Real estate investments touch Rs24,011-cr in 2018

All segments – residential, retail and office saw increase in demand. Companies leased around 8 million sq ft more space as compared to same time last year taking the total gross space leased in the first half of 2018 of the year to about 24 million sq ft. Full Story

TOP STORIES

Developers of affordable housing projects are finding it difficult to get increased credit from banks. Reason: Banks are yet to treat loans to budget housing as loans to infrastructure, despite the government according infrastructure status to affordable housing in the 2017-18 Budget. Full Story

Foreign investment in real estate down 20%

While global institutional investors’ interest in Indian real estate continues to show an uptick, the latest June quarter has shown a decline in their investment owing to delayed conclusion of a few large deals. Indian real estate has attracted investments worth $1.08 billion in the June quarter across 11 transactions, down 20% from a year ago, showed data from Venture Intelligence. Full Story
GMR Infrastructure, the operator of Delhi and Hyderabad airports, is planning to monetise 137 acres of land around the two airports in 2018-2019, which is expected to give a further fillip to the airport business. Full Story
Policy initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Housing For All have resulted in real estate attracting 25% of the total private equity investments, according to Grant Thornton. Full Story

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POLICY MATTERS

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REGULATOR MATTERS

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SOCIAL UNREST

Technology in retail mall business

Newer technologies have been employed at all stages of real estate business, be they in construction, project management, marketing and sales, or even customer relations. Zaggle's Managing Director & CEO Avinash Godkhindi, explains the intricacies of how technology can impact real estate business especially in the retail sector.

Biggest impetus for us has been concrete road development: Ujjwal Batria

Many infrastructure players feel that the latest slew of government policy decisions 

"Accessories industry needs to adapt fast to changing reality"

MSMEs have been hugely hit by demonetisation and GST, and many thousands have even been wiped out. But there are a few small players who have been able to remain afloat in spite of the tectonic changes in government policies.

We delve into the issue of project financing for urban infrastructure projects, the various facets of it and the shortcomings.

"Paint industry is all about giving customers alternatives"

Real estate developers as well as architects have been spoilt for choice when it comes to interior and exterior paints. We speak to an international paint manufacturer about the latest offerings from the industry.

SME sector is uncouth and unfair

We discuss with a market leader in locks about the dynamics of the marketplace.

PROJECT FINANCE

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) plans to provide rupee-denominated loans for Indian projects in addition to the foreign currency loans that it has been disbursing. India is AIIB’s biggest borrower with sanctioned loans of $1.2 billion and another $1.9 billion in the pipeline. Full Story

PROJECT FINANCE

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CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

How cement industry has fared in the new GST climate

We spoke to JC Toshniwal, Managing Director of Wonder Cement at his office in Udaipur to understand how cement companies find the new laws very industry-friendly, but there are so many other laws which have to be set right to make it easier for cement manufacturers to enjoy ease of doing business while setting up new plants.

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

RECOUNTING HISTORY

Urban infrastructure meltdown

PROJECT FINANCE

BEST FROM RETV ARCHIVES

Why gated community is so popular in India

PM Jayashankar, CMD of Adarsh Group speaks about township development among other issues, and how security is the biggest selling point for gated communities built by real estate developers.

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Niranjan Hiranandani speaks about logistics getting infrastructure status

 
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