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BTG Briefing: Real Estate and the Future of Work in India

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

BTG Legal is pleased to announce the launch of its Real Estate practice with the joining of Ms. Veena Krishnan as a Partner, in our Bengaluru (Bangalore) office. With this, BTG Legal is equipped to provide a significant new sector and service line offering to its clients globally.



The coronavirus pandemic resulted in many businesses pausing their real estate decisions. With a large number of workplaces relying on employees working remotely, the commercial real estate sector saw a severe downturn, especially during the several months of lockdown.

Pre-commitments in new completions, and occupiers taking advantage of better deals while the market is down have led to an increase in market absorption. At this stage, consumer spending behaviour will be a key determinant of strategy calibration for landlords and developers.

In the edition of BTG Briefing, we will be discussing issues which companies should be looking at going forward. This includes latest legal/regulatory changes, and market trends, as well as renewed interest in areas, such as sustainable and green building. We will also be discussing the need for the real estate industry to adapt to the changing Future of Work.


Date: Thursday, 28th January 2021

Time : 20:30 - 22:00 IST | 10:00 - 11.30 EST | 15:00 - 16.30 GMT | 16:00 - 17:30 CET



  • What is the current commercial real estate market scenario, as India looks to open up, post the lockdown imposed by the Government?

  • What is the current outlook of occupiers, builders and developers?

  • How did the market absorption in 2020 fare as compared to 2019?

  • What are the key factors that have significantly increased the investment levels in co-working spaces?

  • What are the re-negotiation and client/lessee retention strategy you should be looking at?

  • What are the Sustainable and Green Building options in India?



Veena Krishnan

Partner, BTG Legal

Veena Krishnan comes with over 20 years of experience and an excellent reputation in the Real Estate sector in India. She has previously worked with AZB & Partners and Poovayya & Co. in Bangalore.

She has advised IT Companies, manufacturing units, FMCG companies, hotel chains, factories, and subsidiaries of foreign companies on various aspects of lease and purchase of office spaces, stand-alone buildings, IT complexes, land and properties conveyed by government entities such as the KIADB. She has also advised entities on the lease and purchase of greenfield properties for development.

Satish BN

Managing Director, Skydealz India Property Services

Satish BN is the Founder and Managing Director at Skydealz. With a real-estate career spanning more than 25 years; he has worked at a senior level with some of the world’s biggest multi-national companies including- CBRE, DTZ and Knight Frank. With a reputation for expanding and growing a business; Satish has developed a first-class standing within the industry and is highly respected amongst his peers. Something that he is proud of and remains committed to withholding this accolade.



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