Shubika Bilkha

Business Head, Real Estate Management Institute (REMI)

REMI is a leading institute that provides certification programs, executive courses and customized training workshops specially designed for the real estate industry. REMI offers an international curriculum through its collaboration with IREM®, USA.

Authored Articles

Budget 2018 shied away from addressing key concerns of realty sector

Affordable housing, agriculture and infrastructure development remained the cynosure of Budget 2018. In the run-up to the electoral year, the Finance...

Affordable housing, agriculture and infrastructure development remained the cynosure of Budget 2018. In the run-up to the electoral year, the Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley at the outset highlighted that strengthening agriculture, the rural economy, infrastructure, good health, quality of...

  • February 2, 2018
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New developments in construction technology

While ensuring quality and timely delivery is essential for a developer, it is equally incumbent on them to ensure adequate health and safety provisio...

While ensuring quality and timely delivery is essential for a developer, it is equally incumbent on them to ensure adequate health and safety provisions on construction sites. From investing in elevated working platforms to mobile hydraulic platforms and other safety equipment is imperative and...

  • December 15, 2017
  • 176

Remaking the GST

The implementation on July 1, 2017, the GST regime has been fraught with challenges and disgruntled payers. As the real estate companies grapple with...

The implementation on July 1, 2017, the GST regime has been fraught with challenges and disgruntled payers. As the real estate companies grapple with the implementation of RERA and change their operating structures to comply, the GST now adds an additional component of transactional transparency...

  • December 8, 2017
  • 72

Boost to affordable housing in Mumbai with increase in PE investments

While the government continues to take measures in the right direction to accomplish the ‘Housing for All’ agenda, scaling affordable housing is n...

While the government continues to take measures in the right direction to accomplish the ‘Housing for All’ agenda, scaling affordable housing is no doubt challenging and will require an even greater thrust if to make it a reality.  In 2015, the Government through the PMAY announced the...

  • November 24, 2017
  • 123

Why real estate stakeholders need skill development programs?

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realise, the less I know” -          Michael Legrand   Technolog...

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realise, the less I know” -          Michael Legrand   Technological advancements and disruptive business models have made ongoing learning and re-skilling almost mandatory across industries and job profiles. The...

  • November 20, 2017
  • 111

Realty sector faces a shortfall of 4 million skilled professionals

Today, with increased regulatory vigilance, real estate companies gaining scale, and a large number of brands entering the space, there is a greater...

Today, with increased regulatory vigilance, real estate companies gaining scale, and a large number of brands entering the space, there is a greater focus by companies on talent acquisition and retention. Attractive incentive structures and greater professionalism across the realty sector, there...

  • November 3, 2017
  • 81

Why project management is essential for real estate players?

 Project management has now become an essential aspect of the development process to allow developers to outline the scope of the project, determine ...

 Project management has now become an essential aspect of the development process to allow developers to outline the scope of the project, determine the delivery timeline with the associated cost for effective cash flow management, and ensure optimal management of vendors and quality control in...

  • October 27, 2017
  • 122

Policy changes to alter the course of Indian real estate

In light of the radical policy reforms being introduced in the country, Indian real estate is set for a major transformation.  The two major change...

In light of the radical policy reforms being introduced in the country, Indian real estate is set for a major transformation.  The two major changes in the real estate sector which recently got implemented in India are Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) and Goods and Service Tax...

  • September 21, 2017
  • 102

Project Management: An important requirement post RERA

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development Act) (RERA) has come into force starting May 1, 2017. The aim of the act is to bring increased transparenc...

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development Act) (RERA) has come into force starting May 1, 2017. The aim of the act is to bring increased transparency and accountability across the real estate sector that has traditionally been unorganised and fragmented. The Act seeks to protect the interest of...

  • July 12, 2017
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GST’s role in pushing investments in the real estate sector

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is one of the largest indirect tax reforms in the country anticipated to not only simplify the complex tax structure ...

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is one of the largest indirect tax reforms in the country anticipated to not only simplify the complex tax structure but would also boost consumer demand in the prevailing timid realty market. The GST will be effective beginning 1st July 2017, and with any new...

  • June 30, 2017
  • 1982

Talent management tips for real estate companies

The real estate industry in India is slated to be a $180 Billion opportunity by 2020. The growing population, overall economic growth of the country, ...

The real estate industry in India is slated to be a $180 Billion opportunity by 2020. The growing population, overall economic growth of the country, rising income levels and increased foreign investment, has led to a heightened need for improved infrastructure across urban, semi-urban and rural...

  • May 10, 2017
  • 155

Career opportunities in real estate sector

Real estate could be a potential career option for you. Read on to know more… Being a fresh graduate or an early stage professional trying to outli...

Real estate could be a potential career option for you. Read on to know more… Being a fresh graduate or an early stage professional trying to outline a long-term career path today is challenging. While there are a number of different career disciplines available, there is that inherent...

  • April 26, 2017
  • 260

The need for better talent management in real estate companies

It has been repeatedly said that employees are an organisation’s biggest assets. Real estate companies appear to be acknowledging the significance o...

It has been repeatedly said that employees are an organisation’s biggest assets. Real estate companies appear to be acknowledging the significance of strong talent management strategies. The real estate industry in India is slated to be a $180 billion opportunity by the year 2020. The growing...

  • April 25, 2017
  • 123

Budget 2017 favours infrastructure and real estate sector

As the Budget 2017 is premised on an increased capital expenditure across a number of categories, the real estate and infrastructure sector emerged as...

As the Budget 2017 is premised on an increased capital expenditure across a number of categories, the real estate and infrastructure sector emerged as the key beneficiaries. Of late announcement of increased capital expenditure in the Budget 2017 has been largely anticipated to improve the market...

  • February 24, 2017
  • 374

What do REITs mean for real estate sector?

The formation of REITs is expected to improve quality of Indian real estate. Eliminating the factor of uncertainty, it will ensure safe and rewarding ...

The formation of REITs is expected to improve quality of Indian real estate. Eliminating the factor of uncertainty, it will ensure safe and rewarding investment and would lure investors from all walks of life. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) would provide both an additional avenue of capital...

  • February 17, 2017
  • 393

Government may alter rules to take over pending SRA projects

As per Mumbai's recent land survey, it has been found that slum clusters occupy some of the highest population densities in the city. Slums house over...

As per Mumbai's recent land survey, it has been found that slum clusters occupy some of the highest population densities in the city. Slums house over 50 lakh people across only roughly eight percent of Mumbai's geographical area. With 63 percent of Mumbai’s land not available for development,...

  • January 17, 2017
  • 337

Indian real estate set for a brighter tomorrow

In a bid to prompt the industry to stay calm during this period of change and prepare for a more organized tomorrow, REMI - The Real Estate Management...

In a bid to prompt the industry to stay calm during this period of change and prepare for a more organized tomorrow, REMI - The Real Estate Management Institute attempts to decode some of the recent regulatory developments and changes in the sector. This article has been co-authored by Shubika...

  • January 3, 2017
  • 609

The rise of co-working spaces in Indian real estate

The last few years have seen an increase in the number of startups, incubation centres, and freelance professionals across a variety of sectors. With ...

The last few years have seen an increase in the number of startups, incubation centres, and freelance professionals across a variety of sectors. With lean teams, conservative budgets, and ‘outsourced’ business functions/teams, co-working or collaborative spaces have become attractive,...

  • December 12, 2016
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