REMI’s Owner Developer Program (ODP)

The Real Estate Management Institute- REMI’s recently concluded first ever Owner Developer Program (ODP) lived up to its objectives i.e. to offer the real estate’s leaders and the Generation NEXT the tools they needed to lead from the front in a fast-changing, volatile industry .

The program saw participants from leading real estate organisations like Runwal, Kanakia, Marathon Transcon, Ajmera, Nirmal Lifestyles, Ashford to name a few, who worked right through lectures, workshops and assignments to understand the rapidly transforming landscapes of the Indian real estate industry.

The REMI- ODP was held over a period of 5 full days i.e 7th, 8th, 15th, 21st and 22nd March 2017 in Mumbai.

The sessions were delivered by a wide range of industry and academic experts who led the participants through well –prepared, highly relevant presentations.

The session covered a wide range of important topics like RERA and Compliance, Change Management, The New DP-DCR and Design Elements, Smart Cities, New Developments in Construction Technology, the IND AS, GST, Project Feasibility, Legal Due Diligence, Customer Centricity, Fundraising & REITS.

Eminent Speakers included the likes of

Mr. Sandeep Dave, Partner- Cyril Amarchand Managaldas
 Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, SPJIMR
 Mr. Sumit Chowdhury, CEO, GAIA Smart Cities
 Mr. Dinesh Jangid, Partner- KPMG
 Mr. Biren Vyas, Partner- Grant Thornton
 Mr. Gulam Zia, Exe. Director- Knight Frank
 Mr. Puneet Bhatia, Exec VP- Edelweiss Finance

Mr. Sagar Kadam, Partner DSK Legal, to name a few.

The CEO of MCHI, Mr S.S. Hussain addressed the participants on Policy and Change on the first day, while the MD and CEO of Mayfair Housing delivered the key note address at the end of the program on ‘Building the Next Generation Real Estate Enterprise’.

The program ended with a celebratory Cocktails and Dinner which offered the participants, speakers and invitees a great opportunity to network and build relations.

The success of the REMI-ODP can be measured by the fact that participants expressed the need for many such programs and asked for trainings to be conducted by The Real Estate Management Institute for their individual organisations.

REMI has also been invited to conduct this ODP across other cities in India and this has clearly highlighted the relevance of the program to the Indian Real estate industry.

The Real Estate Management Institute- REMI’s Business Head, Shubika Bilkha says:

The real estate sector is metamorphosing into a tightly controlled and regulated industry. Real estate companies have had to change their business practices almost overnight to keep pace with the evolving environment. It has never been more challenging to be a leader in real estate. The overwhelming response received across the industry for the ODP has been most encouraging. We were pleased to see the participation of a number of prominent real estate companies in the program. This highlights the commitment of key players in this sector to align their businesses for greater professionalism and transparency. In line with the demand, we will be launching the Owner Developer Program in multiple cities across India over the course of 2017.

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