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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City Corp launches second-hand flats biz in Pune

Published: September 16, 2009

Real estate developer City Corporation has entered second-hand apartments business through an apartment exchange scheme meant for its future customers who would exchange their present house with an apartment in the firm’s Amanora Park Town project in Pune. City Corporation would buy old apartments from customers, renovate them and sell-off through an established network of [...]

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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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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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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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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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Real estate giant IREO to invest $500 mn in India

Published: July 10, 2009

NEW DELHI: Global real estate giant IREO will pump in $500 million in various infrastructure projects in India over a period of seven years, the company said Thursday.IREO, which has invested $1.5 billion in India, is already one of the largest investors in the country’s real estate sector.
“Having already invested $1.5 billion, we still have [...]

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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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Developers focus on Service Apartment to Fight Tough Times

Published: June 8, 2009

After being launched in cities like New Delhi, Bangalore and Pune, service apartments will soon be a reality in Tier II and III cities. Considering the growing number of corporate honchos visiting the tri-city, Ludhiana and Amritsar, real estate developers will soon introduce service apartments in these cities. Another reason that has evoked developers’ interest [...]

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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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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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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 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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