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REIT $20 billion spending in India delayed by tax rules
Oct 15, 2014
The Indian government has announced rules for setting up real estate investment trusts (REITs), vehicles that may spur $20 billion of property development
DLF, India's most indebted realty firm, faces tough choices after fund-raising ban
Oct 15, 2014
DLF Limited will be forced to sell assets, even unfinished projects, to meet debt obligations, say bankers
Good time to buy commercial property
Oct 12, 2014
For those looking to invest in real estate, commercial property is a better option than residential at this point of time, from the investment perspective
Indian REITs, InvITs must be more tax efficient – APREA
Oct 09, 2014
The tax treatment of India’s new real estate investment trusts (REITs) regime should be changed to remove stumbling blocks to investment in the vehicles, a lobby group has said
Market regulator Sebi notifies final rules for REITs
Sep 26, 2014
Market regulator Sebi today notified norms for listing of business trust structures, REITs and InvITs that would help attract more funds in a transparent manner into realty and infrastructure sectors
Real Estate Investment Trusts will get investments, no need for more sops, say Officials
Sep 25, 2014
Real Estate Investment Trusts will help attract more funds into the realty sector and there is no need to provide more tax concessions for it, a senior government official said
Taxation, regulatory issues may trip REITs success: KPMG-IVCA
Sep 20, 2014
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) could be a game changer for the realty sector, but lack of clarity on taxation and regulatory aspects might act as roadblocks for attracting foreign investments in the commercial space
Milestone to launch Rs 500-cr fund for housing projects
Sep 08, 2014
PE firm Milestone Capital Advisors Ltd, which focuses on residential and commercial projects, has launched its 10th fund that would focus on mid-size residential projects
Brigade, Singapore's GIC to invest $248 mln in Indian property sector
Sep 02, 2014
Indian developer Brigade Enterprises (BRIG.NS) and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd have agreed to jointly invest 15 billion rupees ($248 million) in residential real estate projects in south India, the companies said
Why don't we have enforceable laws instead of creating a real estate regulatory body, asks Anshuman ...
Aug 31, 2014
The Supreme Court's adverse verdicts against two major real estate firms, DLF and Supertech, show consumer activism is at its peak in the business. Do buyers have enough safeguards to protect them in the absence of a regulator for the real estate sector?
Realty Expo Offers Resources to NRIs on India’s Housing Market
Aug 30, 2014
Bay Area Indian Americans keen to buy into their homeland got a crash course in property investment at the “Realty India Expo 2014,” held at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel here Aug. 23 and 24
BSE forms 11-member advisory group on REITs
Jul 13, 2014
MUMBAI: The BSE has launched an advisory group on REITs (real estate investment trusts), which are aimed at attracting long-term funds to the cash-strapped realty sector from both foreign as well as domestic investors.
Parsvnath to explore raising foreign funds as govt eases rules
Jul 13, 2014
MUMBAI: Realty firm Parsvnath Developers will consider raising foreign funds in two commercial projects in the national capital that have now become FDI compliant after the government eased rules in the Budget.
REITs may fetch $10 billion this fiscal itself: Experts
Jul 13, 2014
MUMBAI: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which now seems to be a reality, is likely to net a whopping $10 billion this fiscal itself, thus providing the much-needed funds to the cash-starved developers, say industry experts.
Budget 2014: Higher FDI in realty encouraging
Jul 13, 2014
PUNE: Pragmatic measures to support the country's housing sector proposed in the Budget will encourage developers to plan larger residential projects and attract substantial investments from Indian and overseas investors, real estate developers from the city have said.
Real Estate: Boost for property buyers
Jul 12, 2014
MUMBAI: The proposals announced in Budget 2014-15 for the realty sector are expected to improve liquidity for cash-short real estate companies, improve demand for housing and increase the supply of affordable houses.
Can Arun Jaitley's budget re-energise the real estate sector?
Jul 12, 2014
MUMBAI/BANGALORE/NEW DELH: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a slew of measures to spur the slackening real estate sector that includes an allocation of Rs 7,060 crore for the development of 100 smart cities, relaxed norms for the entry of foreign capital and tax relief on home loans.
Top 10 expectations from Budget 2014
Jul 09, 2014
DELHI: The real estate sector has been a major driver of India’s economic growth as it contributes 6.3 percent to the nation’s GDP (2012-13) and is a major source of revenue for central, state and local governments.
Piramal raises Rs 100 crore for residential realty fund
Jul 09, 2014
MUMBAI: Ajay Piramal-led Piramal Fund Management today said it has raised Rs 100 crore in a fund, which will be focusing on residential real estate investments.
Budget 2014: Suggested amendments for real estate
Jul 07, 2014
DELHI: The real estate sector happens to be one of the very important sectors for the overall growth of the economy. Since the new government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has taken a pragmatic view of providing housing to all by 2020, it becomes very important that certain amendments are made in the law for the real estate sector.
Real estate trusts may tap Rs 90k cr in first year
Jun 14, 2014
MUMBAI: Real estate investment trusts (Reits), which are expected to get a green signal in the upcoming Budget, could open up a new source of funding for developers battling declining sales and high cost of funds.
Real estate industry awaits policy action from next government
May 11, 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
Real estate investment trusts get regulatory push
May 10, 2014
MUMBAI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is preparing to remove the barriers for launch of trading in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
REITS: Challenges for the new government
May 08, 2014
MUMBAI: Although REITs is not a new name in India, the government is still in the process of formulating legislations for it in the Indian real estate market. Indeed, implementing REITs is one of the challenges that the new government faces.
Xander, Dutch pension fund APG to go on $300m office buying spree
May 08, 2014
BANGALORE: Emerging markets investor Xander and Dutch pension fund APG have partnered for a Indian venture that would deploy $300 million (or Rs 1800 crore) to buy tenanted office spaces across the country's top metros.

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