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Do the homework on real estate funds
Nov 15, 2013
MUMBAI: If you have more than a few lakhs waiting to be parked somewhere, investing in real estate must have crossed your horizon. Real estate investments, a high-end one and typically meant for wealthy individuals, have been delivering internal rates of returns of around 18-25 per cent per annum in the past few years.
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.
Cementing the future of REIT
Nov 03, 2013
MUMBAI: In a major step to fuel the growth of the country’s real estate sector, SEBI recently released a consultation paper together with the draft Real Estate Investment Trust 2013 (REIT) regulations. Issued after discussions with stakeholders, the draft regulations have been widely seen as robust and along the lines of regulations in other countries. It is critical that the initial REITs prove successful for investors so that they can become a stable platform for providing developers exits fro
SEBI cracks down on an illicit real estate scheme
Nov 02, 2013
MUMBAI: Market regulator SEBI on Friday barred Servehit Housing & Infrastructure India and its directors from raising money from public after a probe into mobilisation of funds by the company through alleged illicit real estate scheme.
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.
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.
Build on a decent foundation
Oct 19, 2013
MUMBAI: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has put up SEBI (Real Estate Investment Trust) Regulations, 2013 for public comments.
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.
SEBI floats draft norms for listing Real Estate Investment Trusts
Oct 11, 2013
MUMBAI: The market regulator SEBI has introduced draft regulations related to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT). This revives an earlier proposal in 2008 which was not implemented because of difficulties in valuation and reporting of net asset value periodically.
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.
Oberoi Realty’s share sale offer gets good response
Sep 28, 2013
DELHI: Oberoi Realty promoters’ offer to sell 1.14 crore shares through stock exchanges was subscribed 1.62 times, helping the company meet SEBI’s minimum public shareholding norm.
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.
DLF in talks with PEs and international hotel operators for Aman Resorts sale
Jul 29, 2013
NEW DELHI: India's largest real estate firm DLFBSE -1.25 % has ended its "exclusivity contract" to sell luxury hotel chain Aman Resorts to the original owner and founder Adrian Zecha and has begun talks with a clutch of private equity funds and international hotel operators, which includes Blackstone and Carlyle.
Godrej Properties submits info on Rs 700 cr rights issue to SEBI
Jul 17, 2013
DELHI: Godrej Properties, the real estate arm of Godrej Group, has submitted details sought by the capital market regulator SEBI regarding the company’s proposed Rs 700 crore rights issue.
How new real estate bill could reshape the realty ecosystem?
Jun 20, 2013
MUMBAI: 1) Project Registration When the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill 2013 comes into effect, all projects will have to be registered with a real estate regulatory authority.
Omaxe sales bookings up 55% to Rs 2,373 cr in FY'13
Jun 16, 2013
DELHI: Realty firm Omaxe's sales booking increased by 55 per cent during last fiscal to Rs 2,373 crore as it sold more area at a higher rate.
DLF to invest about Rs 3,000 crore to build new projects in FY'14
Jun 02, 2013
Realty major DLF LtdBSE -5.41 % will invest about Rs 3,000 crore this fiscal on construction of various projects and is targeting sales booking of more than Rs 6,000 crore.
Sahara urges Sebi to verify repayments to investors
Mar 05, 2013
NEW DELHI: Caught in a legal battle with Sebi and directed by the Supreme Court (SC) to refund Rs 19,000 crore to investors by depositing this amount with the market regulator, Sahara has asked for the appointment of a credible agency to verify the authenticity of claims of repayment made by the two Sahara companies - Sahara India Real Estate Corporation and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation.

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