While the world thanks women for being the building block of our lives, there are few women out there who are building a lot more than that. Real estate is still viewed as a male-dominated industry where women still remain unrepresented. However, there are women who are challenging these stereotypes by setting high standards with their ground-breaking ideas and vision when it comes to real estate. The number of women leaders strengthening their foothold in the industry is ever on rise. Here are, from India and across, 5 such leaders who are outshining gender barrier to be ‘Home Makers’, quite literally.
Leading Tracy Yap Realty since 2004, Tracy comes with 18years of experience in listing and selling properties. She is a known identity among Australia’s leading real estate agents and the total value of residential properties sold by her is estimated to be $146,944,467. Maintaining the ever-so-hyped ‘work-life balance’ of working women, she is a doting mother of two and highly involved with many local organizations and schools at the same time. No wonder she has been branded a “workaholic” by her co-workers and clients.
Closer to home, we have Gagan Singh who is currently the CEO for project management at JLL. She is both a chartered accountant and a cost accountant by qualification and believes women are superior when it comes to keeping an eye for details and a balanced team with both men and women renders higher quality of work. She believes prioritizing is an art and perfection is a result of it. Her hectic work schedule doesn’t hold her back from participating in theatre performances, and she is a trustee of a leading NGO as well.
One of the promising names of real estate in India is of Gunjan, who happens to be the Managing Director of Goel Ganga Developers. Her past experience of working with leading fashion and retail houses as PR personnel helps her add freshness to the firm. She believes there is no set formula for success and that one must keep innovating to find out the right combination. Actively involved in two major national organisations- CREDAI, and Young Indians, Gunjan is truly an inspiration.
Zali is yet another Australian real estate leader with several awards adorning her credentials. The 2015 agent achiever of the year award and being ranked amongst the top ten women in Australasian real estate are two of them. Her association with Marshall White Foundation as a mentor has helped her expand her phenomenal skill set of matching buyers to properties. According to her clients, she has exceeded their expectations every time. She is actively involved as a guest speaker at real estate conferences and is helping the next gen of agents in Australia.
Manju has been associated with Nahar Group for more than two decades. Her excellent command over project planning, product development and marketing strategies has bestowed Nahar Group with several prestigious awards. Manju herself is an achiever in terms of accolades and has won awards like Star Award for ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the year’. Here are our top 5, while there are many out there who are equally relentless in making a difference in real estate bit by bit, every day. Women’s day or not, here’s saying hats off to them!