Neha Hiranandani has broken gender stereotypes to emerge as a leader in the real estate space.
A University of Virginia alumni and a Law Graduate, Neha is responsible for overseeing the direction and organisational strategy of the House of Hiranandani, the organisation founded by her father, Surendra Hiranandani. Neha has successfully combined her business acumen and strategic mindset to aid in the emergence of the company as one of the foremost and most sought after brands in Indian real estate.
Neha’s focussed and visionary approach has helped the company to achieve several ambitious goals in a short span of time since joining the company in the height of the financial crisis. Under her leadership the total development portfolio of the group has grown significantly from 12 million sq ft to 45 million sq ft in just 8 years without over-leveraging – the group is fully equity funded, using debt as working capital only.
She now aims to aggressively expand the company’s already considerable footprint within top tier cities in India in the residential, built-to-suit commercial, and education space. The company has sought to diversify its equity risk and has under Neha’s guidance has opened 2 overseas offices this year.
Through development of unique strategies for each of the geographical locations in which the group operates, Neha has established a company that is synonymous with innovation, transparency, quality construction, superior design and customer satisfaction. The company aims to tap synergies across the markets in which it operates to diversify outside the real estate space.
Yet the accolades and recognition have not diluted the cultural and corporate social values of the group which remain a priority for the group under Neha’s guidance. With her keen interest in the corporate social responsibility and education initiatives, the group has established quality educational institutions in the House of Hiranandani’s residential communities. These schools have been consistently ranked amongst the best in the country for providing holistic education to students.
Over the years, these accomplishments have led to industry recognition in the form of accolades and awards. In 2016 Neha was named the “Young Achiever of The Year“ at the prestigious Global Real Estate Brand awards. The DNA Real Estate & Infrastructure awards, & Franchise India Awards also recognised Neha for her outstanding contribution to the real estate sector.
An accomplished spokesperson at various thought leadership forums and industry events, Neha actively shares her domain knowledge with industry stakeholders. She is also a member of the Indian Merchants Chamber Young Leaders' Forum.