It entered the real-estate sector with a bang. And today, under the stewardship of Managing Director Milind Korde, Godrej Properties Ltd is one of the leading real-estate development companies in the country with projects in 11 cities. Listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE), this fully integrated company undertakes projects by partnering with companies with domestic and international operations. With a prime focus on residential, commercial and township development under its belt, the company has extended its operations from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai and Kochi. What's next? The sky's the limit.Our company is identified with...trust.Our mission statement is...to aspire to be among the nation's top three real-estate companies, while continuing to be the most trusted name in the industry.The corporate philosophy we work towards...Offering innovation & excellence in design and environmentally friendly habitat in our projects.The project that laid our foundation...is Godrej Edenwoods in Thane.Our landmark projects include...Planet Godrej in Mumbai, Godrej Garden City in Ahmedabad, Godrej Woodsmen Estate in Bengaluru, Godrej Waterside in Kolkata and Godrej Eternia in Pune.Our most creatively satisfying project is...Planet Godrej in Mumbai.Our company's dream project is...'The Trees' in Vikhroli, Mumbai.Our 'green' commitment...includes an effort towards sustainable development for decades, being a founding member of the IGBC, and building projects in line for LEED certification. Also, the upcoming Godrej Garden City is one of the only two projects in India and 16 worldwide to partner with The Clinton Foundation.A significant milestone for us...is being listed on the NSE and the BSE.Our most important asset...is the Godrej brand name that helps us maintain the trust factor amongst customers and stakeholders, alike.In my years of experience I have learnt that...having a great team helps build a great organisation.My leadership has enabled the company to...emerge as a national brand, enjoying the trust of customers and stakeholders.I owe the company's success to...customers, colleagues and culture.Fact sheet:Year of establishment: 1990 No. of employees: Over 280 Centres of operation: Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai and ChandigarhTurnover: Rs 5,589 million Order book: N.A.Milind Korde's take on ethics in real estate today..."The real-estate sector has evolved over the years in India. We are seeing public listings of real-estate companies and their boards largely comprising independent directors. This brings in more transparency, accountability and professionalism in the way business is carried out. The government too is attempting to bring in greater transparency and standardisation in the sector. Real estate in India is a big opportunity, and there is demand across all customer segments. Rapid urbanisation, the nuclear family concept, higher disposable incomes, easier availability of credit, younger population, growing Indian economy and the government's focus on improving infrastructure are all leading to this huge demand. In this scenario, we believe we have carried forward the Godrej brand and its reputation for quality to the real-estate market. Transparency and efficiency in operations bode well for the development of healthy long-term relationships with customers as well as investors, business partners, contractors and suppliers."