Godrej Properties to build new flat complex in Kalyan

Godrej Properties, arguably the healthiest and fastest growing of the major Indian real estate companies, today said it has agree to purchase a 20 acre project in Kalyan near Mumbai for a residential project. “This project will offer approximately 139,000 square meters (1.5 million square feet) of saleable area comprising primarily of residential apartments of […]

Mall footfalls down 75%-80% – Prestige Estates Projects

Prestige Estates Projects Ltd, which operates nine malls including The Forum Mall in Bangalore, said footfalls are down 75%-80% at malls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to investors after detailing the company’s June quarter results last week, company officials also said they were seeing signs of stress among customers of residential properties, even though […]

D-Mart working on new cities, but COVID-19 impact to show

D-Mart, India’s most famous deep discount retail chain, said it is working on expanding its footprint beyond its current footprint of 214 locations, but the ongoing COVID-19 will impact the number of new stores that will be opened this year. The company, which started with just two stores in Mumbai in 2002-03, expanded to 214 […]

NRIs, Digital boost real estate sales for Godrej Properties’ in Q1

Godrej Properties, the fastest growing of India’s real estate majors, saw a surge of NRI (non-resident Indian) customers as well as a huge pick-up online sales during the COVID-19 lock-down. Despite a harsh lock-down in place in India during most of the Apr-Jun quarter, the company managed to sell a whopping 2,130 homes during the […]

Godrej Properties starts sales of flats in RK Studios

Real estate developer Godrej Properties has opened booking for its first flats in RK Studio, the 2.2-acre film studio established over six decades ago by legendary actor Raj Kapoorj. The Vikhroli, Mumbai-based developer had purchased the studio property for an undisclosed amount in May this year and announced plans to put up 3.5 lakh square […]

Brigade Group ties up with IKEA for pre-furnished homes

Brigade Group, one of India’s leading Real Estate Developers, has tied up with Swedish furniture maker IKEA to offer pre-furnished homes in India. “Brigade has set up multiple model apartments showcasing IKEA furnishing options in the home-front including Living/Dining rooms, bedrooms including children’s rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. “Potential buyers or existing customers can visit these […]

Govt subsidy scheme shrinks affordable homes drastically

The size of apartments on sale in India are shrinking like never before, mostly due to a new affordable housing subsidy scheme announced by the government in early 2017. Under this credit subvention scheme, the government will today pay up to Rs 3.5 lakhs to banks on behalf of anyone who takes a home loan […]

Politicians face backlash for supporting illegal flats in Maradu

The demolition of five illegal high-rise apartment buildings in Kochi has snowballed into a major controversy, with some of the state’s prominent politicians who openly supported the illegal buildings now coming under fire from social media and even their own colleagues. The initial response of the political community in the state was one of support […]

Big cut in interest rate needed to revive real estate sector -Anarock

Anuj Puri, chairman of Anarock Property Consultants, today called on the Reserve Bank of India to go for a cut of at least half a percentage point in the overnight interest rate to ensure that the real estate sector is revived. The call comes in the wake of a global slowdown in consumption and investment, […]

Brigade Group starts new affordable township near Bangalore Airport

Brigade, a Bangalore-based real estate developer, announced plans to build its eighth integrated residential enclave near Aerospace Park near the Bangalore International Airport. It will be an affordably priced 50-acre project comprising 2 and 3 bedroom units. Each flat in the project will cost less Rs 45 lakhs, excluding government levies and maintenance charges, said […]

PE firms love malls in smaller Indian cities – Study

International private equity investors do not shy away from investing in malls in India’s tier-2 cities such as Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Indore and Mohali, according to a study by Anarock Property Consultants. Real estate can be broadly divided into residential and commercial. Commercial is further divided into retail (malls) and office space. A total […]

Private Equity money shifts to commercial real estate, ignores residential segment

The last three years have seen a massive shift in private equity investment in the Indian real estate sector from residential properties to commercial properties, according to data compiled by Anarock Property Consultants. The share of residential sector within private equity investments in real estate fell to just 3% in 2018 from 47% in 2015, […]