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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Realtors use technology to boost productivity

Published: July 10, 2009

SALES slowdown, stagnating capital values and a need to manage resources better are pushing Indian realty firms to invest in technology that will help them achieve optimum productivity, information access and regulatory compliance.End-to-end enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, that manage diverse projects across different locations, are slowly finding favour. ERP vendors are seeing increased enquiries [...]

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Is it the right time to expand biz in property market?

Published: June 22, 2009

The good news is that the commercial segment in real estate is upbeat and demand is picking up. While initially, the first quarter of the calendar year saw a major decline in rental values in commercial spaces, the process of stabilisation has now begun over the last few weeks.
Companies, which were earlier hesitant to set [...]

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DLF Decides Against Selling Core Asset, Will Only Sell Hotel Plots

Published: June 19, 2009

India’s largest real estate company DLF has decided against selling core assets — residential, industrial and commercial plots — which it had put on the block. The company will now sell only the hotel plots, which are non-core to its business. DLF executive director YK Tyagi told ET that the company has pulled back these [...]

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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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Real Estate Recovery in Coming 3 Months : ASSOCHAM

Published: June 3, 2009

Anticipating strong policy measures for real estate in forthcoming Budget, embattled realty majors see positive signs of recovery taking place, within next Three months as affordable housing rev up demand and improved cash flows address their liquidity concerns, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
The ASSOCHAM Business Barometer (ABB) Survey [...]

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Real estate recovery in next three months: Assocham

Published: May 29, 2009

New Delhi: India’s realtors believe the sector will see signs of recovery in the next three months, according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). A survey report by the industry lobby said 88 percent of chief executives of real estate firms see a quick revival within the next three months [...]

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Commercial rentals in Delhi, Mumbai plunge

Published: May 21, 2009

Commercial real estate rentals in Mumbai and New Delhi have seen a steep decline of 24 per cent in the January March quarter over the previous quarter of the financial year 2008-09, according to a research report by Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj (JLLM), a property consultancy firm.
“The biggest decline in commercial rentals have been in [...]

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Retail and Real Estate Projects on hold in Kolkata

Published: April 21, 2009

Around 100 small and large retail and real estate projects in Kolkata are being delayed or deferred due to the financial credit crunch. According to analysts and industry insiders, increased retail development in Kolkata and in its suburbs had nearly doubled real estate prices over the last few years. However, although 40 to 50 projects [...]

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Kolkata Govt Rejects DLF Township Proposal

Published: February 17, 2009

The West Bengal government has rejected DLF Ltd’s proposal to build a 500-acre township at Dankuni in the suburbs of Kolkata, according to the state’s principal secretary Subesh Das.
Though in July 2006, the state government had chosen DLF through competitive bidding to build a 4,840-acre township in the same area, it couldn’t acquire land for [...]

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