Select CITYWALK, arguably India’s most felicitated shopping centre, once again proved its might at the 8th annual IMAGES Shopping Centre Awards ceremony held on May 6th at The Renaissance, Mumbai. The New Delhi mall walked away with two of the coveted trophies – for ‘IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: Metros-North’ and ‘IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: Best ROI (NORTH)’, while its Executive Director Mr. Yogeshwar Sharma was awarded the tile of ‘IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre Professional of the Year’ at the ceremony attended by India’s leading shopping centre developers and international retail real estate experts.
The glittering awards night witnessed 29 trophies being presented to shopping centres from all corners of the country, across metros and non-metros. From Durgapur to Thane, and from Chennai to Ludhiana, India’s most exciting – both old and new – shopping centres were honoured through 16 categories, including five Retailers’ Choice Awards, 10 Jury Awards and one IMAGES Excellence Award. India’s leading national retail chains, along with major IPCs, participated in a wide-ranging exercise to determine the country’s top performing shopping centres.
The IMAGES Shopping Centre Awards ceremony featured an enthralling performance by actor and singer Suchitra Pillai, who also hosted the awards’ night, and RaagaTrippin, the singing group who use no musical instruments but create unique sounds from human voices.
The awards was a venerable gathering of virtually the who’s who of the industry, including Mr. Jeremy Salmon, Chairman, Asia Pacific Board, Broadway Malyan (Global architecture, urbanism and design practice – established in 1958), Mr. Rajneesh Mahajan (Executive Director, Inorbit Malls), Mr. Kelvin Ng (Former Head of Retail and Commercial, CapitaLand; Senior Vice President, Ascott Holdings (Asia ‘s largest mall developer, globally largest service apartment company) and Senior External Advisor – McKinsey and Co (Asia Pacific and Middle East), Mr. Yogeshwar Sharma (Executive Director, Select CITYWALK), Mr. S Raghunandhan, Chairman (CEO, Virtuous Retail) …and many more.
RETAILERS CHOICE AWARDS
1. IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre Marketing & Promotions Of The Year
EAST: Junction Mall, Durgapur WEST: Viviana Mall, Thane
NORTH: DLF Place, Saket, New Delhi
SOUTH: Orion Mall, Bengaluru
2. IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: Best ROI
EAST: South City Mall, Kolkata
WEST: Infiniti Mall, Malad, Mumbai
NORTH: Select CITYWALK, New Delhi
SOUTH: The Forum Mall, Bengaluru
3. IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: Best per sqft sales
EAST: City Center, Salt Lake, Kolkata
WEST: Inorbit Malad, Mumbai
NORTH: DLF Promenade, New Delhi
SOUTH: Inorbit, Cyberabad
4 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: Best Turn Around Story Garuda Mall, Bengaluru
5 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre Professional Of The Year Yogeshwar Sharma, Select Citywalk, New Delhi
6 IMAGES EXCELLENCE AWARD
IMAGES Most Admired Green Shopping Centre Of The Year:
Oberoi Mall, Mumbai
7 JURY AWARDS
IMAGES Most Admired Socially responsible shopping centre of The Year
EAST: Magneto The Mall, Raipur
WEST: Inorbit Mall Vashi, Mumbai
NORTH: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
SOUTH: The Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai
8 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre Launch of the year
SOUTH: Forum Sujana, Hyderabad
NORTH: Pavilion Mall, Ludhiana
9 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: NON-METROS (EAST)
City Centre, Siliguri
10 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: NON-METROS (WEST)
Phoenix Market City, Pune
11 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: NON-METROS (SOUTH)
Lulu Mall, Kocchi
12 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: NON-METROS (NORTH)
Pacific Mall, Dehradun
13 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: METROS (EAST)
14 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: METROS (WEST)
High Street Phoenix, Mumbai
15 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: METROS (SOUTH)
Orion Mall, Bengaluru
16 IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year: METROS (NORTH)
Select Citywalk, New Delhi
The Images Shopping Centre Awards recognizes outstanding achievers in the Indian Shopping Centre Industry where Shopping centres with minimum built up area of 1,00,000 sq ft can participate in one or more award category subject to meeting required eligibility criteria and the definition of the category nominated for.
The Indian Shopping Centre Awards categories and entry details were announced through the India Shopping Centre Forum website, Magazine ads, a personalized electronic campaign and tele-calling to prospective nominees in all proposed categories where awards details and nomination forms could be downloaded from ISCF website or ISCA Secretariat could be approached for the same.
After the first process, nomination forms were checked by the ISCA audit team for eligibility, completeness and data correctness. Nominees on some criteria may have been asked to rectify mistakes, if found any, and also provide supporting documents – wherever required. Top national and regional retail chains identified the best performing shopping centers across India for ‘Retailers Choice’ awards and also shortlisted nominees for other categories.
The ISCA team of analysts then made a presentation for the ISCA jury – with analysis of performance metrics such as growth in lease rent income, supplementary income, CAM charges, footfalls etc. A special note was prepared on zoning, customer relations, tenant relations, marketing /consumer promotions etc. The ISCA jury – comprising of distinguished personalities in the field of research and consulting with thorough insights in to the business, India’s top retailers – goes through the presentation and gives scores based on their assessment of the nominees.
The results of retailers’ recommendations and jury score ultimately decided the final Nominees. But, the categories failing to receive less than three valid nominations were dropped without notice.The jury members included Mr. Ajay Kaul (CEO, Jubilant Foodworks Ltd), Mr. Anshuman Magazine (Chairman & Managing Director, CBRE), Mr. Anuj Puri, (Chairman & Country Head, JLL), Mr. Bhaskar Bhat (MD, Titan Company Ltd),Brian Bade (Chief Executive, Reliance Digital), Mr. Govind Shrikhande, (MD, Shoppers Stop Ltd), Mr. Kabir Lumba (MD, Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd), Mr. Niren Chaudhary (President – Global Operations, KFC, Yum Restaurants International),Mr. R A Shah (Property Head, Trent Ltd), Mr. Rajeev Gopalakrishnan (Group MD, Bata India Ltd), Mr. Sanjay Dutt (Executive MD,South Asia, Cushman & Wakefield), Mr. Sanjay Purohit (MD & SVP Commercial Operations, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt Ltd), Mr. Sanjeev Mohanty (MD, Benetton India Pvt ltd), Mr. Shishir Baijal (Chairman and Managing Director, Knight Frank India), Mr. Sunil Biyani (Director, Future Group) and Mr. Thomas Dave (MD, Adidas Group India).
About Images Group:
Recognized by the international retail community through its B2B Magazines, Conferences, Exhibitions, Research Volumes, and Web Portals, the IMAGES Group is a retail intelligence organization that is trusted as the catalyst for profitable growth of modern retail through knowledge platform leadership.
A strong portfolio of business publications have served since 1992 to inform, advise and inspire leaders and decision makers of the retail industry. Focused media serves the Retail industry across various verticals like Textiles & Fashion, Shoes & Accessories, Sportswear, Food & Grocery, Beauty & Wellness and through its various print and online publications and websites.
The need to connect with businesses, people, knowledge and ideas associated with modern retail is served by IMAGES Business Exhibitions and networking meets. Conducted alongside these, IMAGES Knowledge Forums and Conferences featuring global leaders inspire not just debate and discussion, but even influence policy decisions.
IMAGES Awards are respected for the accurate, unbiased and transparent evaluation and recognition of retail performance and loved for the style with which these successes are celebrated.
IMAGES Group is headquartered in New Delhi, with offices across Indian metro’s and the Middle East. www.imagesgroup.in