With the drop of home prices in many of the top cities, foreign investors now plan to invest in commercial properties in India.
Foreign investors plan to shift investment to commercial sector in India.
Foreign investors are active in the country since 2005 the year in which they were permitted. However their main investment options remained residential market due to simpler investment norms. Moreover, once the home is finished, the housing sector offered them chances to exit easily with higher returns.
However with surging number of unsold homes in the country, the foreign investors plan to shift to commercial sector now. It is true that the residential market in India is not as vibrant as it was earlier. This would be a reason what prompts them to exit from the housing sector.
Foreign investors including Blackstone Group, now plans to the move on to the commercial sector for their investment, reported Reuters. The sluggish residential is shown as the reason for their shifted interest.
Though the foreign investors are keen to invest in India due to its fast-growing economy, they do not find investment in the residential project as suitable as it was. Home prices have fallen by 5 to 30% since 2009. This fall of home prices prompts foreign investors to look out for other options. Continue reading →
Due to the continuous oversupply of the commercial projects, the signs of pickup in demand in the sector seems becoming dull and thus banks are also backing out from lending to real estate firms.
As compared to the residential sector, the demand growth of the commercial sector in past few months is much behind that of the residential one. Not only the office spaces are yet to be occupied, but also the ready projects are unable to seek buyers. This lack of buyer’s interest in the office spaces, multiplexes and retail has forced banks to back off lending to commercial sector.
Other than the uncertain demand scenario for commercial space, banks also have to look and take care of the rising realty sector debt on their ledgers. Ranjan Dhawan, the chief general manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) said that since some of the banks have reached their sectoral exposure limit, they cannot now get into more lending. He also added that although PNB is still in is exposure limit, still it would get into some other lending only after thorough due-diligence.
One of the most prominent bodies of realty developers and builders, Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry has planned to showcase the phenomenal work of Indian builders in the field of property in the 13th India Realty Expo 2010. This expo is scheduled from 3rd to 5th June, 2010 in Dubai, at the Renaissance Hotel, Deira. This step is taken by MCHI to bring some of the NRIs in the Indian realty market.
is a member of CREDAI, Confederation of Real Estate Developers‘ Association of India. This expo will last as an opportunity to NRI investors to fully explore the offers and opportunities in front of them as far as Indian realty sector is concerned. This expo would throw light on all the fields, be it be housing, retail or commercial sector.
This ‘India Realty Expo’ will prove as a golden opportunity for the NRIs, especially in the Gulf region, to come back close to their motherland. Apart from CREDAI and MCHI, there will be 21 more builders who will participate in this expo. The expo will be held at from 5 pm to 9 pm on 3rd June whereas the timings for and June are 10 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm. The main focus of this expo will be on the real estate sector of cities like Bangalore, Goa, Pune and Mumbai.
According to CREDAI, real estate sector is picking up in both residential and commercial sector. Both real estate sectors are getting more and more enquiries. Along with enquiries, demand in both sectors has also increased. However, there are various major and minor factors behind this, but two major factors are, affordable housing concept and reduction in home loan rates. Investors have more choice and offer these days.
Mr. Raj Menda, President of CREDAI-Karnatak announced a 2 day realty expo starting from 15th of this month. This realty expo will showcase 150 properties. During this announcement Mr. Menda said that there is a growth of 60% in March of this year as compared to December last year.