PE Investment Rises To 26% In Real Estate In The First Half Of 2019

PE Investment Rises To 26% In Real Estate In The First Half Of 2019

According to reports released by Colliers International, Private Equity investment has increased by 26% in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period last year. Institutional Investors have shown a rising interest by investing funds in India’s A-grade offices, retail properties and warehousing projects. The rise of private equity investment by 26% accounts to nearly ₹28000 crore which is driven by higher inflow in commercial and warehousing sector. The real estate sector has witnessed private equity inflows of $3.9 billion which is eclipsing the first halves of previous years. PE Inflows from foreign investors has shown an increase…

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Importance Of Industrial Parks In The Growth Of India’s Industrial Sector

Importance of Industrial parks in the growth of India’s Industrial Sector

Industrial parks play a crucial role in uplifting the industrial growth of the country. Many state and local governments are showing increased interest in investing in them. What is an Industrial Park? Industrial parks also better known as an industrial estate or trading estate are area zoned which are specially planned for industrial development. Industrial parks consist of offices and light industry and can be considered as a heavyweight version of business or office park. Increasing investment in Industrial Parks Real estate enterprises have witnessed an increased interest in the past couple of years from state governments and industry bodies…

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Indiabulls Exits Real Estate Market

Indiabulls exits real estate market

Indiabulls group has announced its intent to merge with Lakshmi Vilas Bank, a Tamil Nadu based private bank which is the fourth largest housing finance company in India. Indiabulls was incorporated in 2006 with the primary aim to focus on construction and development of residential, commercial and special economic zones in various metros. Why it plans to exit? Over the last 1 year, the company was streamlining its real estate by exiting residential projects in Chennai. It was experiencing a prolonged slump in the real estate sector. Over the years, its real estate business has dropped to less than 20%…

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Reasons For Soaring NRI Realty Investment In India

Reasons for soaring NRI realty investment in India

Real Estate is considered as the most favorite asset and investment opportunity for NRIs. Many market studies have predicted high returns and price appreciation. Rising Demand for Affordable and mid-segment projects The rise in demand for affordable and mid-segment projects due to easy affordability, lesser risk, better rental returns have made real estate investment a priority amongst the best NRI investment options. Post the demonetization of 2016, NRIs also have gained an advantage in the luxury property market in India. Gradual price appreciation in key markets like Mumbai where a lot of infrastructures is rising is turning beneficial for booming…

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6 Factors For Investing In Commercial Real Estate

6 Factors For Investing In Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate market is on the upswing and is turning out to be a great investing opportunity for all the investors. Introduction of reforms like Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) and Goods Service Tax (GST) has proved to be game changing for the industry. More corporates and start-ups are in search of office spaces. At the same time there is rising demand for co-working spaces. If you are planning to invest in commercial real estate, then here are the factors you should consider before you don the investor cap. Location - Location plays the most prominent factor in…

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The Rising Demand For Affordable Housing In Gujarat

The Rising Demand for Affordable Housing in Gujarat

Gujarat, known as the most industrialized state of India, now has its real estate agents betting on affordable homes. Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority’s one-third real estate projects fall under the category of affordable homes. Several realty projects like commercial, residential, mixed-use and plotting schemes – ‘Affordable Homes’ has become the new buzzword for Gujarat’s realty sector. With 502 residential affordable housing projects - both in residential and mixed-use - Ahmedabad ranks the highest by holding the most number of projects followed by Vadodara, Rajkot, Surat and Gandhinagar. A recent report by Real Estate consultancy firm Knight Frank India reveals…

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How Will The Elections Affect Real Estate In 2019?

How Will The Elections Affect Real Estate In 2019?

Elections do not make or break a market, but can certainly affect the economy to a great extent. From liquidity crisis to softening of property prices, elections have known to impact real estate sector in the past. Since two decades every pre-election year there has been a decline in investments in the real estate sector. With the new tax system (GST) and legal regime the non-banking financial sector is undergoing a liquidity crunch for the real estate industry as the Banks have stagnated the lending to the real estate sector. Nonetheless, in spite of the liquidity crisis behind us, the…

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All You Need To Know About REITs – Real Estate Investment Trusts In India

All You Need To Know About REITs – Real Estate Investment Trusts In India

The listing of India’s first Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) by Blackstone-backed Embassy Group may now be a reality and it is good news for the real estate sector that has been experiencing severe liquidity crunch. Currently, developers incur huge capital expenditure especially in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) on land, construction, interior fit-outs, etc. which remain locked, even after the asset is complete until it generates returns to break-even. REITs are investment vehicles that own, operate and manage a portfolio of income-generating properties for regular returns. REITS able properties in our country include commercial assets - primarily office spaces - that can…

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How Is RERA Going To Impact Real Estate Buyers?

How Is RERA Going To Impact Real Estate Buyers?

What Is RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Act) The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act is an act passed by the Indian Parliament. The RERA seeks to protect the interests of home buyers and also boost investments in the real estate sector. The Rajya Sabha passes the RERA bill followed by Lok Sabha and then comes into force. Under the ACT, the central and state governments are required to notify their own rules, on the basis of the model rules framed. For long, home buyers have complained that real estate transactions were lopsided and heavily in favor of the developers. RERA…

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Everything You Need To Know About The New GST Rate To Be Applicable From April

Everything You Need To Know About The New GST Rate To Be Applicable From April

Real estate developers with unsold housing inventories can now choose either the old rate or the new one if the project is still under construction on March 31st. This option was given on Tuesday at the Goods and services Tax Council meeting. The decision cleared the air on possible loss in input-tax credit that is underway if realtors choose the new rate structure. The council approved a formula, which will determine the extent to which tax credit can be claimed on purchases for constructions and 15% commercial space as a residential property of new rate structure. “Developers will get minimum…

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