‘Realty Plus Excellence Awards 2012-West’ announced in Mumbai

Living up to its promise of honouring the best from the real estate sector, Realty Plus, the leading real estate magazine published from the exchange4media group, announced the winners of ‘Realty Plus Excellence Awards (RPEA) 2012’ for the West zone at Tote on the Turf, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai on Friday evening. Aimed at recognising true excellence attained by real estate projects and developers in Western India, the momentous occasion brought together who’s who of real estate business, opinion leaders, dignitaries and other stakeholders which included  legendary cine star Jeetendra as the Chief Guest and Markand Adhikari, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Network as the Guest of Honour.

The Awards were conducted in the city of Mumbai as part of the calendar of holding the fourth edition of Realty Plus Excellence Awards across three zones, namely South, West and North regions. The Mumbai event will be followed by a similar celebration — ‘Realty Plus Excellence Awards’ (North) in New Delhi on 21st March 2012.

The RPEA 2012-Mumbai were kick-started with a power-packed panel discussion moderated by  Kapil Mohan Dhingra, Founder-Director, Realty Plus on the theme, ‘Luxury Real Estate’ which saw the participation of prominent CEOs & directors of real estate companies of western India. The eminent speakers at the brainstorming session included Lakshman Bhagtani, chairman, Jaycee Homes, Vikas Arora, director, Runwal Group, Shailesh Sanghvi, MD, Sanghvi Group, Neeraj Gulati, MD, Assotech Realty, and Vinod Behl, editor, Realty Plus, amongst others.

Expressing his sense of appreciation at the successful outcome of RPEA-2012 (West), Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, exchange4media Group, said, “The Realty Plus Excellence Awards seek to acknowledge the efforts of the deserving real estate players in developing landmark projects, providing a prestigious industry platform to recognise excellence in its truest sense. We are thankful to our eminent jury for selecting the contenders for the awards while following a transparent process.”


The winners were chosen after a rigorous selection of developers from the entire Western region. The 20 different categories of awards were spread across Developer of the Year Awards (Residential, Commercial and Retail); Select Achievement Awards and Popular Choice Awards.

Following are the proud winners of RPEA 2012 –West:


1.Young Achievers’ Award

Babulal Varma, Omkar Group


2.Marketer of the Year

Mudit Bhatnagar, DHFL


3.Female Real Estate Professional of the Year

Sarita Mantri, Mantri Realty


4.Pathfinders Award for the Most Enterprising CXO

Anuj Puri, Jones Lang LaSalleIndia


5.Lifetime Achievers’ Award for Outstanding Contribution toReal Estate sector

Sankalchand Jain, Sanghvi Group


6.CSR Initiative of the Year by a Real Estate Firm

Kumar Urban Development Ltd


7.Affordable Housing of the Year

New Haven by Tata Housing


8.Retail Property of the Year

R City by Runwal Group


9.Residential Property of the Year

Lunkad Sky Vie


10.Commercial Property of the Year

Kanakia Boomerang by Kanakia Group and The Capital by Wadhwa Group


11. Environment Friendly Project of the Year

Nahar’s Amrit Shakti


12. Integrated Township of the Year

Rustomjee Global City Virar


13. Employer of the Year in Real Estate

Usha BrecoRealty Limited


14.International Property Consultant of the Year

CB Richard Ellis


15.Luxury Project of the Year

Supreme Pallacio Phase I


16.Innovative Real Estate Marketing

Campaignof the Year

Life Republic by Kolte-Patil


17.Popular Choice – Developer of the Year Residential

Jaycee Homes Limited


18.Developer of the Year- Retail

Phoenix Mills Limited


19.Developer of the Year- Commercial

Kalpataru Limited


20.Developer of the Year- Residential

Raheja Universal Limited


Kapil Mohan Dhingra, Founder-Director, Realty Plus, said, “After successfully organising RPEA 2012-South in Bengaluru, we are happy to hold our awards carnival in the city of Mumbai. Although 2011 continued to pose challenges to every segment of the industry, I am feeling proud that the winners of RPEA-West demonstrated their class in the face of adversity. We have sought to reward those organisations that have spearheaded growth by outperforming their peers and offering something new and exciting to customers.”

A highly credible jury comprising experts and opinion leaders from real estate industry and other stakeholders was put together to select winners across the various categories. It included well-known names like Anuj Puri, Chairman & Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle India, Prof PSN Rao, Chairman, NAR-India, Sachin Sandhir, MD & country head, RICS India, Ritesh Vohra, Partner, Real Estate Investments, IDFC, Subhash Lakhotia, Individual Tax Consultant, Vinod Behl, Editor, Realty Plus, Dr P S Rana, Former Chairman & MD, HUDCO, Sanjeev Das Gupta, President, ICICI Ventures, Renu Sood Karnad, Executive Director, HDFC Ltd, Dr PC Jain, CMD, Spectral Services Consultants Pvt Ltd, and Dr. V Chandrasekar, Professor Entrepreneurship & Executive Advisor-Indu Centre for Real Estate and Infrastructure, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

About Realty Plus

Realty Plus, India’s leading real estate monthly magazine, was launched by the exchange4media group in August 2004, with the clear mandate of providing unbiased information to the end-consumers of the real estate sector. Since then, Realty Plus has become the country’s largest read real estate magazine, with an ever-growing readership.

About the Exchange4media group

The exchange4media group was set up in the year 2000 with the aim of publishing niche, relevant and quality publications for the marketing, advertising and media professionals. Today, exchange4media is a single-stop information platform for the     entire industry. Be it news, views, analytical information, in-depth analysis of events or trend forecasting, exchange4media publications have a strong credibility and a loyal following.

The publication house is physically present in five locations: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai, and currently has five titles in its portfolio: PITCH, Impact, Realty Plus, Franchise Plus and exchange4media.com.