Amit Bagaria is a highly admired shopping centre development consultant in India and founder Chairman of award winning Asipac Projects, India’s leading mall planning, development and leasing consultants which has conceptualized and marketed nine of India’s 25 largest malls and has also provided marketing strategy & ideas to four other real estate projects which have all won marketing awards. Group Company Asipac Mall Services provides mall management services.
During university education in the USA, he received the coveted National Collegiate Government Award, a President's Scholarship, Journalist of the Year Award, All-American Journalist Award, Newspaper Achievement Award, and was featured in the Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities.
Amit started his career in 1987 in the retail sector with Hallmark Cards in USA. In 1991, he set up two business ventures, a travel services company which he sold in 1996, and a medical technology business which in 1996 transformed into a 50:50 JV with an American Fortune 500 corporation, to provide healthcare consulting and hospital planning/design in India. Clients included Tata, Reliance, Aditya Birla, ILFS, Escorts, Max and Wockhardt. Working with RTKL and NBBJ on 11 projects, Amit trained extensively on facility planning.
In 2003, due to unavoidable circumstances, he wound up the JV and moved Asipac towards malls and retail real estate. Asipac is credited with many firsts in Indian real estate and has won several awards.
Amit is an Invitee to the Board of Shopping Centres Association of India, Jury Member for Images Shopping Centre Awards 2010, Member of the FICCI National Housing Committee, and past Member of the CII National Healthcare Committee.
He has been a speaker or anchor/moderator at Cityscape Dubai 2009, CREDAI National Conventions in 2006, 2007 and 2008; HICSA 2006, TISS, Symbiosis, KIAMS, IFF 2005, FRO 2007, CII Estate South 2007, Managing Construction Risk 2008, Economic Times Pre-Budget Symposium 2008, GIREM 2008 and 2009, GRI World Summit London 2008 and ISCF 2010. He has co-authored a college textbook on Hospital Planning and several of his articles have been published in Indian Express, Images Retail, Shopping Centre News, Images Mall Yearbook 2005, DNA and Malls in India 2007.
In 14 years of consulting, Amit has (amongst other achievements) advised Mukesh Ambani and the Board of Reliance Industries on the entry strategy for the retail business, advised Kumar Mangalam Birla and the B