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20% rate hike in ready reckoner for posh areas in Maharashtra
Jan 02, 2014
MUMBAI: The state government has increased the ready reckoner (RR) rates for residential and commercial properties by up to 20% in municipal corporation areas of Pune, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai from the new year.
Mumbai office space grew up in 2013
Jan 02, 2014
MUMBAI: Despite the uncertain economic conditions, absorption of office spaces in Mumbai rose by 4.4% y/y to 7 million square feet in 2013, as against the 6.7 million square feet in 2012. As a result, vacancy fell to 22.9% in 2013 from 24% in 2012. Nearly 7.5 million square feet of new supply was added to Mumbai’s office stock in 2013 – an increase of 8.8% y/y compared to the 18% growth in stock in 2012. The total current office stock in Mumbai stands at 91 million square feet.
Large office spaces see few takers as slowdown bites
Nov 05, 2013
MUMBAI: The quantum of large commercial space leased out dipped sharply last quarter. While Delhi saw a drop of 91% sequentially and 66% over the March quarter, the trend in Mumbai was only slightly better — the fall was 50% sequentially and 62% over the January-March period. Indeed, there seem to be few takers for office space of more than 1 lakh square feet — just 1.2 lakh sq ft was rented in Delhi in the September quarter while in Mumbai the area was 2.5 lakh sq ft.
Large office spaces see few takers as slowdown bites
Nov 01, 2013
MUMBAI: The quantum of large commercial space leased out dipped sharply last quarter. While Delhi saw a drop of 91% sequentially and 66% over the March quarter, the trend in Mumbai was only slightly better — the fall was 50% sequentially and 62% over the January-March period. Indeed, there seem to be few takers for office space of more than 1 lakh square feet — just 1.2 lakh sq ft was rented in Delhi in the September quarter while in Mumbai the area was 2.5 lakh sq ft.
Essar’s Equinox Realty may sell stake in some projects
Aug 26, 2013
MUMBAI: Essar Group realty arm Equinox Realty is looking to monetise part of its Rs 3,000 crore investment in commercial and residential spaces before going in for expansion.
Bandra-Kurla Complex is emerging as a hub for consulates
Aug 22, 2013
MUMBAI: Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) is one of the most strategic commercial and residential real estate locations in Mumbai – in fact, maybe in the country. This extremely valuable location has gone from strength to strength ever since it was reclaimed from marshlands hemmed in by Bandra in the west, Kurla in the east and Santa Cruz in the north.
Mumbai office market to cross 100 million sq ft mark in Q4 2014: Jones Lang LaSalle
Jul 10, 2013
MUMBAI: Despite sluggish sentiment in the overall realty sector, Mumbai's commercial real estate stock is likely to cross 100 million sq ft mark by the fourth quarter of 2014, consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle said.
Bad loans to soar on new RBI norms
May 31, 2013
The Reserve Bank of India has said that from April 2015 banks will no longer have the leeway to relax repayment norms for troubled companies without classifying their loans as non-performing assets, which would lead to a surge in bad loans. RBI has also asked banks to increase provisions on loans restructured from June 2013 to 5% from the present requirement of 2.75%.

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