The institutional projects in India are normally working in a PPP model because such projects have long payback periods and require large capital investment. Further, they are large in size and hence require number of approvals, making Government participation relevant to secure initial approvals, clearances and get the project going.
An estimated 17500 residential units were launched by organised developers in the second quarter of 2012 in major cities across the country, registering a decline of nearly 44% over the previous quarter, says a report by global real estate consultancy, Cushman & Wakefield (C&W). This decline in launches can be attributed to a number of factors such as delay in approvals, significant inventory in certain locations as well as postponement of project to coincide new launches with the festival season.
India witnessed increased transaction activity and retailer expansion in H1, 2012. Leading brands and retailers pursued expansion plans aggressively, increasing their presence across key retail hubs. In all the seven cities presented in the review, the retail real estate market appears to be promising with an increase in retailer enquiries. These are the findings of CBRE’s latest report titled “India Retail Market view.”
The Union Cabinet is expected to consider the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill within a fortnight. However, while the Government intends to present the Bill during the monsoon session of Parliament, scheduled to start from August 8, single window clearance to the projects is the only stumbling block in its way.
The UT District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalized Emaar MGF Land Limited Sector 17, for ‘gross deficiency in services’ and ‘unfair trade practice’.
Global experience has it that typically convention centres are done as part of a large integrated township, commercial complex (hotel, office and convention center). Hence such projects are of more interest to large developers.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, July 24, asked the Centre and the DDA to resolve the dispute of alleged extra flats built by real estate major Emaar MFG in the Commonwealth Games village, coming in way of allocation of accommodation to buyers.
No leniency should be shown to “unscrupulous litigants” who file “meritless” petitions in different foras to cover up their faults, the apex consumer commission has held while asking a real-estate firm to pay Rs 7.7 lakh for not handing over possession of flat in time.
Sops and tax incentives goaded many developers across the country into institutional projects of Convention Centres and Habitat Centres. However, replicating Hyderabad project proved to be a far cry and successful execution has been few and far between. Track2Realty investigates why the potential of MICE segment could not be tapped by the Indian realtors.