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Mall Mechanic, Developers & Advisors - Beyond Squarefeet Team
Beyond Squarefeet™ consists of professionals with a practical experience & expertise spread in a wide area of Mall Conceptualisation, Positioning, Mall Zoning, Tenant Mix, Mall Marketing & Leasing, Mall development, Retail, infrastructure planning, construction, etc. Having been on both sides of the business i.e. Retailer & Mall Developer, we deeply understand the business proposition and hence we create a win-win situation to both the players.

Our multi talented team is accountable & responsive and our core team works closely on every project, to bring in the best results, with their prior experience. The work culture at Beyond Squarefeet™ is open, transparent & conducive. The core team aims at taking the undertaken projects to the best available solutions, with an emphasis on the economic viability of the project, both to the developer & Retailer.

Key Team Members at Beyond Squarefeet™

Susil S. Dungarwal : Chief Mall Mechanic ®

Susil DUNGARWAL has served about 23 years in the Retail / Mall sector in India. A true home grown retailer, who has worked in a spectrum of retail formats such as Department stores, Lifestyle Store, Specialty stores, Supermarkets, Discount Stores, Rural Retail, and of course now into Mall Development & Management of Malls & has been involved in various Retail / Mall projects totalling more than 12 million (12,000,000)sq.ft. He is an ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres) certified, shopping centre / Mall Manager.

He has been a visiting faculty & guest lecturer in IIM - Bangalore & Mount Carmel College of Management in Bangalore, NITIE - Mumbai, The Empire School of Learning, Indian Education Society College of Management, Rizvi Institute of Management, Jamunalal Bajaj Institute of Management, IIT - Powai, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, etc.

During his tenure of about 23 years in Retail, he has associated with companies such as Saint Mark, Big Kids Kemp, Shoppers' Stop (K. Raheja Group), Lakewood Malls, (Hiranandani Group), The LOOT, The Forum Mall, UB City Mall & Eva Mall  (Prestige group) & Emaar MGF, Ishanya - A Specialty Mall, Bergamo - Luxury Mall, Funeria - An Entertainment hub, etc..

Thanks to his association, knowledge & involvement of Indian Retail industry, The Economic Times (The Times of India group) shared his knowledge in the First Retail book in India under the banner of "Retail 2000-2001". He was also involved in bring in the second edition of the same in 2002-2003, as one of the key contributors apart from Mr. B.S. Nagesh (MD, Shoppers' Stop Limited) & Mr. Arvind Singhal (Chairman, KSA Technopak.). He has represented the Indian retail Industry in various seminars / conferences across the globe. 

He is the winner of the "Rashtriya Rattan Award - 2001" for the best up-coming Retail professional in India. More recently in November 2006, he was conferred with the "Indira Super Achievers Award- 2006", in Bangalore. He was also nominated for the "Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration" in the year 1988, for his noble service to the society, through an NGO.

Susil also writes for various retail newspapers/magazines focused on retailing including, Retail Asia, Retail ME (Middle East), Gentleman, Images Retail, Images Business of Fashion, The Financial Express, Business Standard, The Economic Times, Retail Biz, Newsweek, Femina, USP Age, East India Retail, Gulf News, & features in many Business TV Channels. He is aptly called a "Retail & Realty Analyst".

Sangeetha Dungarwal : Joint Managing Director ®

Mrs. Sangeetha Dungarwal, is an alumni of S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research - Mumbai & is a firm believer in creating business models, which are driven by passion. She comes with a rich background of Finance, Administration Management, Talent Management & Corporate Strategy. She has been a serial Entrepreneur for the last 20 years, leading projects from owning designer boutique to being Director/Promoter of several companies such as Klay & Kolors, Squarefeet Management Pvt. Ltd., Terracon Ecotech Pvt. Ltd., Beyond Squarefeet™ Advisory Pvt. Ltd., Beyond Squarefeet™ Mall Management Pvt. Ltd. & Beyond Talent Management Pvt. Ltd. Etc, as a part of her portfolio.

Apart from being in the corporate World, as a part of giving back to the society, she has set-up a Home services beauty parlour services, where she trains economically backward youngsters & engages them in her business “Ombre” - a pioneer in "Home Beauty Services". She is also a very active member of various NGO’s such as JIWO, Sakhi Manch, Bharat Jain Mahamandal, etc.

Ashok Jain : Director - Finance & Strategy

Ashok Jain, is a post graduate in management (MBA) and Law (LL.B.) from University of Mumbai, and also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Investment Banker (CIB) from the ICFAI, Hyderabad

Ashok Jain has 17 years of work experience in diverse industries such as financial services, agribusiness & retail and has worked with several large corporate houses such as Tata Group, RPG Group, Shoprite Group of South Africa and Australian Government. He has an exposure to several domain businesses like commodity procurement and trading, fresh produce supply chain management (including contract farming), currency trading, risk management and international business development. He has been instrumental in setting up the fresh produce business for local wholesale, retail and export businesses for Shoprite Group in India creating benchmark in produce retailing in India. 

Apart from being a Director - Finance & Strategy at Beyond Squarefeet™, Ashok Jain is associated as Director - Finance & Strategy at Terracon Ecotech Pvt. Ltd.; and is also involved with Alia Group as "Chief Financial Officer and Catalyst-Growth". Before joining Alia Group, Ashok Jain was the CEO of a commodity futures broking start up for a period of 2 years. He brings in the expertise in finance, strategy and business development. 

Chandershekhar Kaul : Mall Mechanic ® & Chief Executive Officer - (Beyond Squarefeet Advisory Pvt. Ltd.)

Mr. Chandershekhar Kaul has 12+ years of experience in retail and retail driven mixed use projects. He holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai. He has also done his M.Arch. specializing in Urban & Regional Planning and Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Development & Management from NICMAR, Pune. Mr Kaul has worked with renowned real estate developers like R.Raheja & Phoenix Group, as well as consulting companies like Madison World in past. He was actively involved with the complete development of Palladium, a luxury mall, at Mumbai & Chennai and the 35 lakh sq. ft. mixed used development of Chennai Market City with retail component of over 10 lakh sq.ft during his last stint with Phoenix Group prior to joining Beyond Squarefeet. Mr. Kaul has the exposure of working with international consultants like Benoy, Belt Collins, Lighting Images etc. At Beyond Squarefeet, he is responsible for providing leadership and direction, and shall coordinate all the activities of Mall Advisory Business. He is also responsible & accountable for the profitability, smooth operations, marketing & image building of Mall Advisory Business.

Mr. Chandershekhar Kaul is a Mall Mechanic & Chief Executive Officer at Beyond Squarefeet Advisory Pvt. Ltd.

Ravi Kumar : Mall Mechanic ® & Director - Business Strategy

Mr. Ravi is an alumni of IIM - Lucknow, IIM -Calcutta and IHM-Mumbai with around a decade's experience in Hospitality & Shopping Mall sector. He has been a part of various business segments right from customer relations to tenant management.

He has been with Beyond Squarefeet since its inception and currently, as a part of the Key Management has managed various leadership roles in the company. He is mainly responsible for New Business Acquisition, Client Relationship Management & serve as a Catalyst in Business Strategy. He is also involved in various aspects of the business including Zoning, Retail Leasing, Mall Conceptualisation, Tie-Ups, Mall Marketing, Fit-out Management, Mall Management, etc

Prior to Beyond Squarefeet, Mr. Ravi was part of the Inorbit Mall (Malad), for the K. Raheja Corp & was responsible for Tenant Relationship Management & Mall Management. He was also responsible for Lease Management, SAP implementation, SOP Generation & its Implementation.

Mr. Ravi has participated in many industry/trade conferences as participants and in few as speaker. His hobbies include travelling and reading.

Bipin Bhise : President - Construction

A Civil Engineer from V.J.T. Institute, Mumbai in First Class in 1986, comes with immense experience & learning in the construction industry. With more than 22 years, all positions starting from Trainee Engineer to Managing Director, in various renowned construction companies. Having handled all genres of projects ranging from 50,000 sq.ft. up to 20,00,000 sq.ft, he is a hand-on construction expert.

Among projects vary from Hotels, Malls, Commercial, Residential etc, he has been associated with all the coveted construction / infrastructure companies such as Hiranandani Group, L&T - ECC, Mahimtura Consultants (structural Engineers), Sheth Builders, Jayraj Group, Goel Ganga Group, Vascon Group, Ishanya, Protech Construction, etc. Bipin Bhise is a well known expert in the field of construction.

Arun Kotian : Mall Mechanic ® & Vice President - Retail Strategy

With a BSc in chemistry, a degree in Post harvest management, and DIP in both software engineering and food technology, Mr. Arun Kotian is an expert strategist in the Retail business having primary exposure in commodity procurement & trading, supply chain management, risk management and international business development. Having over 15 years of experience in agribusiness, processing, and retailing, Mr. Kotian has been instrumental in growth of large corporates with the likes of Trikeya Grey, McDonalds and Shoprite group from South Africa. Arun brings with him a lot of entrepreneurial and business process management skills with emphasis on retail and supply chain management. 

Mr. Manish Mehta - Mall Mechanic ® & Senior Vice President - Leasing

Mr. Manish Mehta has over 27 years of exposure in Real Estate, Retail, Franchising, Business Development and Leasing. He has an expertise in handling diverse business models and has a proven track record of identifying and developing markets to maximise revenues and profitability. He has worked with Phoenix Mills as a Vice President leasing and has been associated with various Retail companies like BJN Hotels, Shopper's Stop, India Book House.

Mr. Manish Mehta is a Mall Mechanic® & Senior Vice President - Leasing at Beyond Squarefeet Advisory Pvt. Ltd.

Saket Sharma : Mall Mechanic ® Senior General Manager - Leasing

Mr. Saket Sharma has over 8 years of experience in Retail Leasing. He has been a part of the organization since 2015

He has worked with all major national and international retail brands operating in India. With his deep understanding of retail and shopping mall he has added lot of value to leasing vertical in the company. His skills in Business Development and good connection within the industry have helped the company bag few prestigious projects. He has managed all aspects of lease management for over 3.7 million sq. ft. of retail space across the country. He specialises in Catchment Analysis, Positioning of Malls, Category Mix, Zoning, Closure of Transaction, etc.

He has done his post-graduation in Retail Management from a premier institute in India. He has been actively participating in various retail exhibitions and conferences representing Beyond Squarefeet.

Mr. Saket Sharma is a Mall Mechanic & Senior General Manager - Leasing at Beyond Squarefeet Advisory Pvt. Ltd.