BERG Award to renowned Indian architect Hafeez Contractor


SINGAPORE, JULY 26, 2014 – Renowned Indian architect, Mr Hafeez Contractor was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural BERG Awards for Excellence in Indian Real Estate here on July 25 evening. Conceptualised and hosted by Singapore-based Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG), the awards also recognised the contribution of many developers, architects and interior designers from India.
Chairman of the BERG Advisory Board, Mr Thomas McMahon said, “We are extremely happy with the interest that the BERG Awards generated among the Indian real estate community in its very first year. Technology and innovation will play a critical role as India goes about managing its rapidly urbanising population. BERG’s efforts will be to build on this platform and take it to the next level.”
The BERG Awards for Real Estate 2014 attracted participation from a large cross-section of real estate players spanning the categories of developers, architects, and interior designers from across India. Based on a multiple level evaluation by the BERG team of analysts a total of 10 awards were presented at the Gala Awards night in Singapore.
Among the Developer Community the award winners were – EmaarMGF for Apartment & Luxury Villas Development category for The Palm Springs at Gurgaon, Living Walls, Bangalore in Apartment Complex for Another Sky, Prithvi Edifice, Pune in Residential Development (Multiple Units) for Prithvi Prisidio, Runwal Group, Mumbai in Residential High Rise category for Runwal Elegante and in Luxury Development for Runwal Eirene, City Corporation, Pune in Mixed Use Development for Amanora Park Town and Provident Housing in the Residential Development category.
Prashant Sutaria Architecture from Mumbai was the recipient of the Affordable Residential Architecture for its project Estate Square in Ranchi and Blue Arch Interior from Mumbai received the award in the Office Interior category for HSBC’s Pune head office.
Mr Vishwesh Iyer, Managing Partner, BERG Singapore said, “The Indian real estate sector continues to be a lucrative story. The annual BERG awards will aim to shine the spotlight on the high calibre potential and work within the Indian Real Estate industry. By creating this platform in Singapore, we aim to expose Indian talent to practices in a developed market like Singapore. This, we hope, will help in bringing new thinking into an industry that is at the core of providing a fundamental need for shelter in the world’s second most populous country.”
The Awards night will be followed by a two-day property exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre with some key properties in Indian metro cities on showcase.
About Business Excellence Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG)
The Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG) is a Singapore-based entity committed to nurturing and promoting business excellence across diverse sectors. BERG is focussed on identifying, analysing and recognising institutions & establishments that strive for excellence in their respective areas of operation.
BERG’s Advisory Board and Executive Team brings together people with diverse international experience. BERG has a presence across key emerging markets of Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Philippines.
It aims to identify and engage companies across boundaries through awards and publications. It also aims to raise the profile of achievers – independent and organizations – through an effective and scientific approach using new and conventional media. Recognition for any organization is a cost-effective way to thank and honour their valued stakeholders and to build or burnish their brand.
More details on BERG can be found at
Yugbodh Singh- +91-9819997726
Chandramohan Puppala- +91-9821128640
Vishwesh Iyer- +65-91018487
Ajit Abraham- +65-96930265

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