Ms Manju Yagnik, Vice Chairperson of Nahar Group and Senior Vice President of NAREDCO- Maharashtra

Manju Yagnik-VCP-Nahar Group

An exclusive interview with Ms Manju Yagnik, Vice Chairperson of Nahar Group and Senior Vice President of NAREDCO- Maharashtra

Welcome to an exclusive interview with Ms Manju Yagnik, Vice Chairperson of Nahar Group and Senior Vice President of NAREDCO- Maharashtra. As the Vice Chairperson and Senior Vice President, her visionary approach has redefined industry standards.

With a career spanning decades, she has garnered profound insights into the sector’s intricacies, driving innovation and sustainable growth.

Can you share the journey that led you to your current roles as Vice Chairperson of Nahar Group and Senior Vice President of NAREDCO-Maharashtra? What motivated you to pursue a career in real estate development and advocacy?

Manju Yagnik: After studying at Kurukshetra University, I joined Nahar Group and gained experience in all aspects of development. This hands-on work nurtured my entrepreneurial spirit and showed me real estate’s impact on communities.

I am associated with NAREDCO to help the industry grow through advocacy and policy work. Now, as Vice Chairperson of Nahar Group, I guide our strategic vision, and as senior VP of NAREDCO-Maharashtra, I align business goals with sustainable urban development, believing in real estate’s power to create a better future.

How do you see the current landscape of the real estate industry in Maharashtra, and what are the key challenges and opportunities it faces?

Manju Yagnik: Maharashtra’s real estate industry is set for big growth, driven by a strong economy and progressive policies. There are challenges, but the opportunities are huge, especially with the increasing demand for quality housing.

Developers who prioritize innovation, sustainability, and customer needs will do well. The state’s real estate market is ready for inclusive development that improves living standards. With a clear vision and commitment to excellence, the sector can unlock great potential and create a brighter future.

As a woman leader in a traditionally male-dominated industry, what strategies have you employed to navigate challenges and drive success in your career?

Manju Yagnik: As a woman leader in a traditionally male-dominated field, I have turned challenges into opportunities for growth and innovation. Key strategies include being resilient, adaptable, and committed to continuous learning.

Building a strong professional network, seeking mentors, and keeping up with industry trends have been crucial. Leading with integrity, empathy, and a focus on solutions has helped me gain trust and respect.

My strong belief in my abilities and the power of diversity has driven my success. By promoting inclusive leadership and breaking barriers, I hope to inspire future generations.

Sustainability and environmental consciousness are becoming increasingly important in the real estate sector. How does Nahar Group integrate sustainability practices into its projects, and what impact do you think this has on the market and society?

Manju Yagnik: At Nahar Group, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. Our projects, like Amrit Shakti and Amrit Rang, prioritize eco-friendly construction, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green spaces.

This commitment appeals to environmentally conscious buyers, making us leaders in sustainable luxury living.We aim to reduce our environmental footprint and promote sustainability in our industry and society.

By showing that luxury and environmental responsibility can go hand in hand, we inspire positive change and create a better world for future generations.

NAREDCO plays a crucial role in advocating for policy changes and reforms in the real estate sector. What are some of the key policy initiatives you’re currently focused on, and how do you believe they will shape the future of real estate development in Maharashtra?

Manju Yagnik: At NAREDCO, our goal is to advocate the policies that unleash the full potential of Maharashtra’s real estate sector. We work to simplify approval processes, boost transparency, and create a welcoming environment for investors.

By partnering with government agencies, we develop strong infrastructure policies that open up new areas for growth statewide. These efforts will boost housing supply, attract investment, create jobs, and improve living standards.

Responsible, sustainable development is our guiding principle as we strive for a future where economic growth aligns with societal well-being.

In your opinion, what are the emerging trends or shifts in consumer preferences that are influencing the design and amenities of residential and commercial properties today?

Manju Yagnik: Recently, we are witnessing significant shifts in consumer preferences that are shaping the design and amenities of both residential and commercial properties. There is a growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly features, prompting developers to integrate energy-efficient systems, waste management solutions, and ample green spaces.

Smart home technology is increasingly sought after, along with integrated workspaces that support flexible and remote work arrangements. Furthermore, wellness-focused amenities such as fitness centers, communal areas, and green rooftops are becoming essential components of modern properties, catering to buyers seeking a holistic and healthy lifestyle.

These trends highlight a strong emphasis on comfort, functionality, and environmental consciousness in property development.

Ms. Manju Yagnik’s profound influence on the real estate landscape is undeniable. Her dedication to excellence and commitment to advancing the industry have positioned her as a trailblazer.

Through her leadership at Nahar Group and NAREDCO-Maharashtra, she continues to shape the future of real estate, inspiring generations to come.

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