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Capturing opportunities in the complex real estate terrain of India
Apr 15, 2014
HYDERABAD: Real estate is an asset class that demands specialised skills and the complexity surrounding this sector, increases in the Indian context. Compared to the mature real estate markets in the developed nations, buyers in India need a higher degree of diligence before entering into property agreements. Issues pertain to ownership rights of the property, understanding the difference between usable area and saleable area in the absence of standardised definitions, completion of the project
Cyrus Mistry's family owned company accuses its attorney of fraud, illegal land sales
Apr 12, 2014
HYDERABAD: A company owned by the family of Tata Sons chairman, Cyrus P Mistry, has accused the attorney it hired to take care of issues related to properties it bought from the Hyderabad Nizams of fraudulently selling them.
Singapore-based realtor to invest Rs 200 cr in Lucknow project
Apr 12, 2014
LUCKNOW: Singapore-based real estate developer Azea Property Investment (API) today announced to invest Rs 200 crore in a housing project in Lucknow. The project 'Azea Botanica' spread over 6.5 acres of land would be completed by 2016.
Private equity firm Milestone Capital sells Rs 145-crore Pune property to HNI
Apr 11, 2014
MUMBAI: Private equity firm Milestone Capital Advisors has sold a 2.5 lakh sq ft commercial property in Pune for about Rs 145 crore to a high-net-worth individual (HNI), marking a potential renewal of interest among such investors in assets that offer stable rental returns in addition to capital appreciation.
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
5 ways to earn a good return on property investment
Apr 09, 2014
HYDERABAD: If someone is looking for low – risk and secured investment which offers good potential in the long run, then property investment would be the right choice. Investment in real estate tends to be less volatile than other investment avenues. Monetary triumph is achievable to quite an extent by investing in real estate sector.
Tracking deals: LeapFrog to invest in IFMR Capital
Apr 08, 2014
MUMBAI: LeapFrog Investments, a specialist investor in financial services in growth markets, will invest $29 million in IFMR Capital. The investment will enable affordable and efficient access to finance for millions of excluded households and businesses across India.
Vivendi Ventures to launch realty PE biz
Apr 08, 2014
CHENNAI: Chennai-based Vivendi Ventures, which is into real estate development and fund management, is planning to launch a private equity arm headquartered in Singapore, to invest in real estate projects in India.
Plan your investments at the start of the year
Apr 08, 2014
MUMBAI: The beginning of a new financial year is a good time to revisit your portfolio and take stock of your finances. Early planning helps you earn more returns and prevents you running from pillar to post in the last week of the next March.
Investments in realty shrank 65% in 2013
Apr 07, 2014
MUMBAI: India’s real estate sector is estimated to have received $1.2-billion (around Rs 7,200 crore) investments in 2013, down 65 per cent from the previous year’s $3.4 billion, according to a report by real estate consultancy Cushman and Wakefield.
The real cost of freebies
Apr 07, 2014
DELHI: Indians always await an auspicious time to conduct financial transactions, especially the purchase of assets including real estate — so, what time would be more opportune than festival seasons like Navaratra in March-April and in October-November, which extends up to Diwali and further on to Christmas.
Realty investments in India dip 65% in 2013
Apr 05, 2014
MUMBAI: In 2013, investments in India’s real estate sector fell 65 per cent to $1.2 billion, making the country the 10th most invested region in Asia-Pacific, according to a report by real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. In 2012, Indian realty had received investments of $3.4 billion; then, too, it was 10th in the region.
Subrata Roy seeks modification of SC order for his release
Apr 05, 2014
DELHI: Sahara chief Subrata Roy Thursday sought modification of the Supreme Court's March 26 order setting a condition of depositing Rs.10,000 crore, as a part payment of the investors' money that the group's two companies had collected, for his release from judicial custody.
Brookefield Asset Management eyes 100% stake in Unitech Corporate Parks
Apr 05, 2014
DELHI: Canadian asset management firm Brookefield Asset Management is seeking to acquire 100% stake in Unitech Corporate Parks, a London Stock Exchange-listed India-focussed real estate investment firm.
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
Kolte-Patil, ASK Property acquire Pune land parcel for Rs 160 crore
Apr 02, 2014
MUMBAI: Pune-based Kolte-Patil DevelopersBSE 2.64 % and realty fund ASK Property Investment Advisors have jointly acquired a 30-acre land parcel at Kondhwa in Pune for around Rs 160 crore, top executives of the two firms said.
Ahuja Group raises ?60 crore from Motilal Oswal realty fund
Apr 01, 2014
MUMBAI: Motilal Oswal’s second real estate private equity fund called India Realty Excellence Fund II LLP has made a fresh investment of ?60 crore in Mumbai-based developer Ahuja Group’s housing project.
First investments for a young professional
Mar 31, 2014
MUMBAI: For a while now, we have been addressing the needs and concerns of individuals approaching retirement. Not surprisingly, we received queries from young professionals — who have just started their career.
Bangalore: Spurt in demand from US-based NRIs
Mar 29, 2014
BANGALORE: The availability of many investment options, favourable exchange rate, better pricing, flexible repayment options and professional property management services are all nudging NRI techies in the US, Bay area to look at Bangalore as an ideal destination to invest in.
Reaping a rich harvest
Mar 28, 2014
CHENNAI: Farmland is not an automatic association with real-estate investment though it can offer rich pickings.
Payment Default: Cases Registered against Chit Fund Firm
Mar 27, 2014
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Various police stations in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts have registered cases against a private chit fund firm which allegedly defaulted in repaying maturity amount to investors.
Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Limited,Sahara Housing Investment Corporation Limited
Mar 27, 2014
DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy to deposit Rs.10,000 crore with the market regulator SEBI for his release on interim bail from judicial custody.
SC to take up Sahara repayment proposal today
Mar 26, 2014
DELHI: Sahara India Real Estate Corporation and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation, the two Sahara group companies under pressure from the Supreme Court to return money to millions of investors, on Tuesday offered another schedule for the repayment. The Supreme Court will take up the new proposal on Wednesday afternoon.
Gunning for equity and realty
Mar 24, 2014
DELHI: Vibha Padalkar joined HDFC Standard Life in 2008 after a seven-year stint as Executive Vice-President, Finance, at WNS Global Services. Discipline is the keyword when it comes to investments. Of course, periodic shifting of asset classes is also required. Here’s more on where a woman CFO invests and her investment mantras.
Global investment in realty to grow
Mar 21, 2014
PUNE: Rapid urbanization and demographic changes, especially in the emerging markets, will lead to substantial growth in the real estate investment industry, over the next six years. At the same time as the industry’s opportunities grow, so will assets invested into the sector.

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