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Cabinet approves transfer of property of Hotel Janpath, New Delhi to Ministry of Urban Development

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its 'In Principle' approval to transfer the property of Hotel Janpath, New Delhi to Ministry of Urban Development. Hotel Janpath is located in a prime central location of the city. The property can be considered for construction of Government offices and similar purposes which would save govern

Green Homes: For Good Lives & Great Future

New Delhi, May 26, 2017: There’s no denying the fact that ‘Home Is Where the Heart Is’. Searching for a house that you can call home is indeed a tedious and sweating job. With amazing architectures and aesthetically designed buildings, the prices of what you call homes have skyrocketed in the last decade or so. Today’s customer is more lighted and looks for not just for beautiful but smart

Magicbricks' Magic Bags initiative for homeless gets Foxglove Award 2017

New Delhi, May 26, 2017: Magicbricks created uniquely crafted sleeping bags by recycling flex from old hoardings . Magicbricks, India's No.1 property portal, has been recently awarded the Foxglove Award 2017 (Ambient Media – Traditional Billboards) for its unique employee engagement initiative - Magic Bags - that saw the company recycling flex from old hoardings to make specially designed sle

Aparna Group continues on rapid growth trajectory

Hyderabad, May 26, 2017: Aparna Construction & Estates to launch its second green certified luxury residential project Aparna Sarovar Zenith. Aparna Enterprises is now venturing into the manufacturing of premium tiles segment witha separate brand identity name. Aparna Group, the largest construction conglomerate which is into construction, manufacturing and fabrication of building materials

HDFC RED launches first ever CLSS Calculator

Mumbai, May 26, 2017: Extends its commitment to Government's 'Housing for All' mission HDFC RED , a 100% subsidiary of HDFC Ltd. and a digital marketplace for home buying, announced the launch of Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) Calculator . The tool simplifies the government scheme so first time home buyers can avail an interest subsidy of up to 6.50% per annum on home loan. The first ev

Lodha Committee & SEBI invite bids to sell PACL Ltd properties worth Rs 50,000 cr

Shimla, May 25, 2017: Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) under the chairmanship of Justice (retd) R M Lodha, had invited bids to sell the two major project of PACL Limited in Solan and Kangra district in exercises to refund public investment worth Rs 40,000 to 49,000 crore. Talking to UNI, a SEBI spokesman said Lodha committee and SEBI decided to dispose properties of company so that t

ARG Builders and IIFL Home Loans Organized Home Loan Mela in Jaipur

New Delhi, May 25, 2017 : ARG builders in association with IIFL Home Loans organized a home loan mela at Radisson Blu hotel in Jaipur on 20 and 21st May. Major lenders participated in the event with attractive offers to attract home buyers. Around 100-150 allottees of ‘Ananta Jagatpura Project’ attended the event and being guided on the home loan process. IIFL Home Loans helped allottees of t

VitrA Introduces Inspiring combinations - Sento

New Delhi, May 24, 2017: VitrA, the leading bathroom solutions brand of Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division in Turkey introduces inspiring combinations – ‘Sento’. The series includes different solutions for storing cleaning material. Sento by VitrA comes with a Nordic clarity offers all the modules needed in a bathroom with functional and warm details. Combining aesthetic and functional

IIFL Home Loans Opens New Branch in Maharashtra

New Delhi, May 24, 2017 : IIFL Home Loans has shifted its Boisar branch to a new location in the same vicinity and also came up with a new branch in Borivali on 18 th and 19th May respectively. Both the branches are located in urban areas and aims at offering valued patrons best service & a variety of mortgage products. On the occasion of the inauguration, there is an offer of 50% processing

Omkar Realtors introduces ‘SIGNET by Omkar,’ Efficient Compact Homes on Western Express Highway, Malad East

(Buyers tremendous response sees more than 450 units sold on the 1st day) Mumbai, May 24, 2017: Mumbai-based Omkar Realtors & Developers, a market leader in redevelopment and luxury residential projects, announced the launch of ‘SIGNET by Omkar’, a project offering efficient 1 and 2 BHK homes at Malad East on Western Express Highway. ‘SIGNET by Omkar,’ a 33-storey high-rise tower o

The Big 5 Construct Egypt to debut in Cairo in 2018

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Brigade Group leases 3.75L sq. ft. office space to TCS

India’s leading real estate Developer has signed deal with India’s Largest IT service Provider to lease out the complete office Building in Whitefield, a major technology hub in Bangalore Bangalore, May 24, 2017 : Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), a USD 17 billion IT major and India’s largest IT company has signed a deal for office space in Brigade Bhuwalka Icon, a 3.75 Lakh sq. ft.

EPC model to ensure speedy completion of Samruddhi Mahamarg

New Delhi, May 24, 2017: The Maharashtra Government has decided to construct the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg through Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) model. This will ensure that the project is completed in time. The state government has set deadline of October 2019 for its ambitious project. EPC is the popular model being adopted globally in many projects like road construction

Sternhagen launches its second store in India

Mumbai, May 24, 2017: Sternhagen, announces the launch of its second showroom in India located at Atria Mall, Mumbai. Following the success of their existing flagship showroom in Ahmedabad, the luxury brand has successfully introduced the concept of bathroom suites to India with the design philosophy of ‘Art meets Engineering’. Sternhagen’s Artistic bathroom suite collection lays emphasis o

The 14th edition of Municipalika 2017 sets new benchmarks in urban development

An exhibition and conference for Smart and sustainable cities Navi Mumbai, May 20, 2017: Municipalika 2017 held at the CIDCO Exhibition Centre from 18th to 20th May, 2017, provided the largest platform for players in the industry where they were able to connect with dealers, influencers, service providers, business investors, and government representatives. Municipalika is providing an opportunit

Honeywell Launches Outcome Based Service for Connected Buildings Management

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An interview with Neha Hiranandani, Director, House of Hiranandani

1) Do tell us about the House of Hiranandani?

House of Hiranandani (HoH) is a leading business conglomerate and pioneer of destination projects in India. HoH’s USP is in creating well planned communities across segments and needs that are productive. Hence it has segmented its products into 3 distinct categories of residential projects-the ultra-premium Signature range, the Upscale range and the mid-market Urbania range. Under its umbrella it has schools, entertainment, hospitality and healthcare.

2) Can you dwell on the current projects and those in the pipeline at HoH?

In Chennai, we are focusing on the city’s first integrated, large scale community, a 110 acre mixed-use development at OMR Chennai. It’s an ambitious mixed-use development community, which will be developed in subsequent Phases. We already have about 200 happy families residing in the community. Our school within the community is functional, and we will be shortly launching our retail and entertainment verticals.

 

In Bangalore we are coming up with spacious apartments in Bannerghatta and an integrated community of architecturally exquisite villas, cottages and apartments in Devanahalli. The third landmark destination in Bangalore is at Hebbal, with spacious residential apartments.

Talking about future plans, we intend to launch our first redevelopment project in Chembur, a Mumbai suburb, this year, involving a mid-sized housing society. The renewed aggression on development reflects HoH’s new optimism in the Indian real estate sector which is expected to witness a revival this year.  We will also be launching our flagship Urbania project in Chennai shortly.

HOH has already identified projects in Hyderabad and will be launching soon. The main focus in these cities will be on residential developments. Also in the pipeline is our next destination Delhi-NCR, where we hope to start residential projects, besides looking at expanding our footprints to satellite cities such as Pune.

3) Are there any unique demands you have met in your quest to build community residences?

Certainly. The aim and mission of the organisation continues to be to create communities that contribute to the larger needs of city planning and urbanisation, adding value and wealth to the nation.

House of Hiranandani Community, Egattur OMR

4) How have you kept pace with technology in your construction practices?

We have consolidated our position by being at the forefront of value engineering and design. At HoH you can witness incorporation of new innovations such as Fiber to the Home Technology (FTTH) which was used for the first time in India at our OMR, Chennai Community development. This technology refers to a broadband telecommunications system based on fibre optic cables and associated optical electronics for delivery of multiple advanced services such as telephone, broadband, Internet and television. Fibre optic cables ensures really fast Internet speeds supporting next generation services like IPTV, video on demand and home automation that creates homes and communities which are smarter and future proof. Following a stupendous response from our customers in Chennai, we plan to offer FTTH technology across all our projects in India.

5) What are your Eco-friendly initiatives?

Recognising the significance of green building practices for a sustainable community, HoH is amongst the pioneers in adopting environment friendly solutions in India. We introduced recycling of sewage water in all communities way back in 1980s when terms like reduce, reuse and recycle were still new. Usage of vermin-composting, maximization of waste recycling, prevention of soil erosion, water conservation through use of superior irrigation techniques (resulting in reduction of water consumption by nearly 30%), rain water harvesting and adoption of eco-friendly techniques for developing our green spaces has ensured environment sustainability at all our locations.

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6) Please speak to us about the person behind the Hiranandani Group?

Mr. Surendra Hiranandani is the Founder and Managing Director of HoH and the Hiranandani Group of Companies. The Hiranandani brothers, co-founders of one of India’s largest privately held real estate companies, are separately eyeing new opportunities for growth, seeking to venture into new business segments or untapped geographies. Mr. Surendra is the powerhouse and the centre for the engineering and architectural initiatives at the company, thus contributing to the outstanding reputation for quality and innovation here. He is recognized for his contribution and foresight in transforming many a barren land into some of India’s leading property development destinations.

7) Neha, it would be nice to hear about you?

I am the eldest daughter of Mr. Surendra Hiranandani. Equipped with my father’s values and visions, I am well positioned to carryforward the legacy of the family and strong professional background has really helped me. My major contribution at HoH is the formation, nurturing and elevation of ‘House of Hiranandani’ as a distinctive brand with its own identity and geographies. While I am learning from my father about the planning, architectural and construction spectrum, I closely look into Legal, Finance and Marketing divisions of the company.  My father ingrained in me a value system leading to transparency and creditability whether it is setting up land acquisitions or approval systems.

Thus I have synergized the organizational chart creating strong core and regional teams in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Our goal is not to be the biggest, but the best. For this endeavour we continue to be dynamic, absorbing raw ideas and preferences as we expand through the country.

Looks like Neha is destined to scale new heights in the corporate world very soon. We wish her the very best.

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