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Property funds are in no hurry to invest in stressed realty projects

The reason: lack of clear legal rules and pricing issues

Housing inventory of 15 months in Bengaluru, 44 months in Delhi-NCR: Report

Raghavendra Kamath Mumbai
Real estate, especially the housing segment, has many financially stressed projects. However, property-focused private equity (PE) funds are in no hurry to put money there. 

The reason: lack of clear legal rules and pricing issues. 

Last week, property consultancy JLL issued a report that there was an opportunity of $66 billion (Rs 4,700 crore) in stalled residential projects for institutional investors to tap. However, it noted, the year 2019 had seen deals worth no more than $1 billion (Rs 70-odd crore) in this space.

“In my sense, a distressed asset is when an asset of Rs 100 is available for Rs 40. Prices

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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 10:14 PM IST

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