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ULI India Annual Conference on Feb 21, 22

Mumbai, February 15, 2024: Urban Land Institute (ULI), is set to commence its second year of operations in India. Setting the agenda for the year 2024-25, ULI’s India National Council is hosting its Annual Conference on 21st and 22nd February at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Taj Lands End, respectively. Convening influential leaders from the country’s built environment including real estate, investments, urban planning, and architecture & design spaces, the conference aims to address the challenges and opportunities in the development of “21st Century Indian Cities.”

The 2-day event will commence with an exclusive tour of Subko Cacao Mill, Bombay House – Tata Experience Center, and National Center for Performing Arts offering unconventional case studies on heritage retrofits and adaptive reuse in the realm of real estate. It will be followed by an pipeline of keynotes and panels, which will initiate dialogues around the following topics: Role of Airports in Creating New Urban Centres; Infrastructure as an Accelerator of Change; New Real Estate Investing and Operating Models; The Need for Equitable Housing, Planning and Sustainability in Development; New Practices in the Residential Asset Class; and Women in Built Environment.

The speakers and panellists include eminent leaders, namely Amanpreet Bajaj (Country Lead, Airbnb India); Anuj Puri (Chairman, ANAROCK); Asheesh Mohta (Head of RE Acquisitions, Blackstone); Ashank Kothari (Managing Director, RE Investments India, Brookfield); Ramesh Nair (CEO, Mindspace Business Parks REIT); Sanjeev Dasgupta (CEO, Capitaland Investment); Sudarshan Lodha (Founder, Strata); Vivek Narain (Founder and CEO, The Quorum & district150); Esben Christensen (Partner, Gehl); Sanjay Dutt (MD & CEO, Tata Realty); Ashiwini Thorat (Adani Airport Holdings); Aditya Ghosh (Co-founder, Akasa Air); Nirupa Shankar (Joint Managing Director, Brigade Group); Ahaan Bhojani (CEO & Founder, Silkhaus); Nibhrant Shah (Founder, Isprava); Aditya Bhargava (Head of Asia Pacific, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority); Mansi Sachdev (Urban Planning Consultant, World Bank); Manisha Bhartia (Studio Director, BDP); Nidhi Marwah (Managing Director South Asia and Middle East, The Executive Center); Mridul Upreti (IFC); Peter Lefkovits (Design Lead, SOM); Sudeshna Mitra (Associate Dean, School of Economics, Indian Institute of Human Settlements); Sandhya Naidu Janardhan (Founder, Community Design Agency); Brad Dockser (Founder, Green Gen & ULI Global Governing Trustee); Rohan Sikri (Senior Partner – The Xander Group and ULI India Chair); and Alan Beebe (CEO, ULI Asia Pacific).

“In its inaugural year, ULI’s India National Council has garnered significant acclaim from eminent stakeholders in the country’s built environment. This success underscores our shared commitment to shaping the future of Indian cities collaboratively, transcending competitive boundaries. As we embark on the second year of our operations in India, we are poised for sustained engagement from the industry’s foremost leaders. With the forthcoming launches of new product councils and programs, we are determined to bring ULI’s global standard of thought leadership and research to India, while showcasing India’s remarkable built environment to the international ULI audience,” said Manasvini Hariharan, Executive Director, ULI India.

ULI India is also set to launch its inaugural product council – the Office Council in this conference. The Office Council will be an exclusive diverse group of experienced developers, owners, investors,and technical experts (architects, engineers, lawyers, etc.) that explores, in a convivial and confidential setting, current market conditions and trends, best practices, cutting-edge innovation and lessons learned in the development and ownership of the office asset class. The objective is to initiate fresh, closed-door discussions amongst industry leaders and inspire a transformation in the investments, building, operating, design and management of this asset class.