Amidst the political, social and economic uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, real estate and alternate real estate asset classes have been impacted to varying degrees, according to EY India. One of the asset classes that has attracted significant investment in the last three years has been student housing, with about $600 million being committed. Market…

In addition to owned projects, SPL has sought to develop projects either through JDA or joint venture with landowners (and in certain cases with financial investors) to reduce upfront costs.  Shriram Properties Limited (SPL), a real estate developer, has expanded its plotted land development portfolio through a strategic partnership with SLV Infra Projects, which is…

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up monumental challenges for India’s real estate industry. The sector, which has been struggling with a slowdown for the past five years, had started seeing some green shoots of recovery earlier this year. However, the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown that ensued has led to a slump in sales, halt…

Going forward, investors would also be looking at opportunities that are under stress. What is the future of pre-leased commercial spaces post COVID? While some experts feel commercial lease rentals may come under pressure and rents could decline by at least 20 percent, few believe that changing patterns among investors may boost demand for e-commerce,…

What is the future of pre-leased commercial spaces post COVID? While some experts feel commercial lease rentals may come under pressure and rents could decline by at least 20 percent, few believe that changing patterns among investors may boost demand for e-commerce, thereby pushing investments in the warehousing and logistics space. Demand for commercial spaces…

The company is now aiming to improve capacity utilisation gradually in the coming months, it added. JSW Steel has registered a fall of over 14 percent in its crude steel production at 12.48 lakh tonne (LT) during May 2020. The company had produced about 14.53 LT of crude steel during the same month in 2019. However,…

What is essential is an efficient and effective system to bring collaboration among government agencies, contractors, vendors, and consultants to increase their productivity and enhance quality.  I think when we speak of e-Governance in works management, it means an end-to-end online system to manage the entire Procurement lifecycle of public works starting from rate analysis…

Singapore will create additional space through temporary structures that can be put together quickly in a modular form. The Singapore government is racing to create additional housing for about 60,000 migrant workers by the end of this year, as it seeks to reduce the density in dormitories which have seen mass outbreaks of the coronavirus infection. The…