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Nov 09, 2015
Shalu is a professional, earning a high salary. She has invested a lot in property—land, an apartment and a house in her native place—as she feels real estate is a good investment option. Buying property gives her an emotional high and leaves her feeling content.
US-based-SRS-Investments-enters-Vizag-realty-market
Aug 06, 2015
VISAKHAPATNAM: Terra Alpha, the real estate arm of US-based private-equity real estate investment firm SRS Investments, on Wednesday launched the Port City's first realty FDI (foreign direct investment) project Celest that comprises a residential-cum-c
Pension-Fund-Regulatory-and-Development-Authority-allows-pension-funds-to-invest-in-realty-sector-
Jun 07, 2015
NEW DELHI: The pensions regulator has opened the doors of long-term retirement funds to the real estate sector, allowing the pension funds to invest up to 5% of their corpus in regulated real estate investment trusts.
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
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?
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.
Southern landlord Pai plans to list investment company
May 26, 2014
BANGALORE: South India's biggest landlord, Dayanand Pai, is looking to unlock close to Rs 1,000 crore by taking his newly created Century Real Estate Investments (CREI) for an initial public offer (IPO), people directly familiar with the matter said.
REIT good for investor and industry
May 24, 2014
DELHI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently initiated steps to revive the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
Develop the plot, build the storey
May 19, 2014
MUMBAI: Inherited property can be touchy territory. If you have a land parcel that was bequeathed to you, chances are that you will be in two minds about what to do.
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
Only builders, banks gain when you take loan to invest in realty
May 11, 2014
MUMBAI: An acquaintance recently told me that his colleague had bought a flat for Rs 40 lakh and is selling it at Rs 80 lakh. He had made a down payment of only Rs 8 lakh at the time of buying the flat. According to him, real estate was the best investment option. This is something we hear almost every second day as financial planners.
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).
BlackBerry to sell its Canadian real estate for $278 million
May 08, 2014
MUMBAI: Smartphone-maker BlackBerry will sell a majority of its real estate holdings in Canada to real estate investment firm Spear Street for about $278 million.
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.

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