Speakers

 

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Sahil Kapoor

Executive Director, RE/MAX India

After obtaining a bachelors degree in Business Administration from GNDU, Mr. Sahil Kapoor completed his Masters in Business Administration in Marketing and Sales from Amity University. Sahil has been a member of the pioneering team that started RE/MAX in India. He has been responsible for various roles and responsibilities which have included Franchise Sales, Training, Franchise Development, Developers Relations, National and International Property Shows in the US and Canada etc. He also successfully run the region of Delhi NCR as an independent entity. Under his able leadership, RE/MAX Delhi NCR has won two International Awards for Net Office Gain and Net Agent Gain namely at the RE/MAX International Convention in Las Vegas in 2014. Sahil has also been the face of RE/MAX for its PR Activities and has appeared on various Property Shows on different National Television Channels. Currently, Mr. Sahil Kapoor is the Executive Director of RE/MAX India.

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Shipra Sharma

Shipra Sharma has been associated with RE/MAX India since its inception in 2009. She joined RE/MAX after completing her PGDBM in Marketing from IMS Ghaziabad. She also holds a Bachelors degree in Economics & Mathematics from Jesus & Mary College- Delhi University.

Shipra is very passionate about the Real estate market and thus has been vigorously involved in the shaping and growth of RE/MAX in India. During her tenure, she has played multiple roles and responsibilities covering Franchise Sales, Franchise Development, Marketing and PR. She actively participated in conducting various franchise shows and roadshows held at various locations from time to time. She left RE/MAX in 2011 on personal grounds for a short while only to come back and realize her strong bond for RE/MAX India. During her excursion, she worked with Times of India and managed Media Sales for large accounts. She also gathered a variety of experience in recruitment industry as well while working with prestigious clients like Amazon India and Maruti Suzuki. All these years, her love for real estate made her miss RE/MAX. She joined back RE/MAX India as National Manager –Training and Development and now takes care of Training, Marketing and PR.

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Varun Khanna

Mr. Khanna has operated for more than two and half decades across sectors ranging from IT Services, Infrastructure, and Real Estate. He has played an instrumental role in setting up and scaling businesses in more than 30 countries.

As start-up CEO of construction operations in Dubai, he was directly responsible for concluding Multi-Billion Dollar deals in Infrastructure development in power sector in India and large scale construction projects in Middle East. Currently, he is a Director at Ireo and plays an active role in strategy, sales and operations of the company.

Mr. Khanna has always focused on adapting design thinking as a core to corporate strategy. He believes the ultimate power and value of design or any innovation is in simplification from users’, teams’, and business’ perspective.

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Ajay Rakheja

Co-founder & CEO of creindia.com

Ajay founded creindia.com with the vision of creating a robust online commercial real estate landscape. He wanted to simplify the search of commercial real estate and offer the business fraternity with a hassle-free process of locating their ideal property and maximizing reach to get best possible solutions.

His vision led to amalgamation of online and tech based solutions birthing the concept of a dynamic commercial real estate portal, the only one of its kind in India which is currently being into development for its next new way to steer into smooth transaction to fulfil fraternity needs.

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Ajay have set up the process, strategized the growth model and put forth his vision which focused on a long term sustainable model. Ajay focuses on generating revenue both using offline and online model. Valuation of a company for him means its physical and financial assets not just the promise of future profitability.

Creindia.com has recently been awarded a generous seed-fund and has already initiated its operations in the NCR market to map and showcase inventories, followed by research analysis and innovative technology. The reach and spread will soon move to neighboring cities and townships.

Ajay has years of experience in managing large teams across India and has been successful in developing and delivering sustainable growth trajectories for all his employers and clients.

With decades of experience, Ajay’s expertise in commercial real estate enabled him to offer his services to leading Corporations, MNCs, promising startups and high net-worth individuals. He has consistently succeeded in structuring solutions and with the highest level of service excellence.

Ajay has an MBA in Marketing.Some of the companies he has worked for includes such behemoths like Birla Sun life, ICICI bank, Anant Raj Developers, IL&FS and Colliers International.

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Kirkor Ajderhanyan

KIRKOR AJDERHANYAN, CIPS, TRC, NICE, FRANCE

FIABCI World President 2016-2017
President, International Relations Committee FNAIM French Riviera France
Coordinator, Global Real Estate Think Tank
Principal and Owner, 107 Promenade International Real Estate

FIABCI World Head Quarters: 17 Rue Dumont D’Urville 75116 Paris www.fiabci.org
FNAIM Côte d’Azur : 36 Avenue Simon Veil 06200 Nice France
Business Office: 107, Promenade des Anglais 06000 Nice France www.107promenade.com
Cell : 33614598899 contact@107promenade.com

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A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Armenian by origin, Kirkor Ajderhanyan joined the family construction and land development business at the age of 20, and since then he has been actively participating in all phases of real estate development from conception to sales. The family business was relocated to Nice, France in 1978, where Kirkor continued to work until 1999 when he, with his wife Karine, created “107 Promenade International Real Estate Agency,” currently a prominent market leader specializing in seafront apartments in Nice and throughout the French Riviera, as well as luxury properties in France and worldwide through selected international partners. Following their tradition, Kirkor and Karine’s children are today all involved in the “107 Promenade Company”.

Actively participating in the real estate organizations, Kirkor has been a member of the French National Real Estate Association (FNAIM), since 1999. In 2006 he earned the professional designation of Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), conferred upon him by the US National Association of Realtors, and soon after the professional certification of TRC (Transnational Referral Certified).

Kirkor was instrumental in the formation of an International Relations Department at FNAIM, which organizes annual international congresses, attracting attendees from more than 40 countries worldwide. He currently serves as the President of FNAIM French Riviera International Relations Committee. In 2009 Kirkor initiated the creation of the Global Real Estate Think Tank, a forum where forward-thinking industry leaders gather to discuss the real estate global development issues and industry responses. He serves as Coordinator of the Think Tank.

From 2010 to 2014 Kirkor has been President of the FIABCI World Council of Brokers whose mission is to share the best practices worldwide and provide valuable and well-tailored services to its members, enabling them to do more business. Kirkor is a regular speaker at major industry events – speaking as a highly successful broker/owner and representative of the FIABCI World Council of Brokers. He is one of the industry’s leading voices for global alliances and industry leadership. Kirkor’s philosophy is: “If we want to be global, we have to think global—not only of and for ourselves, but for our partners from around the world. All together, we will be pleased building our world and learn from it every day!.

We are all proud that our friend Farook Mahmood is elected FIABCI World President 2017-2018. With his leadership we will contribute to build all together every day the real estate industry worldwide and prepare bright futures and new business opportunities to our industry.

Sharing the Best Practices Worldwide with FIABCI : This year there will be many opportunities to share best practices, including new or renewed emphasis on:

  • Innovation for Business – Share best practice business tools, methods and technology of our Principal and Academic Members with practitioners worldwide.
  • Education – Offer online and offline courses that promote best practices through the FIABCI Global University Network.
  • Communications – Engage with FIABCI Global Media and Communication Network, journalists, economists and researchers to facilitate information sharing about the world’s property markets.
  • Advocacy – Leverage the FIABCI brand and voice to support industry positions/best practices.
  • FIABCI Events Worldwide – Reintroduce a best practice guide for greater event success.
  • Global Calendar – Coordinate industry events to expand member business opportunities.
  • FIABCI Service Centers – Apply a regional approach to operations, leveraging existing resources and creating new opportunities for Chapters, Principal and Academic Members.
  • Art & Culture – Brand global arts and culture to support business relationships that lead to business.

These initiatives will increase the global awareness of FIABCI, develop future leaders from our young generation to enthusiastic members, and deliver real business value to FIABCI members. This is my vision for our organization and I invite you to join me in realizing this vision.

As industry leaders, we must always act in the best interests of our Federation, Chapters and Principal Members and their practitioner members. In doing so, we bring awareness, recognition and growth to FIABCI and to our industry. Our presence is further enhanced by our support for the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards, the International Ethics Coalition, and our involvement in the UN, World Bank and IMF.

Underpinning our success is human relations. FIABCI as an umbrella organization represents a great mosaic of cultures, traditions and goodwill -which gives a voice and power to all, and enables us to build the international real estate industry for the business success of everyone. I am proud to be a member of this great family and look forward to hearing your thoughts and working with you.

This year again the NAR India Convention in New Delhi will bring real estate industry professionals together from Indian Continent to share the specialized experience, to provide business opportunities and interconnect the continents.

Having the opportunity to attend the past years NAR India Conventions in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore everybody knows the great business potential and value of this event in India, country of civilizations and cultures, when the differences ensured the richness, where the real estate professionals from around the world are able in few days’ time to explore the treasuries with excellent professionals and excellent business culture the best way to do more business with India! Thanks to the organizers! Thanks to India!

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Ankur Dhawan

Chief Business Officer (Resale Transaction) – PropTiger.com

Ankur Dhawan is the Chief Business Officer (Resale Transactions) of proptiger.com, an online real estate portal that supports customer in end-to-end purchase journey of their home. His business focuses on serving customers who are buying property at late stage of project i.e., ready to move in or nearly ready to move in inventory, primarily end users. At this stage most of the properties available are in resale market, hence his business aggregates inventory from a large network of brokers.

Prior to taking over role of Chief Business Officer, Ankur has established leading database of real estate industry, PropTiger Data Labs. Under his guidance, PropTiger Data Labs had added many marquee clients such as State Bank of India, Brigade Group, Prestige Estates, Assetz Group, Ozone Group, Supertech and many more. He was also instrumental in publishing many reports on performance of real estate industry and various city markets. He also has advised many developers in their new project planning.

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Ankur started his career as a software engineer with Mentor Graphics and later joined leading global strategy consulting The Boston Consulting Group. At BCG, he has advised multiple Indian and multinational companies in their new business launches, growth opportunities in existing business as well as operational efficiency improvements. He was also part of a startup in payment space, Pine Labs where he was instrumental in building businesses around POS (Point of Sale) promotions.

Ankur is a B Tech, Computer Science from IIT BHU and MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). His passion of building new businesses and solving challenging real estate problems brought him to PropTiger.com where he is already on his second stint of new business build.

Ankur is an avid reader and traveller. He likes to explore new destinations. He is happily married with 2 kids, Kabir and Naisha.

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Ayub Khan

Ayub Khan has been in the real estate industry for the last 3 decades. He started his real estate career in 1984 with a leading real estate agency in Bangalore. In 1995 he established the APEX GROUP. Today Apex Estates & Properties is amongst the leading real estate firms in the city with offices in Bangalore, UAE and South Africa and specializes in dealing with Non Resident Indians. In the year 2002 he was elected to the Governing Board of Bangalore Realtors Association-India (BRAI) and in 2009 he was elected as the Hon.

Secretary of BRAI, a position he still holds. In the year 2012 he was elected to the Governing Board of National Association of Realtors – India (NAR-India) and as its Hon Secretary for 2013-14. He was re-elected for 2014-15, and has been chosen to continue for 2015-16, making him the only person to hold the post of Hon. Secretary for three consecutive terms. He received the National Realtor Award 2010 for best realtor and also the Indian Property Broker of the year 2011 Realty Plus Excellence awards. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate Think Tank, based out of France.

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Dr. Ananta Singh Raghuvanshi

Executive Director-Sales & Marketing
DLF Universal Ltd

Ananta is an alumnus of Miranda House, Delhi University and a PhD in Marketing Management.

Her last assignment was Chief Executive – Retail (India) and Corporate Residential Sales, with Emaar MGF Land Ltd.

Ananta has been instrumental in the Sales, Marketing, Advertising, PR, Dealer Relations, Customer relations, new product launches, international sales etc for landmark residential, retail and commercial projects for over 25 years.

She is on the Area Advisory Board of RICS School of Built Environment, on editorial board of industry magazines and on the jury panel of several awards. She has been authoring industry trends in several publications. She participated in the projects “How Star Women Succeed” and “Managing your Own Human Capital” of Harvard Business School under the guidance of Professor Boris Groysberg.

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Eddie Santos

Eduardo Recto Santos, Jr.

Eddie Santos graduated from the prestigious Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines with a degree of Business Management in March of 1993. Upon graduating from college, Eddie embarked on a career with Dharmala Securities of Indonesia where he was a licensed stock broker handling institutional sales and high networth individuals. He is well-versed on the intricacies of investment banking and private banking fields.

With the onset of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, Eddie made a transition as a real estate broker selling properties in the financial district of Makati in the Philippines. In 1999, he opened up his real estate brokerage called Regent Properties where he was selling mid-range to luxury properties. Among his clients are 35 of the 40 richest families in the Philippines, the Royal families of Asia, savy entrepreneurs, foreign investors and many others. He was awarded in numerous occasions as one of the top brokers in the Philippines.

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In 2011, he signed the Master Franchise Agreement for the Philippines and rolled out the RE/MAX Brand. With a keen insight on the property market and the enormous potentials of RE/MAX in the Philippines, Eddie wasted no time in gathering his colleagues and associates to get a franchise. The incredible pace of the Philippine Economy with a growth rate of 6.5 to 7% has boosted the sales of properties in Manila. There are currently 20 Franchisees in the Philippines. By 2016, RE/MAX Philippines hopes to have 100 offices and 1,000 agents.

Today, the Philippines is the fastest growing RE/MAX franchise operations in the Asia and the Pacific. Consistently, Eddie has been awarded Diamond Award by RE/MAX for his outstanding sales record as a Broker. To date, he has sold more than US$500 million worth of real estate elevating him to the RE/MAX Hall of Fame at the R4 Convention in Las Vegas in 2015.

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John Mayfield

John Mayfield received his real estate license in 1978 at the age of 18. John is a licensed real estate broker in Missouri and Florida, and also has experience working as a real estate agent in Nice, France for an international real estate brokerage office, where he leads their technology and international marketing activities.

John has earned the ABR®, ABRM, CRB, e-PRO® and GRI designations throughout his real estate tenure. John is a graduate from REALTOR® University’s Master’s Program in Real Estate, May of 2015.

John has spoken to thousands of real estate professionals on technology, marketing and brokerage topics both nationally and internationally, including:

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  • National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo
  • NAR-India
  • The International FIABCI World Congress
  • FNAIM (French Real Estate Federation)
  • Russian Real Estate Federation
  • Poland Real Estate Federation
  • Dubai Real Estate Land Institute
  • SECOVI, (Brazilian Real Estate Federation)

John has been featured on CNBC, India, HP’s Internettelevision series for real estate offices, and appeared as a guest on many talk radio programs around the U.S.

John is author of eight books and creator of the “5-Minutes Series for Real Estate Agents.” He is the co-author of 21 Mistakes Real Estate Brokers Make and How to Avoid them. Oncourse Learning will release his new book, “5-Minutes to Jumpstarting Your Real Estate Career,” later this year.

John has worked as a sales coach for REALTOR® Magazine Online, a readership of over one million REALTORS®. He also writes a column for Real Estate Business Magazine on Sales Strategies, and has contributed numerous articles to HP’s website, as well as many other real estate publications.

John served as the National President for the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers in 2010, and was recently awarded the Richard Mendenhall Leadership Award by the Missouri Association of REALTORS® in 2014.

Besides speaking Nationally and Internationally, John continues to practice real estate full-time, working with buyers and sellers daily. This unique competitive advantage as a real estate speaker allows him to help bring practical solutions to his colleagues on how to save time, and be more profitable using today’s technology.

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Kunal Banerji – MCAM (UK)

Chief Mentor & Founder ‘BRAND CHAKRA’

Dr. Banerji brings a vast corpus of knowledge and experience of over thirty years in marketing and sales strategies across various multinational organizations. He has worked with brands all across the world as a Senior Director at the WPP-Ogilvy group with clients such as Rolex , Seagram, Johnson & Johnson, Beecham, Mercedes-Benz, Piaget,Baume & Mercier, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard and Nestle to name a few. His work has taken him to many destinations including North and South America, UK, Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia.

Forever a student, he has undertaken various courses at the Harvard Business School, Boston and the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His areas of specialization have been advanced marketing strategies for the global scenario, customer relationship management and sales & marketing in the digital arena.

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He also has had the opportunity to lecture at numerous institutes including the Kellogg Business School at Illinois and Amity University in India. His unique skill set includes formulating and implementing corporate strategies for growth and sustainable maintenance of large organisations as well as start-ups. His tenure this far includes senior management positions in the JK Organisation (JK Tyres), Fuji Films, advisor to the Hinduja Group and in the field of luxury real estate development and marketing. In the Middle East, he was honoured by the opportunity of representing the Zawawi Group at the World Economic Forum in Oman.

He has worked as CMO & President of companies such as M3M, Ansal API, Unitech where he has built teams, formulated processes and put into place systems that streamline sales promotion and marketing through the use of digital technology. His ability to set up SBUs is evident from the fact that most international offices of Ansal API, TDI and M3M in Dubai, UK and US have been nurtured by him. He is widely regarded as a pioneer of branding and marketing FMCG as well as real estate projects throughout the world.

He is a member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UK and a post-graduate full member of the CAM Foundation, UK. He is also a committee member of the Australia New Zealand India Business Association under the auspices of the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions. Additionally, he is an advisor to the Indian Chamber of Commerce on media affairs and is on the board of advisors to the Amity Business School.

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Pramit Parikh

09898032867
pramit@parikhrealestate.in

Pramit Parikh, Director of Parikh Real Estate Mgmt. Pvt. Ltd., has completed Master’s in I.T. and MBA in International Business & Marketing from University of Wollongong, Dubai and worked two years in Dubai for Adani – Wilmar.

Parikh Real Estate Management is one of the leading players in property business since 32 years. We are one of the recognized and most trusted names in providing Real Estate and Property Services in Ahmedabad and across 22 cities in India. Parikh Real Estate Management Pvt. Ltd. has given Ahmedabad City one of the prestigious projects like Godrej Garden City by bringing Godrej Properties Ltd. to Ahmedabad. (The first National Real Estate player to enter in Gujarat.) Achievement to his credit. He has been awarded for his company to sell highest numbers of flats in Godrej Garden City & Adani Shantigram township all over India.

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At a young age of 33 years

  • He is executive council member of CII-YI.
  • Vice President of Ahmedabad Realtors Association.
  • Immediate past Hon. Secretary of National Association of Realtors of India.
  • Treasurer of National Association of Realtors of India.
  • Committee member Of GIHED
  • Committee member of YO GIHED
  • Secretary of Jain International Youth Organization (JIYO) Ahmedabad Chapter.
  • Core Group Member Of BNI Ahmedabad Chapter
  • Committee member Of Rajpath Club

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Ravi Varma

Ravi Varma was born and brought up in Pune. Graduated in Science from Wadia College. Received Masters degree in Management from Pune University with specialisation in ‘Marketing Management’. Worked as a Professional Marketing Manager for different Companies for 12 years. Joined Mrs.Varma in ‘Realtors’ in 1986.

He was a Member of the Managing Committee of Estate Agents Association of Pune for 16 years. For 6 years from 2003 to 2009 was the President of the Estate Agents Association of Pune.

He became member of National Association of Realtors India of which he was the President for the year 2009-2010. He has been on the NAR-INDIA Governing Body for the last 7 years. Currently he is the Chairman of NAR-INDIA.

He has been a Rotarian from 1984 to 2015. He has been a member of Rotary Club of Poona Main. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary from Rotary club of Birmingham.

He is a member of Maratha Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Committee.

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Sunil Seth

Senior Partner
Sunil.seth@sethdua.com

Seth Dua & Associates
601, 6th Floor, DLF South Court
Saket, New Delhi-110017
Ph: +91 11 41644400

Sunil Seth is the Founder and Senior Partner of Seth Dua & Associates (“SDA”), a leading Indian Law Firm with offices in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Sunil Seth is a lawyer specialising in the areas of Indian corporate and commercial laws, FDI & investment policy, government regulatory policies, transaction structuring and documentation.

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Sunil Seth was engaged by the Ministry of Housing, Government of India, for advice on various constitutional and administrative law issues and assistance in drafting the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill to ensure orderly growth and development of the real estate sector across India which culminated into the Real Estate Regulation & Development Act (R.E.R.A). He has been assisting Ministry of Housing in drafting the Rules & Regulations as per Real Estate Act.

Sunil Seth has been advising many international and domestic companies on prestigious infrastructure projects including Smart Cities, Railways/Metro, Real Estate including FDI projects, both residential and commercial, Roads, Urban Development, Water, Supply & Sewage Projects. Sunil has considerable experience advising on various types of Indian projects and cross-border commercial transactions including consortium finance, project finance and structured finance transactions, as well as private equity & venture capital funding through equity and debt instruments.

Sunil Seth is regularly invited to speak on legal issues at various international conferences.

Sunil Seth is the Chair of the Water Law Session at IBA Washington (September, 2016), debating the topic –

“Water Wars – the next driver of global conflict: thirst and the rule of law – Social and regional issues impacting water scarcity”

Sunil Seth was a Co-Chair for the Session “Defence Procurement & Policy” at the “Threading the Needle in U.S./India Deals: Safe Passage through Formidable Legal Risk” conference presented jointly by American Bar Association (ABA) and Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) New Delhi, India, 2014.

Sunil Seth is one of the key contributors to a book titled ‘Joint Ventures and Mergers & Acquisitions in India – Legal and Tax Aspects’, which has been published by LexisNexis Butterworths. He has contributed articles for books and journals published by Sweet & Maxwell, LexisNexis Butterworths and Euromoney.

Sunil Seth is a member of various leading international professional bodies such as the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), International Bar Association (IBA), LAWASIA, etc.

Honorary positions held by Sunil include:

  • Regional Representative – India, International Bar Association (IBA) – Water Law
    Committee
  • Vice Chairman, IPBA – Energy & Natural Resources Committee
  • Vice President, Gurgaon Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Member, ASSOCHAM Trade Committee
  • Member, FICCI Joint Business Council

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Mrs. Suvarcha Marwah
  • A versatile team player with more than 17 years of experience in Customer handling, Coordination and Administration
  • Holds Bachelors in Commerce from University of Delhi, Master in Commerce degrees from Himachal Pradesh University and a PG Diploma in Sales & Marketing
  • Well versed in all facets of CRM function including customer interface, proof reading of agreements, buyer documentation, underlying processes and managing expectations
  • Prior experience includes tenure with Bestech ,Tata Infotech, 32nd Miles Stones and Time Life
  • Managed residential and commercial projects like Park View Spa, Park View Business Towers, Park View Ananda, Park View Grand Spa

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Vineet K. Singh

Vineet K. Singh, Co-founder, CEO and MD of Buildzar.com, has more than 16 years of experience in the consumer internet industry. Prior to Buildzar, he was EVP & Business Head of multiple business in Info Edge including Naukri.com, 99acres.com, JeevanSaathi.com & NaukriGulf.com. He worked closely with promoters of Info Edge while having built businesses from ground up to topline of 500cr+ & a market cap of over $2 billion. Vineet is a renowned consumer internet& housing expert, as well as an excellent people manager, communicator & relationship builder.

His venture www.buildzar.com is a classifieds commerce platform for all home construction materials and services. The platform connects anyone building their home to local businesses including architects, contractors and building material suppliers.

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The platform went live out of Gurgaon on 1st September 2015. Since then, Buildzar has served to more than 2,000 homes in Delhi NCR region, and has attracted more than 300 local businesses. Everyday more than 500 people building/renovating their homes in Delhi NCR use Buildzar to search and discover architects, contractors and material suppliers. Buildzar has also sold materials worth Rs. 25 crores on its ecommerce platform since inception.

Buildzar has an exhaustive list of architects, contractors, materials dealers and building products in its catalogue, with categories ranging from designing (architects, interior designers) to civil construction (contractors, cement dealers, steel dealers, etc.) to interiors (bathroom dealers, kitchen sellers, tiles dealers, paint shops, etc.). The team is 30-member strong, having a fair mix of talent from internet, consulting, construction and building materials industries.

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Vinod Thakkar

Name : Mr. Vinod Thakkar
Date of Birth : 4th July, 1964
Native Place : Patan (North Gujarat)
Education : Graduate in B.Sc. Chemistry – Gujarat University

Professional Synopsis:

Mr. Vinod Thakkar started his career in Bombay as a site supervisor in 1986.

In 1989, started his own Real Estate Agency & now he is the CEO of SQUARE FEET PROPERTY CONSUTANT PVT. LTD. He specializes in the marketing of Residential & Commercial Projects. Currently SQUARE FEET has 22 offices spread across Maharashtra, Goa & Gujarat.

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Skills & Expertise:

Highly proficient Real Estate Professional with proven analytical abilities and organizational skills as well as Twenty-six years of Real Estate project marketing experience involving leadership and consultation on various aspects of property transactions with a customer friendly approach thereby helping in realizing the dreams of over 3000 satisfied customers.

Well rounded, communicative, fast learner who has been consistently cited for his ability to provide rapid comfort level in new environments and almost immediately develop optimal solutions.

He is innovative, self-motivated, tutor, trainer & team builder.

Highlights of Professional Achievements:

He has marketed around 20 real estate projects comprising more than one million sq. ft.

He has offered his services to major construction house in the Country. Spearheaded by Mr. Vinod Thakkar, SQUARE FEET is appointed as a channel partner for ADANI GROUP, GODREJ PROPERTIES, L&T, LAVASA, HIRANANDANI GROUP & many more developers for their projects in India.

Presently SQUARE FEET is a Marketing Consultant for 10 projects across the country consisting both commercial & residential units of more than one million sq. ft.

Founder & Life Member of The Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA GROUP), which as on today is registered as the best Real Estate Association in the suburbs of Mumbai & was president of AREA GROUP for the year 2004 – 2006.

Member of NAR-INDIA (National Association of Realtors India). He is Head for West Zone – NAR INDIA for the Year 2016-2017.

He was the Chairman – Program for the 4th NAR-INDIA Annual Convention which was held on 23rd & 24th June, 2012 at Renaissance Convention Centre, Mumbai. It was attended by more than 1000 delegates national & international. The Convention was a stupendous success.

Instrumental in organizing and conducting Five Real Estate Conferences in the year 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011 & 2014 as the Chairman of the Conference, which was attended by more than 350 delegates from all over Mumbai.

Instrumental in organizing 1st NMAR Real Estate Conference “Empower” held on 27th Nov, 2015 at Navi Mumbai. The conference was attended by Appx 700 delegates and the conference had a remarkable success.

Personal Accomplishments & Interest:

He is an active Rotarian since 1995. He was Club President during the year 2000–2001. He is a Major Donor. He has received Best Rotarian Award Twice, and has also received “Club Builder Award” from Rotary International in year 2014.

He has great inclination for sports and has played Basket Ball for Gujarat University in the Year 1983–84.

Fellowship, Music, Excursions & Reading are his hobbies.

Family :
Meena Thakkar : House wife
2 Daughters : Soniya & Bhoomi

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WalidMoussa

Mr. WalidMoussa, Chairman of PBM a leading real estate Company based in Lebanon, is the Founder and Secretary General of REAL (Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon) and a board member in MENARES (Middle East and North African Real Estate Society).

Mr. WalidMoussa is the Founder of FIABCI-Arab Countries that will include the majors players in the Real Estate sector in the Middle East and the Gulf Countries.

Mr. Moussa was nominated for two years Ambassador of the French Real Estate Syndicate (SNPI) for The Middle East and The GCC Countries, and is currently assigned Vice President of the International Organization Committee in The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI).

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Mr. Moussa recently formed and organized The Lebanese Real Estate Award Committee of which he is the President.

Mr. Moussa participated in many local and international conferences and was a Guest Speaker at some of them; such as, MENARES, Lebanese-French Chamber of commerce, World Trade Center, FIABCI, FNAIM, MIPIM and others.

Mr. WalidMoussa, Chairman of PBM (a leading real estate Company based in Lebanon), is the Founder and Secretary General of REAL (Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon) and a board member in MENARES (Middle East and North African Real Estate Society). Also, he is the Founder of FIABCI-Arab Countries that will include major players in the Real Estate sector in the Middle East and the Gulf Countries.

Mr. Moussa was nominated, for two years, Ambassador of the French Real Estate Syndicate (SNPI) for the Middle East and the GCC Countries and currently assigned Vice President of the International Organization Committee in the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI).

Most recently forming and organizing the Lebanese Real Estate Award Committee of which he is President.

Having participated in many local and international conferences, Mr. Moussa was a Guest Spokes Person at conferences such as: MENARES, Lebanese-French Chamber of commerce, World Trade Center, FIABCI, FNAIM, MIPIM and more.

He is also a Member of Lebanese French chamber of commerce.

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Carlos