Latest Realty News

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.
Vote on Account 2014: Indian real estate embracing change in the time of economic revival
Feb 15, 2014
MUMBAI: The past decade has seen the Indian real estate industry ride on a roller coaster ride through many highs and lows. This period has seen the expansion fury which gripped the sector with the market peaking in 2006 -2007 characterized by a growth in demand, substantial development and increased foreign investments. By mid-2008, this fervour was replaced by cautious evaluation of business models and plans, which was the key agenda of the business houses when the market loomed large with unc
2014 expected to get big ticket funding
Jan 04, 2014
MUMBAI: Funding, or rather the lack of it, has been one of the key concerns of the real estate developers throughout 2013. However, if we look at some of the key policy decisions that have been taken in the year, it seems 2014 is all set to get big ticket funding. The money is poised to be invested in the sector and if not as private equity, the biggies will put in money through Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The reports suggest that private equity funds such as Kotak Realty Fund, Tata Rea
Investments in realty sector grow 53% in Jan-Sep 2013
Jan 04, 2014
DELHI: Investments in the real estate sector grew by 53% in the first three quarters of calendar 2013 with an infusion of $1,885 million against $1,235 million during the same period in the previous year.
Developers optimistic of revival in realty sector in 2014
Jan 03, 2014
DELHI: With high property prices and costlier borrowing hitting real estate, developers are hoping for a reversal of the slowdown in the new year and sales picking up post general elections.
Developers optimistic of revival in realty sector in 2014
Jan 01, 2014
DELHI: With high property prices and costlier borrowing hitting real estate, developers are hoping for a reversal of the slowdown in the new year and sales picking up post general elections.
REITs, a game-changer
Dec 31, 2013
MUMBAI: The demographic dynamics in India is changing fast, leading to a growing demand for real estate, which continues to be higher than supply. An estimated 843 million people will live in Indian cities by 2050, about the same as the combined population of the US, Brazil, Russia, Japan and Germany.
Why India needs REITs?
Dec 05, 2013
MUMBAI: A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a fresh investment mechanism being planned by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). A REIT manages and owns income-generating developed property and is intended to offer common units to the public as an option for investment. These units represent ownership in the business of managing income-producing properties. REITs will make available away to real estate developers to commercialise developed property, providing an exit path. It wi
Real estate investment in India
Nov 26, 2013
MUMBAI: Nowadays coffee conversations with friends have changed. Being in the personal finance industry, friends always tend to ask – Suggest a good place to invest? Should I invest in Real Estate now? How does Real Estate look? Or, “Did you hear, she sold that flat recently? She had bought it for Rs 80 lakh and now sold it for Rs 2 crore! What an investment that was?
India's real estate sector to need $ 257 bn by 2015: Report
Nov 16, 2013
MUMBAI: The real estate sector in the country would need an investment of $ 257 billion by 2015, including Economic Weaker Section (EWS) housing, of which residential real estate alone would require $ 29 billion, according to an EY-FICCI real estate report released today.
The missing link in new Reit regulations
Nov 06, 2013
MUMBAI: Recently, the Securities and Exch-ange Board of India's Chairman, UK Sinha said that if Reits have to succeed, they will have to be tax-efficient. He further said he will ask tax-authorities to consider tax incentives for real estate investment trusts. "We'll talk to the I-T department to make it happen," he added.
REITs will push realty sector
Nov 01, 2013
BANGALORE:The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is preparing to allow public and private sector companies to start Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to enable retail investors to invest in the real estate sector.
REIT: A measured step to protect the growth of real estate sector
Oct 30, 2013
MUMBAI: Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) will be registered as a trust with SEBI and provide financing and exit options both for the investors as well as developers.
Tax breaks for REITs only after elections: FinMin
Oct 29, 2013
MUMBAI: The third attempt by market regulator SEBI to revive the much anticipated Real Estate Investment Trust platform has hit a roadblock yet again. And this time it is the upcoming elections that have played spoilsport.
Sebi seeks tax incentives for REITs
Oct 28, 2013
MUMBAI: Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will ask tax authorities to consider incentives for real estate investment trusts, Sebi Chairman U K Sinha said on Monday.
Property firms gear up for first asset-backed property bonds
Oct 26, 2013
MUMBAI: Property firms, including DLF Ltd, are gearing up to sell the country's first bonds backed by rental income from their office buildings and shopping malls.
REITs: Can it revive realty sector?
Oct 19, 2013
MUMBAI: The capital markets regulator has notified the draft regulations for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), a long-standing demand of the realty sector. This marks a key step in bringing greater transparency and professionalism in the industry.
Reits: An alternative route
Oct 16, 2013
MUMBAI: Soon, real estate investors would have another investment vehicle to ride — real estate investment trusts (Reits). Though the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) had initially contemplated permission to launch the product in 2008, it finally brought out a consultative paper on the subject for public feedback on Thursday.
Real Estate Regulatory Bill – Any ‘Real’ Comfort?
Sep 23, 2013
MUMBAI: The Real Estate Regulatory Bill 2013, which the Union Cabinet approved after a long hiatus in June 2013, was touted to be a game-changer for property buyers as well as the industry as a whole. The aim of the bill clearly was to provide buyers with a level playing field in an industry that is perceived as chronically non-transparent.
Realtors call for urgent implementation of REITs
Aug 25, 2013
MUMBAI: With investor sentiment waning and the rupee plunging to new lows everyday, there is an urgent need for implementing the real estate investment trusts (REITs) to ensure more liquidity in the sector, say experts.

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's