Gulzar Malhotra MRICS
In our leadership lecture series, Gulzar Malhotra, Partner and COO IPAL Fund Managers was the first guest lecturer for the current semester.
The School of Real Estate has started a' leadership lecture series' program under which stalwarts from the real estate industry would visit the school and interact with the students sharing their experiences and learnings from their respective careers. The program aims at bridging the gap between what is taught in the classroom and what the employers’ expectations are. RICS SBE aspires to make the students industry ready professionals and this program is one step in this direction. The first lecture in this series in 2016 was held on January 29th 2016 with Mr. Gulzar Malhotra, Partner & Chief Operating Officer, IPAL Fund Managers as the guest speaker.
Gulzar Malhotra is a qualified architect from SPA, Delhi, he developed his skills at CBRE as an Associate Director & Regional Head of the Strategic Consulting Group. He was appointed Vice President, Credit Risk Management at Deutsche Bank and is now Partner and COO IPAL Fund Managers. He has managed various aspects of real estate including asset management for PE, PE fund raising & deployment, RE advisory, valuations of all asset classes including distressed assets and credit risk management.
Addressing the students of the School of Real Estate, in a chatty yet informative style, he drew from his experience of 20 years to guide the students on various sub sectors of real estate. He urged the students to work hard and not only witness the positive change that is showing in this field but also be a part of it and responsible for it.
Using anecdotes from his own experience, he kept the students engaged in an interactive manner where the students often took him up on his offer to interrupt him at any time with their questions. He was well appreciated and received wide applause from them.