India’s Sobha Developers plans to start a new project in the most flourishing land of Dubai. This project is estimated at an amount of $3 Billion. Sobha Developers will invest in Dubai Meydan Project which worth $3 billion. Sobha Developers is one of the multinational real estate firms of India. Sobha Developers have announced that it would start work on the Meydan City Project by early 2013 and so it will become one of the 2013 new projects. Continue reading
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.
In India, it seems like real estate companies are following a different trend for compensating their top management. During 2009, many company CEOs took massive pay hikes, but now they have chosen to either forego their hikes, or at least take modest ones this year, when the sector is doing much better.
Last year, CEOs of few companies like HDIL’s Sarang Wadhawan and Unitech’s Sanjay Chandra came under scathing criticisms from the media. It is hard to believe that in the recession time period of 2008-2009, Chandra got a raise of about 60% whereas Wadhawan got an increment of a whopping 200%.
However, this year the story is quite different. Wadhwan and Chandra both are somewhere at the same salary levels as previous year, thus Unitech’s MD annually earns Rs 1.71 cr. and Rs 6 crore for HDIL’s Wadhawan.
Other than these CEOs, JC Sharma of Sobha Developers took a 25% increase this year, quite modest one. Also, the MD of Puravankara Projects and Godrej Properties, Mr. Ashish Puravankara, scaled up by about 43% annually.