Woman power in Real Estate Sector

On the occasion of International Women’s day (March 8), Media World  salutes the women in real estate and property sectors. Today these sectors have a good number of women in high position and in decision making spots. Property Search feels proud to associate with a good number of women enterprises. Here is a brief introduction of noted personalities in Real Estate Sector.

Once the wife of a developer is considered to be the proprietrex of the organisation but today the scenario is totally changed. Many women have entered in this field and got laurels to the sector. Among many noted personalities in this sector, a few are being introduced to the readers.

Renu Sood Karnad is the MD of HDFC. She is responsible for strategy, product development, budget and distribution for the all-India lending operations.


Kruti Jain, director, Kumar Urban Development, is nominated on the Board of Advisers to DY Patil Institute of Education School for Management. She also finished her training in Micro Economics from London School of Economics and Real Estate strategies for growth from Harvard Business School.

Manju Yagnik, vice chairperson, Nahar Group, Mumbai sought to use her skills in a profession that would be challenging and matched her passion. She entered the real estate industry by joining the Nahar Group two decades ago. She is known for her ability to spot unique land spaces, coming up with unique initiatives for consumers, being a decision maker, and good people management skills. Manju Yagnik believes women in real estate are not necessarily wives of developers.


Snehal Mantri, director, HR, marketing, Mantri Developers joined her father in law’s stock exchange business in Pune soon after marriage. When the family relocated to Bangalore in 1999, she soon affiliated herself with her husband’s newly launched venture, Mantri Developers, as sales and marketing head.

Urvi Aradhya, senior VP, HR, K Raheja Corp, Mumbai has straddled various roles at an FMCG company before joining K Raheja Corp. “Education should not stop when work begins. Continually update skill sets and knowledge on new HR practices by attending courses and workshops.”

Today, women hold prime leadership positions and have proved their mettle in various real estate companies. The realty industry has acknowledged the fact that women are naturally inclined towards this sector as they traditionally are home makers. A few other names are Asha Mahant, Mamta Gautam, Neha Goenka, Swastika Pathak, Sara Atheek, Asha Desai, Rekha Singh, Leena Thosar, Barkha Chandani and Dimple Pansaniya. –  S.S.N. SASTRY

SSN Sastry

SSN Sastry

Senior journalist having worked with leading and English dailies and magazines as Sub Editor, Senior Sub Editor and edition in-charge and Senior/Chief Reporter and Special Correspondent.

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