The Association of South Asian Real Estate Professionals (ASARP) held its annual gala virtually Dec. 4, 2020, recognizing several Indian-Americans and others who have excelled in their work
Noted speakers at the event were Consul General of India for Chicago, Amit Kumar; Director of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations Mario Treto Jr.; Incoming President of National Association of Realtors, India, Tarun Bhatia; and Incoming President of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS, Linda Dressler, according to a press release from the organization.
“Moving on is easy but it takes courage to move forward, and that too in the right direction,” explained Pradeep B. Shukla, founder president of ASARP.
Introduced by ASARP President Pradeep B Shukla and ASARP Advisory Board member Sunil A Shah, Consul General Kumar gave the opening speech and promised to assist the real estate community in their development efforts, both in India and the U.S.
ASARP Outgoing Vice President and Future Trustee Kanti N Patel said the organization arose out of the needs of the South Asian community for resources and leadership for the promotion of private property rights, in conformity with the standards set up by the National Association of Realtors.
Apart from educating the community on these matters, ASARP also provides an effective outreach and on enriching the real estate experience.
Treto Jr. gave information on new government regulations and incentives affecting the real estate industry. Bhatia presented a brief outline of the real estate market in India and the problems of commercial real estate during CORONA outrage. He predicted a bright future of Indian real estate market in an expected post-corona era in early 2021.
Talent group members Prachi Jaitley and Phani Krishanan coordinated an entertainment show with help from Harsha Shukla and Lica Macias.
ASARP is working on expanding its outreach with the help of Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS (MORe) and Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) LLC.