Tribe Student Accommodation: Been Awarded Student Housing Of The Year

Yogesh Mehra, Founder & CEOThe student accommodation industry had begun maturing by 2018 with people realizing the need and value for such a product and service. Players with quality operations and service with high standards of hygiene and cleanliness will see flocking customers. The disorganized single-unit players will take an unfortunate hit. Henceforth, Tribe Student Accommodation aims to be India's top student housing operator with the happiest customers ­ providing a sector-leading quality of facility and service. They will continue to strive to create top of the line facilities, products and provide an unparalleled service experience using cut-ting edge technology and real estate know-how.

Tribe Student Accommodation was an idea brought into action by Yogesh Mehra, Shantam Mehra, and Aman Mehra in 2018 wherein this family trio realized that students in India had no standardized good accommodation choice to live apart from apartments, university hostels or PGs. Sharing the foundation story of Tribe, Yogesh Mehra, Founder & CEO, Tribe Student Accommodation, says "My sons, Aman Mehra and Shantam Mehra, who are also directors of the company, have been studying and living in hostels throughout their life.

Their experience was the foundation for starting Tribe. Also being from the real estate sector for the last 20 years, we realized that there was a need to open up new avenues and new models in real estate that drive growth and solve an extremely real problem in a country that has the largest student population in the world.
Tribe provides a student living experience unlike anything in the country. For starters, their facilities are designed by a team that has worked on world-renowned international projects ­ which have been awarded and featured internationally for. Tribe provides everything from great rooms, top-of-the-line food, housekeeping, laundry, linen changes, fitness and training, year-round events, internet and electricity ­ all in a single price package.

Also, there have no curfew timings and are heavily invested in some great custom-built technology for security and hygiene so the company will never lose track of the students and make sure their facilities are as hygienic as possible. Shantam Mehra, Co-Founder, adds, "Tribe has always maintained high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. We have had almost no health issues throughout the year.

In terms of hygiene, we maintain strict COVID Protocols of distancing and sanitization techniques including food sanitization and complete facility sanitization regularly. In terms of security, all student activity is tracked through their bands and biometrics. This informs us of their entry and exit times. We have 360 degrees CCTV and security personnel along with reputed hospital tie-ups in case of emergencies."

Further, Aman Mehra, Director ­ Marketing & Tech asserts, "In the one and a half year since our inception, Tribe has managed to operate 500 beds in 2 cities, with another 1000 beds coming shortly. Our team has been spearheading customer service quality in the student housing industry with some of the highest satisfaction and renewal rates in the country due to our exceptional experience.

A major milestone for Tribe was completely selling out our first property (192 beds ­ Viman Nagar, Pune) within 3 months of launching it in 2019. This academic year we plan to achieve an average of 85-90 percent occupancy across 4 properties." Tribe has been awarded Student Housing of the Year 2019 (Estate Awards), Hospitality Project of the Year (Real Estate Excellence Awards 2019), India's Best Design Project (POOL Magazine) and India's Fastest Growing Brands 2019 (Asia One Magazine) ­ all in their first year of operations.

Tribe is actively expanding onto university campuses to elevate the hostel experience for students across the many reputed institutes in India. The company will also be launching its Co-Living brand this academic year for a top-notch coliving experience for millenials. They have planned to double the bed count year on year for the next 3 years by targeting major student cities across India. The focus will, and always has been, to provide the best possible student living experience in the country.