National Association of Realtors-India (NAR-INDIA) hosts NARVIGATE 2024 – India’s Premier Real Estate Convention

India’s premier real estate networking event was held in Goa, drawing quality audience and participants who delved deep to discuss the sector’s future

National Association of Realtors (NAR)-India, the foremost association for real estate professionals in the country, announced the conclusion of its 16th Annual Real Estate Convention, NARVIGATE 2024, held from February 29th to March 2nd in Goa. The event saw the largest congregation of real estate professionals, attracting over 1200 visionaries, thought leaders, industry experts from India and the world.
Annually, the NAR India Convention experiences a noteworthy surge in investments across diverse sectors, solidifying its standing as a driving force for economic expansion. This gathering leaves a distinct impact by generating numerous job opportunities both locally and nationwide, underscoring its pivotal role in shaping Goa’s and India’s economic terrain.

Amit Chopra being installed as President National Association of Realtors-India

Distinguished figures from the government, regulatory bodies, and the real estate industry engaged in insightful discussions, emphasising the pivotal role of the real estate sector in shaping India’s economic landscape.
Former Union Minister, Suresh Prabhu, addressed the audience, stressing that “Real estate acts as the bedrock fortifying the Indian economy, with a forward-thinking government. Such gatherings play a pivotal role in nurturing heightened business activities and sector-specific transactions.”
Mauvin Godinho, Minister of Transport, and Industries, who was the Special Guest, said “Goa is emerging as a focal point in the Real Estate sector. I applaud organisations like Goa Association of Realtors (GAR) and NAR-India for seizing this growth potential and organising such a large-scale event. Such initiatives will not only contribute to Goa’s growth but will also positively impact Goa’s image across India.”
NAR-India solidified its commitment to global cooperation by announcing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with international associations, including the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS® (USA), Greater Bergen REALTORS® (USA), and the Thai Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association (Thailand). These partnerships aim to enhance business development, education, awareness among real estate professionals globally. Goa Institute of Management was the Education partner along with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors as Industry Partner.

Rohit Gera, Managing Director of Gera Developers delivered a talk at the event

Insights into Goan Realty Market: The convention explored the Goan real estate market, trends, dynamics, and investment opportunities. Experts from various industries shared valuable insights.
Industry Thought Leaders: Rohit Gera, Managing Director of Gera Developers; and Sam Chopra delivered thought-provoking talks on the future of real estate, innovation, and challenges.
Recognising Excellence: The event culminated in an awards ceremony acknowledging the outstanding contribution of individuals across various fields. A motivational session with Ashutosh Rana, renowned actor and motivational speaker, titled ‘Transforming Adversity into Opportunity,’ was held.
Exclusive Networking and Business Matchmaking: The convention facilitated exclusive networking sessions and business matchmaking events, providing interaction among brokers, developers, landlords, investors, bankers, potential clients, and partners. Attendees leveraged personalised branding opportunities for brand recall.
Testimonials from NAR-India Leadership:
Amit Chopra, President NAR-India said “NARVIGATE 2024 has emerged as a beacon of collaboration, fostering innovation and growth within the real estate landscape. It was an honour to organise this year’s convention in Goa.”
Sumanth Reddy, Chairman NAR-INDIA, and Managing Director, IIRE said “The success of NARVIGATE 2024 reflects the commitment of industry leaders towards driving positive change and excellence in the real estate sector. We have so much more to look forward to.”
Ravi Varma, Chairman Emeritus of NAR India, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “NARVIGATE 2024 has surpassed expectations, serving as a catalyst for positive change within the real estate landscape.”
Tarun Bhatia, Vice Chairman NAR-INDIA, added, “NARVIGATE 2024 has set a new benchmark for excellence in the real estate industry.”
Shiva Kumar CR, Immediate Past President NAR-India said “In an era of dynamic opportunities, NAR-India continues to serve as the catalyst for forging global partnerships and advancing the real estate industry.”
NARVIGATE 2024 had stalls from Escala Realty, Shree Infra, Real Budget Growth Ltd, Gera Developments, Acron Developers, All Warehouses, The Homes Collection, Manasum Senior Living, Privyr, Sumadhura Logistics Park, Rayna Properties, Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, Manas Developers, Central Park, and The Windsouls.

Joint Effort by National Association of Realtors India (NAR-India) and Goa Association of Realtors (GAR) results in ground-breaking Industrial Real Estate and Warehousing Conclave

L to R: Ravish Manchanda, Chairperson, Expo and Conclave; Raj Mehta, Chairperson, Hospitality and Registration; Nitin Mehra – Chairperson, Convention; Rajesh Sheth, President, CREDAI GOA; Ravi Varma, Chairman, Emeritus; Suresh Prabhu, former Union Minister; Sumanth Reddy – Chairman, NAR India; Amit Chopra – President NAR India; Shivakumar C. R. – Immediate Past President, NAR India; Sameer Arora – Past President, NAR India; Dr Raj V Amonkar, Professor, BITS PILANI KK Birla GOA

NAR-India and GAR joined forces to organize a first ever Real Estate and Warehousing Conclave in Goa, marking a significant milestone in the industry with an additional day for participants.
The 16th NAR-INDIA National Convention served as the ideal backdrop. For the first time, the world’s leading Fund, Blackstone and one of the biggest warehousing companies of the world, Prologis were part of the conclave along with Goa Industrial Development Corporation and many other leading warehouse and logistics brands.
The conclave on 29th February 2024 featured:
• Sahil Barua, CEO and Co-Founder, Delivery: Asession focusing on the future of logistics and e-commerce and its impact on real estate development.
• Ashwinder R. Singh, CEO – Residential, Bhartiya Urban: A Ted Talk style address on sustainable development, zero carbon goals, and their necessity for our well-being.
• Government of Goa, IDC, EDC, and GIDC: Exploring key initiatives, regulatory updates, and investment avenues within Goa’s real estate landscape.
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management Panel: A perspective on the challenges, strategies in logistics and supply chain management, featuring Raj V. Amonkar, Professor, Goa Institute of Management.
• Business Coaching Session by Amandeep Thind: Strategies and insights for personal and business growth.
• Ambassador Conclave Panel Discussion: Navigating the Terrain – Strategies for Land Acquisition, Brokerage Evolution, and Expansion into Tier II Cities, with speakers Amit Damodar and Arif Siddiqui.
• Fireside Chat: Revolutionising the Landscape – Industrial Real Estate in the Age of Innovation, featuring Nirav Kothary, Director, Godwit Construction, in conversation with KK Duraj, Father of Bhiwandi.
Professionals, policy makers, developers, supply chain consultants, growth-seeking industries, logistics professionals, tenants and occupants, contractors, architects and consultants, realtors, and brokers attended the conclave to enhance their understanding of the warehousing and industrial space.
Topics discussed were India’s position as a global manufacturing hub, the entry of 3PL Companies into warehousing, needs, and specifications of occupants, integration of AI and robotics in warehousing, requirements from developers and realtors by 3PL tenants’ and Goa Logistics and Warehousing Policy.
Commenting on the event, Amit Chopra, “This ground-breaking conclave serves as a testament to the collaborative spirit of NAR India and Goa Association of Realtors (GAR),
bringing together industry leaders to address pivotal challenges and pave the way for innovation in Industrial Real Estate and Warehousing.”
Keshav Prabhu, President of GAR said “We are very happy to host NARVIGATE for the first time in Goa. Beyond a conventional event, it’s a dynamic catalyst, propelling the transformation of Warehousing and Industrial Real Estate for Goa”.
Ravish Manchanda, Chairman of Conclave and Expo – NARVIGATE and Secretary GAR, said “Over the years, we have consistently united the Real Estate Industry to deliberate on ongoing industry trends and emerging opportunities and Goa will benefit from this”

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