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Budget 2018: Start-up ecosystem should get a boost to revive investments

Institutional investments in commercial real estate is expected to see an upsurge this year and shared workplaces will continue to grow with flexible leasing structures

Amit Ramani 

Budget 2018
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Parliament House, in New Delhi | PTI Photo

Various path-breaking initiatives and policy reforms implemented in 2017 by the have already paved the way for a The year 2018 has started on strong footing, with a positive momentum driving growth across different sectors of the economy, especially since the execution dust of and implementation has almost settled.

Now, some push in the right direction by in the upcoming Union Budget 2018-19 will set the stage for a strong business environment for start-ups in the key areas of the economy like commercial real estate.

In 2018, the retail sector is expected to show higher returns in the Indian real estate market. Institutional investments in commercial real estate will be on an upsurge and shared workplaces will continue to grow with flexible leasing structures. Since the government has set ambitious targets with the Start-up India initiative, we are sure that the Indian start-up ecosystem will revive the demand for investments to generate jobs and accelerate economic growth in the medium term.

The author is founder & CEO of Awfis

First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 16:08 IST
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