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. 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.


12 Jun, 2020
  • 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

    Registration & Networking

  • 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

    Opening Address

  • 9:30 AM – 9:50 AM

    Keynote Address

  • 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM

    Panel Discussion 1: Success of India's first REIT and the way ahead

    On the back of Embassy Office Parks' successful REIT float, a bunch of developers have queued up to tap the public market. What are the lessons that can be drawn from the maiden REIT? What are the red herrings to watch out for? How do the recent regulatory and tax changes play out for REITs?

  • 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

    Fireside Chat

  • 10:50 AM – 11:30 AM

    Panel Discussion 2: 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?

  • 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

    Networking over Tea/Coffee

  • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

    Panel Discussion 3: 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?

  • 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM

    Panel Discussion 4: Prop-tech at play

    How are realtors adopting new age technologies?

  • 1:10 PM – 1:50 PM

    Panel Discussion 5: Emerging themes

    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?

  • 1:50 PM – 3:00 PM

    Networking Lunch & Close of Conference

Past Speakers


Ankur Gupta

MD, Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management

Murali M

Chairman & MD, Shriram Properties

Vipul Roongta

MD & CEO, HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd.

Sharad Gohil

Managing Director, IndoSpace Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Rohitashwa Poddar

MD, Poddar Housing & Development Ltd.

Rajesh Krishnan

MD & CEO, Brick Eagle Group

Anand Narayanan K.B

Chief Operating Officer, Puravankara Limited

Amit Ramani

Founder & CEO, Awfis Space Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Sameer Nayar

Founder & CEO, BuildSupply

Tushar S. Vagal

Head IT, L&T Realty

Tanuj Shori

Co-founder & CEO, Square Yards

Amit Goenka

MD & CEO, Nisus Finance

Ankit Samdariya

CEO, The Hive Collaborative Workspaces

Kartik Iyer

Chief Financial Officer, TableSpace Technologies

Kunal Mehra

MD, TableSpace Technologies

Kapil Khandelwal

Co-Founder, El-Toro

Amit Thakkar

Senior Vice President - Private Equity, Indiabulls Asset Management Company Ltd.

Balaji Rao

Real Estate Fund Manager, Axis Asset Management Company

Jay Gandhi

Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Girish Singhi

Principal, Godrej Fund Management

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Venue :

Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai

Date: 12 June 2020

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