CWAB recognised the Top Builders who have been some of the largest
contributors to the segment.
Anuj Jain, Director-Decorative and Industrial Sales and Marketing, Kansai Nerolac Paints; Antony Parokaran, ex-CEO, Schindler India; Jeff Rodrigues, Managing Director, Owens-Corning (India); Vir S Advani, Managing Director, Star; Anshu Sarin, CEO, Berggrnen Hotels; Zubin Zainuddin, Principal Architect, ZZ Architects; and Ashish Kumar, Director Project Management, Colliers International.^^
Initiated for the first time this year, the jury members interacted with the representatives of the shortlisted companies. The jury assessed the entries based on the year s theme of GLOCAL: Thinking Global and Acting Local and voted through a secret ballot.
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linead by leaps and bounds. Indian builders are making some of the most competitive ? projects across India and abroad. The stalwarts of the business have successfully put India 011 path to beconje one of the fastest growing real estate markets. CWAB recognised India's top builders at the awards evening after a judicious selection by the jury.
The builder jury panel comprised of: Architect Rahul Kadri, Principal Architect, I.M. Kadri Architects; Koushik Sarkar, ex-CEO, USC Boral; Mario Schmidt, Director, Liiigel Windows & Doors Technologies;
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AMBUJA NEOTIA GROUP
Kolkata based Ambuja Neotia Group prides itself in making a difference to the way people live. Apart from real estate, the group also functions in hospitality, commercial, educational and healthcare sectors making a remarkable place for itself in all sectors. With Harshavardhan Neotia at the helm of the group as its Chairman, the group has landed some of the most remarkable real estate projects in the eastern India and even in other parts of the country. Having received the Padma Shri in 1999, Neotia's initiative for social housing was also honoured by the YPO Legacy of Honour Award in 2005. Some of the other remarkable awards won by the group are the AICA Asia Fest 2015-16 Award for Best Landscape Design for City Centre Raipur and Eco Vista, Kolkata; the AICA 2015 Asia Fest award in the Best Architecture category and City Centre Salt Lake, Kolkata; and the most admired shopping centre award in 2015. The 33 year old firm currently functions out of Kolkata, Haldia, Burdwan, Patna, Raipur, Khanna and Amritsar.
Taking the Godrej Group's philosophy of innovation, sustainability and excellence to the real estate industry,
Mumbai based Godrej Properties is an industry innovator!
Each development combines a 120 year legacy of excellence and trust with a commitment to cutting-edge design and technology. It is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across approximately 134.69 million sq ft in 12 cities. Pirojsha Godrej, Executive Chairman, who was appointed as the CEO of Godrej Properties in 2012, has led the company through a phase of rapid growth. Under his leadership, the company has been at the forefront of the sustainable development movement. Taking the lead from April this year as Managing Director and CEO, Mohit Malhotra became a part of Godrej Properties in 2010 and has been instrumental in the company's growth since then. Under his leadership, the company added 41 new projects amounting to a total of 61 million sq ft.
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The real-estate development arm of Larsen and Toubro, L&T Realty is a Mumbai based offering of the group. Foraying successfully into the real estate market with its strong base of ethics and philosophies from its parent company, L&T Realty has emerged as a top player in the market in the least amount of time. The group has an impressive presence across western and southern India through its residential, commercial and retail projects. The company is committed to creating landmarks of excellence, which reflects in their business parks to India's largest 6 million sq ft transit-oriented development in Navi Mumbai, Seawoods Grand Central, and much-coveted residential complexes in Mumbai and Bengaluru. Under the stewardship of Shrikant Joshi, CEO and Managing Director, the company has successfully delivered 5,000 units across multiple projects and has overseen offices and retail development of over 15 million sq ft. In his current role, he is giving shape to L&T's long-term vision to create a sustainable and strong real estate business.
Brigade Group is one of India's leading developers with three decades of experience in building positive experiences and also transforming the skyline of cities namely Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi and Ahmedabad with its developments across residential, commercial, retail, and hospitality sectors. Brigade's portfolio in the past 31 years includes apartments across various budgets, villas, retirement homes integrated lifestyle enclaves, grade A commercial properties, software and IT parks, SEZs, malls, 5-star hotels, recreational clubs and convention centres. Brigade Group has completed over 175 buildings amounting to over 35 million sq ft across domains. M.R. Jaishankar is the Chairman and Managing Director of the group. Jaishankar's leadership, commitment to quality and passion for innovation has enabled Brigade to grow from that single-building, small private enterprise to a diverse multi-domain, multi-city, public limited company?a recognised leader in the field of property development. TOP BUILDERS
MAHINDRA LIFESPACE DEVELOPERS
Mahindra Lifespace Developers is the pioneer in sustainable urban development in India, through the creation of residential and integrated large format developments across multiple Indian cities. In the past 23 years the company's residential and commercial footprint includes over 1.29 million sq m of completed projects and over 0.83 million sq m of ongoing and forthcoming projects. It has pioneered the concept of an integrated business city through 'Mahindra World Cities' in Chennai and Jaipur, which span over 4,500. acres and house over 130 global and Indian companies. Anita Arjundas, Managing Director, Mahindra Lifespace Developers, is also the President of the real estate sector of the $19 billion Mahindra Group and a member of the Mahindra Group Executive Board since April 2010. She has been named amongst the '50 Most Powerful Women in Business' by Fortune India for the past five years.
An established brand with an impeccable track record, the group's forte lies in developing innovative projects through its emphasis on contemporary architecture, strong project execution and quality construction. Mumbai based Oberoi Realty is one of India's leading real estate development companies. While its primary focus is on residential projects, it has made its presence felt across a diversified portfolio by introducing Oberoi Mall, The Westin Mumbai Garden City and the Oberoi International School to enter the league of other social infrastructure. Vikas Oberoi, Chairman and Managing Director, is involved in the formulation of corporate strategy and management and concentrates on the growth and diversification plans of the company. Retaining a strong focus on world-class aesthetics and best in the industry standards, the group is able to forge ahead. The firm has received some of the most distinctive awards nationally and internationally.
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Mumbai-based K Raheja Corp is a success story spanning six decades and stands today as a leading developer of India. Today, the company offers multiple formats ranging from residential apartments to office spaces, retail, hospitality to entertainment, creating self-contained luxurious neighbourhoods. Vinod Rohira, Managing Director and CEO, is a well-respected, prominent name in real estate development market, considered to be a thought leader in the business districts and the premium residences sector. His idea of integrated business districts gave birth to a new-age philosophy of 'Live and work in India'. His foresight into the real estate sector is also clearly visible in the ultra-luxury project undertakings by the group. The group has pioneered the concepts of self-contained townships and commercial business districts in the country. The group is currently functional in the areas of Mumbai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Goa.
A legacy built on the trust and belief of customers and stakeholders, Mumbai based Wadhwa Group is one of the biggest real estate developers in the Indian market. The group is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across approximately 15 million sq ft of land. Currently led by Navin Makhija as the Managing Director, the group has only grown to encompass a broader vision than ever before. Driven by innovation and a strong focus on product development, his aim for the company is to be an employee-friendly and customer-focused organisation. Ensuring quality and speedy execution are key differentiators in all of the group's projects and performances. A rich legacy and evolving world class design are some of the factors that have propelled the group ahead in the past 48 years. Today, the group's clientele comprises of over 20,000 satisfied customers and over 100 MNC corporate tenants.
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