The Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) has refused to stay the proceedings of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against real estate major DLF and permitted the competition watchdog to go ahead with its inquiry. Compat will hear the case on February 10.
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Rose Valley Real Estate and Construction Limited has filed a writ petition in the Calcutta high court, challenging the order of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for virtually stopping its business. The case will come up for hearing in the court of Justice Jayanta Biswas on Thursday.
In an embarrassment to realty major DLF, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd (GSKCH), the FMCG company that owns leading brands such as Horlicks and Boost, has filed a case against DLF over charges of violations of its agreement in one of the commercial projects in Gurgaon.
Jones Lang LaSalle today announced it has launched a website – Lease Accounting Changes, to deliver leading-edge strategies, tools, and information to help corporations worldwide navigate the upcoming changes in global lease accounting treatment.
U.S. billionaire real-estate developer Donald Trump is entering the Indian realty market with a luxury residential tower in Mumbai, more than two years after announcing plans to expand in the south Asian nation. Trump, who has partnered with Mumbai developer Rohan Lifescapes Pvt. for his first venture in the country, expects to start marketing the project by March, said Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son and executive vice president at the Trump Organization LLC.
CB Richard Ellis, the US-listed property services firm, has emerged as favourite to acquire the majority of ING’s real estate group in deal worth one billion euro (USD 1.35 billion) to create the world’s largest property funds business, says a media report.
Private equity investments continue to trickle into project or SPV level in the realty space. Sun Apollo India Real Estate Fund LLC, a $630-million India-dedicated real estate private equity fund, has invested Rs 100 crore in a residential project SPV led by Parsvnath Developers Limited (PDL). SUN-Apollo will invest Rs 100 crore for a 49.9% stake in the project SPV, Parsvnath Buildwell Private Limited, which will develop a premium residential project at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, spread over an area of 31 acres. The project is called Parsvnath Exotica- Ghaziabad.
Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, is still in talks with New Delhi-based Jubilant FoodWorks and some of the top real estate and retail chains to set up standalone stores in the country, said a person with direct knowledge of the development. Starbucks has signed a binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tata Coffee to set up stores in Tata Group’s associated retail outlets and hotels besides sourcing and roasting coffee beans in Tata Coffee’s Kodagu facility in Karnataka.
The buzz word among realty consultants at the beginning of the year seems to be price correction. After the real estate firms like Jones Lang LaSalle India and Cushman & Wakefield forecast of a correction in real estate prices in 2011, now Crisil also forecasts a price correction, though in select pockets.