India’s leading digital real estate company REA India, has been ranked 55th among the 100 Best Large Companies to Work for in Asia by the Great Place to Work® Institute.
Earlier this year, the Gurgaon-headquartered digital real estate firm received the 21st spot among 100 Best Workplaces in India. It was also recognized as India’s Top-3 organization in Best Workplaces in RetailTM(E-Commerce).
The latest ranking for REA India, which owns the industry’s leading digital real estate portals Housing.com, PropTiger.com and Makaan.com, recognizes the company’s role in building and sustaining a high-trust, high-performance culture, characterized by HR policies that keep overall employee welfare at their forefront.
“We live by a people-first philosophy. Our people are at the heart of every single decision that we take towards building a better organisation. We believe this is the key factor that helps us deliver exceptional value to our consumers and customers. We strive to create a strong and sustainable workplace, positioned to weather any crisis, by building a future-oriented culture that ensures both, business success and employee satisfaction,” said Mr. Dhruv Agarwala, Group CEO, REA India (Housing.com, PropTiger.com & Makaan.com).
Widely acknowledged and appreciated for its employee-friendly policies, REA India is credited with launching unique industry-first initiatives, including a hybrid work policy, a sponsored annual health check-up programme for employees and their dependents, and mental healthcare promotion through the employee well-being and assistance program (EWAP), an early cheque-in policy that allows people to get a part of their salary every 15 days.
Mr. Rohit Hasteer, Group CHRO, REA India (Housing.com, PropTiger.com and Makaan.com), said, “At REA India, our aim is to deliver a consistently superior employee experience. We partner with our people to understand how their experience can be improved. This culture of listening and acting timely upon feedback, is something that really resonates with our people, and gives them a sense of belonging and empowerment.”
Mr. Hasteer further adds that, “Building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, fostering innovation and collaborative teamwork, engaging talent and shaping careers, and up-skilling employees, will continue to be our focus areas. Receiving this award consistently reinforces REA India’s belief and strong commitment to its people-first philosophy.”
The Great Place to Work Institute identifies the Best Workplaces in AsiaTM by surveying over one million employees in Asia and the Middle-East. The rankings are based on workplace programmes impacting over 4.7 million employees in the region. REA India was featured as a Great Place to Work, Asia, in 2021 as well.
Previously known as Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd., REA India is part of REA Group Ltd. of Australia (ASX: REA) (“REA Group”) and is the country’s leading full stack digital real estate player.
REA India has featured amongst the 100 best companies to work for, in the years 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022. Over the years, REA India has striven to build an organization on the fundamentals of trust, transparency and expertise, and it has emerged as one of the most preferred employers in the country.
About REA India Pte. Ltd.
REA India (previously known as Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd.) is a part of REA Group Ltd. of Australia (ASX: REA) (“REA Group”). It is the country’s leading full stack real estate technology platform that owns Housing.com, Makaan.com and PropTiger.com.
In December 2020, REA Group acquired a controlling stake in REA India. REA Group, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, is a multinational digital advertising business specialising in property. It operates Australia’s leading residential and commercial property websites, realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au and owns leading portals in Hong Kong (squarefoot.com.hk) and China (myfun.com). REA Group also holds a significant minority shareholding in Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com in the US, and the PropertyGuru Group, operator of leading property sites in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.
REA India is the only player in India that offers a full range of services in the real estate space, assisting consumers through their entire home seeking journey all the way from initial search and discovery to financing to the final step of transaction closure. It offers advertising and listings products to real estate developers, agents & homeowners, exclusive sales and marketing solutions to builders, data and content services, and personalised search, virtual viewing, site visits, negotiations, home loans and post-sales services to consumers for both buying and renting.
REA India has a national presence with 17 offices across India with its corporate office located in Gurugram, Haryana.
Founded in 2012 and acquired by REA India in 2017, Housing.com is India’s leading full stack proptech platform for homeowners/home seekers, landlords, developers, and real estate brokers. The company offers listings for new homes, resale homes, rentals, plots, commercial spaces and co-living spaces in India. Backed by strong research and analytics, the company’s experts provide comprehensive real estate services that cover advertising and marketing, sales solutions for real estate developers, personalized search, virtual viewing, AR&VR content, home loans, end-to-end transaction services and post-transaction services to consumers for both buying and renting.
PropTiger.com is among India’s leading digital real estate advisory firm, offering a one-stop platform for buying residential real estate. Founded in 2011 with the goal to help people buy their dream homes, PropTiger.com leverages the power of information and the organisation’s deep-rooted understanding of the real estate sector to bring simplicity, transparency and trust in the home buying process. PropTiger.com helps home-buyers through the entire home-buying process through a mix of technology-enabled tools as well as on-ground support. The company offers researched information about various localities and properties and provides guidance on matters pertaining to legal paperwork and loan assistance to successfully fulfil a transaction.
Makaan.com was acquired by REA India in May 2015, with a vision to establish a true “marketplace” in real estate. Makaan.com has quickly emerged as the preferred partner for consumers looking to rent, buy or sell a home. Makaan.com offers its online consumers maximum property options and has become one of the largest advertising platforms in online real estate in India.