President & Founder at Yardi
In 1982, Anant Yardi recognized the need for an integrated accounting and property management software for the residential marketplace. As the director of systems development for Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys) and with 14 years of programming experience, he knew he had the background to design such a product. In 1984, “Basic Property Management” was created for the Apple II computer and was sold to our first customer, Sabaco Realtors. Since that time, Anant has directed the company through over 30 years of steady growth, remaining the President and sole owner as Yardi became a leader in real estate asset and property management solutions. Today, Anant continues to serve as President of Yardi Systems, and his vision is the driving force behind the development of effective and innovative software solutions for global real estate portfolio management. He has been recognized as one of the early pioneers in the commercial real estate automation industry, a “visionary in respect to automation systems and the resultant benefits in property operations,” according to Realcomm, when they honored him with the 2004 “Digie” award . He was inducted into the Multi-Housing News “Hall of Fame” that same year, and his company continues to receive industry accolades. Anant has an M.A. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and worked for 14 years developing programming methodologies and directing systems development at Burroughs Corporation prior to establishing Yardi Systems.