Category Archives: EVENTS

EVENT DAY – Workshop on Building Blocks to Financial Freedom

Friday evenings for Gallopper are always power-packed and intellectually inclined. This time, we were at Access Work, Parel hosting another ‘Brown Bagger’, with Financial Consultant, Ketan Sonalkar. Architect turned Financial Consultant, Ketan is an alumnus of the prestigious Sir J.J College of Architecture. After taking up purely design affiliated assignments, for close to 15 years, Ketan began to explore the big numbers behind projects. He pursued a Masters in Finance from Welingkar Institute to hone his financial skills and sharpen his knowledge of investments and…

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What does the client have that designers often overlook?

The answer is of course Financial Freedom. Architects and Interior Designers build beautiful homes for clients; even better looking hotels and resorts. Often it turns out that the designer overlooks profitability of the project. One often hears architects saying (almost proudly) “I don’t even go through my balance sheet. My Chartered Accountant does it for me!” Considering the Designer’s eye for detail in the design process, wouldn’t it be a great idea to develop an eye for detail in the money that one has earned? More and more Designers crib that they…

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Financial Freedom for construction industry professionals – Ketan Sonalkar

Ketan Sonalkar, an architect from Sir J.J.College of Architecture coupled with an MBA(Finance) has over 15 years of working experience.  He started his career as an Architect. A flair for Finance and Investing led him onto a path of discovery that Designers and most other professionals are often far removed from Finance and are often unable to take sound financial decisions for their own projects and businesses. To address this need Ketan has devised various modules of workshops helping professionals understand Finance for their businesses which have…

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