It was not the magic wand it was hoped to be. However, over the past two years, the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) has brought more sanity – and the return of consumer power – than seemed possible in such a short time. The real estate sector is still struggling with it and the Act is very much work-in-progress in many states, but RERA nevertheless hangs like a sword of Damocles over a previously unregulated industry. Eventual compliance across the board seems inevitable.
I am today seriously wondering whether all the celebrating and self-congratulating developers have indeed got “Exclusive” draft of the policy of land acquisition in Kashmir? Does it include construction facing Dal Lake of Srinagar that is Green Belt? Have they done their business calculations and cost & benefit analysis over there? There are more questions than what the builders could answer at this point of time. But what could be vouchsafed is the fact that all these euphoric overtones are premature. None of the industry voices from the matured sectors with more potential to pull off in the State have displayed this kind of immaturity.
Jhumur Ghosh welcomed the panelists, following which Ravi Sinha questioned the global competitiveness of Indian real estate in the wake of thousands of abandoned projects waiting for the funds, the debt-equity ratio imbalance, lending issues, pre-launches without RERA sanctions, and the developers’ defending the indefensible.
Can Indian real estate bridge the gap between the promise and the performance? Can Indian residential market attract as much investment as its commercial real estate? Will the global funds trust the Indian residential real estate? There are more questions than ever and it is time to settle these question marks over the business of real estate.
Oxfordcaps provides a custom designed and standardized Student Housing product with a full-stack model of services and amenities. Co-founded by two women founders, INSEAD graduate Annu Talreja, CEO and IIM-Calcutta alumni Priyanka Gera, COO – the Company has clocked a 75X growth in <11 months since its launch in India and has expanded from 200 beds to over 15,000 beds across 12 cities.
Would you like to go to jail for a day? Well, the question might offend you in the first place but then the details of the offer might excite you as well. For those who would still be indecisive may not have even heard about Thane Jail and its historical significance.
As per the statistics, the Exhibition had 20 000+ visitors 8,000+ VIPs and 200 foreign exhibitors; altogether about 150 orders of intention were signed; the transaction amounts reached up to USD 1.2 billion. Ninety percent of the exhibitors were satisfied with the Exhibition, which was also highly praised by relevant government departments and industry.
StayAbode Ventures has announced Asia’s largest co-living project in partnership with CP Developers. This will be the largest A grade co-living project in India with 1400 people living in a community environment, in the heart of Bengaluru’s Whitefield – a professional hub neighbouring ITPL and large MNCs with a working population of over 50,000 millennials.
In India, when the going was smooth a number of leading developers tried to foray into multi-city operations. Most of them had to exit the expansion strategy sooner than later. It rather proved to be the first nail in the coffin for some of these market leaders by size.