NDTV’s Manisha Natarajan, Senior Editor, Business and Real Estate along with Vasudha Sharma and Anjali Istwal, co-anchors of The Property Show, hosted the second edition of the NDTV Property Awards, presented by Parryware and powered by Johnson Tiles. The awards honoured and acknowledged excellence in Indian real estate and recognised real estate leaders whose persistent pursuit of excellence has fuelled India’s journey to the forefront of the world’s economy. The award ceremony was held at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai on Mar. 13.
The ceremony was attended by the crème de la crème of the real estate world including Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder & MD, Hiranandani Group, Boman Irani, Chairman & MD, Rustomjee, Rajeev Talwar, MD, DLF, Getambar Anand, Chairman & MD, ATS Infra/ATS Greens, J C Sharma, MD, Sobha Developers, Samujjwal Ghosh, EVP-Marketing, The Lodha Group, Anita Arjundas, CEO Mahindra Lifespace, Irfan Razack, MD, Prestige Group and Brotin Banerjee, MD & CEO, Tata Housing.
Think Events won the multi-agency pitch for the second edition of the NDTV Property Awards.
Speaking on the occasion, Vikram Chandra, Group CEO, NDTV said, “We at NDTV are proud to announce the second edition of the NDTV Property Awards, a credible and distinguished platform to recognise and honour the most resilient and the strongest real estate leaders of this year. Over the last few years the real estate sector in India has come a long way and is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. It is the efforts of many establishments and individuals in the sector that have marked this growth and with these awards we aim to recognise their contribution to the country.”
Adding further, R. Ramesh, VP, Sales, Parryware said, “We are the leaders in bathroom and NDTV is a leading news channel. The NDTV Property Awards is thus a natural fit for us to associate with. I have seen lot of real estate development in the recent past and I have seen the nominations as well. It was a race of the first amongst the equals. I am sure the jury members had a tough time deciding the winners. My heartiest congratulations to the winners.”
Jury members for the awards included Renu Sud Karnad, MD, HDFC; Anshuman Magazine, Chairman & MD, CBRE; Amit Bhagat, CEO & Managing Director, ASK Property Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd, Ritesh Vohra, Partner, Real Estate Investments, IDFC Alternatives Limited, Rohit Salhotra, MD and CEO, ICICI-HFC, Sachin Sandhir, MD, South Asia, RICS, Prof Dr Neelima Risbud, Dean of Studies, SPA (School of Planning and Architecture), Delhi; and Manisha Natarajan, Senior Editor, Business and Real Estate, NDTV.
All results were confidentially tabulated and audited by KPMG with PropEquity as the Knowledge Partner and EDS as Knowledge Partner for the Green Awards. Associate Sponsors for the event were Colliers International (India), Rajnigandha Cables, 99acres.com
, Reliance Home Finance with Radio City 91.1FM as the Radio Partner, Laqshya Media Group as the Outdoor Partner and Property For Sale as Print Partner.
Commenting on the event, Apaar Bhandari COO, Think Events said, "It was not just a question of executing an event but to ensure a great experience for the on-ground as well as television audiences. Keeping the brief in mind we chose to design a set which brought out aspects of a city skyline as well as lent itself aesthetically to an on ground event. Multiple recces with the event and television crews ensured that everything went like clockwork from an execution standpoint. Being our first event with NDTV, The NDTV Property Awards 2014 has given our relationship with them a great start and we hope work with them on many more of their prestigious properties.”
Adding further, Varun Kalra, Senior Producer, NDTV said, “It was a pleasure working with the entire team of Think Events. Ever since the first day, our experience with Think was just one- it is a team of ‘experienced professionals with thorough knowledge’ at work. There was never a NO for anything or everything we requested for irrespective of however last minute it was. The feedback from all the guests (and NDTV) was WoW. Thanks for a great event. We wish the team great success, and look forward to a fruitful association in future."