- Monday, October 23, 2017

‘Only adoption of global best practices can help developers regain buyers’ trust’

In an exclusive interaction with Housing News, Sachin Sandhir, global managing director – emerging business of RICS, points out that India considerably lags behind mature real estate markets, such as the US and UK … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Only adoption of global best practices can help developers regain buyers’ trust’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Monday, September 18, 2017

A ‘Green Yatra’ to a cleaner city

The major fire at the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, which caused serious health issues for residents of the city, has raised the important issue of mismanagement of garbage. Keeping this in view the … READ FULL STORY The post A ‘Green Yatra’ to a cleaner city appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, September 06, 2017

‘Sustainable buildings are needed as much for the industry as for society’

Dr Benny Kuriakose is a versatile architect, known for his cost-effective and sustainable architecture. Kuriakose has also been involved in rehabilitation projects at disaster affected sites, such as Nagapattinam, Bhuj and Latur, and conservation … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Sustainable buildings are needed as much for the industry as for society’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, July 13, 2017

‘Companies that invest in technologies and encourage innovation, are likely to perform better’

In an exclusive interview with Housing News, Neeraj Bansal, partner – real estate and construction, KPMG India, maintains that the opening up of the Indian real estate sector to global investors, will usher greater … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Companies that invest in technologies and encourage innovation, are likely to perform better’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, July 05, 2017

‘Today, buyers have a strong voice and we have no choice but to listen to them’

Srijan Realty has emerged as one of the most reliable brands in Kolkata’s property market, with the company ranking second in the eastern region, as per Track2Realty’s Brand Perception Audit Report. The company has … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Today, buyers have a strong voice and we have no choice but to listen to them’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Controlled launch to sales ratio is key to strong fiscal management’

Many of the larger developers in India’s property market are today reeling under heavy debt burdens, over-leveraged balance-sheets and challenged execution capabilities. In an exclusive interview with Housing News, Nikhil Hawelia, managing director of … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Controlled launch to sales ratio is key to strong fiscal management’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, March 17, 2017

Real Estate Act will boost the industry’s credibility

In an exclusive interview with Housing News, Boman Irani, secretary of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), explains that regulatory changes, such as the passing of the Real Estate Act, … READ FULL STORY The post Real Estate Act will boost the industry’s credibility appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, February 16, 2017

Afforestt: Creating urban forests in your own backyard

Engineer turned eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma, believes in growing forests in urban areas. The company that he founded, Afforestt, has created 77 natural micro-forests from empty land, in 25 cities and five countries. “Why should … READ FULL STORY The post Afforestt: Creating urban forests in your own backyard appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, February 08, 2017

‘As developers, we need to take steps to instill trust among buyers’

With properties in India and the Middle-East and plans to expand operations into the UK market, PNC Menon, chairman-emeritus of Sobha Ltd, speaks to Housing News on how NRIs perceive India’s real estate market … READ FULL STORY The post ‘As developers, we need to take steps to instill trust among buyers’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, January 12, 2017

‘Fundamentals strong but funding challenges remain’

South Asian Real Estate (better known as SARE Homes), a 100% FDI-funded group, believes that despite its cyclic ups and downs, the fundamentals of India’s housing market remain convincing. The company’s MD, David Walker, … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Fundamentals strong but funding challenges remain’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Monday, January 09, 2017

‘Year 2017 will witness completion of a number of good projects’

There is a sense of recovery in the real estate market, as the second half of 2016 saw a revival in sales and this trend is likely to continue in 2017. At the same … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Year 2017 will witness completion of a number of good projects’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Corporate developers: Regaining buyer confidence

Despite its significance, size and contribution towards India’s GDP, Indian real estate remains one of the most unorganised sectors, due to its local nature and the presence of a large number of players, according … READ FULL STORY The post Corporate developers: Regaining buyer confidence appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, December 02, 2016

Terrace farming: The secret weapon against waste management problems

Preeti Patil, a catering officer with the Mumbai Port Trust (MBPT), had a unique solution to the large amount of waste that was generated in the MBPT kitchen – terrace farming. Patil, who later … READ FULL STORY The post Terrace farming: The secret weapon against waste management problems appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, November 20, 2016

Building homes, the natural way

Bangalore-based architect, Chitra Vishwanath, has been a pioneer in green living for over 25 years and has used her experience, to design ecological spaces that conserve and use natural resources judiciously. Her firm, BIOME … READ FULL STORY The post Building homes, the natural way appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, November 06, 2016

‘Trash happens one bag at a time, we dispose one bag at a time’

Poonam Kasturi, a Bengaluru resident and an independent entrepreneur, has set up Daily Dump, an organic business venture that transforms garbage into valuable compost. The business, established in 2006, started off as a small … READ FULL STORY The post ‘Trash happens one bag at a time, we dispose one bag at a time’ appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, October 18, 2016

‘By invitation’ only projects

There is real estate and then there is something called ultra-luxurious real estate. It’s that property which is out-of-bounds to the well-heeled and information about it is available only to a handful of privileged … READ FULL STORY The post ‘By invitation’ only projects appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, October 01, 2016

Housing finance companies should come up with niche products for women

Sandhya Suku, of Tavant Technologies (a Silicon Valley-based mortgage technology company), has been selected as one of the most influential women in the housing industry. Bangalore-based Suku is one of the 43 women recognised … READ FULL STORY The post Housing finance companies should come up with niche products for women appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, September 24, 2016

Techie turns green warrior

Kapil Sharma is a sentimental young man. When he saw trees being wantonly cut to make way for development projects in his beloved Bengaluru, it broke his heart. It also spurred this software engineer … READ FULL STORY The post Techie turns green warrior appeared first on Housing News.