SOUTH INDIA’S REAL ESTATE: POISED FOR CHANGE & SUCCESS
The 12th Edition of Realty+ Conclave & Excellence Awards 2020 – South, held on Dec 18, 2020 discussed the agenda of change in ‘New Normal’ and awarded companies and individuals for their accomplishments.
The end of the year was marked with the efficacious concluding of Realty+ Conclave & Excellence Awards 2020 for the South region. Dr Annurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief & Chairman of exchange4media Group & BusinessWorld set the tone of the day with his words of motivation in his inaugural address to the real estate fraternity.
The afternoon of knowledge sharing conference witnessed discussions on some hot topics of the day. The first session “Year 2021: Will It Belong To Real Estate” moderated by Ramesh Nair, CEO & Country Head, India, JLL had speakers: Chitty Babu, Chairman & CEO, Akshaya, Dr. S. Vasudevan, Chairman, Ozone Group, Farook Mahmood, CMD-Silverline Group, Vice Chairman, NAR India, Murali Malayppan, Chairman & Managing Director, Shriram Properties Pvt. Ltd, Ravindra Pai, Managing Director, Century Real Estate Holdings. The panel deliberated on the growth of Indian realty in the coming years and was of the view that real estate prices are set to go up in coming times.
The second session South India Office Realty: Changing Demand for Workspace & Worklife moderated by Arpit Mehrotra, Managing Director, Office Services (South India), Colliers International and with Speakers: Amit Grover, Executive Director-Office Business, DLF Ltd., Juggy Marwaha, CEO, Prestige Office Ventures, Nirupa Shankar, Executive Director, Brigade Group, Praveen Vasudeva, Country Head – India Global Real Estate & Facilities, SAP, Vinamra Srivastava, CEO-Business Parks, CapitaLand India, Vinod Rohira, CEO, Mindspace Business Parks REIT, Yash Gupta, Managing Partner, YGR discussed the trends in the commercial sector and the way developers and occupiers are strategizing their business plans.
The next topic of discussion South India’s Big Winners: Warehousing, Industrial & Data Parks was moderated by Mayank Saksena, MD & CEO – Land Services, Bengaluru, Anarock Property Consultants. The speakers were Anshul Singhal, Managing Director, Welspun One Logistics Parks Pvt. Ltd, Captain K. Srinivas, CEO, Cornerstone Property Developers Pvt. Ltd, Darshan Hiranandani, Managing Director, Hiranandani Group of Companies, R. K. Narayan, COO, Allcargo Logistics & Industrial Parks, Sharad Gohil, Managing Director-Asset Management, IndoSpace Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd, Sudeep Aditya, MD & Co-Founder, Oakbridge Asset Partners. The session discussed the factors contributing to the rise of the new asset classes and how various players are creating their developments in sync with industry demands.
The final session themed Digital Marketing: Catalyst That Transformed Real Estate moderated by Samir Arora, Hon. Secretary, National Association of Realtors- India (NAR-India) and speakers: Amit Parsuramka, Senior Vice President & Chief Sales & CRM Officer,Tata Realty & Infrastructure Limited, Darshan Govindaraju, Director, Vaishnavi Group, Reeza Sebastian Karimpanal, President-Residential Business, Embassy Group, Srinivasan Subramanian, CEO – SNN Builders Pvt Ltd, Vikram Kotnis, MD – Sell.Do & Amura Marketing Technologies discussed the new ways of marketing and how not only the realty firms but even the consumers were becoming more digital literate.
The Conclave concluded with the Presentation of “Realty+ Coffee Table Book- Super CXOs,” that features some of the eminent Super CXOs of Indian Realty. Some of these Super CXOs shared their winning strategies. Joining live were Uddhav Poddar – Managing Director – Bhumika Realty Pvt. Ltd; Reeza Sebastian, Karimpanal, President – Residential Business, Embassy Group; Yukti Nagpal, Director, Gulshan.
The evening Awards evening commenced with the Keynote address from Dr. Annurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief &Chairman, exchange4media Group & BusinessWorld who congratulated the real estate sector as a whole for its resilience in the face of the current challenges. He also applauded the winners of the Realty+ Excellence Awards. The high tempo continued with Lifetime Achievement Award Felicitation of Irfan Razack, Chairman & Managing Director, Prestige Group and his very invigorating Special Address. He reminisced his journey in real estate and expressed his joy at seeing the Indian realty sector progressing leaps and bounds. He acknowledged the challenges and the long way to go but was sure of the positive growth of the sector given the growing professionalism of the companies, government support and the new asset classes emerging within the segment.
The other recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award Felicitation was Dr Hariharan Chandrashekar, Founder of Biodiversity Conservation India Limited & AltTech Foundation. He urged the realty sector and the professionals to take this time to ponder the development strategies that should fulfil the need for urban built spaces but, should also be sustainable and environment sensitive.
The inspirational messages by the dignitaries was followed by the much awaited Red Carpet Walk of Winners of Realty+ Excellence Awards, 2020 – South with winners joining live to accept their awards.