Unlike in Delhi-NCR (where residential real estate prices saw massive depreciation during the last two years) and Mumbai (which saw a marginal appreciation in the same period), Pune maintained its status as a safe residential realty investment destination. With assured returns on houses at a constant rate of year-on-year appreciation, Pune has been a favourite location with investors who are averse to high risks.
Over the past decade, the Pune hotel sector has emerged a formidable competitor to other the hospitality markets in the country, growing from a negligible base of branded hotel rooms in 2005 into becoming one of India’s top five hotel markets in 2014. Over the course, it has weathered multiple storms ranging from significant supply increases to multiple bouts of economic uncertainty, both globally and regionally.
Leading international property consultancy JLL India today announced the launch of its dedicated Infrastructure Services vertical, which will specifically address the requirements and opportunities that the infrastructure sector will represent till 2020. JLL is the first International Property Consultancy to offer this service within the country.
Over the last few years, retailers around the world have embarked on a plethora of innovations, which change the way consumers shop. The advancements in technology and their widespread usage by consumers and retailers alike are contributing to the pace at which this transition in retail is happening. For instance, online
retailing has provided consumers a lot of benefits—in terms of discounts, product varieties and convenience—that are unmatched by physical retailing. While this scenario has resulted in the substantial growth of online retailers’ market share across the globe in the last few years, it also has triggered off bigger innovations
from physical retailers. This paper attempts to discuss this journey of transition in retail across the globe and in India as a result of the changing retail environment. For India, we will have a closer look at each of the top seven retail cities and the impact that this retail transition has had on organised retail real estate market.
India has always been labelled as a ‘reluctant urbanizer’. The percentage of the population living in urban areas in 2001 was estimated to be at 28%. Despite the explosive growth of cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune, the percentage of people moving to the urban centres did not cross 31% mark in 2011. Nevertheless, there is a rising anticipation across the nation that in the next decade or so, the rate of urbanization will rise massively in India.
In a slow real estate market, selling a house can be a daunting task. Nevertheless, selling a property is sometimes necessary or desirable despite market circumstances – for instance, when the home’s mortgage value is higher than its market worth, if one has purchased another house and faces difficulties in paying two mortgages, if one wants to upgrade to a bigger and better house or if there is a need to downsize. Other circumstances such as job relocation and family issues can also necessitate the sale of one’s home – with an express need for a quick sale.