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Union Budget 2020

Project management

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SME offerings

Real estate developers disappointed with the Budget, say it failed to address liquidity concerns and did not provide any major incentives to boost sluggish sales

Market forces

Vertical transport

Project finance

Market trends

Average flat sizes in India have shrunk by 27% since 2014, and those in Mumbai Metropolitan Region have gotten tinier.

Savio Joseph, Director, Express Elevator tells us the benefits of getting customised elevators from SME players who are agile and good at quality control, customisation and after-sales service.

Adani group is preparing to raise as much as $2-billion by selling dollar-denominated bonds as it seeks to refinance a bulk of its local debt and diversify its creditor base.

Millennials don’t like buying real estate. It has been established by surveys and reports that many young millennials are reluctant to take on a huge EMI burden early on in their careers just to buy a home.

Investment Deals

The Goldman Sachs Group has put around Rs 500 crore into an income-producing asset of the Bangalore-based Ozone Group.

Market Boost

After raising over $1 billion for its affordable funds earlier, HDFC Capital Advisors — the property fund management company of HDFC — could raise a similar amount for its third affordable housing fund, said sources familiar with the issue.

Quality control

Home buyers in the State will soon be handed a quality certification by the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority or MahaRERA for every property they invest in, said Gautam Chatterjee, chairperson, MahaRERA.

Spin off effect

The prevailing negative sentiment in the economy along with a number of other reasons, including recession in real estate and high tax rate, has put hordes of marble traders and workers out of work or on the verge of quitting the industry.

Economic slump

Infrastructure output, which comprises eight sectors such as coal, crude oil and electricity, accounts for nearly 40 per cent of India's industrial output.

Trouble in paradise

“Real estate is a sitting duck. The industry can’t service interest, new interest, additional interest, because there is no cash flow.”

Project finance crisis

The number of Indian real estate companies tipped into insolvency has doubled in less than a year since the collapse of a key non-banking financial company (NBFC).

Market sentiments

The number of Indian real estate companies tipped into insolvency has doubled in less than a year since the collapse of a key non-banking financial company (NBFC).

International news

The recent advancement of PPP and project finance legislation and frameworks appears to be bearing fruits even while attracting private capital remains a challenge.

New in the race

Oaktree Capital, a leading global alternative investment management firm, has moved a step closer to taking control of the entire wholesale book of crisis-ridden DHFL.

West Asia

Saudi Aramco has asked banks to submit proposals for a project finance loan of more than $1-billion, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

New developments

Singapore Second Minister for Finance and Education Indranee Rajah discusses standardizing project finance terms, what it means for infrastructure investment in Asia.

Best practices

New ideas

It is critical to avoid the HIPPO problem; the highest-paid person’s opinion is not necessarily always the right one.

Project Management

Optimising outcome

Understanding variables

Unlearning procedure

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WAR ON WASTE: How green buildings have come to benefit all real estate stakeholders

Green buildings have been in vogue for more than a decade now. But green laws and regulations have been changed just as home buyer philosophy has evolved over time. But fortunately for the developers waste management and environmental sustainability bring with it the prospects of lowering the operational cost of construction substantially over long term. Mana Shah, Director, Green Practices Pvt Ltd in this exclusive interview to Project Management Review explains how to position green buildings and market them to the cost-conscious home buyers.

INNOVATIONS IN LIGHTING

Lighting equipment in real estate sector has been in the news for its innovations and the new range of products available to enhance the outlook of residential and hospitality projects as much as for the utility-led commercial real estate. We speak to a SME player in lights to understand the versatility provided by the small industry.

New paradigms to enhance real estate project value

We discuss with Shyam Motwani, Executive Vice President, Godrej Locking Solutions & Systems about real estate trends. Mr Motwani explains how real estate project managers could improve their projects' outlook by installing the latest technology in security systems that would be lapped by the new generation of home buyers and office occupiers.

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