Challenges and Opportunities in the Real Estate of Gurgaon
- 1 July 2019
Post demonetization and RERA implementation, the real estate market in India is plagued with oversupply currently. The market in India is in the midst of challenging times. This is owing to a few noticeable macro shifts that have challenged the realty sector in the last few years.
The Issue of Demand and Oversupply
One major factor impeding the realty sector in India is the oversupply of residential properties. Cities like Ahmedabad and Hyderabad have a relatively comfortable inventory situation compared to major markets like Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Noida and Ghaziabad that have an average inventory of over five years. Gurgaon, for example, has grown phenomenally in terms of urbanisation and industrial development. Even if we assume that sales improve in the coming years, the situation is unlikely to change soon.
Some positive trends in the market
- Funding and regulatory measures have improved in the last two years
- Rise in the infrastructure on the upwards in Gurgaon
- Private equity deals of $13.8bn in realty including a $1.70bn infusion by GIC of Singapore into DLF
- The government is pushing for a big boost for affordable housing with states like Maharashtra and Gujarat taking the lead
- Increase of smart cities from 60 to 100 resulting in significant urban reforms and infrastructure development
- Allowance of mutual funds investment in REITs and InvITs, permitting investors securitised access to realty assets.
Overall Outlook of India’s Realty Sector
- Oversupply in the mid and premium segments may still take years to level. The big growth areas could come from low-cost housing, smart cities, and commercial developments.
- Maharashtra and Gujarat have invested significantly in the low-cost housing segment and are expected to continue doing so.
- The Smart Cities program covering around 100 cities will positively impact nearly 9.95 Cr dwellers with high-quality and sustainable infrastructure.
- Rental yields from commercial leasing in cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune are predicted to increase in 2019 and 2020.
Gurgaon has seen a steep rise in terms of residential projects and infrastructure being developed by reputed real estate players. Home-buying avenues and options have therefore increased rapidly in the area, and the future looks promising. If you are thinking of benefitting from this scenario and invest in apartments or penthouses in Gurgaon, Luminaire by Mahindra Lifespaces is among the new projects here that’s definitely worth consideration. The project offers spacious homes with lavish amenities that introduce you to a new world of luxury.
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