Piramals’ Indiareit plans realty fund

Indiareit Fund Advisors is setting up its second real estate fund with a corpus of five hundred crore rupees and expects to raise the money from investors by the end of this year.

The group had earlier floated Indiareit Fund, a $450-million real estate fund in 2006 and the proposed new Rs 500-core fund is over and above this. The Piramal Group has a presence in sectors, such as healthcare, diagnostics, glass manufacturing and real estate.

Said Ramesh Jogani, managing director and CEO, Indiareit Fund Advisors: “The Piramal Group is setting up a new domestic real estate fund and we are in the process of raising an overall corpus of around Rs 500 crore for it. This fund will invest in projects in Mumbai, New Delhi and Alibaug, a tourist town near Mumbai, and will be restricted to the residential segment. The new fund, apart from having a real estate focus, may also invest jointly with the existing fund.”