KORUM adds another feather to its cap
~Bags 35th award with ‘Retail Property of the Year’ by Realty Plus~
Thane, 30th May 2013: Lauded for its constant pursuit of excellence, KORUM- The mall for every mood has been presented with yet another prestigious accolade, ‘Retail Property of The Year’ at the illustrious Realty Plus Excellence Awards 2013. The ceremony which was hosted at The Hilton in Mumbai, witnessed KORUM Mall winning among India’s finest retail establishments. This award marks the 35th award KORUM Mall has received in acknowledgement of its unique status as a retail and entertainment venture par excellence, just three years since inception.
Post the multi-level screen process the short-listed nominees in each category were presented to the final jury for determination of winners. The final jury scored each nominee based on pre-defined evaluation parameters. It is after clearing this long and meticulous process of deliberation that KORUM emerged victorious.
The winner was judged by a panel of industry stalwarts like Anshuman Magazine(Chairman & Managing Director, CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), Daksha Bharadwaj(Principal Architect, Bharadwaj Bharadwaj & Associates), Mili Majumdar(Secretary, ADaRSH & Director – Sustainable Habitat Division, TERI), Om Chaudhry(Managing Director Fire Capital), Pankaj Kapoor(Managing Director Liases Fora) , PS Rana(Former Chairman HUDCO), PSN Rao(Head – Housing, School of Planning & Architecture, & Chairman, NAR) and Sachin Sandhir(MD [South Asia], RICS).
“KORUM Mall has always endeavored to provide customers with only the best ever since its beginning, and it is heartening that our efforts are being appreciated at such an eminent industry platform”, said Mr. Deva Jyotula, Centre Manager, KORUM Mall “What also makes this a truly momentous occasion is that with this award, KORUM has now reached the milestone of 35 international, national and regional awards in just over three years, but this is just the beginning”, he concluded positively.
KORUM Mall’s trove of achievements includes the coveted ‘Best Retail Development, India’ which was won at the CNBC-Asia Pacific Commercial Property Awards 2009. Soon after, it won another set of awards with Merit award for ‘Best Design (Shopping Centers & Arcades)’ at VMRD Awards 2011, ‘Emerging Retailer of the Year (Real Estate)’ at the 7th Asia Retail Congress 2011, and ‘Highly Recommended’ certificate from Retail City Awards-2011 in 3 categories. In recognition of its contribution and commitment towards the safety of its shoppers by implementing all required fire safety measures in the mall, KORUM was awarded the “DIRECTOR, Maharashtra Fire Services” Rolling Trophy Award at Fire Services Week 2011. The mall was also honored with “Best Retail Interiors” for KORUM Food court at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2012 in association with Bloomberg Television.
KORUM, Thane’s largest retail mall, is developed by Kalpataru Retail Ventures Pvt Ltd. The mall, located in the heart of Thane, has emerged as one of the key lifestyle shopping destinations for the people of Thane and the central suburbs of Mumbai. The mall sports over 125-plus prominent brands such as INOX,Westside, Star Bazaar, Reliance Trends, Reliance Digital, @Home, Timezone, Reliance Timeout, Tommy Hilfiger, Jack & Jones, Reebok, Nike, Puma, Total Sports, United Colors of Benetton, Fabindia, Jashn, Louis Philippe, Allen Solly, Mom & Me, KFC, Panchvati, Kailash Parbat, and Costa Coffee.
KORUM mall brings international expertise in shopping mall design, world class infrastructure with largest parking accommodation, customer-friendly services and eco-friendly business practices. It is a one-stop destination providing a house full of entertainment, hypermarket, lifestyle, and fine dining – a complete 360 degree mall experience for all.