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 […]

Indian Real Estate After RERA – Collaborate, Consolidate Or Exit

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital DeMo, RERA and GST struck at the very heart of the previously unregulated practices prevalent in the Indian real estate. RERA, in particular, has been responsible for smaller and often unscrupulous developers taking a major hit not only in terms of existing business but future business viability. […]

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 Hospitality – Recovery Or Growth Track?

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital The Indian hospitality sector stands as the chief beneficiary of India’s burgeoning travel and tourism industry. According to WTTC Economic Impact report of 2018, the travel and tourism sector’s total contribution to India’s GDP in 2017 was US$ 234 billion and is expected to touch US$ 492 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exploring Co-Living And Is It Investable?

Data technology interfaces, proptech and future of work are the latest buzzwords in the real estate sector. However, they are merely enablers in an environment that are being influenced by millennials at a frenetic pace. Millennials are the true disruptor and bigger than any other trend! Already millennials are junking the age-old conventions of usual […]