Banyan Resources is a team of professionals who have dedicated their carriers in conceptualizing, building and managing Green & sustainable Annuity Properties with an India focus.

Mr. Rajan Vernekar – Director – Design

Rajan is an industrial designer from IIT Bombay, with over 27 years of design development experience in various fields like product design, lighting design, signage design, retail design, mall design and mixed use developments.

He has been involved in the design and development of more than 50 shopping centers/mixed use developments pan India spread across metros, tier-I & tier-II cities.

He has hands on experience in all the factors that go into making such projects successful.

Presently Rajan is practicing with his own studio & team of professionals. He has a team of researchers, architects, planners & designers. He is working on multiple projects in the field of retail industry, shopping centre industry and infrastructure. His clients include developers, retailers & some private public sector organizations.

Prior to this; Rajan was the Development Director with SQ.FT Consulting, a Dubai based organization with presence in India in similar role. Prior to SQ.FT, Rajan was heading the Design Management, at Kshitij Investment Advisory Company Ltd., a Future Group venture.

KIAC is responsible for setting up mixed use developments of large scale. At KIAC, he worked closely on

5 Market Cities, each between 14 to 30 acres of mixed use development. The projects comprised diverse users- IT buildings, commercial buildings, residential buildings, 4 / 5 star hotels, with the whole development being led by retail.

Education ..Rajan has been actively involved in the field of design though out his career in various capacities, he has been an Associate to IDC , IIT Bombay and often invited as a External Jury for Masters & PhD levels. He has been invited as a guest speaker at various educational institutes and has written articles in several leading industry publications.

Rajan has vast experience across various sectors & design abilities in various aspects of architecture, signage, lighting, landscaping. With all these & his ability to think out of the box he brings in a fresh and holistic approach to each phase of design development.

Rajan is well networked with the design & architect community in India & Internationally. He has had significant experience driving the planning & design processes hand-in-hand with international design organizations.

Coupled with a thorough understanding of Indian business culture and sensitivities, Rajan is able to offer holistic advisory services in the design development of large scale townships, mixed use projects and shopping centers.