Housing.com Elevates Abhishek Hota to Chief of Staff
Online PR News – 09-November-2015 – Mumbai, Maharashtra – Housing.com, India’s most innovative and trusted real estate platform, today announced the appointment of Abhishek Hota as the new Chief of Staff. This appointment is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a strong management team. In his new role, Abhishek will report to Chief Executive Officer, Jason Kothari, and will work closely with him on all business initiatives, provide support for investor communications and drive special projects.
Prior to Housing.com, Abhishek worked for over two years with globally reputed consulting firm Bain & Company, where he was managing a various projects across multiple sectors including Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and information technology. His decision to shift careers stemmed from an innate desire to work in a dynamic and professionally rewarding start-up environment like Housing.com.
Abhishek has been with Housing.com for almost two years. In his previous role as AVP – Strategy, he was responsible for driving revenues and monetisation initiatives for the company. Abhishek worked closely with the business teams to roll out new ad-products in the market and was instrumental in significantly increasing the revenues for the company in a short period.
Commenting on the appointment, Jason Kothari, Chief Executive Officer, Housing.com said, “Abhishek has established himself as an invaluable asset to Housing.com, and this elevation is a testament to his significant contributions and credibility within the organization. As we move forward in the journey of Housing.com, Abhishek will play a pivotal role supporting me across all the company’s business initiatives, a challenge that I am confident that he will rise to.”
“My journey at Housing.com has been extremely rewarding so far. With this new role, I look forward to playing a significant part in the company’s future as we work towards creating further value for developers, consumers, agents and shareholders,” said Abhishek Hota, Chief of Staff, Housing.com.
Abhishek holds a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Founded in 2012, Housing.com is India's leading online real estate platform with 8 million monthly hits, 1 million verified homes listed to date, and an unparalleled online user experience. The Company is a technologically innovative real estate platform with a larger vision to bring more transparency, efficiency and trust across the real estate ecosystem in India.
Housing.com is the only provider of independently verified listings of every home listed, conducted by a trained team of data collectors, analysts, auditors and photographers. With over 120 data points per listing, the in-house Data Sciences Lab is empowered with a significant body of information to allow buyers and sellers to make more informed decisions.
With approximately 2,500 employees in 50 cities, Housing.com is passionate about taking a 360 degree view on solving India's real estate challenges.
Housing.com has led a number of strategic acquisitions, such as the largest community forum on buying and selling homes (Indian Real Estate Forum), an established company focused on doing due diligence of new real estate projects (Realty Business Intelligence), and a popular software for developers to manage and enhance their marketing and sales efforts (HomeBuy360).
Housing.com has raised over $100 million in capital from India's leading investors, including Softbank, Nexus Ventures, Falcon Edge, Helion Ventures, Nirvana Ventures, Qualcomm, DST founder Yuri Milner, Viacom 18 co-founder Haresh Chawla, Snapdeal founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, among others.