June 2016

CREDAI flagged-off the Regional Competitions for India Skills 2016/World Skills 2017


Bangalore, 29th June 2016: CREDAI flagged – off the South Zone competition for the event India Skills 2016/World Skill Competition 2017, today at CREDAI member developer site.  Mr. Irfan Razak inaugurated the event, with Jitendra Thakker as the Guest of honour. The competition was conducted by CREDAI’s Associate Partners, Kushal & Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC). Mr. Kavish Thakwani and Gladwin formed the Jury for this prestigious competition.


Ramesh Baral & Indrajit Mahato were announced as the winners in Bricklaying out of 22 participants and Amul Sheikh & Shankar Roy in Wall & Floor Tiling out of 22 participants for the South zone. The winners were awarded with a certificate of recognition and reward money worth Rs. 2000 per person. The regional competitions are being held across the 4 zones. The winners from each zone (4 zones in all) will climb up to compete at the National level competition to be held in Kushal, Pune on the 3rd and 4th of July. 2 workers from each skill set (i.e. 8 in all) will be nominated to the India Skill Competition to be held in Kanpur on 15thof July in the presence of the Hon’ble Prime Minster of India, Shri. Narendra Modi. The winners of the India Skills event will then be trained by CREDAI at Kushal for the World Skills Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and will be awarded Rs 1 Lakh each as prize money.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jitendra Thakker, Chairman – Skills Development Committee, CREDAI, said “The participants get plenty of encouragement to improve their skill sets by undergoing this training and appear for the competitions held at the regional, national and international levels. The courses offered address from the worker to the owner where contractors and managers are also provided with training in management, administration. It thus reaches beyond merely improving labour skills. This year about 27000 labourers were trained and also certified.”

Referring to Parsuraman, a mason who went past the regional and national level competitions to win the World Skill award, Thakker further added, “Such achievements motivate other labourers to follow suit, receive training and excel. This current venture is bound to see a sea change in the coming years in the productivity and performance of the labour force and the quality of work rendered.”

Mr. Irfan Razack, CMD – Prestige Group and Chairman – CREDAI National, said, “We are delighted to be associated with this initiative and showcase our support to CREDAI and NSDC towards their mission of making India the Skills Capital of the world. These competitions provide an opportunity to these workers to showcase their talent and represent India at an international platform, which is one-of-a-kind for them.”

When Mr. R. Nagaraj Reddy, Chairman, CREDAI, Karnataka, was asked about his thoughts on the event, he said “The primary factor we are concerned with is quality, more than the quantity of workers. To implement this we have had a competition to determine their level of skill, and to test their employment capabilities.  “

Lauding the efforts of NSDC, he added, “This initiative of CREDAI with NSDC will not only improve the skill sets of the labour force, enabling them to offer quality work, increasing their productivity as well as improving the efficiency of their performance, in turn making them more employable; it will also increase their confidence and self-esteem, creating better citizens.”

Speaking on the training given to the labour force under the aegis of NSDC, Jagadish Babu President CREDAI Karnataka said, “CREDAI Karnataka is working at setting up training centres in its nine city Chapters to offer training to the labour force. These training centres will be run by the local Chapters where the labourers will be given on the site training. This will be a continuous ongoing program happening through the year.”

CREDAI entered in the world of skill development with its flagship program “Kushal” in 2011. Since, then CREDAI has been focussing a lot in skill training of construction workers. Taking cognizance of CREDAI’s commitment towards developing the skill of construction workers, PNB Housing Finance Limited (PNBHFL) associated with it for upscaling the construction workers under its CSR initiative. With the support and trust of PNBHFL CREDAI is expanding skill training of construction workers across India. So far CREDAI has trained more than 27000 construction workers.


  Vinod Rohira, MD - Commercial Real Estate & REIT, K Raheja Corp (2)


Bengaluru, June 29, 2016:  K Raheja Corp, India’s leading destination developer announces its newest luxury residential offering at Raheja Vista Premiere Pune christened ‘Eternia’. Launching its multi-media campaign pegged on the acronym ++ Living, the month-long campaign which has just launched, will focus on the Pune market with compelling executions across print, outdoor, radio and digital.

Accentuating its offering of space, the campaign invites customers to an experience of ‘++ Living’ amidst roomy two and three bedroom apartments. These are complimented by the equally vast outdoor spaces that house swimming pools, a yoga deck, a basketball court, skating rink, squash court, tennis courts and more, spread an expanse which equals the size of four football grounds!

Drawing parallels the need of space requirements for specialised sports training of children, and professional standard sports and leisure facilities, the creatives across mediums emphasise on the key attributes of ‘space’ and ‘luxury’. The campaign delivers clear communication that Eternia is the home for the future, offering ++ Living like never before with a combination of spacious interiors and exteriors.

The multi-media campaign will also go online with a microsite and a combination of Google display ads and social media.

Speaking about the launch of Eternia, Mr Vinod Rohira, Managing Director and CEO of K Raheja Corp, said “At a time when a home buyer is left to choose between space and convenience, Eternia strikes a perfect balance, offering the best of both. The campaign is pegged on the most fundamental offering of space and luxury – both inside of your house and outside, replete with modern amenities. With this offering, we fortify our commitment to deliver to our discerning clientele only the finest living experiences.”

Conceptualised by Utopeia Communicationz a series of discussions led to the selection of ‘++ Living’ – which implies only the most luxurious living experience across all attributes of the property.

Speaking on the campaign  Mr Sean Colaco, Co-Founder and Creative Head of  Utopeia Communicationz, said “While the proposition for Eternia is clearly focussed on the physical manifestation of space in both the homes and the surrounding property, the true dimension of space is in how it allows the customer to live his life: which is, with  abundance. This dimension of living the ++ Life is captured to dramatic effect in the creatives, reinforcing the belief that size truly does matter. “

The property is situated in Pune’s progressive NIBM neighbourhood, with easy access to the city centre, airport, railway station, few of the best hospitals and schools. Possession will begin from March 2017.

Free Service Week : Marshalls Wallcoverings



To Commemorate 41st Marshalls Day Celebrations. Marshalls Wallcoverings is celebrating Marshalls Commitment to service week. Where in Marshalls offers repair service to its customers. That’s not it, Marshalls Wallcoverings offer a special 41% discount on the wallcovering replacement in some sections along with a Sponge Wash. *Conditions Applied

Offer Valid till 1st July 2016 .



Signature Club Resort at Brigade Orchards, launched! First of its kind Club Resort concept in Bangalore

Bangalore June, 26 2016BCV Developers Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture of Brigade Enterprises Ltd., Classic Group and Valmark, today launched its latest lifestyle club ‘Signature Club Resort’ at Brigade Orchards, a 130 acre smart township in Devanahalli.

Inaugurated by Shri. R.V Deshpande, Hon’ble Minister of Industries and Infrastructure, along with Shri Pilla Munishamappa, MLA – Devanahalli; Signature Club Resort will be managed by Brigade Hospitality that is set to revolutionize the hospitality landscape in Bengaluru by introducing the ‘Club Resort’ concept to the city.

Inaugurating Signature Club Resort, Mr. Jaishankar, CMD Brigade Enterptrises Limited said  “Signature Club Resort (SCR) is located with 130 acres of township – Brigade Orchards, an integrated enclave which is soon going to be a smart township with 100 premium villa, about 3500 residential apartments, 160 senior residences. We have tie ups with great organizations to facilitate the various requirements like Help age India for the senior residences. We also have a sports stadium which is built on international standards and facilitates sports like Cricket, tennis, Olympic style pool etc.

Signature Club Resort has 45 well-appointed rooms to cater to requirements of people – in and around Bangalore as well as outstation guests. With its beautiful venues and lawns, it can also cater to various functions and events.

Besides all the facilities, Brigade Orchards also has 70+ acres of open spaces covered by lawns, parks and unique spaces like Equestrian park and dog park with professionally managed kennels. Being only 15 minutes away from the park makes this destination a home away from home. The international concept – Aerotropolis, which means a city is where the airport is located, is what we wish to adopt with this integrated enclave.

Brigade Orchards has been designed the finest architects. It’s a joint effort – with the NBBJ from Seattle behind the conceptualization with various other Indian architects. SCR has been designed by Ochre architects and is a project led by Brigade group and managed by Brigade Hospitality.”

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Inaugurating Signature Club Resort Shri R V Deshpande, Minister for Industries and Infrastructure Developmentsaid “Brigade Orchards and Signature Club Resort is a good gift to Karnataka. We don’t identify and recognize Bangalore as a tourist destination, although the inflow of tourists in Bangalore has increased towards the city. But we have failed to identify Bangalore as a tourist destination as yet, so Brigade Orchards is a great job done by Mr. Jaishankar and friends. What is amazing is that out of 130 acre of land, only 50 acres has been utilized, the rest 80 acres is open spaces and greens. Bangalore was once called a garden city but due to infrastructure and growth, there has been certain deterioration of the greenery in Bangalore city. Hence, this place is a great destination for people in and around Bangalore too, especially for a short holiday during weekends. The sports facility here is also very impressive, as there is a sport for everyone – from chess and billiards to pool and tennis. There’s something for everybody. Jaishankar has indeed done a great job as far as infrastructure and tourism is concerned.”

Mr. Amar Mysore, VP, BCV Developers Pvt Ltd added that “I am glad that our hard work has borne fruit and we have launched Signature Club Resort, a high end club resort comprising of the finest banqueting and sports facilities along with abundant outdoor spaces. It is one of the finest resorts in Bangalore and has been designed around trees to bring about a seamless transition from the indoor to the outdoor. The Club Resort is part of a 130-acre development, Brigade Orchards which is en route to become Bangalore’s 1st Smart Township. The township will have close to 3500 homes, school, hospital, retail, and office spaces. The 6-acre Sports Arena has already played host to many children & corporates and we are glad to that 256 families are in the process of moving into the township as we speak. We are committed to our vision of making Brigade Orchards as one of the finest developments in India.”

“The purpose of allocating acres of prime space to recreational facilities goes in line with our philosophy of ‘creating a better quality of life’. By launching the Signature Club Resort, we aim to take the lifestyle membership club’s to the next level. Introducing the Club Resort concept to Bangalore within a 15 minute drive from the international airport will not only give travellers easy access to the finest services and facilities but also Bengalureans a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its state-of-the-art sports and leisure facilities will also delight our club members who will find this getaway ideal for gatherings or recreation.” said Mr. Vineet Verma, Executive Director, Brigade Hospitality.

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Signature Club Resort promises patrons a “Green Carpet Experience” in the sprawling Brigade Orchards environs and is inspired by traditional Mangalorean homes.

Services and Facilities

Guest Rooms

Well-appointed 45 executive rooms and suites with top of the line amenities that suit both business and leisure travellers.


A multi cuisine restaurant, Tamarind

Alfresco style Café, Courtyard Café

Pavilion Bar

Sports & Recreation

·   Swimming Pool – Six lane indoor heated pool

·   Two Badminton Courts with Oak Wood Flooring

·   Squash Court with Maple Wood Flooring

·   Tennis Court

·   State of the art Gymnasium

·    Yoga Terrace

·    Billiards and Pool Table

·    Indoor Table Tennis

·    Aerobics Room

Banqueting Facilities

: A multi-purpose activity hall that can accommodate 30 guests

Silver Oak: A smart banquet hall with fine décor to suit all occasions and gatherings; it can hold big meetings and in-door events. The banquet hall opens up into the Silver Oak lawns that can hold a floating crowd of 1000 guests.

For more information on Signature Club Resort, visit

Continuously adding value to its services, Zenify announces tie-up with Thyrocare


New Delhi, June 28, 2016: – Zenify a Bengaluru-based online home rental platform that helps potential tenants find suitable homes, announces its partnership with Thyrocare – India’s largest Diagnostic Centre & Pathology Lab, to facilitate an exclusive wellness package for the former’s esteemed customers.

With this tie-up, Zenify has augmented its status by becoming the first rental management venture in India to provide this healthcare package to its Customers. Customers can avail exclusive discount on the Wellness package, which is worth INR 5100 to INR 2000, and includes 79 tests as well as an option to opt for home-based tests.

Commenting on this partnership, Sudarshan Purohit, Co-Founder & CEO, Zenify said, “At Zenify, we always aim to equip our customers with only the best services which go beyond house hunting. Our responsibilities towards our patrons allow us to extend our help via such partnerships which can make their lives easier and enable better living. This association not only allows us to give first-rate health care services to our customers, but also enables Thyrocare to tap the massive home rental market in Bengaluru.”

Adding his bit, Dr. Caesar Sengupta, General Manager, Thyrocare commented, “Being India’s leading diagnostic center, our mission is to provide excellent preventive healthcare services at affordable costs. Therefore, by partnering with Zenify, we can provide our services to its customers – enabling better prevention and timely diagnosis of various illness without having to shell out large amount of money.”

Some of the tests that are included in Zenify’s wellness package are – Thyroid, Cholesterol, Liver profile, kidney profile, and Complete Hemogram, enabling customers to undergo preventive tests without any hassle.

Looking for Student Accommodation in the NCR? Log on to India’s First Students Only Accommodation Portal


New Delhi, June 2016: With the approaching admission season, it is that time of the year when Delhi NCR is flooded by students looking to start a new academic life. Helping the young migrants find reliable accommodation this year shall be, a first of its kind online venture in India that provides consolidated and verified information about available accommodation facilities across NCR.

Studentacco aims to be an online aggregator for quality furnished accommodation for the student community. It is India’s first 100% students-only accommodation portal, which brings all PGs and rental-flat accommodations under one roof to facilitate an informed, swift and transparent transaction.

According to a recent survey, every year there are nearly 50 lac student enrollments in the Top 20 cities in India. Approximately 54% or 27.5 lac are outstation students who need accommodation services. Only 4.8 lac hostel seats are available for these students, which constitute just 17% of the total outstation student population. The remaining 22.7 lac or 83% student’s accommodation requirements are met by PGs and rental flats.

Founded by Aarti Jain &Viren Jain, Studentacco focuses on the needs of the student community. The tech platform replaces the need for broker involvement with technology supported property management and information system, thus enabling students make an informed decision. The website also enables the students to compare their accommodations on the basis of amenities and cost factors. All the listed properties are GPS mapped, which gives the student details of the facilities and utilities like bus stops, pharmacies, eateries, pubs, restaurants, cinema halls and shopping malls around the selected location along with distance and travel time.

The listings on the website are 100% verified by the in-house team of Studentacco for accuracy and authenticity, including real time pictures of the property.To offer further convenience to the students, the platform also has a support helpline to cater to the students.

Studentacco has already aggregated more than 13,000 students beds spread across Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. It plans to enter another 5 cities with high student concentration in the next 6 months. To further augment the supply of quality standardized accommodation, Studentacco is working to create branded, ready to move-in, fully furnished living spaces. They plan to make available 500 beds for the current academic session.

Marking its presence in Real Estate realm, LoanAdda announces partnership with Unity Group’s ‘Amaryllis’ – Delhi’s largest residential project


New Delhi, June 23, 2016: – LoanAdda(, an online loan aggregator of financial products and loan distribution services, announces its partnership with real estate giant Unity Group’s residential project ‘Amaryllis’, to facilitate hassle-free loan disbursement services for the latter’s esteemed patrons. With this association, LoanAdda hopes to become a syndicate for Delhi’s biggest residential project and will provide housing loans for its customers from all walks of life.

With a solid background in product structuring of Loans and technological development, LoanAdda is gradually gaining prominence in the realm of fintech. Its highly qualified team unites to create an effective solution for parameterized lending and offers suggestions as to where a particular loan application will be most successful.

Commenting on the partnership, Anshuman Mishra, Founder, LoanAdda said, “We are extremely delighted to be associated with Unity Group, one of the biggest real estate developers in the country. With this partnership, we hope to create a mutually benefitting ecosystem, with customer satisfaction being our topmost priority.”

Elaborating on this association, Mr. Krishan Aggarwal, Unity Group commented, “Every individual dreams of owning a luxury home they can call their own. Many are well settled in existing locations in Delhi and want to move to a destination location. We’ve decided to assist such future home owners by offering them a dynamic platform like LoanAdda, where they get easy access to loans and realize their dreams into reality.”

Being a prominent name in real estate domain, Unity Group is one of the best property developers in India. With over two decades of experience in building sturdy properties for its clients, the company has succeeded in developing over 100 development projects across the National Capital region. Currently, its developing Amaryllis, in Central Delhi across 39.8 acres of land area.

LoanAdda is one of the fastest growing startups in India. With confirmed selection and participation in world’s biggest fintech seminars like Money Conference and RISE, Hong Kong, this promising enterprise hopes to disrupt the loan disbursement market in the country and improve loan advise services in India.

Pepperfry Launches “Studio Pepperfry” In Hyderabad

Hyderabad, 22 June 2016YF3A6726, India’s No.1 Furniture and Home marketplacetoday unveiled the 8thStudio Pepperfry atBanjara Hills in Hyderabad.This Studio has been conceived as an experience center for customers in Hyderabad who can seek design inspirationand benefit from thecomplimentary interior design consultancy extended by the experts.

The 2100 sq. ft. Pepperfry Studio showcases a curated range of furniture designs from Pepperfry’ s online portfolio. The Studio is managed by trained interior designers& architectswho will help customers get a complete understanding of various designs, finishes and wood types of the furniture available on Pepperfry.

The Studio launch is a step towards fulfilling Pepperfry’smission to help 20 Million customers create beautiful homes by 2020. Talking about the launch Ashish Shah, COO and Founder, Pepperfry said, “We have opened this Studio for customersto familiarize themselves withour furniture rangeand get an idea of various finishes and types of furniture available on Pepperfry. Hyderabad is one of our key marketsand the launch of the Studio is another step towards building trust with customers and engage with them to provide a great shopping experience.”


Elaborating further on the concept of the Studio he said, “The Studiosare not sales point for the brand. They are great customer interaction points where, as category leaders, our goal is to help them by providing complimentary advisory related to interior design and empower themto make the right decisionsto build beautifulhomes.”
Pepperfry has received overwhelming response from customers on this concept and is expanding its network of Studios. The company plans to open 10 more Studios across key metros in the country by the end of 2016.

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