5 Women Who are Changing the Face of Real Estate
Women across the world have stormed the traditional bastions of business and made us proud of their achievements. Here is a list of 5 women who are quietly changing the world of real estate.
Dottie Herman, CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate LLC
Known as “America’s Richest Self-made Woman”, Dottie Herman is the CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate LLC. With more than 27 billion US dollars in sales, Herman has more than 7,000 agents working under her. But Dottie also has a long list of philanthropic initiatives under her belt. She supports hospitals, performing arts centres and the American Heart Foundation. Needless to say that she is a real-estate powerhouse, who must be followed by every budding real estate entrepreneurs.
Manju Yagnik, Vice Chairperson, Nahar Group
Manju Yagnik is the Vice Chairperson of Nahar Group and the Senior Vice President of NAREDCO, Maharashtra. A self-made businesswoman in the world of real estate, Yagnik has over two decades of experience. Nahar Group is a prominent real estate company based in Mumbai and has been a pioneering force in developing several townships. Till now, the company has successfully delivered over 15 million sq. ft. of real estate, thanks to the tireless efforts of Yagnik and her team members.
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Darshana Parmar Jain, DY Managing Director, Ishwar Parmar Group
Darshana Parmar Jain is the deputy managing director of Ishwar Parmar Group. After 12 years of solid business experience in information technology, Jain has successfully brought information technology as a key medium of growth in the Ishwar Parmar Group — a leading real estate house in Pune with over 40 years of experience. She also has a number of professionals affiliations to her credit, including those of CREDAI and JITO (Jain International Trade Organization).
Sarah Leary, Co-founder, NextDoor
Sarah Leary is the co-founder of NextDoor — a widely used neighbourhood social networking application. While most of the technological innovations have helped us to connect with the greater world outside, Leary has harnessed technology to bring people in the immediate surroundings closer. As per a survey, more than 40 per cent of US neighbourhoods have used this application and the number of users is steadily on the rise every day.
Kruti Kumar Jain, Executive Director, Kumar Builders
Despite being so young, Kruti Kumar Jain, Executive Director of Kumar Builders, has bagged numerous honours, including the Consortium Award of Excellence for 2004-05. She began her career in the company at the age of fifteen and has worked her way up the corporate ladder, making both her family and her company officials proud.