Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of building homes for all by 2022 is set to boost the economy
by $1.3 trillion, create 60 million new houses and over 2 million jobs annually.
The year 2018 is likely to be steady in terms of institutional investment into real estate.
More long-term and patient capital from stronger entities such as pension and sovereign funds is expected to enter the sector.
We may also see a return of some equity investments in the residential sector.
Key issues or areas of concern for the sector
* Rental yields in India are among the lowest in the world at 2.2%
* Complex regulations at the municipal level such as construction permits and property registration
* Grant infrastructure status to real estate, SEZs and industrial parks
* Include stamp duty as a part of GST
* Smooth launch of India's maiden Reit
this year, with all tax and regulatory hurdles crossed