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Real estate: ‘Cities in India show modest improvement in transparency’

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June 25, 2014

Primary cities in India have shown modest improvement in transparency over the past two years, mainly due to advancement in market data availability. The JLL’s eighth Global Real Estate Transparency Index covering 102 markets globally shows that India has shown moderate improvement. Jeremy Kelly, Director-Global Research, Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “”Progress has nonetheless been the… Read More ›

Factors to consider while buying real estate as investment at early stage


Kamesh Chauhan is confused about his wife’s demand for buying a house in her hometown. Though she attaches a lot of sentimental value to the one-bedroom flat, Chauhan thinks it will not be a wise investment decision to buy a property with poor facilities. They have just started their financial lives together and Chauhan is… Read More ›

Real estate debt remains a worry with weak 2014 sales forecast


Top real estate developers may find it tough to reduce debt significantly this year as sales forecasts remain dismal, leading to concerns that weak cash flows may, in fact, cause more debt to pile up on their books. Higher bookings and operational cash flows will be key to maintaining debt at a manageable level in… Read More ›

‘Real estate is one of the safest investment avenues’


We spoke with Rajesh Sharma, Director & Promoter, Capri Global Capital, to seek his view on investing. He has over 19 years of experience in capital market and financial advisory services. Q: What is your philosophy towards investment? A: The investment philosophy revolves around an in depth understanding of the investment avenues with a fine… Read More ›

Rupee denominated PE funds key to residential real estate


The woes of the real estate sector are far from over. It will continue to get most of its private equity (PE) funding from funds specifically focused on real estate, especially in residential segment. Sector agnostic private equity funds will invest in residential real estate with caution.  Jones Lang LaSalle India’s Segregated Funds Group closed its first… Read More ›

Residential real estate: How policy reforms impacted it


Post the 1991 liberalization policy, India began to welcome various multinational corporates that were seeking permission to commence operations locally. Being the financial and commercial capital of India, Mumbai was the first city to witness a significant influx of large multinational firms.  By 1994-95, real estate prices in the city increased to a point where… Read More ›

Tier-III cities drive retail realty market: Jones Lang LaSalle


MUMBAI: Tier-III cities are emerging as attractive destinations for retail real estate primarily due to development of infrastructure and increasing purchasing power of consumers in these markets, according to property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). Cities like Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Surat, Amritsar, Vadodara, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Kanpur and Raipur are emerging as high potential… Read More ›

Home sales bounce back in December quarter, clocks 22% rise in top 6 cities


NEW DELHI: After several quarters of tepid growth, home sales bounced back in the three months to December with a 22 per cent rise in top six cities, according to property research firm Liases Foras. Bangalore posted the biggest gain with home sales growing 58 per cent over a year ago between October and December… Read More ›

India beats China as top choice for global corporate expansion plans: Survey


MUMBAI: Corporate decision makers are responding to signs of economic improvement across Europe, shifting focus away from pure cost management to future growth opportunities, with an increased appetite for global expansion into Indian markets, according to CBRE’s latest annual European Occupier Survey. The European Occupier Survey is an annual survey, conducted in-house by CBRE to… Read More ›

RBI’s hike in key interest rate to hit real estate: industry


New Delhi: Hiking of the key policy rate by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will hit property sales, particularly in the residential segment, real estate developers said while expressing disappointment at the move. The RBI raised the key policy rate by 0.25 per cent to 8 per cent in a bid to curb inflation… Read More ›