Real Estate


Modular Construction and India’s Urban Challenge

India’s already congested conurbations will have to find homes for 900 Million more people by 2050, and assuming a modest four person occupancy rate that means 856 new homes will have to be built every hour, every day for the next thirty years (fourteen a minute in case you’re wondering), with the subcontinent’s builders working ...

Going Green: India’s hotel sector is changing its complexion

On average the phrase “Eco Hotel” is searched at least 4,500 times a day on Google, targeting businesses operating on the subcontinent: stark evidence (if evidence be needed) that travellers of every complexion are increasingly aware of the importance of environmental compliance in their choice of hotel accommodation. But the recent surge in demand for ...
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Exits and Entrances: A good year for Indian Private Equity

According to this month’s influential Bain Report, Private Equity Exits grew on the subcontinent by more than 60% in 2017 (India Private Equity Report 2018): an unprecedented $15.7 Billion, up from $9.6 Billion in 2016 and making last year the best ever year for PE exits in India. The number of exits also rose in ...
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Modular Construction as a key innovator

27,348 people live on every square kilometre of land in the Mumbai Conurbation, and this figure is expected to grow to 101,066 by 2020 making it the most densely populated area on the planet. This striking statistic is characteristic of the burgeoning and rapidly urbanised population trends which are currently driving the subcontinent’s economic miracle, ...
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Mid Market’s Moment: Trends in India’s Hospitality Sector

India seems to do everything on a bigger scale these days: the fastest growing large economy on the planet and the highest rate of GDP growth anywhere in the world (currently a shade over 8%). So why settle for just one reason when you can have five? Why settle for one reason to explain the ...
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“The Time for Change is Now”

Western Economists react sceptically to any suggestion of a model for sustainable economic growth, reverting typically to Keynes’ maxim that most “markets can stay irrational for longer than you can stay solvent”. And certainly since the financial meltdowns of 2008, markets across the globe have grown increasingly accustomed to short-term investment strategies, often with the ...
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India’s Private Equity Boom: Don’t Forget the Fundamentals

Private Equity has never been about ignoring the fundamentals: the commercial nuts and bolts of any project which are essential for the creation of real and long term financial returns rather than focusing on short term and often illusory market fluctuations. Ask Warren Buffet and Anthony Bolton (of Fidelity) why they have been so successful ...
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India’s New Direction in Infrastructure Investment

For those commentators who might have thought they detected a slackening off over recent months in the appetite of Prime Minister Modi’s Government to engage in still further rounds of major infrastructure spending, the Union Budget Statement was something of a wake up call. Anyone sensing a slackening was simply looking in the wrong place, ...

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