The global private equity firm Actis is planning to exit its first and only PERE fund in India. Actis had invested $25 million in a residential and retail project in Bangalore.
The private equity firm Actis is pondering over exiting its private equity in real estate (PERE) fund from India. The private equity firm had invested $25 million in Bangalore for the development of a residential and retail project. Continue reading →
Blackstone, the PE giant, has showed its interest in grabbing the Express Tower in Mumbai.
With assets worth $210 billion, Blackstone is the largest private equity firm. The group has various investments in India. While most of their PERE investments are in the residential sector, now they are planning to invest some money in the commercial segment. Continue reading →
Jones Lang LaSalle, global real estate consultancy firm, reported that foreign investors will invest nearly $4-5 billion in the Indian realty market. JLL added that Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai remain the favorites of foreign investors.
Indian realty Market attracts more foreigners.
According to the real estate consultants Jones Lang LaSalle foreign investors are planning to invest around $4-5 billion in the Realty market of India. While speaking in an interview, Mr. Alastair Hughes, CEO at JLL Asia Pacific, said that the foreign investors are keen now to interest in realty market of India.
He added that Indian realty market offers better returns to the investors. He was visiting India to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. According to him the foreign investors will invest mainly in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai as these cities assure higher returns to the investors. Continue reading →
Builders from across India will display their new launches in Property Exhibition which will be held in Kuwait on January 11 and 12. The builders hope to find some NRI customers.
Property Exhibition: The platform for NRIs to gain firsthand information.
Indian Property Exhibition will be held at Ramada Hotel in Al Rigga, Kuwait. The exhibition will be opened for the visitors from morning 10.45 am to evening 8.30 pm. This is the 23rd Indian Property Exhibition held in Kuwait.
Mantri Group and North Town will sponsor the property exhibition, a meeting point for the home buyers and builders. Nearly 100 projects will be displayed. Properties from tier I and tier II cities are also expected to be displayed. Continue reading →
Rupee has been depreciating and has positively influenced the demand from NRIs for residential properties in various cities across India, especially in Mumbai. The rupee has been touching new lows every day. Even today, the rupee touched 54.82 per dollar in early trades. Exporters and the NRIs are two categories which stand to gain from the weak currency, as they will receive more rupee funds on conversion. The term NRI also includes Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs).
“Because of the rupee’s downward trend, real estate has become cheaper for NRIs and many of them are now actively seeking residential property investment opportunities in the financial capital,” says Om Ahuja, CEO – Residential Services, Jones Lang LaSalle India “Apart from the advantages they have due to the depreciating rupee, developers are more than willing to offer discounts today owing to their on-going liquidity concerns,” says Om Ahuja.
The real estate industry is expected to reach US $180 billion by 2020, said analysts and industry experts at a seminar organised in the city.
As part of the Management Development programme, the students of the Acharya Bangalore B School attended a three-day seminar on Real Estate Management that started on Thursday.
Realtors and analysts from the field also attended the seminar to provide the students with future prospects and various professional options.
Presenting a paper on ‘Internet and Real Estate’, Business Head of 99Acres.com, Vineet Singh said, “As per reports by real estate intelligence firms, India is ranked as the fifth most attractive destination for future real estate investments in a list topped by China. The Indian real estate industry is expected to reach US $180 billion by 2020. This is a good platform to involve both academia and industry to facilitate dual growth and understanding. We get to know what the emerging new talent holds and they learn about the industry perspective.”
Industry experts from Brigade Group, Sobha Developers and other leading real estate organisations attended the event to train the students. “I’ve always had an interest in this industry as my family deals with real estate. But at this seminar I could ask a few basic questions and get industry relevant answers,” said Niharika Singh, a student.