Pune, July 30, 2021: Gera Developments, pioneers of the real estate business and the award-winning creators of premium commercial and residential projects including the innovative ChildCentric® Homes in Pune, Goa and California have been recognized
as one of the best workplaces by the prestigious, internationally acclaimed, Great Place to Work® Institute. Ranking 18th amongst the Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Asia and 4th on the list of Great Mid-Size Workplaces in India, Gera Developments is also amongst the top 10 Mid-size workplaces in India, 4th time in a row. It is the only Real Estate player to feature in the Top 10 and the Top 20 in India and Asia respectively.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on Workplace Culture Assessment which identifies the Best Workplaces in Asia by analyzing companies’ workplace programs and surveying employees. In the largest collection of employee experience in Asia, over 3.3 million employees from across 16 countries in Asia and Middle East were surveyed to determine the Best WorkplacesTM in the region. The survey compiled a list of 200 companies in its Great Place to Work® Best WorkplacesTM National lists for Asia. This recognition is based on confidential survey data assessing employee experiences of trust, innovation, company values and leadership.
Mr. Rohit Gera, Managing Director, Gera Developments Pvt Ltd said, “It is our honour to be the only real estate player to be featured on India’s great mid-size workplaces list and to receive international recognition of being in the Top 20 in Asia. In a challenging year, an improvement of scores and ranking and featuring on the global list is gratifying. Amongst the many things that are required to make an organisation a great place to work, an important aspect is for our people to be aligned to our vision, know the why of the organisation and to completely believe in it. We have been using the Great Place to Work format for years now and I think the most valuable piece for us is the fact that this is really the voice of our own employees telling us what we are doing well and there is a scope to Outdo further.”
The study recognised Gera Developments for its high-trust and superior work culture which converts into a healthy and productive work environment that inspires transparency, instills pride amongst its employees and promotes bonding at the workplace.
At Gera Developments, the corporate philosophy, Let’s Outdo forms the fabric of its culture and is a way of life at Gera. The employees characterise this belief and establish the kind of environment where individuals feel respected by their companions and peers and take pride in their work. It propels each employee to raise standards instead of meeting them, to exceed expectations rather than living up to them. The philosophy of Outdo is about improving oneself and competing against self rather than others. The Outdo culture along with company’s core values of quality, trust, customer first & innovation have been the pillars for the organisation. GERA is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself on being the first real estate company to set up an all-women project team. At Gera, diversity is not restricted to gender nor is it restricted to the regular norms associated with a particular gender.
Mr. Gera further added that, “We have been consistent in listening to our employees and tweaking our policies to enhance workplace culture. Employees are provided with a platform to not just define what & how to outperform but are also provided with support, both in terms of funding and developmental initiatives to see their personal vision aligned with the organisation’s, come alive. To provide an open and transparent culture, we have designed various platforms, which allow employees to share, discuss, provide feedback.”
The awards are recognition of excellence in creating and sustaining a high-trust, high-performance culture within the workplace. It validates the company’s commitment towards building a superlative working environment, culture and future for the employees.
About Gera Developments:
Gera Developments Private Limited, a 50-year, reputed brand, one of the pioneers of the real estate business in Pune, are recognised as the creators of premium residential and commercial projects in Pune and Goa and have now marked its global presence through developments in California, USA.
GDPL prides itself in providing long term enjoyment to customers by having a distinct ‘customer-first’ approach. The philosophy of GDPL is “Let’s Outdo” which rests on the trinity of innovation, transparency and enhancing customer experience. It is at the heart of GDPL’s effort to infuse innovation and transparency in real estate and home building, with an unwavering focus on meeting the shifting lifestyle dynamics of their customers, while upholding the premium living experience. Accordingly, there are many ‘firsts’ that stand to GDPLs credit.
The company introduced 5-Year Warranty on Real Estate consisting of Preventive Maintenance & Repairs and provision of Insurance of buildings way back in 2004 for the first time in India and the same was mandated by RERA only in 2017. And GDPL has now introduced India’s first & only 7-year warranty in real estate. It has designed and launched the pathbreaking concept, the award-winning ChildCentric® Homes which have revolutionised the real estate sector for both, the developer as well as the home buyer. Other revolutionary and highly successful product lines have been IntelliplexesTM, SkyVillasTM , and The Imperium series.
These products are matched by the services of the GeraWorld® Mobile App which bring speed, convenience and transparency to the buyer and enhance customer experience. GDPL has also recently launched the Club Outdo initiative, a tech-driven loyalty and referral programme providing multiple benefits, offers and community engagement opportunities to their existing and new customers.
The company places utmost emphasis on delivering value-added experiences to customers and is driven by trust, quality, customer first, and innovation. The projects are designed around the evolving needs of their customers. The company has won several national and international awards on both the product and service fronts. GDPL also continues to be certified as ‘India’s Great Mid-size Workplaces’ by Great Places to Work (GPTW) Institute, for the fourth straight year in row.
GDPL envisions to bring out the best of real estate in India. As it redefines new standards of service orientation, product innovation, real estate marketing and brand building, it is consistently generating fresh value for its stakeholders, and raising the bar for the industry.