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Amit Puri

Qualified as an Architect MBA, Amit has been working to contribute to the global real estate sector for two and a half decades. He has spent a decade in the region curating stories for mixed-use and retail assets. After having spent a decade in Dubai and working in various markets in the Middle East, he now wants to get back to his Motherland with a leading visionary developer/ investor. He is focused to grow value through his varied expertise and network.


He has rich experience with brands such as Ivanhoe Cambridge, Old Mutual Group, McArthur, RMZ, Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield, and DLF in leadership positions. All along his passionate journey in real estate, he has been instrumental in formulating innovative strategies and opening up new revenue streams for his stakeholders. He has worked for multi-billion private family offices and publicly listed institutional funds and developers to build businesses from scratch or help grow them to the next level.


He is currently the Partner and Chief Strategy officer at ACR Partners. Until recently, as the Vice President of Leasing and Management with DAMAC Properties, the largest private developer in UAE, Amit handled the entire P&L of the leased and managed assets. His prime focus was to establish DAMAC as a mixed-use and community retail player in the Region which included developing new business opportunities for DAMAC in London, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. He built a mall management team through strategic hiring and mentoring, for delivering exceptional retailer and customer experiences. In parallel, he ensured the enhancement of productivity and overall valuation of the operational assets of DAMAC through management of DAMAC Owned malls in the United Arab Emirates.


Amit has been invited to speak at esteemed retail events such as ICSC (Jakarta), MECSC (Dubai), World Corporate Summit (Dubai), Future Retail Destinations(Qatar), 11th Annual Shopping Mall Summit Malaysia, 12th Annual Shopping Mall Summit(Thailand), 9th Annual CEM & Customer Loyalty MENA Summit(Dubai), and PropertyTechnology Festival (Dubai) to name a few. In his free time, Amit likes to assess the feasibility of tech start-ups and help them grow.

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