Track2Realty: In terms of planned urban growth, the evidence for real estate development being backed by the creation of associated physical infrastructure is higher in Noida and Greater Noida. Gurgaon and Faridabad are at the opposite spectrum, where infrastructure is developed after the real estate potential of an area has been nearly fully exploited. In other words, infrastructure projects in these areas is largely taken up only after an area is already primed for real estate growth. Even so, Gurgaon has seen the maximum capital appreciation for investors and end users.
Track2Realty-Agencies: Ironic it may sound, but the developers are getting hurt by allegations of corruption in the realty sector. Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) has asked its about 10,000 members not to pay bribe to officials for getting project clearance.
Track2Realty: In cases where zoning laws and the co-operative housing society in question permit it, there can be cases where running a business from home is viable. Doing so can save on the cost of renting or purchasing a commercial space. It also saves on the cost of commuting to and from work as well as on many operational costs.
DLF Chairman K P Singh has warned that the current policy paralysis has had an adverse impact on the country’s growth momentum denting business confidence, and could lead to its unique demographic dividend turning into a demographic nightmare.
DLF’s Chairman K P Singh has said that RBI’s monetary policy should not stunt the growth of real estate sector and uninterrupted access to affordable finance is vital for this business.
Industry bodies like NAREDCO can become ideation centers. NAREDCO is actually taking some concrete steps in getting the consumers and developers to connect with the policy makers. Ideally, we need to identify the next line of growth centers. Every city will have its own growth center. That is when we can realise that the consumer is buying what he wants and not what is available.
The real estate sector is ready to have its own regulator. Sector is actually craving for a regulator as we have come to understand that a single window will give us a way forward to growth and customer satisfaction. At this moment we are living in a regime of 40 NOC’s to a project and still no permission to function. It has no meaning and it does not give us the freedom to grow.
India today needs global products and large scale regions to be developed which has to have inherent quality of having a good financial ecosystem, legal ecosystem, administrative ecosystem and the ecology of real estate has to function under the regulatory environment. But the regulatory environment should not be restrictive and instead focused to give impetus to the industry.