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Mar 26, 2015
BENGALURU: Realty portal has acquired online discussion site Indian Real Estate Forum in a move aimed at providing content that can help home buyers make informed choices
Brahma Management to invest Rs 3,000 crore in Indian real estate sector
Jun 20, 2014
Nine years after it was formed, New York-based Brahma Management has lined up big investments for the Indian real estate market . Brahma, an FDI-funded investment and asset management company, has already invested around Rs 2,500 crore in the sector and has plans to put in another Rs 3,000 crore over the next two years.
Top 10 trends of India’s residential sector
May 20, 2014
DELHI: India’s residential sector is passing through interesting times. JLL India’s Real Estate Intelligence Service has identified the top ten trends of the Indian residential sector over the past two or three quarters:
Real estate sector: Investor money waiting at the gates
May 11, 2014
MUMBAI: The broader enthusiasm in the market has caught the real estate sector too, going by the slew of investments that are on the upswing.
Realty sector looking for strong govt to push through reforms
May 02, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Indian real estate market, like most other sectors of the economy, is hoping that a strong Government at the Centre will push through reforms, help the sector gather momentum and thereby attract investments.
Indian real estate awaits proactive government
Apr 30, 2014
MUMBAI: Like most other business sectors, the Indian real estate market holds its breath for a stronger and more determined government. The perception which is currently driving market sentiments is that market momentum can either accelerate, remain unchanged or decelerate depending on which party is voted into power. Speaking purely from the viewpoint of market sentiment, there is some validity to this perception. However, the fact is that the true benefits of political stability and proactive
Indians top foreign investors list in real estate in Dubai
Apr 21, 2014
MUMBAI/DUBAI: Indians have topped the list of foreign investors in real estate in Dubai, pumping in USD 1.6 billion during the first quarter of 2014, according to a government agency.
Realty market poised to attract investments
Apr 11, 2014
BANGALORE: As the country heads towards the general elections with policy uncertainties expected to get resolved once a new government assumes office, it seems that the Indian real estate sector is yet again high on the wish-list of the investors, both, domestic and international. If the investments and the policy announcements since the second half of 2013 are any indication, there has been a clear indication that the phase of over-cautious market sentiments is getting over. Furthermore, there
Investment in realty sector dips 65% in 2013 at $1.2 bn
Apr 04, 2014
DELHI: Investment in Indian real estate declined by 65 per cent to $1.2 billion during 2013 but the country was able to retain 10th rank in Asia Pacific, global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said
What is the connection between real estate and elections
Apr 01, 2014
MUMBAI: While all eyes are on the general elections, the real estate sector is holding its breath for the potential optimism that is expected once the results are out. This optimism is expected to boost transactions and lift homebuyer sentiment.
Entry of high-speed elevator manufacturers bring a paradigm shift in high rise buildings
Mar 18, 2014
DELHI: Indian real estate has progressed in leaps and bounds in the last decade and one can marvel at the rapid growth of high rise buildings across the country, be it in the inner cities, suburbs or 2nd tier towns.
Real estate may perk up post polls
Mar 12, 2014
DELHI: Hit by slowing economic growth, rising borrowing costs, and high property prices, demand in the realty sector remained subdued in 2013—particularly in the housing segment—resulting in sales slowdown and pressure on asset pricing across leading cities. Experts say the current cautious market sentiment is likely to continue, as headwinds to growth will prevail at least until the first half of 2014.
Kuwait’s Hayat ties up with Chennai firm, to invest $100 million in realty sector
Feb 27, 2014
CHENNAI: Kuwait's Islamic investment firm Hayat Invest will invest $100 million (about Rs 620 crore) in the Indian real estate sector in two years in partnership with Chennai-based residential real estate developer XS Real Group.
'Despite Telangana issue, HSI for Hyderabad up 22% in Dec qtr'
Feb 27, 2014
HYDERABAD: Despite Telangana issue, the Housing Sentiment Index (HSI) for Hyderabad increased by 22 per cent to 101 points during the October-December quarter, breaking a largely negative streak to end close to neutral, according to an assessment by IIM Bangalore and Magicbricks.
Private equity inflow in realty sector up 13 per cent to Rs 7000 crore: Report
Feb 25, 2014
DELHI: Private equity investment in the real estate sector increased by 13 per cent to Rs 7,000 crore last year on higher inflows in the residential segment, global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said.
Private equity funds returning to realty space again
Feb 24, 2014
MUMBAI: Optimistic about the revival of economy after Lok Sabha elections, foreign and domestic private equity players are now returning to Indian real estate sector, but with caution and will focus on top six-seven cities, say industry experts.
Top seven metros account for over 70% of India's total retail stock
Feb 12, 2014
MUMBAI: Mumbai, NCR Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad are the leading cities for retail and real estate operations in India as they account for over 70% of the country's total retail stock.
Innovations, technological developments in construction
Jan 21, 2014
MUMBAI: During the past decade, the construction industry has adopted various innovative tools to curb costs, reduce timelines and improve safety standards during project development.
Branded homes: The new symbols of ‘arrival’
Jan 18, 2014
MUMBAi: In India, the concept of branded luxury homes is only two or three years old. Growth of this segment could be pegged at roughly 5-6 per cent per annum, owing to the fact that it is a very exclusive niche category with a restricted number of buyers.
Qatar fund may invest $200 mn in Indian realty
Dec 30, 2013
MUMBAI: Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the gas-rich Gulf emirate, is in talks to invest $200 million in residential property in India, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
2014 to bring in hope for real estate sector
Dec 23, 2013
DELHI: As the year 2013 becomes part of our collective memory, a quick rap up leaves us enriched with the experience of the passing year. It was both exciting and disappointing year for the Indian real estate sector. While the introduction of the Real Estate Regulatory Bill in Lok Sabha and consent to the Land Acquisition Bill in the parliament will reap benefits in the future, slowing economy left the real estate fraternity disappointing from the point of view of expectations. The RBI’s bold de
Connaught Place seventh costliest office mkt in world: CBRE
Dec 20, 2013
DELHI: Connaught Place in Delhi has slipped two notches to become the world's seventh costliest office destination due to slowdown in the realty market and fall in rupee's exchange rate, property consultant CBRE said.
Polls outcome floats wave of positive sentiments in real estate and industries
Dec 09, 2013
NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: The four states polls outcome have floated a new wave of expectation in the UP' industrial and real estate sector. The experts believe that the clear mandate will lead to economic growth. The experts believe that the market is sentimental and will respond very soon, that possibly breach all time high.
Indian real estate sector: Waiting for a change
Nov 28, 2013
DELHI: Overall the real estate industry is grappling with a paradox. There is a distinct gap in the supply – demand scenario and costs involved. Builders have numerous concerns to deal with even before they start construction. Some of which include the amount of time and costs involved in obtaining the plethora of approvals and licences required, the incessant wait for bureaucratic processes, being stuck with non-productive land for which they have to incur expenses. All this coupled with the co
Onion tears in the Indian residential sector
Nov 28, 2013
DELHI: The whole country was recently abuzz when the price of onions (one of the most essential staples of the Indian diet) rose above the price limit of Rs 100 per kg (that’s nearly USD 0.75 per pound) in the country’s capital and surrounding areas. The reasons for this were a crop affected by unseasonal rains and hoarding by suppliers and a few large farmers to create an artificial supply shortfall. This story finds a parallel in the country’s residential sector.

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