Saturday, November 23, 2019

Brand Torque Collaborates with Grant Thornton in India to Launch AISL

A Unique forum where Investors, Real Estate Developers & Art Curators come together, exchange thoughts, and understand new unique opportunities from a global landscape.  AISL, 2019 is conceptualized and executed by Brand Torque LLP, a firm that aggregates content, understanding the stakeholder requirements, and need to support and also consults and executes transactions to enhance ROI’s ( Return on Investments ). Brand Torque LLP would launch this initiative, in association with their knowledge partner Grant Thornton in India. Through this forum, they intend to open up new opportunities for existing & future investors, in the  Alternate Space  Like Real Estate & Art, and assist them to create a  fresh new perspective, let down their guards, and make informed and bold investment decisions. Many renowned dignitaries would be attending the event. Few of the speakers at the event will be Mr. Vikash Mittersain, Founder & President (India Business Group Chamber of Commerce and  Chairman & Managing Director &  Nazara Technologies Ltd) Mr.Khushroo Panthaky( Director - Grant Thornton Advisory Private Limited), who also would be moderating the Panel Discussions and  Mr. Rishiraj Sethi( Director- Aura Art Development Pvt Ltd).

The Real estate investments in traditional real assets like residential and commercial properties, have been shrinking and has seen a downward trend in recent times, for different macro and micro reasons. The new - age investor is looking beyond traditional means of investing. Alternate investments generally offer opportunities, to diversify and explore newer avenues of investment. Over time, a well-planned, diversified, portfolio could help them minimize their overall risks, and increase long-term ROI (Return on Investments). Alternatively, they also generate high- delta for investments, with a defined exit mechanism.

Alternate investments in Real Estate Space today, are sought after, with new-age products like managed Student and Professional accommodation, Pre-leased Commercial Assets, investments in the Co-living and Co-working spaces, Warehousing and Cold-Storages, Data Centres, Senior Housing, etc. Technological disruptions, changing  demographic patterns, changing work culture, psychological change in the way Millennial think has brought about a paradigm shift in the way real estate is consumed today. It will change the way residential real estate is consumed by the “next generation”, says Mr.Swapnil Patil ( Director- Soul Spaces Pvt. Ltd )

Not only the Domestic markets, but International markets also offer a lot of opportunities in space of managed preleased student / professional accommodations in countries like the UK, USA, Australia, and Canada. It can be looked upon as a great way to diversify the real estate portfolio by diversifying across geographical boundaries and mitigating the risk of any particular micro markets. Most of them also seek to peruse their educations in these countries and hence these investments can serve a dual purpose. It can deliver rental yields, till the time the child moves to the country for education, and after he moves and be used by the child for his own consumption. So, real estate now is a lot more today, than just owning traditional real assets.

“With such a paradigm shift in the way Real estate will be consumed in the future, Investors will also have to proactively realign their real estate portfolio’s to be in line with the futuristic demand and start “Thinking out of the Box” and beyond the traditional real estate opportunities, to make relevant investment decisions”, says Ms.Madhushree Dutta (Founder & CEO, Brand Torque LLP)

With our strong expertise in providing professional services to the Real Estate Industry, and the options available today, in the Alternate Investments space, which is of significant interest within the private client practice of ours, we are well placed and privileged to support this event as a “Knowledge Partner”, for the uniqueness and diversity, it brings in, by inseminating knowledge to the investors, who are just not price-conscious, but also product conscious. The discussions will add value by enabling conscious and informed investment decisions says Khushroo B. Panthaky (Director - Grant Thornton Advisory Pvt Ltd).

Likewise, they would introduce Art in a new light here. Investors love art, but have vague know-how on valuations, monetizing the same. Brand Torque will offer expert advice to their investors, though their Art partner “Aura Art”, led by Mr. Rishi Raj Sethi.

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