Homelands Group of Companies celebrates 20 years of excellence
Friday, 8 September 2023 00:12 – – 131
Chairman Nalin Herath
Executive Director Amaya Herath
Homelands Group of Companies is marking a remarkable 20-year journey with an exciting property show and investment forum scheduled for September 9, 2023, at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.
As the first independent property developer in Sri Lanka to host such an event, this celebration demonstrates their steadfast dedication to advancing the industry and their innovative approach to real estate.
The story of Home Lands Group of Companies is one of resilience and vision. In 2003, when the company embarked on its journey, Home Lands Group saw an opportunity to make a difference amidst the challenges and uncertainties in the real estate industry at the time. This humble enterprise has since become a dominant and influential force within the industry.
Initially focusing on land sales and property development, their trajectory shifted significantly in 2014 with the launch of Home Lands Skyline, their residential apartment and housing development arm. Committed to quality and innovation, they stood out in the industry and positioned themselves as trailblazers through strategic expansion. Today, Home Lands Group boasts nine dynamic subsidiaries, each specialising in various facets of real estate and property development.
One of the most noteworthy achievements was the introduction of the resort apartment concept to Sri Lanka through Ariyana Resort Apartments in Athurugiriya. This bold move showcased Home Lands Group’s devotion to innovation and its ability to anticipate and embrace industry trends. The resort apartment concept was a game-changer, setting new standards for excellence in Sri Lanka’s real estate market.
Home Lands Skyline was awarded as the BEST DEVELOPER – Sri Lanka at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and was also recognised as the most preferred brand in the residential real estate sector and the number one brand with the highest brand awareness among local prospective customers and the diaspora, according to the recent RIU brand health survey. Despite economic challenges and downgrading, Home Lands Skyline was also assigned a national long-term rating of A(lka)/Stable by Fitch Ratings. This remarkable feat speaks to the company’s resilience and commitment to excellence in residential real estate. Home Lands Construction’s recent achievement of the highest CIDA grading, ‘CS2’, is a testament to their focus on quality and their ability to meet and exceed industry standards. It reflects their adaptability and excellence, which are key factors in their ongoing growth and success as a construction company.
Home Lands Skyline proudly showcases a diverse portfolio with over 2,500 + remarkable apartments and housing units, each contributing to the company’s legacy of excellence. The Canterbury Golf Resort Apartments, Residencies, and Villas project – notably the largest in Sri Lanka, spanning 1200 units across 55 acres of land along with a 9-hole golf course. The successful completion and handover of more than 850 units in the first phase of the Canterbury project demonstrates Home Lands Group’s ability to execute large-scale projects with precision and finesse.
Despite the numerous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and political and economic crises, Home Lands Skyline has managed to persevere and continue working tirelessly. Throughout this recent period, construction has not stopped for even a single day, with workers putting in long hours to ensure that projects are completed on time. We are proud to share that we have successfully completed and handed over 2600+ Apartments and housing units have also been completed. These achievements are a testament to the perseverance and hard work of our construction teams, who have worked tirelessly to deliver these projects to our clients on time and to the highest standards.
Home Lands Group has successfully built a satisfied customer base of 25,000 clients, while their Skyline brand has completed and handed over more than 2,600 modern residential units to the nation.
Behind every successful company is a dedicated team and visionary leadership. Home Lands Group of Companies is no exception. Home Lands Group of Companies Chairman and Managing Director Nalin Herath alongside Director Harshini Herath, Executive Director Amaya Herath and Director – Operations and Administration Lanka Jayasinghe have played instrumental roles in steering the company toward success. The leadership team’s vision, strategic thinking, and pursuit of excellence have been pivotal in guiding the company through the ever-evolving real estate landscape.
A celebration of this magnitude would be incomplete without acknowledging and appreciating its staff, who have worked tirelessly throughout this period, contributing significantly to the company’s success. Their unwavering commitment and diligence have formed the bedrock of Home Lands Group’s achievements.
In 2022, the company shifted to its state-of-the-art head office, highlighting its dedication to growth and modernisation. This modern workspace signifies their determination to stay ahead of industry trends. With branches spanning seven regions in Sri Lanka, Home Lands Group is steadfastly working to serve its growing customer base better. As part of their growth strategy, these branches will undergo transformation to enhance service levels and offer an even more exceptional client experience.
Home Lands Group has proven itself as a versatile player in the industry. They have excelled in both land sales and property development, catering to the diverse needs of their clientele. This adaptability has been a key driver of their success, allowing them to navigate changing market dynamics easily.
An exciting upcoming venture is the introduction of Green Dale Retirement Resort – Athurugiriya, marking Sri Lanka’s inaugural retirement community. These projects are a testament to their ability to anticipate market trends, set new industry benchmarks, and prove their unwavering commitment to catering to diverse client needs and crafting distinctive living experiences for individuals at all stages of life. Recent projects like Presida Resort Apartments – Athurugiriya –Next Gen Apartment Living, and Oceana – Wadduwa further emphasise the group’s focus on quality and creating exceptional living environments.
Home Lands Group of Companies has made an undeniable impact on the Sri Lankan real estate industry during its 20-year journey. As they celebrate this milestone with the first-ever property show and investment forum featuring consultants and industry experts discussing current and future investment opportunities and industry trends, their dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction, as well as their emphasis on shaping the future of real estate in Sri Lanka, shines brighter than ever. Here’s to 20 years of excellence and many more years of success and growth!