Real Estate Investment Summit 2019 / Speakers

Ankur Gupta , MD, Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management

Ankur Gupta is a Managing Director in Brookfield’s Property Group and Head of Real Estate business in India, responsible for all aspects of property business in the country including strategy, investments and asset management.

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Murali M, Chairman & MD, Shriram Properties

An alumnus from the prestigious Harvard Business School, Mr. Murali Malayappan is the Managing Director of Shriram Properties. Born in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, he first started out his career as a civil engineer. His talent and skill soon caught the attention of Shri.R.Thyagarajan, founder and Chairman of Shriram Group. Under his leadership, Shriram Properties grew to even greater heights.

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Vipul Roongta , MD & CEO, HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd.

Mr Vipul Roongta is the Managing Director & CEO of HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd, investment manager of the largest affordable and middle-income housing fund in India. Vipul manages more than US$ 1 billion and focuses on providing long term equity and mezzanine capital to the real estate sector.
 
Prior to setting up a dedicated platform for investments in affordable housing, Vipul was heading the investment team at HDFC Asset Management Company Limited (HDFC AMC), where he successfully raised and deployed over US$950 million in the real estate private equity sector in India. The fund was awarded “Best Real Estate Fund” in India for 3 years in a row from 2013 to 2015 and “Real Estate Fund of the Decade” in 2016 by CNBC-Awaaz. Prior to HDFC AMC, Vipul was part of the core team that set up one of the first Indian real estate venture funds under HDFC Property Fund.  
 
Mr Roongta has cumulative experience of more than twenty years in the real estate sector and has managed real estate investment funds in excess of US$3 billion. Outside of work, Vipul loves to travel, is a food enthusiast and runs a food club in New Delhi.

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Sharad Gohil , Managing Director, IndoSpace Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Sharad Gohil joined IndoSpace in 2015, and currently oversees asset management across the platform. He has over 18 years of experience in real estate, specializing in asset management and investments across the core, value add and development real estate sectors in the UK, Europe, and India. Sharad has previously worked for Apollo Global Management Real Estate Funds in Europe, Asia Pacific and India, as well as, Citigroup Property Investors Asia Pacific, AXA REIM and The Portman Estate in the UK.  

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Rohitashwa Poddar, MD, Poddar Housing & Development Ltd.

Mr. Rohit Poddar is the Managing Director of Poddar Housing and Development Ltd., a Bombay Stock Exchange listed Public Limited Company promoted by the Poddar family of The Poddar Group. Mr. Poddar is also a fellow of the Aspen Institute India for the India Leadership Initiative focusing on business ethics and was also voted one of the 200 Global Young Leaders by Asia Society in 2010.

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Rajesh Krishnan, MD & CEO | Brick Eagle Group

Rajesh Krishnan is the founder of Brick Eagle, a pioneer in the Indian Affordable Housing market. Started in 2011, Brick Eagle has been amongst the first to identify, understand and deliver on the needs of sustainable housing solutions for the urban poor in the country.

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Anand Narayanan K.B, Chief Operating Officer, Puravankara Limited

Anand Narayanan presently is the Chief Operating Officer of Puravankara Limited. He is responsible for the company’s strategic initiatives across Sales, Marketing, CRM and Project Execution. Anand has been instrumental in developing and implementing disruptive strategic marketing and sales plans to achieve the larger corporate objectives for the organization’s products and services.

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Amit Ramani, Founder & CEO, Awfis Space Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Amit Ramani is the Founder & CEO of Awfis Space Solutions which is India’s largest shared workspace company with 30000 seats across 63 centres in 10 cities in India. He started Awfis Space Solutions with the vision of revolutionizing the office space delivery ecosystem in India through technology – backed just in time solutions.

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Sameer Nayar, Founder & CEO, BuildSupply

Mr. Sameer Nayar is an experienced real estate investment and finance professional with a twenty plus year track record across USA, Europe and Asia.  He is the Founder and CEO of BuildSupply, a PropTech company focused on solving intractable problems in the construction and real estate sectors.

Previously, Sameer was Managing Director at Credit Suisse (CS) and the Head of Real Estate Finance for the Asia Pacific region. In this role he deployed over USD 7.5 BN of debt and equity capital across Asia.

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Tushar S. Vagal, Head IT, L&T Realty

Mr. Tushar Vagal is the CIO of Larsen & Toubro Realty since Feb 2013. He is a bachelor of Engineering in Production (1990 batch) from Fr Agnel, Bombay, India. He worked on Shopfloors of “Crompton Greaves” & “CPEC CROFT Gear Box Ltd”. He has built career on Three Pillars of Engineering, Finance & Information Technology. He was a part of IT Startups ‘Vision’ & ‘Sahir Projects’ from 1994 for 11+ years.

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Tanuj Shori, Co-founder & CEO, Square Yards

Tanuj Shori is the Founder and CEO of Square Yards, India’s largest real estate and fintech aggregator. Established in 2013, the company has witnessed exponential growth in a very short span of time. Under Tanuj’s astute leadership, Square Yards has achieved a significant scale in facilitating real estate investments worth more than USD $2 Billion through its direct presence of more than 2000 employees in 20+ Indian cities and 10+ International locations.

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Amit Goenka, MD & CEO, Nisus Finance

Amit Goenka is the Founder MD & CEO of Nisus Finance, a premier alternative asset manager with AUM of INR 450 cr.  Amit was also the Founder, MD & CEO of Essel Finance, part of the USD 7 bn ZEE Group, managing financial services and real estate funds, both domestic and offshore.  Amit has held senior roles at Knight Frank across various verticals, including as CEO of a domestic rental yield fund. He has also served in senior capacities with Alghanim and Adeem Group in the Middle East besides Ernst & Young and Aditya Birla Group in India.

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Ankit Samdariya, CEO, The Hive Collaborative Workspaces

Ankit Samdariya is CEO at The Hive, a collaborative work-space platform backed by the Xander Group. He is passionate about design thinking, the future of work-spaces, technology and community building. 

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Kartik Iyer, Chief Financial Officer - TableSpace Technologies

Kartik is currently CFO of TableSpace Technologies – a recently launched managed office venture which has grown exponentially in the last 12 months.  Along with the co- founders, Kartik is part of the Leadership team responsible for driving Sales and other Strategic and Tactical initiatives for the firm resulting in profitable Revenue generation.  In addition to his CFO role, Kartik brings in Thought leadership and vast implementation experience to set and drive long-term vision for the firm ensuring key milestones are achieved in-time and with key focus on operational excellence.

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Kunal Mehra, MD - TableSpace Technologies

Kunal works in the capacity of an Managing Director/CoFounder in TableSpace He plays a pivotal role in strategizing end-to-end real estate solutions for key corporate occupiers and porperty aqqcusitions. Kunal’s responsibilities include providing comprehensive and innovative real estate solutions aligning with TableSpace clients' business strategy.

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Kapil Khandelwal, Co-Founder, El-Toro

Kapil is the co-founder of El-Toro, an investment firm that is looking to create a REIT related to the healthcare industry. Prior to Toro, he ran his own investment banking and advisory services company, EquNev Capital.

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Amit Thakkar, Senior Vice President – Private Equity, Indiabulls Asset Management Company Ltd.


Balaji Rao, Real Estate Fund Manager, Axis Asset Management Company

Balaji Rao is a veteran of the Indian real estate industry, having over 3 decades of experience in the property markets of the country. Balaji is one of the few industry experts who has assumed leadership roles across the various aspects of the real estate sector, and has been associated with the marquee institutions of the industry as both a developer and a fund manager.

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Jay Gandhi, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Jay Gandhi is a Partner with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and is based in the Mumbai office. Jay’s practice encompasses Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity, Joint Ventures and Investment Funds and he has extensive experience across these areas both on cross-border and domestic deals. 

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Girish Singhi, Principal, Godrej Fund Management

Girish Singhi is Principal at Godrej Fund Management. He is responsible for leading investment and asset management activities in select geographies for Godrej Fund Management. He has 10 years of real estate investment management experience.

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