Mumbai Real Estate Sector can witness Oversupply in 2012-13: Jones Lang LaSalle

Published: March 30, 2011

Mumbai’s residential market is predicted to witness a glut in 2012-13 owing to steady new launches at a time when sales are extremely slow, according to real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle. “The overall sentiments of the market and the consistent rate of new project launches in Mumbai give a clear indication of an impending [...]

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No more than a hiccup for Indian market

Published: November 30, 2009

Indian Real Estate companies together have an exposure of $2 billion to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a big chunk of it in Dubai. Almost half the exposure is of real estate developers based in Mumbai.
The Mumbai companies’ total investments in the UAE are between $500 million and $1 billion; those from Bangalore and [...]

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Increase in prices sours revival in demand for real estate

Published: November 27, 2009

Mumbai: The much-heralded revival in home-building could come to nothing as property developers may have raised prices too much too soon, data from realty research company Liases Foras shows.
The country’s largest mortgage lender has a word of caution for real estate companies looking to cash in on the increase in demand.
“Developers have to be careful [...]

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Best Time to Invest in Commercial Property

Published: November 16, 2009

Sunil Sharma was a very successful IT professional in the US where he had been working for over a decade. However, he has returned to India and is currently engaged in developing an advanced IT-ready commercial space with all concepts of sustainable building packed into the Advant Navis Business Park in Delhi NCR (Noida-Greater Noida [...]

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Best Locations in Mumbai to Buy Residential Property

Published: October 1, 2009

Mumbai-the commercial capital of the country and home to the Indian film industry, has always been a preferred choice for buying, selling or renting properties in India. It is recognized as an IT/ITES hub and this has led to a thriving demand for properties. Despite the skyrocketing real estate prices, the city has something to [...]

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Tata Housing launches affordable initiative ‘New Haven’

Published: September 30, 2009

Tata Housing Development Company announced the launch of ‘New Haven’, an initiative in the affordable housing segment.
New Haven’s’ flagship project will be launched at Boisar in Mumbai and will offer 1,300 apartments, including 2 BHK and 3 BHK homes, starting at Rs 12.73 lakh with a minimum size of 670 square feet, a press [...]

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Indiabulls launches High-End Residential Project in South Mumbai

Published: September 8, 2009

Close on the heels of launching Indiabulls Sky, its high-end residences project in South Mumbai, Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd has now announced the launch of a mini-township, Indiabulls Greens, just 5 kilometers from Panvel station. Spread across a serene 25 acres in close proximity to the Mumbai-Pune highway, the project offers a good alternative for [...]

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Office property leads signs of recovery in the commerical real estate sector in india

Published: September 8, 2009

The office property market in key business districts in India is experiencing an increase in confidence with banks and financial services companies buying but the IT and ITeS sectors are yet to enter the growth spree as they are still depressed by the global economic downturn, according to analysts.
Delhi and Mumbai are seeing the most [...]

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Changes in Indian Real Estate Affairs

Published: September 3, 2009

Real estate in India has always been the playing field for entrepreneurs. This industry has witnessed unprecedented highs and frightening lows over the years. One is often left dyspnoeic with the continuous shifts in this sector. Due to rise in demand in the IT/ITeS sector and significant increase in FDI, the commercial and retail real [...]

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Bandra-Worli Sea Link Expected to Boost Real Estate Prices by 10-15 per cent in Surrounding Areas

Published: August 28, 2009

It’s a classic case of infrastructural development boosting real estate prices. The Bandra-Worli Sea Link seems to be doing more than just easing the traffic flow from north and south Mumbai. Experts in the country’s financial capital say that there could be an increase of 10-15 per cent in property rates in surrounding areas. “The [...]

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Commercial real estate rentals seem to be bottoming out

Published: August 26, 2009

Mumbai commercial rental continues to be the second costliest in Asia Pacific. With rent of about USD 800 per sq metre per annum, Mumbai is ahead of the likes of Tokyo (USD 750 per sq metre p.a.) and Singapore (USD 625 per sq metre p.a.) as per the latest report of real estate consultancy [...]

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Project Delays Mainly Caused by Diversion of Funds by Major Developers

Published: August 10, 2009

The prime reason behind project delays in Delhi-NCR has been the diversion of funds by all the major developers. During the boom time, they had over-booked their projects and then failed to deliver their commitments. In fact, the immediate impact of the global slowdown on the Indian residential real estate market was most visible during [...]

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1% loan subsidy to boost affordable housing in Tier II & III cities

Published: August 10, 2009

Govt has offered 1% subsidy on loans up to Rs 10 lakh & doled out tax sops for developers. But this will mainly boost affordable housing projects in Tier II & III cities. Metros will be missing from the list.
At a time when low cost is the clearly the buzzword in the real estate sector, [...]

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Realtors may not gain from tax benefit extension

Published: August 6, 2009

The government’s decision to extend the time limit for claiming tax exemption on profit earned from projects may not give the desired benefits to real estate developers. Instead of giving benefits to ongoing projects, the government chose to extend a tax waiver to ‘affordable’ housing projects that were approved till March 31, 2008.
“A change in [...]

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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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Govt plugs loophole to stop illegal profits by developers

Published: July 10, 2009

The government is bringing an amendment that would prevent you and your closest kin from buying more than one flat in the same building in affordable home projects. This is applicable for buildings approved for construction of smaller flats of less than 1000 square feet of built-up area targeted at low and middle income households [...]

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DLF, Unitech plan to put Mumbai projects on track

Published: June 29, 2009

MUMBAI: Mumbai seems to be the next destination for India’s biggest realty companies, Unitech and DLF, to try and restart some of their projects Realty which were put on the backburner. Both these companies have been in the midst of overcoming some serious liquidity problems that they were confronted with.
Unitech, which recently raised $325 million [...]

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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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Discounts pay, home buyers back in market

Published: June 15, 2009

NEW DELHI: Home sales have picked up in select Indian markets over the past couple of months, but analysts warn that prices may not have bottomed out yet as developers are sitting on a huge inventory.
Markets such as Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), including Delhi and surrounding areas such as Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad, [...]

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Big Malls Make a Comeback

Published: June 12, 2009

The global financial meltdown and its concomitant effect on India’s real estate industry had forced developers to defer supply of mall space in 2008. However, in what could be seen as early signs of revival of retail real estate, as many as 100 malls, spread over 30 million sq ft, are expected to come up [...]

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Developers Resort to Discounts to Sell Commercial Properties

Published: June 10, 2009

Realty companies are resorting to discounts to sell commercial properties in order to improve cash flows and reduce mounting debts. DLF, the country’s biggest real estate firm by market capitalisation, has recently sold its 66% stake in a special purpose vehicle that owns eight acres at Prabhadevi in Mumbai for Rs 310 crore, which analysts [...]

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Home demand inching up, but recovery not in sight

Published: June 10, 2009

MUMBAI — Homes sales in India are trickling back in some sections of the market, but industry watchers say a rebound is months away as buyers in the world’s second-most populous country await further price corrections.
Builders have begun new projects after a year-long hiatus, and are also swapping older premium project proposals for cheaper ones [...]

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10 top most expensive office spots

Published: June 8, 2009

NEW DELHI: Mumbai, which became the second-most expensive office property market globally one-and-a-half years ago at the peak of a real estate boom in the country, has now slipped out of the top-five list, as per a survey of 170 cities by real estate consultant CB Richard Ellis. The city remained at the sixth position [...]

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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: Buyers willing to come forward at the right price

Published: June 2, 2009

“Land monopoly is not only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other
forms of monopoly.”
Said former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and that’s the sense of power felt by those who hold land. The thinking of Indian developers is no [...]

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Over 100 malls to spring up in India by end-2010

Published: June 1, 2009

Mumbai: Keen on matching supply with demand, real estate developers may spring up more than a hundred malls spread over 30 million sq ft in the country by end-2010, a report says.
“Between now and 2010, an additional 31,846,504-square feet of mall space will be created across India through just over 100 new shopping centres,” findings [...]

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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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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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Builders Allege Upturn in Property Demands- Banks Disagree

Published: May 20, 2009

Builders seem to have reset their price expectation and it is starting to reflect in the new stock entering the market Banks say that they have not seen any change in either loan disbursement or loan applications. After six to eight months of a dry spell in the real estate space, builders are claiming that [...]

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Real Estate India can see a Turnaround

Published: May 18, 2009

The election of a stable government at the Centre could bring a bottom to the real estate market and may help in turning it around, as improved economic sentiment and rallying stock markets bring back confidence into the battered sector, industry experts say. The real estate sector has seen a steep fall in prices in [...]

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Realty may see sales building up in Q4, but profits could fall

Published: April 24, 2009

India’s real estate companies are expected to see a marginal rise in sequential sales in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2009, on the back of good demand for their new projects, coming at up to 20% discount to existing market prices. However, their profits may take a hit. On a year-on-year basis, the top [...]

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Price negotiations begin as commercial rents tend southward

Published: April 24, 2009

Bangalore / Mumbai: After two failed attempts to pre-sell its Hafeez Contractor House development in central Mumbai over the past two years, real estate developer Orbit Corp. Ltd has decided to build premium residences instead of corporate offices on the 250,000 sq. ft property. The move comes as demand for commercial space across India, and [...]

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It’s not the best of times for real estate funds

Published: February 19, 2009

MUMBAI: It’s not the best of times for real estate funds. Given the slowdown in the sector, realty funds are going slow on raising money from their investors - a process that is referred to as the draw down option. Lack of  investment opportunity is cited as the prime reason.
Typically, a real estate fund works [...]

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NRIs urged to invest in property business

Published: February 9, 2009

MANAMA: Indians should turn the present financial crisis to their advantage by investing in the real estate business back home, says a leading Bahrain businessman.
With property prices and rents spiraling in the Gulf and the Indian rupee depreciating, Indian real estate developers are actively promoting their products among expatriate Indians, including those in Bahrain.
“Despite the [...]

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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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