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Innovative Planning Structure

The finance ministry has conceived of a National Infrastructure Pipeline — a dynamic list of private and public sector projects — which will eventually add up to the Rs100-trillion (about $1.4-trillion) investment in infrastructure that the NDA government plans to execute by 2024.

Good News

Combating downturn

Meeting unique demands

Market forces

Project Finance

Project Finance

Market trends

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

PMO has intervened to help ease credit supply to renewable energy firms, as the government moves to ensure that India’s efforts to emerge as a clean energy champion are not undermined by lack of access to funds.

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.

What architects look for in real estate projects

Asok Kularia, Managing Director of ANJ Group of Architects explains how the industry has fared in the current economic situation.

How real estate developers, architects can make the best out of the current downturn

Kushal Bajaj, Executive Director, Geeta Aluminium Pvt Ltd spoke to Parameswaran Nair, Executive Editor of Project Management Review to explain how the current slow down in the markets would make accessories industry quite attractive for newer real estate and infrastructure projects. Managers of small and large projects can learn a few lessons from the aluminium door and window market dynamics.