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Choose the Right Option

Can you build a long term portfolio successfully with the help of shorter term trading plans? Are you hedging it right?

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Start-ups Fuel the Indian Student Housing Movement

PE players put only USD 60 mn into student housing in last 2 years; segment could see more interest in next 1-2 yrs Insufficient developer participation despite opportunity to diversify residential portfolios Sector still nascent and fragmented; top 10 student housing players together operate >75,000 beds across cities Cities with max. student housing demand are Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad & Chennai, smaller towns include Kota, Dehradun, Coimbatore, Lucknow & Jaipur

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India to Get Over 65 Million Square Feet of New Mall Space by the end of 2022

Top 7 cities comprise 72% share while Tier 2 & 3 cities to see 18.2 mn sq. ft. of new supply; MMR, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad & Bengaluru to see highest supply. Nearly two-thirds of total new supply (40 mn. sq. ft.) to hit the market by 2020. Indian retail sector attracted US$ 1.9 billion PE funds between Q1 2015 to Q1 2019 (over 60% inflows in 2017 & 2018). PropTech disrupting Indian retail space; may soon drive mall leasing apart from design, customer experience.

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Construction Ban in Bangalore – A Steep Price for Negligence

The Karnataka government has proposed to ban construction of new apartments in Bangalore for 5 years. This is a harsh scenario to ponder, considering that the reasons that led to its need are haphazard over-construction and negligence to implement proper water management. While these were certainly preventable reasons, let us examine this in the light of possible implementation.

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Bangalore Leads Real Estate Revival

Bangalore housing sales rose by 80% in Q1 2019 against Q1 2017, unsold stock declined by 44% City’s inventory overhang declined from 42 months in Q1 2017 to 15 months by Q1 2019 end; new supply rose by a mere 39% 31% NRIs see Bangalore as most preferred city for investment – ANAROCK Consumer Sentiment Survey 

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Cloud Kitchens – F&B Sector Cooks up a New Recipe to Beat High Rental Costs

High real estate costs have already kick-started concepts like coworking and coliving in the office and residential spaces. It was just a matter of time before the F&B sector came up with its own real estate cost-saving recipe. 

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GST Council Meet - Real Estate's Hopes Vs Reality

The real estate sector is obviously not without its own hopes from the first GST Council meeting of Modi 2.0. Reducing the GST rate for cement from the current 28% slab to 18% had been a long-standing demand of industry stakeholders. That said, while the announcement of such a reduction would certainly help developers, the 'real' question is whether homebuyers would benefit.