Tell us about yourself & your company?
Nishin: Hansal Development is a Design-Build firm and my role is to manage the design and build of each project.
How did you get into the residential construction industry?
Nishin: My family started out in residential construction back in 1993 and took quite the hiatus, starting back up in 2013. I was 18 years old when they got back into it and got first-hand experience with home building and design. It sounds cliche but I absolutely fell in love with it. Starting with an idea and seeing it come to fruition right before you is so gratifying.
What keeps you in the industry?
Nishin: The creativity involved with building and designing homes. I love designing for functionality and there are always new ways to make the lives of home owners easier, in an aesthetically pleasing way.
While navigating covid-19, what new opportunities have you discovered?
Nishin: Focusing on Well-Building. Finding ways to make our homes healthier and have them grow along with us. I discovered this in January at KBIS, right before the pandemic began. Covid-19 solidified that our homes need to be built to keep us healthy and happy.
It’s 11AM Saturday morning, what are you up to?
Nishin: Working out at home
What are your hobbies?
Nishin: I thoroughly enjoy working but I imagine that isn’t a considered a hobby. Is cafe-hopping a thing? I love a cute cafe and a good latte. Covid-19 shut that down for me this year but I can’t wait to be spending Sundays at local cafes.
Nishin: Getting my residential builders license.
Favourite HAVAN moment and why?
Nishin: Receiving my HAVAN name tag in the mail! I am very new to this so I’m looking forward to all the HAVAN moments to come.
Best work perk at your job?
Nishin: Being able to work from home when I don’t need to be on site
What inspires you?
Nishin: My family
What are you excited for / looking forward to right now?
Nishin: Travelling once this pandemic is over.
Share an interesting fact about your life?
Nishin: I lived in Greece for two months on a small island. This was for a field school in the Hellenic Studies faculty of SFU. I was a Business student at the time and used this trip as a fun way to complete my elective credits.
Last piece of advice you have received?
Nishin: If you want the rose, respect the thorn.
Nishin: Loving the Irish Cream at Starbucks at the moment
Song on repeat right now?
Nishin: Spicy by Ty Dolla $ign featuring Post Malone
Where were you born?
Nishin: I want all the puppies but have none
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Nishin: Nope. That needs to stop.
Nishin: The Weeknd at the PNE
Last show watched?
Nishin: Just finished Schitts Creek and loved it! A great Canadian show.
Fun fact about you?
Nishin: I played soccer on the boys team when I was 7 because my mom forgot to register for the girls team. Best goalkeeper those boys ever saw.
What do you collect?
Nishin: Clothes. More of a shopping addiction than a collection
Netflix guilty pleasure?