Track2Realty Exclusive: Sitting in the back bench of a real estate award night I heard two developers talking among them as to in which category are they getting the award. Did I hear it right? Not the nominated category, but the category of getting award? Even before the awards were announced, how come they know that they have already bagged the award?
Track2Realty Exclusive: The gradual steady price rise philosophy in Pune property market also helps keep speculators away from the projects. We do not get too many instances of investors booking entire buildings or investing in projects with a view to exit in a few months with profit booking.
The Indian realty sector is facing an acute scarcity of labour as on today. The fast emerging problem will soon drive the realty sector to take to large scale mechanization and what is often referred to as project management. The propensity can be clearly understood based on the premise that the shortage of labour is projected to rise to about 65% mark by the next decade.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Urban Planning, experts suggest, is based on the three-tier concept of engineering, architecture and social concerns. Each is incomplete without the other. While a city needs its share of road networks, it also needs space for, say drainage and it needs hospitals and schools and blood banks et al. although each city has separate agencies to deal with these needs, a central agency is needed to provide a holistic approach to crisis management and to contain chaos.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Developers have also been trying to get the government to introduce the concept of single window clearance. It is common knowledge that time taken to grant approvals directly affects property prices. It has been found that delays in approval processes alone increase sale value of houses by 40%.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The Pune realty market in many ways is very different from many other cities in the country. Pune has showed tremendous resilience and a quick bounce back in the aftermath of the 2008 global crisis. In many ways, Pune depicts the behaviour of an extremely mature market leading to low levels of volatility in terms of capital values of the homes.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The case of Japan is one of the most inspiring and creative as conviction of betterment leads the policy and practical solution formulations. Gate Tower Building is a 16-story office building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. And what makes it notable is the highway that passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building. The highway is part of the Hanshin Expressway, a network (239.3 km) of expressways surrounding Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, Japan. The Gate Tower Building is Japan’s first building to have a highway pass through it. And it had been nicknamed “beehive” referring to its appearance as a “bustling place”.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Mumbai, while being known for its ability to provide a livelihood for one and all, is infamous for having the highest population density in the world: close to 30,000 people per square kilometer, about three times that of Delhi.
Track2Realty Exclusive: What Indian realty needs is holistic reforms and for that what is needed is change in mindset. We wonder why every person in office doesn’t realise that his indecisiveness hurts interest of the country. Why authorities are trying to take a pro-publicity and anti-development stand whereby nobody gains?
Track2Realty Exclusive: Objective analysis of all risk factors helps in proper selection of developer which mitigates completion risk and developer risk. Most of the investments involve creation of Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) and provision of controls to REPE funds at SPV level by virtue of their financial investment.