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Gujarat realty investors now look for overseas market

November 2012

Gujarati investors are exploring destinations overseas. If experts are to be believed, the US, South Africa and Dubai real estate markets are fast emerging as attractive markets for Gujaratis. The real estate market in the state, particularly Ahmedabad, is investor-driven.

This is one reason for the tense situation of the market at present. However, developers are claiming that market conditions are improving, owing to revival in demand from end-users. Ironically, investors are shying away from making fresh investments in the domestic real estate sector.

Instead, Gujarati investors are now exploring investment opportunities in the US, South Africa and Dubai real estate markets. Sources say that around 20 per cent of the properties in Dubai’s iconic Al Burj are owned by Gujaratis.

This may be one of the factors that have brought Dubai-based Damac Properties to the state. The company will organise road shows in Ahmedabad and Surat, besides Mumbai, on November 10 and 11 respectively.

On offer will be 65 properties in Dubai and the Middle East. The realtor from Dubai claims that they will offer special prices to Indian customers during the road show.

Consultants believe that high net-worth individuals (HNIs) planning to invest more than Rs 25 crore in realty are increasingly opting Dubai, while others are surveying South Africa and US markets.