A favourable regulatory environment and attractive asset valuations are enhancing investor confidence by changing the perception of Indian realty in the global arena, a new official report reveals.

The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), the apex body for private real estate developers in India representing 11,940 developers across 23 states and 171 city chapters across the country, held its annual national convention (NATCON) in London recently to project the sector’s increasingly investor-friendly image.

India Inc. property expert analyses the post-implementation impact of the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and Goods & Services Tax (GST) in India.

If there was one common concern that all developers, especially the ones in residential developments, had in India in the month of June and July, it was the implementation of Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and Goods & Services Tax (GST). Larger firms had dedicated internal teams while smaller firms had a battery of consultants and temporary staff assisting in this implementation. The management was fully focussed on getting these two tasks done with sales and construction trailing behind as non-implementation would mean stoppage of business.

The Indian Prime Minister’s Housing for All initiative has got off to a slow start but latest trends provide hope for a rapid ramp-up.

Of all the flagship schemes undertaken by the Narendra Modi government, the Housing for All programme, which envisages providing pucca (brick and mortar) houses for 20 million Indians by 2022, is, arguably, the most evocative and the one most likely to make a dramatic difference to the lives of millions of poor Indians.

India Inc. property expert unravels the Indian government’s recent Budget for 2017-18 and its impact on the country’s real estate market.

The central theme of the 2017 Budget in early February seems to be towards creating cash flow and consumption from the bottom of the pyramid. This would then flow upwards to more robust and long-term capital formation at the hands of the development companies. The same trend is observed in the changes to the real estate rules in the current Budget.

What looked like an optimistic start to the year with leasing activity picking up in the commercial segment was not to be, writes India Inc. property expert.

If 2015 was a roller coaster, 2016 was definitely a steep downhill for the real estate sector.

With the passing of the Real Estate Regulation Bill, residential buyers hammered away at residential developers with judges passing landmark judgments against developers for delayed delivery.

India Inc. property expert reviews the recent trends in the Indian realty sector to highlight that it would be wise to go along with the current phase of transformation rather than resist change.

There was a drought in property sales that was carried forward from 2015 into the early half of the year. When sales just started picking up, came the liquidity squeeze which was a corollary to the government scheme that offered amnesty to tax dodgers. If that was not enough, the Real Estate Regulation Act gave teeth to the helpless buyers who had a track record of suffering at the hands of developers for delays way beyond committed deadlines.

The over 1.5 million Global Indians in the UK are among the most prolific investors in India’s real estate space. Srividya Rajan, General Manager, Corporate Sales & Brand Engagement, Sumansa Exhibitions, gives some key pointers on investing in India to coincide with the annual Indian Property Show in London in April 2016.