JLL to Raise Rs.1200 Cr Commercial Realty Fund

Jones Lang LaSalle is planning to raise a new realty fund. The main focus of JLL’s Rs.1200 Cr realty fund will be commercial sector.
JLL plans to raise Rs.1200 Cr to invest in the commercial realty.

JLL plans to raise Rs.1200 Cr to invest in the commercial realty.

BANGALORE: Late last year Jones Lang LaSalle launched a private equity fund. The PE fund collected Rs.300 Cr. Now JLL is looking forward to raise another realty fund for investing in the commercial realty.

If JLL collected Rs.300 Cr for investing in the residential sector, the new fund, which is four times bigger than the first, will be invested in the commercial realty.

Rs.1200 Cr realty fund is expected to be launched by the 2013-end. Their first fund was invested in Bangalore. JLL invested the amount in two residential projects.

Though the new fund is expected to be invested in the commercial sector, details are not available. Sources with direct knowledge say that the decision is not yet taken as to whether the investment should be domestic or offshore.

While senior executives of JLL could not be contacted for comments, a person with direct knowledge commented that the investment will be in the commercial sector. He added that the real estate consultants are looking for higher returns from their investment and for this commercial realty is better now. Continue reading

Secura Launched First SEBI-Certified Kerala Realty Fund

Secura Investment Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. has raised Rs.50 Cr in the form of real estate fund through its Scheme- 2. Secura’s first real estate fund was launched in the year 2009.
New real estate fund launched in Kerala by Secura.

New real estate fund launched in Kerala by Secura.

Secura Real Estate Fund Seheme-2 is the first SEBI– certified realty fund in Kerala. As Secura’s new fund comply with the Islamic Finance rules, it has been certified by Shariah. By this it has become the first Shariah- Certified realty fund in India.

After the successful completion of Scheme-1, Kozhikode – based SECUM Investment Management has come up with Scheme -2 of Secura India Real Estate Fund. The Rs.50 Cr fund is the first of Kerala funds to be certified by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Continue reading

Blackstone To Launch New Real Estate Fund in Asia

Blackstone Group LP is on the verge to launch its new real estate fund in Asia. Blackstone Group considers this as their plan to seize the Asian real estate market.

Blackstone plans to raise another real estate fund to be launched in Asia. World’s largest private real estate firm’s CEO Schwarzman disclosed their plans to become the largest buyers of commercial real estate in India. He also had laid his eyes on Australian real estate market as well. Continue reading

Pune Project got Investment of $13M from Infinite India Real Estate Fund

JM Financial group promoted Infinite India Investment Management has invested $13 million through its realty fund Infinite India Real Estate Fund in Pune-based developer Kumar Urban Development Ltd’s (KUL) residential project, said sources close to the development.

The source privy to the development said the transaction has been inked recently for an equity stake in a high end residential project which would have developable area of 1million sqft in Pune. The exact size of the stake sale could not be ascertained. Infinite India Investment Management declined to comment on the transaction. When contacted by VCCircle, KUL chairman Lalit Kumar Jain confirmed that the firm has raised capital but did not immediately share name of the investor or the deal amount.

At present KUL have 12 on going residential projects in Pune, five in Mumbai and one in Panchgani, all in Maharashtra. Two years ago KUL was looking to raise Rs 450 crore through an initial public offering (IPO) which didn’t materialise. Half of the amount was to be used to repay high cost debt taken from Standard Chartered and ICICI Bank among others at an average debt cost of 15 per cent. It then came up with the plan to raise private equity funding for its projects and last year managed to rise close to $65 million for some of the projects.


Infinite India Investment Management had first launched the realty fund as an equal equity joint venture with SRS Fund and it had plans to invest $400million. JM Financial bought out the JV partner’s stake in April 2010 and since then it has been investing on its own.

Some of its previous deals include $6 million investment in a residential development project of Windshield Developers in Pune besides its agreement with PVR for buying out the multiplex chain’s property located in Phoenix Mills in Lower Parel, Mumbai for Rs 100 crore in May 2011.