India’s first academic specialization for realty…

MUMBAI: JLL, India’s largest and leading property consulting firm, today announced a strategic partnership with leading private university NMIMS to offer a new field of specialization in Real Estate Consulting & Transaction Services‘ to Technology Management students. Delivered through MPSTME, the Technology Management School of NMIMS, the courses in this specialization will be co-designed and integrated into the 5-year MBA (Tech.) program.

Anuj Puri, Chairman & Country Head of JLL India, said, “As industry leaders, it has been JLL’s constant endeavor to identify path-breaking solutions to the real estate sector’s evolving demands. It is essential for candidates who intend to work in this sector to possess industry-specific skill sets, which this innovative and highly customized specialization will provide. We are also extending scholarships and placement assistance to meritorious students emerging successfully from this program.”

With about 7.8% contribution to India’s GDP, the real estate sector plays a vital role in driving the Indian economy. It is also the second-largest employment generator in the country, and its increasing prominence is boosting more job opportunities than ever before. India has also moved up the rankings in the recent JLL Global Real Estate Transparency Index. This sector will demonstrate significant growth over the next few decades, driven by various government initiatives such as the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA), setting up of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs).

Dr. Sharad Mhaiskar, Dean of NMIMS’s Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, said, “We are excited to launch this specialization in partnership with JLL India, with an aim to arm them with the skills for successful careers in the thriving real estate sector. This co-created management program will enable our students to differentiate themselves within the industry and assume growth-oriented roles in this sector. This initiative fully reflects the vision of the Technology Management School of NMIMS.”

This corporate-academic initiative is also in line with the incumbent Government’s focus on the Skill India Program. This program aims to provide ample opportunities for appropriate training to take advantage of the demographic dividend and plug the gap of high-quality, formal institutional academic program and pedagogy for the Indian realty sector. Most of these skills have been historically acquired through ‘on-the-job’ learning.

For the first time in India, such a unique specialization is being offered to students to make them market-ready. With NMIMS’s academic strength and JLL’s industry expertise, this management course is poised to become the barometer of academic rigor and certification for Indian realty.

About Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering (MPSTME):

Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering came into existence in 2006. The curriculum covers engineering and technology management courses in selected disciplines and management courses relevant to that technology area. It is an integration of technology and technology management with the higher proportions of technological inputs in the initial stages and moving towards ‘Technology Management’ in the later stages of the program. SVKM’s NMIMS has a reputation of producing the brightest students. In line with this legacy, the faculty members delivering programs at MPSTME are characterised by high levels of learnedness and orientation towards research.

About JLL India:

Part of a Fortune 500 institution, JLL is India’s premier and largest professional services firm specializing in real estate. With an extensive geographic footprint across 11 cities (Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Chandigarh and Coimbatore) and a staff strength of over 8500, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services including research, analytics, consultancy, transactions, project and development services, integrated facility management, property and asset management, sustainability, industrial, capital markets, residential, hotels, health care, senior living, education and retail advisory.

The firm was awarded the Property Consultant of the Decade at the 10th CNBC-Awaaz Real Estate Awards 2015 and the Best Property Consultancy in India at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2016-17.

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Media Contact:

Arun Chitnis
+91 9657129999
Head – Corporate Communications & Media Relations, JLL India

Ashish Tambe
NMIMS, Mumbai

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