehousing in India and expected government policies and land regulations to keep up with the changing scenario.
THE GALA AWARDS EVENING
The awards evening began on a high note with Dr. Annurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief & Chairman, exchange4media & BusinessWorld Media Group welcoming the dignitaries and congratulating the winners of the Realty+ Excellence Awards 2022 West.
The following exhilarating conversation among the doyens of Indian realty Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Founder & MD, Hiranandani Group and Khushru Jijina, Piramal Group and Neeraj Bansal, Co-Head & COO - India Global, KPMG in India set the tone of the things to come.
The awards presentation commenced on a musical note with singer Shubhangi Tewari belting out some melodious songs to cheer the audience. The evening ended with the winners of 14th Realty+ Excellence Awards 2022 – WEST lighting up the stage with their joy and enthusiasm.