The Godrej Group was established in 1897 out of a desire to demonstrate economic self-sufficiency and excellence within India in the pre-independence decades. From safes that withstood fires better than international competitors’, to one of the world’s first soaps from vegetable oil, and the ballot boxes for independent India’s first general election, the group has a proud tradition of making meaningful products and building businesses that serve the country’s interests. We have always focused on people and the planet along with the profits. Approximately 23% of the promoter stake in the Godrej Group, is owned by philanthropic trusts that work on environmental, educational, and health care issues in India. We are also bringing together our passion and purpose to make a difference through our Good & Green strategy of shared values to create a more employable Indian workforce, build a greener India and innovate for ‘Good’ and ‘Green’ products.
Godrej Properties brings the Godrej Group philosophy of innovation, sustainability and excellence to the real estate industry. Each Godrej Properties development combines a 121-year legacy of excellence and trust with a commitment to cutting-edge design and technology. Godrej Properties is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across approximately 14 million square meters (151 million square feet) in 12 cities.
In the last 3 years, Godrej Properties has received over 200 awards and recognitions, including the “Real Estate Company Of The Year” at the Construction Week India Awards 2015, ‘Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability’ for the year 2015 by Institute Of Directors (IOD), “Most Reliable Builder for 2014” at the CNBC AWAAZ Real Estate Awards 2014, “Innovation Leader in Real Estate” award at the NDTV Property Awards 2014 and “Popular Choice – Developer of the Year” award by ET NOW in 2013.
Our projects over the years have delivered many firsts in the Indian real estate market. Planet Godrej, a skyscraper in Mumbai, was India’s tallest occupied building when completed in 2008. It also illustrated our focus on customer safety and wellbeing by becoming the first project in the country to offer residents a fire escape chute. Our commercial office project, Godrej BKC, is the only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rated building in India’s leading commercial district, Bandra Kurla Complex, demonstrating Godrej Properties’ commitment to environmental sustainability. It is also the project where we broke the record for India’s highest ever commercial end-user sales transaction when a large multinational pharmaceutical company purchased space in this project for INR 1,479 crore in 2015. Our flagship project, The Trees, is one of India’s most sustainably planned mixed-use projects that we hope will contribute to the evolution of urban design thinking in the country. We sold over INR 1,200 crore worth of space within six months of launching this project in 2015, making it one of the country’s most successful residential project launches.