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Analysis REIT, Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT in India, REIT Success in India, REIT Potential in India, REIT Potential & Performance
India can raise over $25 bn with REITs in next 3 years – ANAROCK

While the commercial office sector will dominate Indian REIT listings for the next couple of years, retail and logistics REITs are sure to follow. However, Indian residential REITs remain at best a distant possibility. The draft Model Tenancy Act, 2019 will make rental housing a more attractive investment play – but for Indian residential REITs to succeed as they have in countries like Singapore and the US, rental yields on Indian housing need to significantly surpass the current 1-3%.

Analysis REITs, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Indian REITS, Future of REITs, Success of REITs, ROI of REITs
Present and future of Indian REITs

The success of the Embassy Parks REIT has given global investors strong reason to increase their stake in multiple commercial assets across the country so that these could be listed under REITs in the future. Some of these global institutional investors who are eyeing the country’s real estate market via REITs include Japan’s NikkoAm StraitsTrading Asia, US’ North Carolina Fund, Taiwan’s Eastspring Investments, Malaysia’s Hwang Asia Pacific REITs and Infrastructure Fund, and Canada-based Sentry Global.

Editorial Festival Season in Property Market, Ganesh Chaturthi and Property Purchase, Festive Deals in Real Estate, Home Buying in Festive Seasons, Festive Offers in Property market
Will govt. light Indian housing sector’s festive lamp?

Traditionally, the festive quarter fares better than the previous quarters of the year when it comes to housing sales – the combination of religious sentiment and festive deals and freebies is a potent mix during this part of the year. For instance, Q4 2015 saw 70,000 homes sold in the seven major cities. However, as tempting as it was for developers to believe that this was an unshakeable performance standard, it was certainly shaken just a year later. After demonetization (DeMo) was announced in this critical quarter in 2016, housing sales halved to 32,100 units.

Analysis NRI Investment, NRI Property Investment, NRI Investment in India, Real Estate Returnsd on Investment, Real Estate ROI, Real Estate Versus Gold, Real Estate Versus Equities
Indian housing a good hedge in troubled times for NRI investors

Indian real estate is still a viable and fairly safe long-term investment option. Investors with a short-term view on ‘instant returns’ need to look elsewhere, but most other asset classes are quite volatile in nature and will continue to remain so.  Indian residential real estate is a long-time favourite of resident Indians and NRIs, and recent trends suggest a positive outlook for this asset class going forward. Property prices have bottomed out and cannot possibly reduce further, especially since construction costs are gradually heading north.

Column Ar Tripat Girdhar, The Design Studio, Design & Architecture, Trends in Design
Design & architecture all about creating experiences

Green buildings are to create positive impacts on our climate and natural environment which helps to improve quality of living. Every country has different climate conditions, unique culture and traditions, diverse building style and ages, wide-ranging environmental, economic and social conditions – all are depends which design & architecture should be fit according to country condition. The need of green building has taken a big turn in design giving a lot of importance to light, ventilation and air-conditioning.

Analysis Ailing Real Estate, Problems of Real Estate, Under Construction, Protest of Home Buyers, Builder Buyer Conflict, Delayed Projects, Funding Problems of Real Estate
What ails the housing market?

In the ‘golden years’ of India’s housing market, property was the default go-to option for big-ticket investment. With real estate’s fading allure, investors began exploring other options and found them to quite rewarding. For instance, they can invest in a start-up with sums as ‘low’ as INR 10 lakhs. Many entrepreneurially-inclined Indians find the potential ROI (as high as 15% in many instances) makes more sense. Mutual funds provide good returns and the entry level is low enough to be affordable to many.

Analysis Co Working Space, Co Working Space in India, Success of Co Working, Investments in Co Working, Trends in Co Working, Innovations in Co Working
Huge investments enabling co-working spaces to scale up and innovate

Over the last few years, co-working spaces have gained popularity with start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates. Unlike the traditional business centres, co-working offices offer unique amenities such as a gymnasium, spa, a food court, gaming zones, sleeping pods, crèche services etc. These attributes have helped popularize co-working spaces among employees, entrepreneurs and corporates alike.

Column Indian Flag, Independence Day Special, Indian Real Estate Post Independence, Housing For All, Real Estate Reforms, History of Indian Real Estate
72 years of independence – A bittersweet dawn for India’s housing sector

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.

Column JC Sharma, Sobha Limited, Union Budget 2019-20, Budget Wish List of Real Estate, Budget Demands of Real Estate, Real Estate & Budget
Budget augurs well for Indian real estate

The last few years have witnessed increasing focus on the affordable housing segment.It remains a key segment for the Government towards its mission of ‘housing for all’.  To provide further impetus to affordable housing segment, the Government has sanctioned over 81 lakh homes under PMAY Urban scheme with an investment of about 4.83 lakh crore. 

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