Importance of Workplace Strategy

Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India & South East Asia | Sep 17, 2017

“Workplace strategy” has become a high-profile part of the conversation around business; talent and the broader economy—a conversation often driven by headlines focused on “place” (think cool, alternative office environments and talent-grabbing amenities).(Read full opinion piece on Anshuman Magazine's LinkedIn)

Impact on real estate and construction costs post GST rollout

Gurjot Bhatia, Managing Director - Project Management

GST is unarguably the mother of all reforms the country has seen since our Independence. With GST coming into full force from 1st of July, the real estate sector will see a much-needed renaissance across its various segments promising efficiency and subsuming many taxes.(Read full opinion piece on Gurjot Bhatia's LinkedIn)

India witnessing an Eased Investor Environment

Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India & South East Asia

In 2016, India’s real estate industry witnessed enhanced level of investment activity concentrated in the office, residential and retail sectors. At the same time, investors showed interest in the warehousing and hospitality sectors as well. The past year was also particularly positive from an investment regulatory perspective, with initiatives such as RERA, Easing of FDI norms, demonetization, and REIT guidelines –all expected to increase transparency and enhance consumer and investor confidence in the real estate sector.(Read full opinion piece on Anshuman Magazine's LinkedIn)

Bringing Down Costs in Residential Projects Through Project Management

Gurjot Bhatia, Managing Director - Project Management

Indian real estate has been in a dynamic transformation mode for last 10-15 years. This, along with increase in population and urban sprawl has led to high demand for housing. To cater to this demand, investors and developers across India have focused their attention to construct large scale residential developments.(Read full opinion piece on Gurjot Bhatia's LinkedIn)

What to keep in Mind when buying a house

AS Sivaramakrishnan, Head - Residential Services, India

With the housing market in India moving towards a revival, consumers have begun to re-look at fulfilling their dream of owning a home. The government’s thrust to affordable housing is also expected to be a much needed catalyst towards reviving the demand for housing in the country. In principle, after identifying the property to purchase, and the cost of the same, most first time home-buyers would need to avail a home loan to buy the property. For those embarking on this journey, there are few key things to keep in mind. (Read full opinion piece on AS Sivaramakrishnan's LinkedIn)

Luxury Redefined

Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India & South East Asia

Till very recently, the concept of luxury housing pertained to location and size of the property. The profile of people who could afford such homes were high net worth individuals like industrialists or businessmen who wanted to live in large bungalows situated in premium locations such as South and central Delhi or South Mumbai. The size and location were directly related to the amount of wealth the individual or family had. At that time, in most of these properties, the interiors were generally simplistic. (Read full opinion piece on Anshuman Magazine's LinkedIn)

Millennials’ Housing Choices

Anshuman Magazine, Chairman, India & South East Asia

Born towards the end of the last century, millennials now make up for the youngest segment of the workforce—the fresh talent that employers are eager to attract. Central to CBRE’s interest, the organization came out with a detailed survey on MILLENNIALS: MYTHS AND REALITIES for a deeper understanding into their lives with a strong focus on their real estate choices.(Read full opinion piece on Anshuman Magazine's LinkedIn)

Kochi – Gateway for real estate in Southern India

Ram Chandnani, Managing Director, Advisory & Transaction Services, India

The real estate market in Southern India, especially Kochi is at the threshold of future development. Selected as one of the top 20 smart cities by the Government of India, Kochi is considered the commercial capital of Kerala and is expected to receive investment to the tune of INR 2076 crore over the next few years. This coupled with various other factors are making it a preferred destination for corporates to set up their operations here. (Read full opinion piece on Ram Chandnani's LinkedIn)