Debt, equity investments from 2014-H12017 together stand higher than Rs 98,000 crore; outdo the total inflows of Rs 95,000 crore seen between 2003 and 2013.
As far as investment inflows into Indian real estate are concerned, 2017 seems to have set a new milestone. The total investment (in Rs crore) in H12017, which stands at more than Rs 16,000 crore, is the highest ever seen in any year’s first half. It has not only exceeded the H12007 but also H12016. Given the scale, 2017 seems set to break all previous investment records.
A slew of reforms unleashed by the government is changing the investment scenario in the country and has made India one of the most attractive emerging markets, from the investment point of view. So much so that a comparison between the debt and equity investments seen between 2014 and H12017, which stand at more than Rs 98,000 crore, are higher than the Rs 95,000 crore seen during an entire decade from 2003 to 2013.
Big bang policy reforms, economic and political stability, liberalisation of the FDI policy and the resultant improvement in the investment community’s sentiment are some of the factors working in Indian real estate’s favour. GST, RERA, REITs, the Benami Property Act, demonetisation and constant focus on affordable housing will lead to the sector evolving into a more mature, consolidated and highly transparent industry. This, in turn, is expected to attract further private equity from abroad.
About the Author:
Shobhit Agarwal is Managing Director-Capital Markets & International Director, JLL India.