There will be significant changes in term of the redevelopment of Mumbai seafront with the revamping of the Coastal Regulation Zone norms that direct construction in these areas. Numerous old structures and unregulated residential developments that have been awaiting this signal in the areas in question will now be redeveloped.
Gurgaon initially gained prominence as an outsourcing centre for major international companies that found it cheaper to locate their back-end operations in India due to the availability of high-quality but cost-effective employee resources. GE Capital initiated this trend and was the first multinational company to enter Gurgaon in 1997.
Pune is virtually unrecognizable from the sleepy, laid-back city it was a few decades ago. There were no signs of any significant real estate action in the erstwhile Punyanagari before that. Today, however, Pune numbers in the Top Seven property hotspots within the country.
There has never been a real decline in the popularity of second homes in India. It certainly is a full-fledged real estate market segment in its own right. However, just as on the first home market, the demand for second homes is driven by the general economic climate. When the economy declines, all real estate segments decline with it. By the same coin, the demand for second homes always rises when people’s spending power increases.
It is an established fact that scheduled infrastructure projects tend to increase the value of properties in the adjoining areas. This occurs because the infrastructure project becomes a part of USP for the developers or property owners. There have been instances where property prices have increased 50-70% from the announcement of an infrastructure initiative until the operational phase.
Demand for mid-segment residential units in Mumbai is far greater than available and future supply, therefore growth is expected in 2011. In the industrial sector, cities such as Ahmedabad, Vadodara and other port cities in Gujarat are seeing the highest growth.
Considering the amount of negative press they get, it is not immediately apparent that there are also less negative ways of looking at them. For instance, slums represent an extremely high-density model of residential settlement. In this respect, they make the most efficient use of limited land possible.
The eastern corridor of Pune has witnessed rapid growth in commercial sector as Grade A developers have ample stock to lease in the area which enjoys an advantage in terms of social infrastructure, connectivity to other parts of the city, abundant residential options, proximity to airport and railway station among host of other advantages.
Mumbai is the financial capital of the country. While it is still a far cry from being comparable to Shanghai in terms of aesthetics and infrastructure, the fact remains that most large corporations and financial institutions have their presence in this city.
Pune’s growth and development have coincided with the boom of the IT industry, resulting in the city’s transition a pensioners’ destination to a vibrant metropolitan city. A lot of this change has been witnessed over the last 8-10 years. The skyline of the city is now defined by apartment development – the majority of which are about 7 to 11 storeys high.