International Real Estate Veteran Launches New Brokerage in Scarsdale
Mary Prenon | February 2019
When he first came to the U.S. almost 20 years ago, Harry Singh had a dream of opening his own real estate brokerage. In fact, he actually incorporated Reliance America International Realty in 2007, but just recently launched the new Scarsdale agency.
Originally from New Delhi, India, Singh earned his Bachelors of Commerce at a local college. By 1987, he was married, a father, and the president and owner of his own firm, Reliance Properties and Builders in New Delhi.
Active in the New Delhi Lions Club, Singh and his wife attended an International Lions Club convention in Hawaii in 1999. They both loved the islands, then revisited the U.S. mainland on another trip abroad. It was then that they decided to make America their new home.
“When I first came here, I never thought I’d be doing all of this, and being so successful at it,” admitted Singh. “I’ve always enjoyed helping other people, though, and I have been very fortunate.”
Singh began his real estate journey working with George John, Broker-Owner of Century 21 Royal in Yonkers. He spent more than 17 years there as an associate broker. “I really valued my time there and George was such a great mentor,” he added. “But having my own business now feels so great and I’m loving it so much!”
He now has four agents in his office, servicing clients from lower Westchester County, as well as New York City. Singh also recently opened an office in Manhattan on the Avenue of the Americas. “Right now, I’m pretty busy managing my time between the two offices, and of course, I still do listing and selling,” he said.
In addition to real estate, Singh is a property tax consultant, operating Hudson Property Tax Reduction, Inc. He founded the company eight years ago so that he could offer property tax savings to his clients following the close of their deals.
If that’s not enough, he also served as an HGAR Director, is a board member of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission and Fair Housing Board, a board member of the City of Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals, a member of the Business Council of Westchester, the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce and the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council. Of course, he still remains involved with the Lions and Rotary clubs in Yonkers.
With all of his business dealings and volunteering, Singh’s favorite “down time” activities are spending time with his family and four grandchildren. Occasionally, he’ll go back to New Delhi to visit family. “I love giving back to the community, but I also love playing with the grandkids,” he added. “It’s a really nice diversion from business.”