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2017: Indian Realty Reforms Boost NRI Investment Sentiment

2017-12-22 16:15

SINGAPORE, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 2017 has ended on a high note for the Indian real estate sector with regulatory reforms renewing NRI confidence in the Indian property market. "Mid-2017 onwards, we are experiencing an investment revival amongst NRI's," says Rahul Maroo, Sr. VP and Head International Sales, Omkar Realtors.

This boost in NRI interest can be attributed to various economic and realty regulatory reforms implemented by the Indian government beginning last quarter of 2016 and lasting through 2017. The introduction of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), Goods and Services Tax (GST), the demonetisation and Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act have helped bridge the trust deficit between NRIs/institutional investors and India's private realty players.

Traditionally, key NRI communities spanning GCC countries and regions, Singapore, Hong Kong, UK, Canada and USA preferred investing in India owing to long term fundamentals such as emotional connect, safeguarding retirement plans, higher ROI's, rental income and depreciation in the rupee's value. However, the lack of regulatory mechanisms to safeguard against misleading marketing and ensuring adherence to delivery timelines deterred investor interest.

Today, Indian industry experts and the widespread NRI factions believe that RERA has been pivotal in addressing this trust block.

Commenting on RERA boosting NRI investor confidence Rahul Maroo, Sr. VP and Head International Sales, Omkar Realtors said, "Mid-2017 onwards, we are experiencing an investment revival amongst NRI's from the migrating faction as well the sizeable permanent population looking at India for investment. In two low-ticket offerings in Mumbai-based developments, we have added 300 customers this year from GCC, Singapore and Hong Kong markets."

Mumbai based Omkar Realtors & Developers, leading developers in boutique and luxury housing recently launched their RERA compliant project - 'Lawns & Beyond' with 1/2/3-bhk units priced from Rs. 83 lakh to 1.57 crore (355 sq.ft -710 sq.ft carpet area). The project located on the Western-Express-Highway of Andheri-Jogeshwari east corridor offers a record 30 plus amenities with an inventory of 1200 plus apartments for Phase 1 launch spanning 5-acres. The 65-acre project is planned to shape into Omkar International District (OID), a mixed-development, evolving into a major landmark for Mumbai.

According to Mr. Ashutosh Limaye, National Director - Research of IPC- JLL, "NRI's consider four factors when investing in Indian property; minimum initial investment, high rental potential, developers with strong delivery record and RERA compliance.

While leading brands like Omkar Realtors have received overwhelming response from NRI's, industry experts opine that the onus lies on private developers to create reform awareness amongst their audiences in 2018." 

Media Contact:
Narendra JM
Perez Consulting
Tel: +91-984540-38063 


Source: Omkar Realtors
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