Track2Realty Exclusive: Urban renewal has led to economic rejuvenation of various countries and we shall have to find our own unique solutions while learning from best global practices. While Singapore and Malaysia’s transformation was led by sagacious leadership, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chicago, Birmingham and New York effectively used their political process to drastically improve quality of life, economic output and employment opportunities.
Track2Realty Exclusive: With the number of approval-oriented steps adding up to more than 50, the process can stretch over a year and a half to two years. A system that is so obviously fraught with hurdles and red tape will naturally deter potential builders of integrity.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Compared to other countries in Asia, India still lags behind on the transparency parameter. But we are increasingly scaling up with the data availability for the retail and residential sectors improving across all tiers led by the fast-paced development of the residential sector and modern retail formats.
Track2Realty Exclusive: In the current scenario, investment in Real estate sector has been a challenging task due to complexity of the real estate markets in various cities. The complexity has evolved as a result of local planning regulations, social and demographic features, economic profile and legacy issues.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The image of the tall crane or earth moving equipment standing amid construction rubble is a ubiquitous one across our cities. In projects involving malls, housing complexes and tech parks, the visual signals are strong and clear: real estate is booming in India.
Track2Realty Exclusive: With the economy booming in India, the developers are to play an important part as the builders of the nation and are definite to become the most important stakeholders in urban development of the country.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The Indian real sector has evoked mixed response to the Union Budget 2013-14, though by and large there is optimism within the sector. Here are some of the responses—
Track2Realty Exclusive: These are the logical road to reforms and cutting time on approvals. Such a move will go well with the government and thus reinforce the confidence of the buyers also.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Reforms as the very philosophy of a sector demands that all stake holders agree to function in a transparent manner. With the growth of real estate over the last decade, while it is heartening to note that both the developers and the government have realised the importance of transparency in the sector, there are still challenges galore.
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Track2Realty: The social responsibility part of the Indian developers has been lacking, to say the least. The manner in which the developers have operated in many emerging micro markets leaves much to be desired of their sensitivities to these issues considering the unprofessional and opaque approach to the functioning of the developers where local level leaders are made a party by greasing their palms.