The event was designed for all professionals with an interest in Indian and international real estate, irrespective of the nature of real estate investment. The response of this maiden event was overwhelming as a large number of brokers and developers across the country witnessed the show. On this occasion, the new magazine on real estate was also unveiled amidst cheers and applause.
Franchise India presented the country’s most prestigious awards in the real estate segment for the first time, and setting the perfect stage for showcasing novel and pioneering initiatives and radical concepts in real estate sector, the company brought the most prestigious Estate Awards 2010. It was the first ever event to honour real estate brokers and service providers alike for performance, transparency and innovation. The aim and purpose of the awards was to recognize and reward the contributions made by real estate brokers and developers who have played an essential role in the incredible growth of real estate sector in India. This mega event brought together real estate developers, professionals, urban planners, architects, designers, policy makers, government officials, service providers, retailers and all concerned with the real estate sector in India.
The day-long summit was divided into six sessions - Investments in real estate; Marketing real estate–the consumer connect; Buying/selling a property; Regulations–legal and taxation; Role of brokers–the game changers; and the CEO Meet.
The leading speakers who took part in the summit among others were, Mr Dave Liniger, Chairman, RE/MAX; Mr Rajesh Arora, Vice Chairman, Arora and Associates; Khalid Suleman Memon, Proprietor, Accord Associates; Ifthikar Saleem, Managing Director, Bangalore Real Estate Company, Bangalore; Honey Katiyal, Managing Director, Investors Clinic; Alexander Moore, CEO, L J Hooker India, Bangalore; Deep Purohit, Proprietor, Vasudha Consultants, Pune; Pawan Kumar, Managing Director, N K Realtors, Kolkata; Pawan Khaitan, Group Chairman, Pioneer Property Management Ltd; Deepak Raghani, Proprietor, Prime Realtors, Kolkata; Ravinder Kumar, Managing Director, Rajnandini Estates Pvt Ltd; Sanjay Sirohi, Director, Sirohi Estates Pvt Ltd; Sam Chopra, Chairman, RE/MAX India; Larry Oberly, VP-International Development RE/MAX; Saurabh Mehan, Real Estate Factory; K Sathish Kumar, K K Real Estate Promoters, Ooty; Dilip G Bhangale, Ravira Construction; Mr Navin Raheja, Raheja Developers; Sunil Trehun, Onex Realtors & Consultants; Akash K Nigam, MD, Fourth Dimension Solutions; Arun Kumar, Shivangi Group; Kamal Batra, CEO, Buniyad; Sumit Ghosh, VP, Better Option Propmart; and many more.
After receiving the award, Mr Pawan Kumar Khaitan, Group Chairman, Pioneer Property Management Ltd, Kolkata said: “It all began twenty five years ago with a singular objective to provide a one-window solution to all real estate requirements in the Eastern India and there has been no looking back since then.” Ayub Khan, Proprietor, Apex Estates & Properties said, “Today Apex is the only company in South India that concentrates on NRIs and believes in delivering service at their door step. Sincerity, honesty and hard work are the three main words that define the success of the Apex Group.”
The following developers and brokers were awarded during the Brokers Summit
Best Realtors Award (region wise):
Developers’ Awardees as per Realtors’ Choice:
Green Developers of the Year: 3C Universal Developers Pvt Ltd
Affordable Housing Project of the Year: Aarcity Infrastructure Pvt Ltd
Emerging Developer of the Year (non-metro): Riddhi Siddhi Infraprojects Pvt Ltd
Emerging Developer of the Year (metro): Piyush Group
Debutant Developer of the Year: Earth Infrastructure
Special Award: Mr Gail Iyons, Regional Co-ordinator Asia/Pacific, NAR
Face of the Year – Property Developer: Mr Sunil Dahiya, Vigneshwara Developers
Remax Award for Women in Real Estate: Ms. Ananta Raghuvanshi, DLF
Innovation in Real Estate: Mr Puneet Gupta, Tivoli Group
Innovation in Real Estate Supply: Mr Akash Nigam, Fourth Dimension Solution
The Franchising World Face of the Year – Realtor: Mr Sam Chopra, Chairman, Remax India
Special Award to Professionalise Real Estate Services (globally): Mr Dave Liniger
Life Time Achievement Award – Realtor: Mr K J Arora
International Property Consultant (IPC) of the Year (all India): C B Richard Ellis Ltd
Corporate Property Consultant(IPC) of the Year (all India): HDFC Realty
Property Broker of the Year: Investors Clinic
Residential Developer of the Year: DLF Ltd
Commercial Developer of the Year: EWDPL