Realty+ 40 Under 40 Conclave & Awards 2021 saw power packed sessions deliberating on topics ranging from social impact and new strategies for the new normal to how young leaders are shaping the realty sector and the youth as the future. The first panel discussion, Youth for Change: Aligning Social Impact & Business was moderated by Prasenjit Bhattacharya, Co-Founder & Director Great Place to Work. The speakers were – Akshay Taneja, Director, TDI Infratech Ltd., Pavithra Shankar, Executive Director, Brigade Group, Yash Miglani, Managing Director, Migsun Group and Yeshwanth Nag Mocherla – Hospitality Entrepreneur and Retail Realty Investor. They spoke about their own initiatives of making a difference to their organizations, construction workers and communities and the country at large. The second panel discussion titled Next Gen Thinking: Strategies for the “Next Normal” chaired by Jimmy Mistry, Chairman & Managing Director, Della Group had panel members, Binay Agrawal, Business Leader, TempRite – South Asia, Lubrizol Corporation, Saurabh Bansal, Joint Managing Director, Dorset Group, Sourabh Bansal, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Magicrete, Srinivas Shanbhugue, Vice President – Retail Business Schneider Electric India and Sudeshna Mukhopadhyay, Vice President, Havells India Ltd. The speakers elaborated on their company’s new product lines and their business strategies to address the present pandemic challenges. The final panel discussion, Leading the Way: Young Leaders Shaping Indian Realty was moderated by Ramesh Nair, Real Estate Expert & Former CEO, JLL India and the speakers were – Anshul Singhal, Managing Director, Welspun One Logistics Parks, Binitha Dalal, Head Of FundRaising, Rustomjee Group, Ram Raheja, Director, S. Raheja Realty, Sudarshan Lodha, Co-founder, Strata, Uddhav Poddar, Managing Director, Bhumika Group. The takeaway from the discussion was that the new leadership of real estate business is much more transparent, fearless and innovative and while, challenging traditional ways of working, is finding its own new path. THE DIALOGUE The closing of the conclave was no less stimulating as the astute thought leaders of Indian real estate Anuj Puri, Chairman, Anarock Group and Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, National President Naredco and Immediate Past President of ASSOCHAM came together for one of the most informative and an inspiring dialogue to highlight Youth as the Future. Joining the realty big-wigs, Dr Annurag Batra shared his own journey in real estate during the early days of his career and highlighted how today generation has many more opportunities open to them. He also acknowledged the contributions of the two eminent speakers in disrupting the sector with their passion, commitment and knowledge.