The NAR-INDIA Annual Convention is one of the most anticipated real estate events every year. The convention brings realtors, developers, investors, and other stakeholders in the real estate industry, from India and around the world together to interact, learn and create meaningful business connections with each other. The convention gives every participating individual and organization the perfect stage to forge reliable business associations, form business strategies and troubleshoot with experts to make their business a more profitable and successful one.

Stories of success from market leaders, panel discussions with diverse viewpoints, motivational speakers, inspiring GAME CHANGERS. At NAR- India, we are passionate about lifelong learning, and we have brought together renown speakers to learn from at our 11th annual convention. In addition to stalwarts in the real industry, the NAR INDIA convention will play host to game changers from across industries – from a celebrity chef to an author on mythology – because we firmly believe that, as Gina Greenlee said, “experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.” Read on for a few of the highlight sessions that you can look out for at the Game Changers convention.

Mr. Satish Magar,

President – CREDAI, MD- Magarpatta Township Development and Construction Company Limited.

Reshaping the Future: Impact of REITS in Indian Real Estate Market

“Congratulations to all leaders and members for having completed 11 years of formation of your association. Your first convention was held in Pune in my project’s Amphitheatre at Magarpatta city.

You were just a handful of city associations at that time. I have attended a couple of your annual conventions and many of your programs in Pune City.

CREDAI has a bi-lateral agreement with NAR- India, and I have had the pleasure and satisfaction to see your association grow into a PAN-India organization. I also know that you all are constantly training and empowering your members in the best practices from across the world. CREDAI would like to continue to collaborate and assist in your growth story even in the future.

I wish chairman of Convention Committee Mr. Shailender Singh, Chairman NAR-India Mr. Ravi Varma, President NAR-India Mr. Irshad Ahmad and the entire team the best of luck for conducting a successful convention.”

Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani,

Co-founder & MD, Hiranandani Group; President, NAREDCO

Reshaping the Future: Impact of REITS in Indian Real Estate Market

His latest initiative is Hiranandani Communities. He is also President, National Real Estate Development Council (NATION), which works under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India.

Post-RERA and GST, Indian real estate finds itself in in a changed paradigm. In this scenario, stakeholders need to come together and work out a common path leading to future growth. In the new scenario, all the stakeholders have to upgrade and upskill. There are opportunities of finding out synergies; of working ‘in sync’ to ensure we achieve common goals, which include business growth.

The National Association of Realtors - India is an organization which has grown over the past few years and we have seen some good initiatives from the organization which has its parent body in the United States of America as also Chapters in other countries.

The bilateral agreement which will be entered into at during the National Association of Realtors – India’s 11th Convention, NAREDCO will look forward to both organizations working towards the common goals of growing business and taking Indian real estate to higher levels of growth.

I wish the event all success and look forward to the bilateral agreement working out to be a ‘win-win’ for all.

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Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy,

Former Chairman- NASSCOM, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Hyderabad

Go above and beyond: The Making of an Entrepreneur

The son of a police officer and grandson of a farmer, BVR Mohan Reddy is a first-generation entrepreneur. When he founded Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises) in 1991, entrepreneurship was far from the trend it is today. Cyient began as a team of four engineers, working from home. Today, Cyient contributes more than $3 billion in cumulative exports from India to Fortune 100 companies and has created direct employment for about 15,000 engineering professionals in 47 locations across 21 countries. With Cyient, Dr Reddy has firmly placed India on the global map for leading-edge engineering, and research and development services.

There is much to learn from Dr Reddy, a Padma Shri awardee, about the art of creating strong teams and scaling up organisations. If you’ve wanted to go from being a single broker to building an organisation and leading a strong team, Dr Reddy’s story and insights are bound to inspire.

Professor Rajendra Srivastava,

Dean and Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation

Business Model Innovation

Rajendra Srivastava has served as Provost and Deputy President, Singapore Management University, and as Senior Associate Dean at both the University of Texas at Austin and at Emory University. He has also held endowed chairs as a distinguished research professor at UT, Emory, SMU and ISB whilst also serving as a senior administrator at these universities where he has led innovation-driven and research-informed changes in academic programmes. He is a strong advocate for balance between theory and practice as well as for relevant research that informs and influences both management practices and public policy.

A leading – and highly cited – authority on the impact of marketing on business and financial performance, his research interests include business model innovation in growth markets, marketing performance metrics, value of market-based intangible assets (brands, channels) and models for balancing profitability, growth and risk. His paper linking market-based assets and market-facing business processes to shareholder value in the Journal of Marketing is unique in that it is the only paper ever to have simultaneously received the Maynard Award for contributions to the development of theory in marketing, the MSI/Paul Root Award for influence on the practice of marketing, as well as the AMA/Sheth Foundation Award for longterm impact on marketing. This work, assessing the impact of marketing strategy on business and financial performance, has influenced both research and practices on topics ranging from marketing accountability and strategic metrics across the globe.

He has worked globally with leading companies in the technology and financial services sectors. He holds a B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, MS (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Rhode Island, and MBA and Ph.D. in Business from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. PSN Rao,

Director of SPA, Delhi

The double take: Dialogue on RERA

Prof.Dr.P.S.N.Rao is an eminent and multi-faceted thought leader in the field of land, urban planning and real estate development, and wears many hats, as an academician, orator, author, columnist, consultant and advisor. He was trained as an architect, civil engineer and town planner, and carries over 30 years of rich, wide and varied professional experience. His many distinguished positons include serving as director of the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi, chairman of the Ministry of Urban Development’s Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC), independent director on the board of Ujjain Smart City, Ujjain, member of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change’s Infrastructure Committee, and more.

Dr. Rao has worked ceaselessly for the streamlining of the real estate sector in India, and is the

Honorary Founder Chairman of the National Association of Realtors – India (NAR-INDIA), created with patronage of NAR USA, a 1.2 million member strong industry body which is

over 100 years old. He has been an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of the National

Association of Realtors ( NAR ), USA for the year 2014. He was also a Member of the Global

Alliances Committee, NAR, USA for the year 2014.

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Mr. Gopikrishna Patibanda,

Chairman & MD, Phoenix Group

Market Beat: The Change in Real Estate Market Dynamics

Under Mr. Gopikrishna’s leadership,the Phoenix Group has scaled up its business and captured a leading role in the real estate space in Hyderabad. He is a software engineering graduate who has always had an entrepreneurial streak, and he set up a software business before getting involved in the real estate industry. His rich experience makes him the ideal person from whom to gain sharper insight into the dynamics of the real estate market.

Mr. Gopikrishna is constantly thriving to find novel and innovative solutions for matters that plague the real estate industry. He also believes in creating a virtuous circle of partnerships with the best in the industry and adopting industry best practices, to benefit the city of Hyderabad. He is a keen listener and observer, and believes that key lessons can be learnt from the youngest team members, embodying the spirit of learning from your peers and the value of building strong associations within the industry.

Mr.Puneet Bhatia,

Senior Director- ICICI Venture

Reshaping the Future: Impact of REITS in Indian Real Estate Market

Mr. Puneet Bhatia has 25 years of diversified experience spread across Investment Banking, Private Equity, Lending and Structured Finance in Indian real estate. Prior to joining ICICI Venture he was Director and Head Investments at Mirae Global Investments heading all Real Estate Investment initiatives of the Group in India.

His association with the Real Estate Industry dates back from 1994, the beginning of organized real estate Investment Banking, Consulting and Agency business in India. As one of early stage real estate professional, he played a pivotal role in shaping markets, providing Agency services, working in International Property Consulting organisations and largest private sector Bank as well as pioneering investment in Private Equity/Mezzanine finance (First FDI player to do Mezzanine Finance). In India, he has been amongst key first set of employee in IPCs like Colliers, JLL, Property Services Group in ICICI Bank, Wells Fargo Bank; having closely witnessed and worked through many economic cycles in India. In the Private Equity/Mezzanine Finance, he has lead team of professionals to invest, manage and successfully exit ~USD 500 million at Wells Fargo and closed a ~USD 250 million office platform with Canada Pension Plan and Investment Board while working at Shapoorji Pallonji Group.


Founder and Managing Director - StratCap Corporate Advisors

Reshaping the Future: Impact of REITS in Indian Real Estate Market

Anuj Kapoor is a Founder and Managing Director of a boutique Investment Banking firm - StratCap Advisory. Prior to setting up his own advisory venture in 2014, Anuj was associated with Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., USA. Alexandria is a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed specialized Industrial and Office REIT with a market cap of USD 22 Billion and an Asset base of more than 37 Million SFT. During his stint with the Alexandria India, Anuj managed RE investments of more than USD 250 Million and was part of the team that developed Asia’s largest R&D / Science Park cluster at the Genome Valley, Hyderabad.

With 17+ years of professional experience in Real Estate and Investment management, Anuj has worked on transactions valued more than USD 1 Billion. Anuj was also instrumental in establishing the Real Estate advisory practice for Ernst & Young India. During his 9-year stint with E&Y, Anuj has worked closely with several global Real Estate PE firms such as the Citi Group, Morgan Stanley, Barings, Lehman Brothers, and D.E. Shaw etc. on their investment and market advisory requirements.

Anuj specializes in Investment management, Equity fund raise, Debt syndication;Transaction Structuring, M&A,JV/ JD structuring,and Commercial Due diligence.

Anuj is an alumnus of leading management institutions such as the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) Business School, Hyderabad.

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Mr.Sandeep Jethwani,

Managing Partner & Head of Advisory - IIFL Investment Managers

Reshaping the Future: Impact of REITS in Indian Real Estate Market

Mr. Sandeep is Managing Partner and Head of Advisory at IIFL Investment Managers. He is a part of the founding team at IIFL Investment Managers. In his current role, his team is responsible for the structuring and delivery of the IIFL One offering. The Advisory Group is responsible for providing investment guidance to wealth management clients. Sandeep also serves on various boards of the IIFL Investment Managers Group. Sandeep has more than 14 years of experience in direct client and team management with regional responsibilities including setting up of new branches and teams of the firm including Mumbai, Pune, Goa and Gujarat. In 2016, he moved to set up the Advisory Group to consolidate and develop the offerings for clients of the wealth management business. He is passionate about the use of technology in various aspects of wealth management including advisory. He is a frequent speaker on issues around wealth management, especially as relevant to family businesses and firstgeneration entrepreneur, as well as industry developments. Sandeep is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and VJTI. He is based in Mumbai.

Mr. Devdutt Patnaik,


Raise the Bar: Rethink, Recharge, Redefine

DevduttPattanaik writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in the healthcare and pharma industries before he plunged full time into his passion. He has authored 50 books, including several bestsellers, and 1000 columns, and is known for his TED talks, his TV shows, especially Devlok, and his innovative views on culture, leadership and an Indian approach to management.

In his book ‘Business Sutra’, Devdutt draws from Hindu, Jain and Buddhist mythology to understand a wide variety of business situations that range from running a successful tea stall to nurturing talent in a large multinational corporation. Through this session, his highly unique merging of mythology and modern-day business will help you think about your own management and leadership practices through a fresh lens.

Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor,

Indian celebrity chef

Upfront: Quest for Identity

‘All my life I've been trying to change the concept of a chef being a bechara. I was taking pride in what I did,’ said Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. As brokers, this is a sentiment we can resonate with, as we are confronted with many misconceptions and judgements about our profession.

Today, Sanjeev Kapoor has influenced innumerable young chefs, by changing social perceptions around what the profession means. ‘There is recognition and it is a career option with some respect.’ Since he began his culinary journey over 30 years ago, Kapoor has become one of the most recognised faces of Indian television. He has his own TV channel, his own line of world-class kitchen gadgets and his own brand of spices, mixes and pickles, popular across the world. He has authored several best-selling recipe books, and boasts a huge following on social media. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2017, making him only the third chef to get this recognition.

This session distils all the lessons Kapoor has on building your personal brand in an environment that might not always give you the respect you deserve and finding dignity in your profession.

When he began, being a chef did not call for any formal training, and, Kapoor says, when he finished college in 1984, traditional chefs were guarded about their knowledge, and didn't teach him anything. Kapoor took it on himself to take classes and learn, and, later, to teach and to work towards developing qualified skills in the culinary arts. In collaboration with Symbiosis University, he started the Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts, the first college of its kind to offer a three-year, full-time BSc degree in Culinary Arts. It’s a similar story for brokers, where there is no formal education system. Learn from Kapoor the importance of taking your education in to your own hands. As Michelle Obama once said, ‘The person with the biggest impact on your education is you.’

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Mr. Paritosh Pathak,

Strategic Networking Coach

Creating you: Lift Yourself by Yourself

Having a strong network is particularly important in service industries like real estate. In order to expand your business, it’s important to build relationships with people in the industry across the country. Not only is this conference a chance to forge meaningful connections with other participants, it’s also a chance to master the art of networking with India’s only Strategic Networking Coach, Paritosh Pathak.

Paritosh has over eight years of experience coaching senior executives, professional and entrepreneurs all around the world. He helps individuals, businesses and organizations become strong in building great networks and leveraging the power of these networks. What’s more, for Paritosh, becoming an effective networker is not just about growing in our our careers, but growing and connecting as human beings.

Mr. Rishi Das,

Co-founder & Chairman- IndiQube

Co-working Spaces: New Age Lessons

An accomplished and well-recognised entrepreneur, Rishi’s interest in diverse sectors has led him on a journey of growth across talent acquisition, HR management, real estate, and education. The exposure has only helped him create value through the companies he has set up.

Under his leadership, CareerNet Consulting, a highly differentiated recruitment platform, has grown to become one of the largest talent acquisition companies in its space. IndiQube is set on much the same path of growth, as a venture closer to Rishi’s heart because it reaches out to fellow entrepreneurs and adds value to their growth journey. “I’m familiar with the struggles of entrepreneurship”, he says, “so, I wanted to provide opportunities for start-ups and emerging companies to flourish in a carefully designed business environment. We’re invested in their growth.” His balanced approach of empathy and business acumen is one of the many reasons why he has been invited to speak at industry forums like NASSCOM, CII and TiE – of which he was also a Charter Member.

Rishi holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee.

Mr. Kunal Walia,

Founder & CEO- Simpliwork Offices

Co-working Spaces: New Age Lessons

He holds close to two decades of rich experience from being a technology entrepreneur, to investment banking and currently into commercial Real Estate. He started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 19 and founded Artemis Technologies in 2001, which cater to the booming mobile service provider market in India, by launching a Middleware Provisioning & Delivery Platform as a value added services (VAS). In 2003, he sold Artemis to a publicy listed firm. In 2003, he joined IndiaCo’s incubation division and started mentoring startups on business development and exposed them to investment communities. Eventually, he moved as Director Equities for Duke Equity Partners, a Private Equity firm managing $150 Million, where his role was to identify new investment opportunities, assist in valuation, term negotiations and facilitate due-diligence on the selected investees. He was always an entrepreneur by heart, hence in 2007 he started Khetal Advisors as Founder & Managing Partner.

The company is a boutique transaction advisory firm for clients who seek high quality advice from bankers who have a deep understanding of the segments that their companies operate in Real Estate was always an area which he wanted to explore, hence he founded Simpliwork which provides dedicated “Grade A” Built-to-Suit Office Spaces to Mid and Large enterprises. In less than two years, we have ventured into Bangalore and Hyderabad IT corridors and plan to expand rapidly in other Tier-1 markets. Currently, Simpliwork managed over 1.5 M sq. ft of Grade A space and plans to expand this to 2.5M sq. ft by the end of this year with expansions into the NCR region as well. Kunal went to Virginia Polytechnic Institute& State University (Virginia Tech) where he was enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program with a double major in Computer Science and Economics to begin his journey on entrepreneurship.

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Mr. Sumit Lakhani,

CMO- Awfis

Co-working Spaces: New Age Lessons

Sumit Lakhani is the Chief Marketing Officer of Awfis Space Solutions, India’s largest shared workspace company with 30,000 seats across 63 centres in ten Indian cities. Sumit has over a decade of experience spanning across investment banking, private equity and the IT services sector.He is responsible for not just the marketing, public relations and alliances at Awfis, but also spearheads the sales function, supply side aggregation, fund raising and strategy.

Mr. Vineet Singh,

Head of Brand & Marketing - WeWork India

Co-working Spaces: New Age Lessons

With over 13+ years of experience in advertising & marketing across sectors, Vineet is currently leading branding & marketing practice at WeWork India. In his role, he is responsible for developing the marketing strategy, online and offline activations, events and communications for the brand in India. In his professional journey over the past years he has played an instrumental role in shaping marketing and digital strategies for brands like Nestle, JK Tyres, Make my trip etc. at Digitas India. He also worked with Google, where he was leading media and platform sales for emerging business group & Govt and Political Parties.

Ms. Sundari Patibandla,

iSprout Business Centre- Founder & CEO

Co-working Spaces: New Age Lessons

She is the Managing Partner at SPC & Associates based out of Hyderabad and is also the passionate Founder-CEO of iSprout Business Centre in Hyderabad, a fast-growing company founded in 2017 offering high-quality office spaces with flexibility and convenience.

A Chartered Account, a proven entrepreneur, mentor and a multifaceted personality with a portfolio spanning more than a decade in delivering variety of advisory and audit services to diverse customer categories based in several corners of the world. Her core specializations include Auditing, Corporate Laws, FEMA matters and other Attest and Non-attestfunctions.

iSprout reflects her vision to think big, and think as per the changing business atmosphere. An expansion of her portfolio into non-finance sector, iSprout’s fast growth and pioneering service range showcases her versatility and adaptability to learn and execute. From a modest 200 seats, in less than two years, iSprout has grown to 5000 seats, in different location.

CA Sundari is also an Independent Woman Director on the Board of Danlaw Technologies India Ltd. She is an invaluable assetto theDanlawBoard ofDirectors with herin-depth knowledge, expertise and experience in Governance, Internal Controls, Tax and Auditfields.She is an alumna of Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India, and finished her Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) in 2005 and Diploma in Information Systems Audit from ICAI, India and certificate courses from IFRS.

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Ms. Monika Misra,

Founder, ikeva

Co-working Spaces: New Age Lessons

Monika Misra is the founder of iKeva, a shared workspace provider present in 10 locations across 5 cities in India. Monikabrings over 18 years of experience in Hospitality and Real Estate industry and is passionate about Brand Building, Sales and high-quality Service Delivery.

Before founding iKeva, she was a part of the senior management team at Servcorp, a premium Serviced Office provider and was an integral part of setting up and growing their business unit in India. She, also, held senior management positions in boutique hotel chains, and has set-up small hospitality units in major metro cities across India.

Mr. Rahul Pandit,

MD & CEO- Hamstede Living

Co-living Spaces: A Saviour to Shared Living

Rahul leads Hamstede Living - a JV of Warburg Pincus and Lemon Tree Hotels to create a dominant, high quality rental housing platform to improve the quality of life of students and working professionals.

Rahul had the privilege of co-founding and leading as President & Executive Director, Lemon Tree Hotels. He led the business from a greenfield start-up to 40 hotels across 3 successful brands pan India.

Subsequently, as the MD & CEO at Tata Group’s Ginger Hotels, he led the re-positioning and performance turnaround of the company with its best ever metrics of growth along with the highest employee and customer satisfaction since the brand’s inception.

A graduate of IHM Pusa and a former member of the Indian Karate team, Rahul has studied Sales, Innovation and HR management at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad and Cornell-Nanyang, Singapore.

Rahul has worked and trained across India, USA and Singapore with Choice Hotels, Taj Hotels, Spectramind (WIPRO BPO) and Intercontinental Hotels. He also serves as Member, National Tourism Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Mr. Pramod Kumar,

Director- Guesture

Co-living Spaces: A Saviour to Shared Living

A consummate management leader with over 30 years of corporate experience in the areas of Financial Services, Real Estate development and Business Consulting, has managed key aspects of the businesses from transaction processing and retail broking network operations across India to setting up pan India operations for an Affordable Housing firm.

As a thought leader, he has held various senior and board positions over his corporate tenure in organisations such as the Karvy Group, Vaishnavi & VBHC, to name a few and is known for his proven ability to scale operations and drive growth to businesses.

Prior to his commitment with Guesture, Mr. Kumar spent time in business consulting having implemented the market entry strategy for a large International company in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and acquisition of Solar Assets in the Far East.

Mr. Pramod Kumar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Post Graduate Degree in Law from leading universities in India.

Mr. Amarendra Sahu,

Co-founder- NestAway Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Co-living Spaces: A Saviour to Shared Living

Amarendra Sahu co-founded Nestaway Technologies in 2015 with the intention of addressing discrimination that was prevalent in the home rental market. Amarendra is passionate about being a social change-maker and aims to develop a social infrastructure for affordable rental homes.Amarendra completed his Post Graduation in Management from IIM Bangalore. Before turning into an entrepreneur, Amarendra worked as a software engineer at Cisco, Juniper Networks and Alcatel-Lucent. He also co-founded Brizz TV, a content delivery platform, in 2009.

Amarendra was felicitated with an Award of Excellence for his contribution towards innovation and entrepreneurship, by the Odisha Government along with Parichay Foundation. He was awarded The Economic Times 40 under 40 in 2017 for his commitment towards solving rental housing problems in India and the Fortune 40 under 40 two years in a row for his excellence in entrepreneurship. He was also recognized by the Orissa government and was conferred with Bhoomi Ratna International Award.

Mr. Uday Lakkar,

Founder & CEO, CoHo.in

Co-living Spaces: A Saviour to Shared Living

Full time entrepreneur and an investment management professional with well-rounded experience into private equity and venture capital investing. Founder of CoHo, a coliving and student accommodation brand in India (www.coho.in).

Worked as an investment professional, consultant and financial analyst across organizations like McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Ireo, Capital18 and EXL Service in Consumer, Real Estate, Internet, Media & Entertainment,Outsourcing sectors. His expertise are Enterprise Building, Investments, Business Management.

Dr. Nikhil Sikri,

Co-founder and CEO, Zolo

Co-living Spaces: A Saviour to Shared Living

Dr. Nikhil Sikri is the Co-founder and CEO at Zolo, India’s largest co-living brand. With an MBBS from the prestigious AIIMS and a management degree from ISB, Hyderabad,

Dr. Sikri has over 10 years of diverse experience in startups, management consulting, establishing companies’ sales footprints, and medicine. Prior to embarking on his startup journey, Nikhil worked as a resident doctor at AIIMS, Delhi followed by working as a Psychiatrist at Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. Post-MBA, he then went on to work as a management consultant with Deloitte and Cerner Corporation.

Mr. Rohan Sharma,

Co-founder and CEO-Concord Comfort Nest

Co-living Spaces: A Saviour to Shared Living

With over 13 years of experience, Mr. Rohan Sharma has worked with the Hospitality (The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.) Consulting (KPMG) and Real Estate (CBRE) industries, spearheading Key Client Relationship & Business Development functionalities.

In 2017, Mr. Sharma ventured into the Entrepreneurial space by initiating a Co-Living venture in Hyderabad, under the brand name Living Quarter.Living Quarter has its USP in serving as an aspirational Co-Living brand, wherein they offer accommodation to students and working professionals in specific full-stack/ built to suit properties, with captive F&B spaces as well as on-site recreation options.We target a relatively niche community set, from within the larger working professional and student housing population. It is our agenda at Living Quarter to leverage on existing relationships and market insight, to scale to over 2000 beds in the next 36 months, while maintaining consistency in EBITDA margins, over a larger inventory across Tier 1 & Tier 2 cities in India.

Dr. Chandan Chowdhury,

Associate Dean, Indian School of Business

Tech Talk: Disruptors on the Rise

The 4th Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0) is expected to transform the entire value chain by leveraging state-of-the-art digital technologies, says Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, an Associate Dean and a Practice Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Digital transformations are making business processes more agile to meet the changing needs of customers. Technological innovations are disrupting all industries, and keeping up with these disruptions help us understand the changing face of business today.

Dr. Chowdhury has a special interest in innovation and is passionate about leveraging technology to make the world a better place to live in. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, and has served three top multinationals as Managing Director and Country Manager prior to joining ISB. He was also a board member at the NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, established as a joint initiative between United Nations and Government of India in 1963. Dive into the world technology and business, with Dr. Chandan’s perfect blend of academia and industry.

Mr. Gautam Chatterjee,

Chairman of Maha-RERA

The Double Take: Dialogue on RERA

Don’t miss an opportunity to dialogue with a panel of industry experts and leaders, on a matter that has implications for all of us in the industry.

In his illustrious career spanning over 33 years, Mr. Gautam Chatterjee has held several important assignments both in the Government of Maharashtra and Government of India, notable among them being Collector of Ratnagiri, Additional Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Joint Director General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce, CEO of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, CEO of Slum Rehabilitation Authority, OSD of Dharavi Redevelopment Project, Principal Secretary of Maharashtra Housing Department, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Director General of Shipping in the Ministry of Shipping and Additional Chief Secretary, Transport and Ports Department of Government of Maharashtra. After his superannuation, he served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra before taking over as chairperson of the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA).

Mr. Angus Raine,

Chairman of Raine & Horne, Australia

The Double Take: Dialogue on RERA

A graduate of Harvard Business School’s Owner President Management Program, Angus Raine’s commentary features regularly in a host of publications, and he was also a guest presenter on the Seven Network’s Sandcastles program in 2013, which was syndicated throughout Asia and Europe. Angus has cut some of the biggest commercial deals in the Sydney market with three major blue-chip international real estate firms. Following this, he became the director of Raine & Horne Holdings, becoming the fourth generation of the Raine family to take the helm of the company. In his time with Raine & Horne, Angus has delivered a raft of initiatives, including negotiating Raine & Horne’s alliance with leading Chinese real estate web portal Juwai, which is set to underpin the group’s continued push into Asia. Over the past 30 years, Angus’ experience has traversed the full gamut of the property industry including commercial, residential and rural real estate, giving him deep insight as well as a global understanding.

Mr. DVR Sesadri,

Clinical Professor(Marketing), ISB

Creating a Brand: Formula One for Success

For each of us, building a personal brand is crucial for our growth in the real estate industry. Learn about marketing yourself and your practice from a true expert. D.V.R. Seshadri has a wealth of experience, gained first from serving as CEO for ten companies, from public sector enterprises, to family businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups, spanning a range of industries. He then went on to teach at various IIMs across India, before he joined ISB in 2016, where he is currently the director of the ISB-Centre for Business Markets, a platform for engagement of top global academics in B2B Marketing.

Over the years, DVRSeshadri has been engaged in teaching and consulting with over 100 large corporates, as well as for a range of educational programs, on topics that include business-to-business market management, leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. He has co-authored several books, such as ‘Innovation Management’ and ‘Smartonomics for the Global Manager: Simple, Powerful Macroeconomic Tools for Success in an Uncertain World’, and has developed over one hundred case studies. He is not only an expert teacher but a leader as well, and in this session, he will draw from his rich experiences in business as well as academia.

Mr. Pradeep Mittal,

CEO of GreatFour Systems& Board Member of DLabs, ISB

Fastlane: Demystifying Equity Financing

Pradeep Mittal spent nearly a decade working with IBM, after which heestablished his own initiative, Magna Infotech, initially in USA and then in Hyderabad. He grew the company to 7 cities across India, with more than 100 employees in USA and 7000+ in India, and over 200 blue chip companies as clients, before he successfully exited. He is also an advisory board member of the NGO Truth Labs, which helps the victims of crime and injustice by providing affordable, dependable and timely forensic services to the common man.

Pradeep is committed to educating, investing in and networking with aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals. He does this through his involvement with Hyderabad Angels, a loosely formed organization of people with a common goal of enhancing value of multiple businesses, and as an executive committee member of TiE, a nonprofit organization devoted to mentoring, supporting, funding and incubating entrepreneurs. Gain a better understanding of equity financing and the trends in investing in the real estate industry through this session.

Mr. Shailendra Komatreddy,

Partner - Tatva Legal

Time for Action: Understanding the Mandates

Shailendra Komatreddyhas 24 years of experience in providing legal services and has represented some of the largest clients and most pioneering transactions in India’s real estate sector.He is the founder and managing partner of Tatva Legal, Hyderabad, which consistently ranks amongst the country’s top regional law firms, and is the largest law firm in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. His rich experience in the real estate sectorextends from providing legal services to a state government in relation to urban development to setting up the first retail store in India by the world’s largest furniture retailer.

He has been part of setting up, acquisition (including through NCLT process) and exit from large SEZs, business parks, integrated townships and other large projects, M&A, private equity, debt financing, RERA, REITs and investments in real estate funds.

Mr. Murtaza Chherawala,

Partner, CNS Juris

Time for Action: Understanding the Mandates

Advocate Murtaza Chherawala is a senior partner of CNS Juris, a law firm based out of Pune, practicing in several cities in India with clients from across the world. He established CNS Juris in 2005 after working with renowned chartered accountants and a top law firm. Land and property law are one of the firm’s major areas of practice.

Advocate Chherawala is associated with various organisations in the legal and business industry, is a guest lecturer at several top law colleges and has been on the judges’ panel for a number of national and international competitions in the field of law.

Ms. Rashmi Deshpande,

Partner- Khaitan & Co.

Time for Action: Understanding the Mandates

Rashmi Deshpande is a member of the real estate and dispute resolution team in Khaitan & Co LLP and has over 16 years of experience in the legal profession. Rashmi has provided counsel for many significant real estate transactions, including title due diligence and advise on the acquisition of property, development of residential and mixed use projects, advise on RERA, advise on formation of owners’ associations, leasing of property across various sectors, advise setting up SEZ projects, investments in real estate projects, acquisition of property and land for residential, commercial and renewable energy projects. She has handled various construction disputes, including arbitration arising out of construction contracts, between private parties as well as the government.

Mr. Pavan Kumar,

The Law Chambers

Time for Action: Understanding the Mandates

After several years of experience working with leading law firms, including as a partner at The Law Chambers, Pavan Kumar moved to an independent practice and founded The Law Chambers. He has experience working with several Indian corporates and promoters in their transactions, covering a broad spectrum of issues ranging from corporate compliances, inbound and outbound transactions (both strategic and financial), mergers and joint ventures to private equity and debt funding across various sectors, with real estate being a key area of expertise. Pavan has also advised on a variety of high profile and complex corporate commercial disputes, shareholder disputes, mergers, demergers and amalgamations of companies and regularly advises clients on dispute resolution strategies. He also has extensive experience in advising and representing clients before courts and investigative authorities in matters involving the Central Bureau of Investigations, Enforcement Directorate etc. Pavan also regularly advises and mentors young students on careers in the legal profession.

Ms. Samira Chandra Gupta,

Founder, Chief Consultant& Coach, AURA IMAGE MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING

Are you Really Communicating? Learn to Use All Your Ammo!!

An avid reader of body language, a learner and above all a person passionate about working with people, Ms. Samira has been conferred with a National Award by IMPA (Image Management Professionals Association) for the year 2017. Samira is a CertifiedImage Consultant (Conselle Institute of Image management, USA); Neuro Linguistic Programme Practitioner (NFNLP, USA); The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Franklin Covey, India); Wine Etiquette Trainer (Wine & Spirit Education Trust, London); Life Coach from International Coach Federation (ICF, USA); Relationship Coach from International Coach Federation (ICF, USA) & is currently pursuing the Master Practitioner NLP Programme from ANLPIndia & ECNLP - Austria.

Samira works with some of the best-known corporate houses in the Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI), Hospitality, IT, Non-IT, Real Estate, Luxury Retail, Automobile and other sectors to enhance their Appearance, Grooming, Etiquette, Communication Skills, Behavioral Skills and Functional Skills.

Dr. Abhishek Nirjar,

Dean (MMS programme) at School of Commerce, NMIMS Mumbai

Strategic Thinking

With twenty-four years in academics and a Doctorate in Strategy and Innovation Management, from Sheffield University, UK., Dr. Abhishek has conceptualised, designed and executed a new two-year Masters programme in management in NMIMS, Mumbai. Prior to that he was Director of IFIM Business School; Chair Professor of Strategy at the International Management Institute New Delhi; Dean of Executive Education and International Linkages for over four years at IMI Delhi. IIM, Lucknow Management Development Institute, Gurgaon; FORE School of Management, New Delhi and Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur.

The recipient of two research grants from the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi,he has written a book on Entrepreneurship Development. He regularly publishes in Indian and International Journals. He is an active member of the Strategic Management Society and the International Council for Small Business.

To sum up he has made significant contributions to the field of Strategic Management in India and overseas as a Scholar, Trainer, Consultant, Researcher and Administrator. He has shown a high level of academic leadership in the field of management education in India. He also happens to be widely travelled and has lived in different parts of the world.

Prof. Manaswini Acharya,

Deputy Dean at the NMIMS- Bangalore

Leadership & Communication

With over two and a half decades of extensive teaching, training, consulting, research and academic administration experience across various Indian and global institutions of repute like: MICA Ahmedabad, NIRMA Ahmedabad and IMT. She has been teaching at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kashipur and Raipur, Department of Semiotics Aarhus University Denmark, University of Texas Austin, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, etc., she specialises in semiotics, social media and Luxury brand management.

She has been a consultant to Unilever London and Greg Rowland Semiotic Centre, London. She was also the Consultant to EDCIL for preparing the detailed project report for the six new third generation of IIMs. She is well-versed with emerging trends in education like Liberal studies, Education 4.0. etc. and has hands-on experience in developing curriculum and programmes on these line.

She is an avid corporate trainer and has trained and coordinated Leadership and Marketing programmes for senior and top management professionals from NTPC, BHEL, ONGC, POWERGRID, etc. and foreign executives from Europe on topics related to Strategic Negotiation, Personal Branding, Corporate Branding and Cross-cultural communication.

Ms. Smitaa Nair,

Coach and a Breakthrough Expert

Financial Thermostat- Psychology of Money

An author, 360° Success Coach and a Breakthrough Expert has conducted transformation programs helping more than 15000 people so far and helped more than 300 trainers, speakers and coaches to become successful trainers. She aims to transform a million lives by 2023 and a billion lives by 2045.

She has designed her transformation programs with meticulous research over the years and after studying 18 different modalities of psychology, mind & emotions. She has worked with many big corporates and brands like JP Morgan, RBI, Morgan & Stanley, Godrej, Marico, TCS and Viacom18 to name a few.

With over a decade of experience, she works particularly with women entrepreneurs to help them increase their company's productivity, enhance the energy levels of employees, increase their output and efficiency, create strongly bonded teams, build perfect work relationships within the employees and with the clients, and enhance the overall profitability, growth and success of their business. Her unique ability is in detecting patterns, perceptions and associations that are like subconscious blocks. She builds strong anchors with conscious new patterns, handholds her coaches and makes sure they achieve the desired results. Smitaa’s seminars and key notes are full of energy, power, fun and transformation. Her talks are structured around real life stories through her interaction with millionaires, celebrities, CEOs, entrepreneurs and some of the most successful transformation coaches in the country. She believes in long term engagement and is committed to making a difference to people’s lives.

Mr. Ramprasad Padhi,

Founder & CEO- MumbaiProperties Consulting Private Limited

Digital Marketing

A Realtor, Consultant, CEO, a die-hard Super-Biker, a dedicated father and husband….. Mr. Ramprasad Padhi answers to all these titles with great aplomb and enthusiasm. With MBA in Marketing & Finance and a Degree in Law, his career in the Realty sector began way back in 1994. Mr. Ram has strived to create a customer centric Real Estate Advisory business and has successfully assimilated values like Integrity, Honesty and Transparency into the DNA of his organization and his close-knit team of professionals who work with him. He was amongst the few handful real estate advisor in India to receive the prestigious International Affiliate membership of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), USA. Ram has also served on the governing body of NAR India.

Ram is one of the Founder Members of AREA- The Association of Real Estate Agents, Mumbai and served as its President in 2016-2018. Ramprasad has a string of certifications in the form of CIPS- Certified International Property Specialist and TRC-Transnational Referral Certification, to name a few. Ram is a passionate trainer and his training programs span topics like Technology, Marketing, Branding, Business Development, Entrepreneurship and PR for Realtors, all of which have tremendous recall value for its participants. He spoken in various NAR-India Conventions and addressed city associations on the above topics.

Mr. PS Anand,

Realtor, Trainer and Member of HRA

Realtor's Four- Dimensional Success Formula

With B.Com., L.L.B., M.A. Phil., M.B.A., P.G. Dip. in Urban Plang & Devp., P.G. Dip. in Vastu, he is a successful Realtor operating for the past 27 years and is also actively involved in Research and Training for over 18 years in the real estate sector. He created many training modules which are very popular for being practical and easy to implement. He was the former Chairman-Education at NAR-India &HRA and has successfully trained thousands of Realtors across the country on various real estate modules.

Dr. Sarbesh Mishra,

Professor- NMIMS, Hyderabad

Real Estate Entrepreneurship

With MBA, M. Phil, Ph.D., Dr. Sarbesh Mishra is specialized in Financial and Management Accounting, Project Accounting, Construction Finance Management, Financial Institutions Markets & Services, Building Economics & Cost Control, Cost Management & control, Socio-economic Impact Assessment Study.

Dr. Venkatesan Renganaidu,

Professor- NMIMS, Hyderabad

Facilities Management

Dr. Venkatesan Renganaidu iscurrently Professor and Head, New Development Programmesat National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) - Hyderabad. He has been associated with NICMARsince 2015 and has been awarded with NICMAR’s Research Excellence Award in 2019.

Dr.Venkatesan acquired his PhD from IIT Madras in the area of Construction Management after his Graduation in Civil Engineering (BE) and Post-Graduation in Business Administration (MBA).Prior to his academic stint, Dr.Venkatesan had been associated with the Government of India’s premier construction organisation, the Central Public Works Departments as an Executive Engineer and played a critical role in the various initiatives of the organisation. His strong passion for education, training and development was so strong that he gave up his secure governmental position and took voluntary retirement after a successful stint of 29 years with much exposure on Technical and Managerial fields related to construction. To further his passion, he spear headed the Management Development Cell of Consolidated Construction Consortium Limited (CCCL), a prominent Chennai-based Construction Company. Subsequently, he worked as a Director in Engineering Project Management and Research (EPMCR) Limited, Chennai, a company incubated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.

Dr.Venkatesan is also an active researcher. He has participated and presented his papers in Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) conference at Nottingham, United Kingdom and other significant conferences related to Real Estate and Construction Management. He is a panel reviewer for the International Journal of Construction Management and Economics (UK). His current focus is in the applied research area of ‘Wastage elimination’ and ‘Productivity improvement’ through ‘Lean Construction’ and ‘Value Engineering’ – a domain which is acquiring a lot of significance.

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Dr. Rajiv Gupta,

Professor- NMIMS, Hyderabad

Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Dr. Rajiv Gupta, a professor at NICMAR Hyderabad has academic and industry experience of more than 38 years. He completed his MMS (Master of Management Studies) from BITS Pilani and has a PhD in Business Management. He brings a vast experience of industry, having served as a Managing Director and Director for engineering, exporting and manufacturing companies for close to 28 years.

At NICMAR, Hyderabad, Dr.Rajiv Gupta has offered a number of courses which include management of Public Private Partnerships, Infrastructure Operations and Management, Airport Construction Management, Strategic Management and Real Estate Management. In addition to this, he has conceptualised and conducted many Management Development Programs and Company Based Programs on Quantity Surveying, Project Planning and Scheduling, Civil Engineering and Structural Design and Facilities Management.

Dr. Gupta has contributed numerous publications in national and international journals and has developed cases on many issues relevant to Construction, Infrastructure and Real Estate Management.

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Prof. Vishnu Namboodiri V,

Professor- NMIMS, Hyderabad

Facilities Management

Prof.Vishnu Namboodiri V is a young and enthusiastic professional in the field of energy and facility management systems for build environments. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineeringfrom Anna University, Chennai.Subsequently he obtained his Master’s in Energy Systems from Government Engineering College, Kozhikode. His thesis titled “Wear Behaviour of Friction Stir Processed NAB for Marine Environment” is a joint project with IISc, Bangalore. In this regard he has presented a paper in 6th World Tribology Congress, Beijing, China.

Prof.Vishnu has 5+ years of industrial experience in facility management, having served as Assistant Manager and Deputy Manager for various manufacturing facilities. Currently he is working as anAssistant Professor in NICMAR, Hyderabad.His responsibilities also include coordinating the distance education programmes in Facility Management& Quantity Survey and Contracts Management. Prof.Vishnu is actively engaged in research in energy simulations and in this connections he has recently received a joint research opportunity from TESS Inc, USA.

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Prof. Raja Sekhar Mamillapalli,

Professor- NMIMS, Hyderabad

Facilities Management

Prof. Raja SekharMamillapalli has been associated with NICMAR, Hyderabad since 2013 and is currently working as an Assistant Professor. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is also the Student Activities Co-ordinator.

Prof. Raja Sekharacquired his BE (Civil Engineering) from Anna University, Chennai. Subsequently, after clearing the GATE, he completed his M.Tech in Structural Engineering from NIT Rourkela. Due to his interest in teaching and research, he worked as a faculty with various institutions of repute, includingthe University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). Presently, he is pursuing his Ph.D in Construction Management from KIIT (Bhubaneswar). Prof. Raja Sekhar has also completed his MBA in Human Resource Management from Pondicherry University and a PG Diploma in Aviation Law and Air Transport Management (PGDALATM) from NALSAR, Hyderabad.

Prof. Raja Sekharhas acquired expertise in Green and Lean Construction with various research papers in national and international conferences as well as publicationsto his credit. He has also provided consultancy services in this regard tothe real estate industry. He is presently working on “Developing a frame for adoption of lean construction into small and medium real estate projects in India”.

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Entrepreneurship Journey

Dr.C.Savitha completed her graduation and post-graduation in English Language and Literature with distinction. A recipient of UGC-JRF and SRF fellowships, she had worked on the intersections between culture and forms of drama, as seen in the works of American Women Playwrights for her doctoral studies. Currently an assistant professor in English and Communication at NICMAR, Hyderabad, Dr.C.Savitha has co-authored reference books in English Language and Communication for undergraduate students of Engineering and Liberal Arts courses with Cambridge University Press. In addition to this, she has presented/published papers related to English Language Teaching and Communication, Literature and social media, Cultural and Mythological aspects of Drama and Representations of women in popular Telugu cinema.

Dr.C.Savitha believes in the communicative approach and activity-based pedagogy for language and communication courses since they offer the possibilities of embedding authentic contexts and scenarios into the teaching-learning process with due regard for the cognitive and communicative procedures involved in such processes. This belief has also informed the methodology, structure and the content of the textbooks she has co-authored in the area of English for Technical Communication and Communication Skills. At NICMAR Hyderabad, she is presently offering courses on Managerial Skills and Business and Project Communication.

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Ms. Priya Rajiv,

Management Consultant

Stress Management

A stressful job, a difficult relationship, health problems – at some point or another in our lives, most of us find ourselves looking to change an aspect of our lives. Through her experiences conducting innumerable workshops, image consultant and certified life coach Priya Rajiv has a knack for helping people follow their passion and step outside their comfort zone.

Priya will help you visualise the way your life currently is, and the way you’d like it be. Through the Circle of Personal Perspective, Priya will make participants see the different areas of their lives from a different perspective, and direct your attention to living a more balanced life, that aligns with your core values, life purpose, strengths and talents. No matter what your profession is, we all aspire to be better versions of ourselves. Increase your self-awareness, fulfill your potential and rewrite your story with the lessons gained from this session.

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