The transformation of OYO Life; Why Housejoy got into home construction

The Gurugram-based company has been transforming itself into a real-estate hotels and homes brand since late 2017, diversifying into different verticals.

It was in October 2018 when OYO announced its entry into the co-living segment with OYO Life - one of the late entrants into the market.

The Gurugram-based company has been transforming itself into a real-estate hotels and homes brand since late 2017, diversifying into different verticals. 

Now, after a year of operating in the segment, competing with the likes of Tiger Global-backed Nestaway and other startups like Zolo Stays, and Stanza Living, OYO Life has spread its wings far and wide.

CEO Rohit Kapoor tells us, "We started with one city and now are in nine cities - Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Pune. We have over 40,000 beds and have grown 6X since starting operations. We have over 700 properties across the nine cities. It typically takes three months for one building to be filled."

In an interaction with YourStory, Rohit Kapoor, CEO, New Real Estate Businesses, OYO, speaks about the brand, the evolution of the co-living segment, and staying ahead of the curve.

Why Housejoy got into home construction business


In a video interview with YourStory, Housejoy CEO Saran Chatterjee and new COO Sanchit Gaurav talk about scaling their home construction startup from 200 homes a month in Bengaluru at present to more in other cities.

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Puneet Jain and Yatin Jain, Directors, Odhni

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