Despite Slowdown India to Add 40 mn sq ft Office Space This Year

Published: October 7, 2009

With the economy regaining its momentum slowly, India will add up to 40 million sq ft of office space this year, which will be higher than many other advanced countries, but lesser than China. “Despite the slowdown, India will add highest ever office spaces this year. We will see 30-40 million sq ft of office [...]

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Developers Target Industrial Areas of Tier 2 & 3 Cities

Published: September 4, 2009

The demand fundamentals of India are now focused around cities that have sufficient economic activity, be it industrial, service sector-driven or incentive-driven programs by the State Government. In Gujarat, which has seen considerable industrial progress, cities of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara come readily to mind.
Baddi in Himachal Pradesh and Pantnagar and Rudrapur in Uttaranchal attracted [...]

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Realty: Retail segment not a lucrative avenue

Published: August 24, 2009

When the going was good in the real estate sector a few years back, retail was seen as a lucrative avenue to park one’s funds. But given that the current scenario creates scepticism on the return on investment, is retail still seen as a profitable option?
Take the case of businessman Manoj Shah who had invested [...]

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India’s biggest land deals

Published: August 20, 2009

DLF, India’s largest real estate developer, has emerged as the sole bidder for the 350.71-acre land parcel in Gurgaon put up for auction by HSIIDC. With a reserve price of Rs 1,700 crore, it’s said to be one of the largest land deals in India in terms of value.
Mega land deals, however, are not new [...]

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Mall owners focus on space fillers

Published: July 27, 2009

AHMEDABAD: Mall vacancies in major retail destinations such as Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad climbed between 5% and 15% in June 2009, even as developers rewire their strategies to sustain cash flows. During the past six months, developers juggling with various revenue models have discovered to their relief that certain “flexible” formats like ‘minimum guarantee’ [...]

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Drop in Rentals Lure Retailers towards Metros

Published: June 3, 2009

With rentals dropping sharply, large retailers such as Aditya Birla Retail, Reliance Retail and Shoppers Stop, and food chains such as McDonald’s are looking at metros and mini-metros for expansion. Aditya Birla Retail and Reliance Retail had started their operations two years ago in Pune and Hyderabad, respectively, as realty costs were too high in [...]

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Tata Real Estate and Infrastructure Limited Plans 20,000 Crore Investment

Published: May 29, 2009

TRIL has hired Sanjay G. Ubale, a former IAS officer to head its real estate and infrastructure foray. Tata Realty & Infrastructure Limited (TRIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, has unleashed it mega investment plans for the sector. The company, part of a $62.5 billion Tata group, has said that it plans to develop [...]

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India’s best places to invest in real estate in 2009

Published: January 12, 2009

Investing your money in real estate is not enough. Knowing where to invest is necessary for attractive gains in the property market. So which are the best places to invest in real estate in 2009? Global real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj (JLLM) outlines the nine best places that can fetch you lucrative returns:
Mumbai: [...]

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India’s upcoming property markets

Published: January 10, 2009

What is happening to the real estate boom of the past three years? Is the sector maxed out? No, not by a long shot! What is happening is that development is traveling new paths to attract your investment.
When, at the end of 2006, you wrung your hands at the incredible land prices in the tech-driven [...]

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