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Reits may not get complete pass-through status
Oct 06, 2014
Contrary to a promise made in the Budget for 2014-15, the proposed real estate investment trusts (Reits) might not get a full pass-through status
Parsvnath leases office space in Connaught Place; eyes Rs 100crore rental/yr
Sep 28, 2014
Parsvnath Developers has leased about 1.7 lakh sq ft in its office building near Connaught Place
Private investments to help develop 100 smart cities planned by govt: Venkaiah Naidu
Sep 27, 2014
Private sector investments will play a key role in financing and building the 100 smart cities that the government is planning, urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu said
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?
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.
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.
Real estate investment trusts to give a boost to 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.
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.
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).
What are Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs?
May 06, 2014
MUMBAI: Swatantra Kumar explains: REITs or are a special type of investment vehicle which operate more like mutual funds but invest in real estate properties for returns. These properties are usually income generating properties, commercial or residential, and the returns from such investments are passed on to the investors in the REITs.
Stock market gains will help real estate
Apr 30, 2014
MUMBAI: One of the worst-hit industries in the past three years has been real estate. Land prices have stagnated, housing demand has stagnated, commercial demand has shrunk, interest rates have gone up. The Reserve Bank of India has also implemented measures restricting access to capital for real estate firms and, at the same time, limited housing mortgage exposure for banks by assigning high risk-weights.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to invest $250 million in Hines India Real Estate
Dec 11, 2013
BANGALORE | NEW DELHI: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is investing $250 million ( Rs 1,500 crore) in Hines India Real Estate, the Indian arm of American property development and management firm Hines, amid a rise in overseas interest in the sector.
Sebi issues draft norms for Real Estate Investment Trusts
Oct 11, 2013
MUMBAI: Looking to attract more investments into the capital market, Sebi today proposed listing of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), a popular instrument for raising funds in the realty sector.
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.

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