Kailash Babar

  • NBCC, Suraksha Realty submit revised bid for Jaypee Infratech

    NBCC, Suraksha Realty submit revised bid for Jaypee Infratech

    Both NBCC and realty developers Suraksha Realty have submitted revised bids for Jaypee. While Suraksha Realty has upped its offer to Rs 7,900 crore to lenders and possession in 3 years to over 22,000 homebuyers, NBCC has offered lenders 1,426-acre land worth around Rs 5,000 crore and 50% of around 3,000 apartments that have no claimants.

    Morgan Stanley strikes big Mumbai office deal

    Morgan Stanley strikes big Mumbai office deal

    Global investment bank Morgan Stanley picking up nearly 800,000 sq ft in Oberoi Realty’s project in Goregaon. The deal is for 15 years, including a 10-year fixed term and an option to avail an extension for the balance period, sources told ET. The lease rental for the space is set at Rs 120 per sq ft.

    Lodha Banks aims to be debt free in 2 years

    Lodha Banks aims to be debt free in 2 years

    Realty developer Lodha Group is aiming to turn debt free over the next two years, aided by the brisk sales performance in its recently launched affordable housing vertical.

    Homebuyers’ lobby seeks RERA listing relaxation for stress fund support

    Homebuyers’ lobby seeks RERA listing relaxation for stress fund support

    According to the homebuyers lobby, the condition that a stalled project can only access the fund if it's RERA registered has an inherent handicap as many states have just established the real estate regulator and some don't have it. For instance, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh, which have just formed it, do not have many projects registered with it.

  • Kailash Babar

    Special Funding Window to Realty’s Rescue

    Dear Readers, Real estate sector, being the second largest job creator after agriculture, holds a significant importance in economic growth and its ability to kick-start the economy is undeniable. Undoubtedly, given its linkages with other...

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    Affordable housing gets further impetus

    Dear Readers Housing has been an area of key importance for governments across the world and its contribution to economic development remains undisputed. India’s Union Budget for 2019-20 on Friday underscored this very fact as...

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    Keep Pushing!

    Dear Readers, Housing has been a key issue for governments across the world. India has been relatively successful over the past decades taking care of its basic needs of food and clothing. However, addressing the...

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    REITs: The Moment of Truth

    Indian investors keen on real estate as an asset class are on the cusp of getting a new investment option in the form of REITs, modelled on the lines of mutual funds. This comes as...

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    Equilibrium attempted

    Dear Readers, Real estate sector’s importance in terms of economy’s growth, its linkages with other ancillary industries and job creation is well acknowledged for long. The Interim Union Budget 2019-20 has underscored this significance further...

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    REITs: Action begins now

    Dear Readers, Finally, India is set to witness emergence of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), a formal and sophisticated investment mode for property market that has been a traditionally favored asset class for almost everyone....

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    Spotlight on Homebuyers

    The tide is certainly turning in favour of homebuyers, who despite being the most important stakeholder in real estate sector have remained almost ignored so far. While homebuyers themselves have been getting more vocal about...

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    Learning Curve

    Over the last one year, real estate sector and key stakeholders especially homebuyers have gained significantly owing to the implementation of Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016. With RERA, the sector has embarked on...

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    Back to basics

    Builders across key property markets are offering apartments with smaller configurations with the idea of making houses affordable by reducing average apartment sizes and thereby bringing down the price.

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    Consolidation gathers pace

    The ongoing transformation in real estate can easily be termed as one of the toughest over the years as the sector is slowly coming out of the shadow of opaque nature of the business. The...

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    Getting in shape…

    The shortage of housing and pent up demand among end users for organized accommodation has been well documented for years. Despite this, a shelter remains out of reach for millions, who are forced to live...

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    Marching Ahead…

    The much-needed Institutional interest in crucial affordable housing is finally gathering momentum led by the government’s drive to attain its stated objective of ‘Housing for All by 2022’. Two separate, but interesting developments that took...

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    Stage is set…

    We all are witnessing phenomenal transformation that real estate sector is currently undergoing. All the dimensions, be it business practices, regulatory environment, consumer activism or demand and supply patterns, are changing. Certainly, all of this...

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    Disruption to continue in 2018, homebuyers key beneficiary

    The spill-over effect of demonetisation, implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2026 and the Goods & Services Tax – a triple ripple – had a dramatic impact on Indian Real Estate Sector...

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    Unitech takeover: A stern message for all

    The government’s decision to initiate proceedings, through Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), to take over beleaguered realty developer Unitech may have surprised a few industry players, but has sent an unyielding message to all the...

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    Demonetisation & real estate sector: Positive disruptions

    Exactly a year after the government announced its demonetisation decision, real estate sector, long known for its cash intensive dealings, continues to undergo a cleansing of the system. The sector’s transformation towards transparency and formal...

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    Aadhaar-Property linking: No pain, no gain

    Real estate sector is about to witness a tectonic shift with the proposed linking of Aadhaar with property transactions. While the move is still under consideration, the government has given a clear indication with regards...

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