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Watch: Rohit Kapoor on driving OYO’s co-living biz and plans ahead

7 Nov, 2019
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SoftBank backed hospitality chain OYO signed on Rohit Kapoor as chief executive officer of its new real estate businesses about a year ago.

Kapoor took charge of the Gurugram-headquartered firm’s exploration in new categories and strategic initiatives in the real estate sector.

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OYO Life, the fully managed housing rental division of this real estate business, shared its one-year milestone footprint figures at a press conference last week.

Targeted at millennials and young professionals across the country, OYO LIFE currently offers over 40,000 beds in over 700 buildings across nine cities - Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata.

“We get about 1.6 million unique visitors every month on our website. Now, that’s a lot of people looking for housing,” Kapoor said, commenting about the scope of consumer demand across the co-living sector in the country.

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Kapoor joined OYO from hospital chain Max Healthcare, where he was an executive director and a board member.

In an interview with TechCircle on the sidelines of event, Kapoor spoke about the complexities of the co-living business, synergies within the group and more.