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News & Views on Indian Real Estate

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Downturn in Realty - A Boom Time for Investors


The Indian real estate sector might be going through a major downturn but to some extent it is also making things attractive for foreign investors. The slowdown, in fact, has set in more realistic valuations and growth-oriented investment opportunities for biggies to close in profitable deals. The recession in the US and the fact that China is tightening its FDI policy has aided a remarkable shift in investment. Experts feel that cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and the NCR region are hot investment destinations because of their strategic importance. Considering this, Mr. Donald Trump Junior is all set to launch a $1bn fund to buy property in India and Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners has recently acquired a 50% stake in Unitech's Mumbai project. Also, TAIB Bank, a leading private bank based in Bahrain has recently picked up a 26% stake into a project of Anant Raj Industries.