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What industry leaders say

"As India and its infrastructure growth story continues, there is a need for our built environment community to grow multi-fold in the next few years. It is encouraging to witness RICS School of Built Environment emerge as ‘the’ solution for every professional aspiring to excel in the real estate and infrastructure domain. With education standards matching those of leading global professional institutes, the School is sure to create dynamic leaders in this demanding and challenging sector."

Anshul Jain FRICS

Chief Executive, DTZ India

“RICS is synonymous with excellence in built environment and represents the highest standard of professionalism and quality around the world. RICS School of Built Environment is a manifestation of that excellence in a world class institution, for education, training and research, which will produce world class professionals. RICS School of Built Environment is an answer to the industry’s crying need for skilled professionals.”

Anshuman Magazine FRICS

CMD, CBRE - South Asia and Chairman, RICS South Asia Board

“The programs offered by RICS School of Built Environment reflect the needs of the industry based on extensive market research and input from the industry, and this has been backed by strong academic rigor tested and delivered by the best academicians in built environment”

Anuj Puri FRICS

Chairman and Country Head, India, Jones Lang LaSalle

“RICS represents a global professional standard that people aspire towards. To explain simply the importance of RICS; clients and the public trust RICS standards which, in turn results in RICS qualified professionals achieving differentiation in the market place, resulting in greater business opportunity, career progression, and respect.”

Firdose A. Vandrevala FRICS

CMD, HIRCO Developments Pvt. Ltd. and Member, RICS South Asia Board

“Given the large scale of infrastructure projects being constructed in India, specialized cost and project management concepts and skills are invaluable in ensuring construction projects are completed on schedule and on budget. Professionals with clear concepts on planning, procurement and value-engineering will be required to monitor such projects.”

Lorimer A. Doig FRICS

Director - India Operations, Langdon & Seah Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. and Member, RICS South Asia Board

"In our rapidly developing property marketplace in Asia, RICS supports the industry by bringing its training, research and governance standards to the benefit of the built environment community here in India. The RICS qualification has become the de facto standard for real estate professionals across the world and in the Indian sub-continent in particular. It is therefore heartening to see the RICS School of Built Environment emerge as a world-class education institution, which has the industry and its requirements at the very heart of its existence and aiding in the development of future professionals who will be employed in the sector."

Mike Holland FRICS

CEO, Assetz Property Group and Member, RICS South Asia Board

“For banking and financial sector, it is critical that the people we employ have a strong understanding of fundamental principles of real estate investment, valuation and finance. There is a vacuum of such knowledgeable class of prospective employees in the industry; a specialized MBA program in real estate finance is a worthwhile step to fill in the void.

Sanjaya Gupta FRICS

Managing Director, PNB Housing Finance Ltd.

“ROI holds the key to most real estate and infrastructure projects investments today. Finance professionals who are able to analyze project related information with a greater understanding of the issues involved in international investment, valuation, leasing, construction finance and the like - are in a better position to make informed decisions. These are the professionals that the sector is on the look-out for.”

S. Srinivasan FRICS

CEO, Kotak Realty Fund and Executive Director Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd.

“India has to build by an order of magnitude of 3 to 4 times in the next 30 years. Currently we have an acute shortage of trained professionals for design and project management. There is ever increasing global competition and customers demand world class quality and amenities.  Therefore, the construction industry is increasingly on the look-out for professionals who are able to adapt to change and cater to the expectations of stakeholders, while delivering projects that meet time, budget and quality requirements.”

Dr. Prem C. Jain FRICS

Chairman, AECOM India Pvt. Ltd. and Chairman IGBC

“Mahindra Lifespaces’ is focused on transforming urban landscapes by creating sustainable urban communities through responsible urbanization. The World City projects have redefined the quality benchmarks of integrated township development in India, firmly anchored through the entire value chain. I am happy to note that the RICS School of Built Environment is promoting a practical and practice based model of learning, we are happy to share our experiences and learning from the ‘World City’ projects to promote the use of robust practice standards in the sector.”

Anita Arjundas MRICS

CEO - Real Estate Sector and MD, Mahindra Lifespace Developers

“This MBA program has been designed keeping in mind industry requirements and global standards. It comprises a healthy mix of theory and industry interaction and has been designed to ensure that students work and learn in an environment that is similar to those that you will encounter as practicing professionals.”

Apurva Muthalia MRICS

CEO - Birla Sunlife AMC

“We believe shortage of appropriate talent impacts the delivery of projects. It has become challenging in sourcing fit professionals with background in Real Estate especially in the areas of project management, costing & budgeting and other disciplines”

Ashish Raheja MRICS

Managing Director, Raheja Universal

“Going by the current demand for the sector, this BBA program provides a strong foundation that will translate into a specialised managerial career in built environment. The curriculum is highly relevant and completely in-sync with industry requirements. This ensures that anyone who pursues this program will have complete working knowledge on all essential facets of real estate principles and practice and will make young talent ‘ready for the industry’.”

Brotin Banerjee MRICS

Managing Director & CEO, Tata Housing Development Company

“If I were looking to employ young fresh talent who possessed an all-round perspective on the built environment sector, I would look no further than a graduate of the RICS School of Built Environment. The BBA program’s integrated approach to practical learning will provide a head-start to anyone looking at a professional career in built environment.”

Dr. Deepak Bajaj MRICS

Director- Investments & Projects, Unitech Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd and Member, RICS South Asia Board

"In a globalized world, where built environment markets are intrinsically linked across countries, it is increasingly imperative to expose students to international viewpoints and practices. The global curriculum of the School will not only deliver higher value educational experience, but also expose students to contemporary issues and their solutions in international markets."

Jonathan Yach MRICS

CEO, Propcare Mall Management (I) Pvt Ltd. and Member, RICS South Asia Board

"This program is fairly unique, given the combined focus on both the real estate and management disciplines in the curriculum. The practical case study orientation has the potential to create not just practitioners, but the real estate business leaders of tomorrow who will help shape the built environment in India and the world over in the times to come."

Sanjeev Dasgupta MRICS

President - Real Estate, ICICI Venture Fund Management Co. Ltd.

"As real estate markets evolve, business leaders must manage the complex dynamics of capital, development timing and market demand to seize opportunities and maximize value. Through the RICS School of Built Environment' programs, you will develop a holistic understanding about this challenging sector and create the base for a successful career."

A. David Rebello MRICS

CEO, Bharti Realty