The apex body of private real estate developers, Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), with a strong membership base of 13,000+ developers in 21 States and 217 Cities, across India, today, announced Mr. Harsh Vardhan Patodia, MD, Unimark Group, Kolkata, as the new National President for the term 2021-23.
The tenure of outgoing President Mr. Satish Magar ends on March 31st 2021. At the installation ceremony, the new Office bearers and Chairman of various committees were also announced:
The new team for the FY 2021-23 comprises of:
- Mr. Satish Magar, Chairman, CREDAI National
- Mr. Harsh Vardhan Patodia , President, CREDAI National
- Mr. Boman Irani, President Elect, CREDAI National
- Mr. Pankaj Goel, Secretary, CREDAI National
- Mr. Deepak Goradia, Treasurer, CREDAI National
Mr. Patodia in his maiden address announced Free COVID-19 Vaccination drive for 2.5 crore construction workers at the sites of member developers across India. Through this vaccination drive, CREDAI aims at accelerating Government’s mission of free vaccination to the needy population at the earliest and further help in restraining the spread of Coronavirus. The vaccines will be provided in strict accordance with all the Government-approved protocols.
He also announced the ‘CREDAI Start-up Angel Network and Incubation & Acceleration Centre’ an enterprising initiative with the aim to help and support tech start-ups in the real estate space by handholding them and providing them access to its members network for business development.
In his efforts to pace CREDAI’s future growth and advancement, Mr. Patodia announced setting-up of CREDAI’s own Research and Analytics Centre. The government’s effort towards digitization initiatives has been contributing towards the development of IT infrastructure. The coronavirus pandemic has further ignited the need for the internet, and hence data consumption. Therefore, the data assimilation and monitoring has become important for any business. The CREDAI Research and Analytics Centre will facilitate the availability of real time and authentic data for future growth strategies.
Mr. Harsh Vardhan Patodia, President, CREDAI National said “I am honored with the trust reposed in me by the entire CREDAI family and look forward to continuing the good work done under Mr. Magar’s leadership. With the current challenges that the sector is facing, I, along with my able team, will focus on driving efforts to revive the real estate sector and provide a stimulus to boost the business environment. We will also further our commitment to skill development, green buildings, and labor welfare.”
Mr. Patodia and his team aims to strengthen Indian real estate with the adoption of technology and build in performance-oriented and customer-centric values to the sector, along with focused development of the realty sector in Tier 2, 3, and 4 cities coupled with a robust skilling ecosystem.
His efforts will also be focused on the interest of housing and sustainable habitats in a post-pandemic world.
Handing over the mantle to his successor, the outgoing President Mr. Satish Magar said, “I would like to congratulate Mr. Patodia and wish him all the best for his new role as President of CREDAI National. The industry has faced challenging times, especially due to global pandemic and nation-wide lockdown. However, our efforts throughout were focused to revive the sector and bring desired attention of the Government to do the same. We believe CREDAI will now reach newer heights under the able leadership of Mr Patodia, given his experience and holistic outlook towards the sector.”