Concrete Conversations - The Indian Real Estate Podcast

Akshay Kapur & Yash Talreja

Welcome to Concrete Conversations - the Indian Real Estate Podcast, where we converse with some of the brightest minds in Indian Real Estate to demystify the industry. Each episode features a different guest and will touch upon a different topic, ensuring that there’s something in it for everyone! You can catch us streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube and a bunch of other platforms. So Stay Tuned for more Concrete Conversations!

Unpacking the Impact of Real Estate on Climate Change with Dr. Sunita Purshottam, Head of Sustainability at Mahindra LifeSpace Developers
Aug 4 2022
Unpacking the Impact of Real Estate on Climate Change with Dr. Sunita Purshottam, Head of Sustainability at Mahindra LifeSpace Developers
With the country's population not only growing population but also becoming more upwardly mobile, the demand for homes in India is only expected to rise in the foreseeable future. With over 40 million square feet delivered in 2021 and an expected 46 million square feet to be delivered in 2022, and supplemented by major infrastructure projects ongoing in nearly all the country's metros, the impact of the Real Estate sector on Climate Change  has become a focal point of debate in India's growth story.To assess the role of Real Estate in climate change, and to understand how the industry can offset, mitigate and decouple these effects from its growth story, we have with us today a domain expert in Real Estate and sustainability - the Head of Sustainability at Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd., Dr. Sunita Purushottam.Dr. Sunita has a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay, and over 20 years of sustainability strategy and environmental consultancy experience in the areas of environmental impact assessment; air emissions modelling and more. Drawing on her learnings from working on projects across the UK, United States, Mexico, South Africa and India, Dr. Sunita sheds light today on topics at the epicentre of Climate Change and Real Estate, such as climate responsive design, hot-house earth syndrome, and developing India's first net zero residential project, Mahindra Eden. So, as always, join us for some Concrete Conversations, and get ready to unpack the nuances of Climate Change in Real Estate.Background Music by Flowerbrain
A Bird's Eye View of Indian Real Estate with Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, National Vice Chairman, NAREDCO.
Jun 1 2022
A Bird's Eye View of Indian Real Estate with Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, National Vice Chairman, NAREDCO.
Joining us today is a stalwart name in Indian Real Estate, the Founder & MD of the Hiranandani Group of companies, and the National Vice Chairman of the leading real estate body NAREDCO, Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani.A visionary and a pioneer of new sectors, whether we’re talking about Townships, Data Centres, Warehousing & Logistics, Education, or residential and commercial development, Dr. Hiranandani has played a pivotal role in both projects and policy bodies during his tenure in the industry. He serves as a member of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Conciliation Cell, formed by Maha RERA, has been a former member of the Task Force for reforms in Housing & Urban Development of Government of India, the Study Group on Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, Government of Maharashtra, and has even been the Convener ofthe Key Group representing the Business Community in the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (HABITAT II). He is also the Provost of HSNC University in Mumbai and the Founder of the Niranjan Hiranandani School of Real Estate (NHSRE).In this episode Dr. Hiranandani sheds light on:the sunrise sectors and fastest growing sectors in Indian real estateinfrastructure, sustainable development and the future growth of the industryreal estate education and upscaling for industry professionalstownships, affordable housing and the role of industry bodies such as NAREDCO So as always, get ready for some Concrete Conversations!