Charting the Course: Next-Gen Leadership Strategies at RMZ Corporation

CXOToday has engaged in an exclusive interview with Sidharth and Mihir Menda second generation leader and member of the supervisory board, RMZ Corporation


  1. What specific roles do Sidharth and Mihir Menda play as next-generation leaders within RMZ Corporation?

As the next-generation leaders of RMZ Corporation, Sidharth Menda and Mihir Menda bring distinctive skills and perspectives to their respective roles, contributing to the company’s corporate governance and strategic direction in unique ways.

Sidharth, serving on the Supervisory Board, leverages his expertise in real estate finance to drive the company’s strategic initiatives and innovation efforts. With a keen focus on sustainable growth in dynamic markets, Sidharth orchestrates land acquisitions, develops asset classes and conceptualizes new avenues for business expansion. His background equips him to lead the charge in steering RMZ Corporation towards continued success through strategic planning and market positioning.

Mihir’s role on the Supervisory Board is characterized by his technical acumen rooted in engineering and finance. His expertise enables a meticulous examination of operational efficiencies and financial structures within the company. His contributions extend to fostering innovation across various aspects of RMZ Corporation’s operations, ensuring that the organization remains agile and adaptable in a competitive landscape.

The collaboration between Sidharth and Mihir capitalizes on their complementary skill sets, fostering a dynamic partnership within the leadership. This synergy enables a holistic approach to decision-making, where opportunities are explored from multiple angles. Through productive debates and comprehensive strategy development, they collectively drive RMZ Corporation towards its overarching goals, leveraging their diverse backgrounds and experiences to navigate the complexities of the real estate industry effectively.

  1. How Sidharth and Mihir plan to leverage their fresh perspective and unwavering commitment to corporate excellence to drive RMZ Corporation’s success in the coming years?

As integral members of the supervisory board, Sidharth and Mihir are intricately involved in shaping the company’s vision for transformation and strategic objectives in the forthcoming years. With a keen eye on expansion, the duo envisions RMZ embarking on a substantial growth trajectory, targeting a staggering $25 billion increase in the real estate business over the next five years. This ambitious plan is meticulously structured, encompassing various asset classes and geographical considerations to ensure a balanced risk profile, while maximizing returns.

Furthermore, they are actively pursuing diversification beyond traditional real estate ventures, allocating a significant portion of capital to non-real estate endeavours. This strategic move is aimed at mitigating risk as well as bolstering the resilience of RMZ’s business model in an ever-evolving market landscape.

Looking ahead, Sidharth and Mihir envision a RMZ Corporation that epitomizes evolution and innovation, markedly distinct from its past iterations. They are prepared and enthusiastic about the transformative journey ahead, confident that their strategic initiatives will not only propel RMZ forward, but also align seamlessly with and amplify the company’s overarching goals. Through their unwavering commitment to excellence and forward-thinking approach, they are poised to steer RMZ Corporation towards unprecedented success in the coming years.


  1. What are some specific goals or initiatives Sidharth and Mihir have set to position RMZ Corporation as a leader in the alternate asset landscape?

Sidharth  and Mihir have set forth a comprehensive set of goals and initiatives that reflect RMZ’s commitment to innovation, diversification and staying ahead of market trends. Recognizing the importance of diversifying RMZ’s investment portfolio beyond traditional real estate ventures, they have initiated strategic investments in alternate assets, such as renewable energy projects and infrastructure developments. By diversifying into these non-real estate sectors, RMZ aims to capitalize on emerging opportunities and reduce dependence on cyclical real estate markets.

Sidharth and Mihir are spearheading RMZ’s expansion into emerging asset classes, such as co-working spaces, data centers and logistics facilities. They recognize the growing demand for these alternate assets driven by evolving consumer preferences and technological advancements. By strategically acquiring and developing properties in these sectors, RMZ aims to capitalize on the increasing demand and generate sustainable long-term returns for investors.

As technology continues to disrupt traditional industries, Sidharth and Mihir are focused on integrating cutting-edge technologies into RMZ’s operations and properties. They are investing in smart building solutions, IoT devices and data analytics platforms to enhance the efficiency, sustainability and tenant experience across RMZ’s real estate portfolio. In line with the growing importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors among investors and stakeholders, the next-gen leaders have prioritized sustainability initiatives across RMZ’s operations. They are implementing energy-efficient building designs, renewable energy installations, waste management programs and community engagement initiatives to minimize environmental impact and create long-term value for all stakeholders.


  1. How is the next generation utilizing technology differently to drive efficiency, collaboration and growth within RMZ?

Sidharth and Mihir have embarked on a comprehensive technological transformation, which is an imperative in today’s fast-paced world. They have embraced Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a cornerstone of the company’s strategy, firmly believing that staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. With even household appliances becoming smarter by the day, the next-gen leadership understands that AI is not merely a passing trend, but the linchpin of innovation.

While the real estate industry has traditionally been slow to adopt technology, RMZ stands out as a trailblazer in this regard. We have implemented various platforms to streamline processes, from digital notaries to cloud-based document storage, effectively digitizing nearly all workflows. This digitization has enhanced efficiency and facilitated remote operations, empowering our team to collaborate seamlessly regardless of location. Furthermore, AI plays a pivotal role in RMZ’s operational framework, particularly in forecasting and trend prediction. By harnessing the power of AI-driven analytics, we can make data-informed decisions, anticipate industry shifts and identify new opportunities with unprecedented accuracy.

In line with our commitment to technological advancement, we are developing the RMZ Operating System (OS), integrating AI to drive cost savings and efficiency throughout the organization. This initiative aims to provide all stakeholders, both internal and external, with expedited access to critical information, thereby accelerating decision-making processes and optimizing resource allocation. To ensure the success of this endeavor, we have partnered with a leading global management consultancy for implementation, leveraging their expertise to maximize the impact of our technological initiatives.

We have embraced global best practices, including the incorporation of RIBA Stage Workflows, the establishment of a conceptual construction team, standardization of design processes, and the implementation of underwriting monitoring mechanisms. Additionally, we have adopted NER-based deal analysis methodologies to enhance efficiency and precision in our decision-making processes. Our unwavering commitment to technological innovation ensures that we remain at the forefront of the industry, driving efficiency, collaboration, and growth to cement our position as a leader in the alternate asset landscape.


  1. What advice would you give to next-gen leaders?

As young leaders, it’s crucial for us to prioritize the welfare of future generations. We must adopt a comprehensive viewpoint that acknowledges the interconnection between the climate crisis and the decline of biodiversity. We firmly believe that when empowered, young individuals possess tremendous potential to enact positive transformations.

For instance, approximately one million plastic bottles are purchased every second across the globe. The production of these bottles and the disposal of them have resulted in significant environmental issues. Embracing simple, yet impactful actions in our daily routines, such as segregating waste, opting for reusable bottles instead of plastic ones, promoting carpooling and transitioning from print to digital to conserve paper, are more than just bold commitments that next-gen leaders can make for a beneficial influence.

Prioritizing sustainability by integrating it into their business strategies from the outset is crucial. This entails establishing clear sustainability objectives, incorporating them into decision-making processes, and nurturing a culture of environmental and social accountability within their organizations. While each organization has a unique environmental footprint, collectively we can all contribute to addressing climate change, pollution and the waste crisis.

Next-generation leaders can harness technology and innovation to develop sustainable solutions and practices that enhance efficiency, minimize waste and generate value for both the company and society. This may involve investing in renewable energy sources, embracing circular economy principles and utilizing data analytics to optimize resource utilization and decrease environmental hazards. Collaboration with various stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, investors and communities, is vital for attaining sustainability objectives and fostering positive social outcomes. Ultimately, it’s crucial to recognize that sustainable actions prioritize long-term benefits over short-term financial gains.