A doyen of the real estate industry in Pune, his eminence in the industry is unmatchable. This second-generation entrepreneur despite his stature in the business world remains unassuming and plain sailing and humble as a person. If there is one person that encapsulates these lofty-sounding words, it is Mr. Atul Goel, Managing Director Goel Ganga Group. Let’s cover the full conversation of Atul Goel in Forbes Magazine.
A scion of the real estate industry in Pune, he is credited with metamorphosing the real estate development space in Pune, Nagpur, and Mumbai and bringing it to its present level of sophistication. His advice is extremely sought after in the industry.
A dreamer with a difference, an amalgam of love for learning with a passion for perfection, he is dogged by perseverance, determination, and vision to realize the dreams for Goel Ganga Group and the nation. In an exclusive conversation with the canny real estate magnate – Mr. Atul Goel, MD Goel Ganga Group, as he gives a synopsis of the Goel Ganga Group, a macro view of the real estate market in Pune, and some indispensable tips to home buyers.
1: Please give us an overview of the Goel Ganga Group
Founded by my father – Mr. Jaiprakashji Goel, Goel Ganga Group is a success story spanning four decades and stands today as one of Pune’s leading developers. Goel Ganga Group is steadily focused on creating a better experience in every aspect of life. The Group is primarily synonymous with quality, commitment towards customers, reliability, and excellence in architecture.
Goel Ganga Group is here to give an experience of a lifetime to every home buyer through infrastructure that is synonymous with supreme quality, beauty, and longevity. Giving commercial complexes a professional edge, adding fun to entertainment centers, providing education with sound infrastructure, and delivering homes with the advantages of both comfort and convenience, every Goel Ganga Group construction stands tall on the ideals of quality, craftsmanship, and good value.
With properties in Pune, Mumbai, Goel Ganga Group has also extended its arms in Nagpur with Glocal Square Mall, situated in the World Trade Center Nagpur. Glocal Square has been constructed to give local brands a global ambiance and platform to take their business to the next level. Forbes has covered the full conversation of Atul Goel.
To give a macro-level overview, Goel Ganga Group has completed around 100 projects, with more than 15 ongoing projects including Nagpur’s iconic Glocal Square. Every transaction at Goel Ganga Group underlines the group’s motto of Pure Delight!
2: What are some of the prominent Goel Ganga Group projects in hand currently?
Well for me every project is a prominent project for which we work relentlessly to provide quality and functionality. But when it comes to the big-ticket items, there are Ganga Dham towers, which is an epitome of luxury offering 3, 4, and 5 BHK ultra-luxurious apartments in Bibwewadi, Pune. The project offers residences with a perfect combination of contemporary architecture and features to provide a comfortable living.
All I can say is that Ganga Dham towers embody global standards in luxury, a lifestyle that a precious few would appreciate. Another landmark by the Goel Ganga Group that has metamorphosed Nagpur is Glocal Square in Nagpur.
Glocal Square is a unique amalgamation of local retail shops merging with global standards of infrastructure provided at Glocal Square, Nagpur. India‘s first mall located at a Metro interchange and at just 500 meters from Zero Mile which is the center of India, Glocal Square is an iconic project in every sense of the word. Taking about iconic landmarks, another commercial project by Goel Ganga Group which is crystallizing on the Boat Club Road, Pune is The HQ.
The HQ offers a prestigious location, street presence, retail options, thoughtful amenities, and services, The HQ towers above the rest of the commercial properties in Pune. Besides these, there are many other eminent projects, but they are still in the nascent stage so we can talk about those later.
3: You are known to be one of the most amicable bosses to work for. Is that a conscious way of leading by you?
I believe that everything ultimately boils down to responsibility and accountability. I like leading by example and not by throwing my weight around. What matters to me the most is the accountability I hold towards my home or commercial buyers. To me, every transaction should echo the value of Pure Delight.
I believe in not just pleasing my buyers, but exceeding their expectations. I have earned my position by strategically working and making sound decisions within the group and I acknowledge and appreciate my subordinates who do the same. If you want to know about the full conversation of Atul Goel with Forbes, you can read this article.
To conclude I would say that I am a leader and not a boss and the fact remains that I like to lead from the front and fulfill the promise of Pure Delight in every single transaction.
4: What are the changes in the home buyer’s mindset that have emerged during the pandemic?
One of the few aspects that emerged out of the cloud of uncertainties during the pandemic, was the importance of homeownership. Recognizing this need of the hour Goel Ganga Group was quick to revive its operations, which were temporarily paused during nationwide Iockdowns.
There is also an influx of NRI investors, who are looking for investments or utilizing their existing investments once they return to the county during these uncertain times. As remote working continues to be the prescribed norm for social distancing, there is an increased demand for larger spaces that can also be converted to a home office or used for storage.
Additionally, there is a renewed interest in luxury homes and plotted development because of their ability to provide exclusivity with inclusivity.
As we have discussed in the above post that this is the full conversation of Atul Goel with Forbes. You can read and easily know about the journey of Atul Goel.
MD GOEL GANGA GROUP
Better known as the Henry Ford of the real estate arena in Pune, this multifaceted leader, winner of many prestigious awards and accolades, inspires everyone at the Goel Ganga Group to reach further, work unanimously and do better than the best – every day. He has driven Mega projects in Residential and Commercial segments.
Atul Goel has a penchant for acquiring land parcels that others might not see potential in and converting that space into an iconic real estate or commercial project, thanks to his experience in the business and his far-sightedness.
As Managing Director of Goel Ganga Group, Atul Goel is accredited for his dynamic leadership and transforming the company from a family-owned enterprise into a professionally managed corporation.
He is widely recognized for his contributions to the real estate industry of India, by the way of being one of the founders of NAREDCO (National Real Estate Development Council) – Pune. He currently serves as a governing council member of this autonomous self-regulatory body.