ULI India: Decoding Economic Outlook and the Future of the Built Environment (by invitation only)


2022-08-18T17:30:00 - 2022-08-18T20:00:00

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    The Quorum, Mumbai One World Center Mumbai 400013 INDIA
    The macroeconomic and geopolitical environment is becoming increasingly complex to navigate. There’s uncertainty around inflation, labour market conditions, and rising interest rates. Is this a moment in time or the new inflationary landscape for the foreseeable future? How will the shifting economic outlook and interest rate environment impact the future trajectory of real estate in India and the government’s investment in urban infrastructure?

    This inaugural in-person event will be on 18 August, 2022 in Mumbai and will officially launch our expansion into India. We are delighted to have joining us, Mr. Sanjeev Sanyal, a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, and Secretary to Government of India, who will have a one-on-one conversation with Rohan Sikri, Senior Partner at The Xander Group and a member of our ULI India Organising Committee.

    This event is by-invitation only. To learn more, contact india@uli.org.



    Sanjeev Sanyal

    Member, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (EAC-PM), New Delhi

    Sanjeev Sanyal is currently a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, and Secretary to Government of India. He was the Principal Economic Adviser to the Finance Minister for five years till February 2022. He has also represented India on many international forums such as OECD and G7, and was the Co-Chair of the G20’s Framework Working Group. He was one of the main architects of the G20’s Global Action Plan that was used to coordinate the international response to the Covid19 pandemic. Prior to joining the government, he spent over two decades in financial markets and was Global Strategist and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. An alumni of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, Mr. Sanyal later attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He has had many affiliations including being a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University; an Adjunct Fellow at Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore; a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London; Visiting Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; Senior Fellow of the World Wildlife Fund. He was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2007 for his work on urban dynamics. In 2010 he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Mr. Sanyal is the author of a number of best-selling books including Land of the Seven Rivers, The Ocean of Churn, India in the Age of Ideas, and the Indian Renaissance. He co-authored and edited six Economic Surveys of the Government of India between 2017 and 2022. He has also published over two hundred articles and columns in leading national and international publications.


    Rohan Sikri

    Senior Partner, Xander Investmemt Management, Singapore, The Xander Group

    Rohan Sikri is Senior Partner at The Xander Group Inc. In 2005, he co‐founded the firm’s India investment program. Based in Singapore, he is Executive Managing Director, Xander Investment Management, the real estate private equity arm of the group, which currently has over US$ 2.4 billion in assets under management across different investment strategies. Mr. Sikri chairs the investment committees for all Xander fund vehicles and the credit committee for Xander Finance. Earlier in India, from 2005 to 2010, he built and supervised Xander’s US$ 1.5 billion equity investment portfolio across direct acquisitions, development partnerships, and platform joint ventures, across real estate asset classes such as office, retail, hotels, residential and industrial. The portfolio has already seen profitable realizations of more than ~US$ 1.5 billion. In 2010, he co‐founded Xander Finance, the group's credit platform in India, where he serves as Chairman of the board. In 2014, he established the firm’s first Office core plus strategy, which attracted capital largely from pension funds in Europe and the United States ‐ currently with 7 million square feet, and a gross asset value of ~US$ 700 million. In 2019 he formed the firm’s first industrial real estate JV with a large European financial institution; the strategy has rapidly grown to US$ 200 million, with a pan-India portfolio of logistics/ warehousing assets. He is also a board member of Virtuous Retail South Asia Pte. Ltd., a Singapore headquartered integrated retail and lifestyle developer‐owner-operator, set up in 2016 as a US$ 1 billion JV between APG Asset Management and Xander Retail Partners. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Sikri was with CBRE in India, initially as part of the Strategic Consulting Group, and later as the head of the corporate finance practice. Mr. Sikri’s 22 years in the real estate industry, across multiple Asian markets including India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and the Middle East, in different roles, through market cycles, provides him a unique insight into identifying opportunities, market dislocations, and pricing risk. A graduate in Commerce with Honors from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, he secured an MBA with dual specialization in Finance and Marketing from the International Management Institute. He has played national level squash, been a state‐level swimmer in the 1,500‐meter event and enjoys golf.