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“India’s Real Estate Industry to Grow to US$ 850 Billion by 2028”: Jason Kothari - CEO, Housing.com
“Indias Real Estate Industry to Grow to US$ 850 Billion by 2028”: Jason Kothari - CEO, Housing.com
Challenges of India’s Real Estate sector discussed at an international public forum during the 2nd Estrade Real Estate Awards, powered by Housing.com
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - Business Wire India

The 2nd Estrade Real Estate Awards powered by Housing.com were hosted at the Grand Copthrone, Waterfront, Singapore. Renowned Indian architect Benny Kuriakose was conferred with the 2016 Estrade Lifetime Achievement award by the guest of honor Mr. Jason Kothari, CEO, Housing.com

Estrade Awards 2016 saw an overwhelming response with over 200 nominations received this year. The judges had a grueling task of choosing 29 awardees, who were felicitated at the awards night held on Friday 21st October 2016 in Singapore. For the first time Estrade Media Pte. Ltd. also introduced Estrade BUILT Awards Category that included companies from the Building Utilities sector. 

The panel discussion on the challenges faced by India’s real estate sector was the highlight of the evening. Vishwasjeet Singh, Editor-in-chief, www.estrade.in moderated the power packed session which included Amit Bhasin, Head Strategy, Housing.com along with the renowned Architect Christopher Benninger and Estrade Jury Member Arshi Pathan. The topics discussed include, Government of India’s SMART cities project, Affordable housing – which is Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s dream project “Housing for All by 2022”, Funding in the Real Estate/Infrastructure Sector and new trends in Real Estate Architecture. This was the first time challenges faced by India’s Real Estate sector were discussed at an international public forum.
Speaking at the Awards night, Jason Kothari, CEO, Housing.com said, “The Real Estate sector is projected to grow 14% year on year and grow to US$ 850 billion by 2028, accounting for about 13% of the GDP. Economic growth is projected to be 8% over the next 10 years, the highest in the world. Urbanization is expected to grow from 32% to 50% by 2050, this means that around 400 million people will be moving to urban areas. The Government’s introduction of various initiatives, such as RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority), Housing for All by 2022 and easing for norms for FDI, make this the most exciting sector in not just India, but globally. I think that we are all very lucky to be at this time and place, and be a part of this exciting story in India over the next 10 years.”
Vishwasjeet Singh, Editor-in-Chief, www.estrade.in said, “Real Estate sector alone contributes more than US$ 100 billion to India’s economy, accounting for roughly 5% of the GDP. With the Government’s push for better infrastructure, the potential for growth and opportunities is endless for all players.” He further added, “When you see that Real Estate and Building Utilities players complement each other, a combined platform to bring them together is a major win for all. Moreover, Singapore being the financial and technological hub, and a leader across industries, offers great learning to Indian professionals. Estrade awards bring together the key stake holders every year.”
Estrade Jury Member Arshi Pathan, Director, Moonpool Consulting Pte. Ltd also said, “There has to be an amalgamation of Commercial and Residential players to create better funding opportunities and make self sustaining townships.” Adding further, “You can’t retrofit old cities with haphazard new technology and call them SMART cities. We need a holistic and inclusive approach from the inception stage of such projects.”
This awards night was attended by who’s who of India’s Real Estate and Building Materials industry professionals. Estrade Awards, Singapore, is a strong networking platform to recognise the contribution of Indian professionals that include the real estate developers, building utilities, architects and interior designers.
2nd Estrade Real Estate Awards and Inaugural Built Awards 2016 – Awardees List
CategoryProject NameCompany Name
Themed Project of the YearPalm RivieraAmarprakash Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Residential Development (Multiple Units)Baashyaam''s Pinnacle CrestBaashyaam Constructions Pvt Ltd
Best Project in Non- MetroBK Enchanting EnclaveBVL Group
1 & 2 Bhk Affordable Housing of the Year (West)VanalikaCalyx Group
Best Upcoming Project in Non- MetroTinsel TownKohinoor Developers
Luxury Project of the Year (West)Sky BelvedereLunkad Realty
Project of the Year (South)S.I.S AcropoleSouth India Shelters Pvt Ltd
Residential Property of the Year (South)Phoenix One Bangalore WestThe Phoenix Mills Ltd
Luxury Project of the YearPhoenix KessakuThe Phoenix Mills Ltd
Most Admired Upcoming Project of the YearVaishnavi GardeniaVaishnavi Group
Environment Friendly Project of the Year - ResidentialForest CountyVascon Engineers Ltd & Clover Builders
Affordable Housing of the Year (South)VBHC Palmhaven 2VBHC Value Homes Pvt Ltd
Most Admired CEO of the YearMr. SrinivasanSNN Builders
Best Upcoming Residential Project of the YearSNN ClermontSNN Builders
Best Innovative/Marque Developer of the YearAmarprakash Developers Pvt. Ltd.Amarprakash Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Male Professional of the YearMr. Atul RuiaThe Phoenix Mills Ltd
Developer of the Year ( South)Vaishnavi GroupVaishnavi Group
Office ArchitectureDiamond Heritage, KolkataDesign Cell
Architect of the Year-CommercialAccord Hotel PuducherryOscar & Ponni Architects
Residential High Rise ArchitectureSARE Crescent ParcStudio KIA
Heritage ArchitectureTCS House MumbaiSomaya & Kalappa Consultants
Architect for Sustainable Design Forbes Marshal Greenfield Industrial Campus CCBA Designs Pvt. Ltd.
Lifetime Achievement Benny Kuriakose
Interior Designers  
Office InteriorHousing.com Delhi OfficeChromed Design Studio
Interior Design Private ResidenceGRT Residence, ChennaiOscar & Ponni Architects
Website of the YearHousing.comHousing.com
Innovative Design Concept of the year Cona Electricals
A Total Water Storage Solutions Provider Sintex Industries ltd
Cement & Concrete Samudyam Projects Pvt Ltd
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www.estrade.in is the digital media editorial brand of Estrade Media Pte. Ltd, Singapore Estrade is a Singapore based digital media company. The company has his India Office based out of Mumbai that currently has two editorial brands www.estrade.in, www.theonside.com Estrade is a corporate news focused site, launched in 2014. Estrade helps to provide a platform of diverse opportunities to Businesses and Corporate Entities focused on carving a niche out for themselves. The world of business is always in a flux, more so in the emerging economies of Asia. Estrade recognizes the efforts and innovation of companies who are on a growth trajectory of their journey.
Estrade as a media house is dedicated to recognize the efforts of individuals and teams working behind the scenes to make their corporate entities reach the pinnacle of success. It is our endeavor that these teams’ success stories are shared in the public domain as case studies for the benefit of all.
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Mr. Jason Kothari, CEO, Housing.com
Winner at 2nd Estrade Real Estate Awards 2016, Singapore
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