Real estate is a rare sector in India that has attracted more than a billion dollars in private equity money year after year for the past decade. There is a huge demand-supply gap in the residential market while a fast-growing economy has created a tailwind for commercial and industrial property development, thereby making a case for an investment opportunity.

In 2019, for the third consecutive year, total private capital funding (equity and debt) in real estate sector topped the $4 billion mark, according to VCCEdge. Although the year was marginally softer both in terms of number of transactions and aggregate deal value, compared to 2018, it remained a key contributor to private capital flow in the country.

While a slew of policy initiatives over the past few years have infused a fresh hope; be it the thrust on providing housing for all by 2022 and supporting measures to boost affordable housing, opening a window for new fundraising and boosting liquidity in the system with Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), strengthening the governance process with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority, the sector has clearly been under focus.

Yet, several challenges remain. Residential realty sector is still saddled with oversupply as price points are not matching the demand spectrum. Commercial office space remains the prime driver of investments. The COVID-19 pandemic poses its own set of challenges. 

To map out the investment and business opportunity in the sector, deliberate on the regulatory norms and what needs to be done, and discuss the emerging themes in the sector, VCCircle is organising its second edition of the Real Estate Investment Summit. 

This edition has been reimagined to align ourselves to a post-COVID19 world, by leveraging the power of technology and digital connectedness. 


9:00 AM onwards
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM


  • 9:30 AM – 9:40 AM

    Opening Address

    By Jaideep Mehta, CEO, Mosaic Digital

  • 9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

    Opening Conversation: Way ahead for real estate asset classes

    Swet Sarika, Assistant Editor, VCCircle in conversation with Rohan Sikri, Senior Partner, The Xander Group Inc.

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Panel Discussion 1: Debt vs equity

    How do investment returns vary across debt and equity side of real estate as an asset class? Are developers leaning towards one of two modes to raise capital? How do investors weigh future investment canvas between the two types of investment options?

    Amit Goenka, Managing Director & CEO, NiFCO
    Puneet Bhatia, Sr. Director – Real Estate, ICICI Venture
    Ambar Maheshwari, CEO - Indiabulls Private Equity, Indiabulls Asset Management

    Moderator: Beena Parmar, Special Correspondent, VCCircle

  • 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

    QnA Session

  • 10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

    Fireside Chat

    Swet Sarika, Assistant Editor, VCCircle in conversation with Mike Holland, CEO – Commercial Real Estate, Embassy Office Parks

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Panel Discussion 2: Where-housing to warehousing & data centres

    The residential side of the house has been saddled with demand supply mismatch with respect to pricing and even as commercial space as a business segment has been robust, new segments are emerging. Warehousing for one is a rising star and demand for computing power is leading analysts to pick data centres linked realty asset as an exotic segment for the future. Is this opportunity set expected to change in the short term?

    Malayappan Murali, Chairman & MD, Shriram Properties
    Abhijit Malkani, Co-CEO & Country Head, ESR India
    Anshul Singhal, MD, Welspun One Logistics Parks

    Moderator: Swet Sarika, Assistant Editor, VCCircle

  • 11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

    QnA Session

  • 11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

    Panel Discussion 3: Emerging themes & Proptech

    The sunshine sectors within real estate- co-working, shared-living, student housing, senior living- have their own business challenges. How are these emerging themes playing out and which segments appear more scalable with a path to profitability? How are realtors adopting new age technologies? 

    Deepak Anand, Co-founder & CEO, Housr
    Suresh Rangarajan, Founder & CEO, Colive
    Abhishek Goenka, CEO, CoWrks

    Moderator: Narinder Kapur, Correspondent, VCCircle

  • 12:10 PM – 12:20 PM

    QnA Session

  • 12:20 PM – Onwards

    End of Conference

Speakers 2020


Murali Malayappan

CMD, Shriram Properties

Deepak Anand

Co-founder & CEO, Housr

Ambar Maheshwari

CEO, Indiabulls Private Equity, Indiabulls Asset Management

Amit Goenka

Managing Director & CEO, NiFCO

Puneet Bhatia

Senior Director-Real Estate, ICICI Venture

Michael Holland

CEO-Commercial Real Estate, Embassy Office Parks

Suresh Rangarajan

Founder & CEO, Colive

Abhishek Goenka

CEO, CoWrks

Abhijit Malkani

Co-CEO & Country Head, ESR India

Anshul Singhal

MD, Welspun One Logistics Park

Rohan Sikri

Senior Partner, The Xander Group Inc.

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