India REITs – Realty Gold Over Stock Market Blues?

The pros, cons and ho-hums about Indian REITs as they stand now Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital REITs are finally happening in India, and that’s good news. While real estate as an asset class has always attracted both small and big investors, other investment instruments – gold, stock markets, fixed deposits, mutual […]

RBI’s Move To Increase Credit Flow To NFBCs And HFCs

With the RBI’s move to increase credit flow to NFBCs and HFCs, the RBI has now made a proactive attempt to boost credit flows to NBFCs and it is a positive move per se. Banks are already grappling with the problem of NPA, and have consciously reduced their exposure towards real estate. The current IL&FS […]

REITs – Serving Small Bites of the Large Real Estate Pie

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital India is waiting with bated breath for the first listings on its home-grown Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). In fact, the first listing will happen within a couple months. REITs are good news for investors who have a small appetite – as small as Rs 2 lakh – and […]

Indian Real Estate’s IPO Revival

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital A decade ago (in 2007-08), prior to the global financial crisis hitting D-street, the Indian initial public offerings (IPO) market gave a stellar show with overall ₹41,300 crore funds raised, making India the 5th largest market in volume and 7th largest in value terms. Then the capital […]

A Closer Look at Distressed Property Auctions

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital We often hear of banks auctioning off seized distressed properties, and how such properties can be lucrative investments as they come at very attractive prices. Studying the market of distressed properties is not very easy, but there are some areas of predictability. The ‘supply’ of distressed properties […]

Returning FDI Equity Scripting India’s Real Estate Revival?

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital As India rises to greater prominence on the world map, global corporates are more eager than ever to participate in the country’s growth story. A GDP growth rate of 7% plus, a population base of over 1.2 billion and an urbanization rate northward of 30% are irresistible […]

Will The Banking Mess Impact The Real Estate Sector?

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO –  ANAROCK Capital From bad loans to loan defaulters to financial frauds and embezzlement, the Indian banking system seems to be in a crisis mode. And, needless to say, it will have a cascading effect on most sectors – including real estate. To build a project, developers largely rely on […]

ANB Capital Merges With Anuj Puri’s ANAROCK Property Consultants

ANB Capital Merges With Anuj Puri’s ANAROCK Property Consultants Shobhit Agarwal to head new entity as MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital Mumbai, 8 May 2018:  Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants and Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANB Capital Advisors today announced the formal merger of ANB Capital with the ANAROCK Group to create ANAROCK Capital, which Shobhit […]

Will Foreign Investors Be Attracted To Indian REITs?

Internationally, all mature real estate markets have successfully implemented a REIT regime. REITs as an investment vehicle have enabled public and institutional participation in the real estate asset class through exchange-traded units while also enabling greater liquidity and funding by accessing public markets. Internationally many institutional investors, sovereign and pension funds, financial institutions and multifamily […]

Is Equity Returning To Residential Real Estate?

The storied tale of the Indian residential sector is likely to be a subject of fables. How an unregulated sector which went from being a villain despite is social moorings to being held in the throes of a sector-shaking regulation that is likely to change the face of this asset class and how business is […]