Review

Review

During the first two quarters of 2018, Indian real estate reflected a positive outlook with increased investment inflows of USD 5.36 billion. Mumbai and Bangalore accounted for 82% of the total investments. This report highlights the major trends and analyses the performance of key sectors -Investment, Commercial, Residential, Logistics & Warehousing .

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Housing For All By 2022:A Reality Check

Housing For All By 2022:A Reality Check

Since 2015, 51 lakhs units have been approved under the PMAY scheme however only 8 lakhs units have been completed, which translates to the achievement of only 4.3% of overall urban housing shortage; project launches targeted at EWS by private developers remained negligible across the top 7 cities.

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Emerging Residential Niche Products

Emerging Residential Niche Products

India’s residential real estate market is moving towards product differentiation based on the lifestyle requirements, experiences and real estate purchase motivations of various cohorts. Niche segments like student housing, micro units , multigenerational homes, live- work homes and senior housing are attracting institutional investments, changing the existing real estate market dynamics. Our latest sector specific research report ‘ Emerging Residential Niche Products’ captures the market size, trends and potential of the niche residential segments / products surfacing in Indian real estate market.

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Opportunity In Healthcare

Opportunity In Healthcare

The healthcare sector in India has emerged as a major, alternate real estate asset class. High performance of private healthcare players, with respect to various key financial parameters - industry’s (EBITDA) margin of 16%-17% and average Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) of 15%-18%, is now attracting global operators, investors and real estate developers in the sector. Read Meraqi’s latest business briefing on Healthcare sector to know the various formats, models and the future opportunity for private players in the sector.

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FOCUS - Logistics & Warehousing

FOCUS - Logistics & Warehousing

The logistics & warehousing sector in India is evolving to highly complex supply chain and warehouse mechanism. Agriculture, Export-Import, Manufacturing and Retail & E-Commerce are the primary drivers. Investments and fund raising witnessed a paradigm shift since 2015 following the announcement of Make in India initiative, 100% FDI in warehouses and food storage facilities under automatic route & Free Trade Warehousing as well as GST implementation. Post approval of listing of logistics Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), real estate developers have also entered the sector in tie-up with private equity and international fund houses to setup logistics parks across the country.

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REView - an extensive Real Estate market report

REView - an extensive Real Estate market report

REView is an extensive Real Estate market report covering the key South Indian markets of Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. This report summarises the macro-economic indicators, policy reforms and infrastructure initiatives undertaken this year and analyses their impact on Institutional Investment as well as Residential and Commercial markets. This report analyses sector specific market data to forecast trends for 2017.

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Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016

The much-awaited Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act is now a reality, effective May 2017. So far only 20 states and Union Territories have notified the rules and the rest of the states have already framed the draft rules and regulations. This paper looks at the main provisions of the central act and the recently notified Karnataka State rules covering critical areas for developers like registration, sales, cancellation, alterations and the definition of land and construction cost. Undoubtedly, RERA is going to have a far-reaching impact on the sector. It brings all the stakeholders of the industry under the legal purview, ensuring efficiency and transparency in the existing real estate practices in India.

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Karnataka Town and Country Planning

Karnataka Town and Country Planning

TDR trading values are dependent on the demand-supply equilibrium in the TDR market. The amended TDR rules are likely to add to an already existing oversupply of DRCs and will limit the demand due to higher costs. Therefore, DRCs are likely to be traded at lower rates than the guidance values. As a result, landowners may continue to prefer monetary compensation which is based on Guidance Values as per the Right to Fair Compensation and Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. This will defeat the objective of amendment.

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A Home for Everyone

A Home for Everyone

Housing shortage in urban India is estimated to be 20 million homes by 2021 and this shortage is largely due to inadequate housing. The EWS and LIG categories together constitute over 95% of the urban housing shortage and addressing this shortage is impossible without the participation of the public sector, private sector and the beneficiaries themselves.

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