Realty Space To Gain From Real Estate MFs

The Indian real estate sector, currently facing strong headwind due to the credit turmoil as well as high inflation, is set to get a breather from the market regulator SEBI’s move to allow Real Estate Mutual Funds, says global consultancy giant KPMG.

Mr. Jai Mayani, KPMG’s Executive Director and real estate head in India, said, “Real Estate Mutual Funds (REMFs) have a useful purpose and a role which until recently was missing in the real estate ecosystem. REMFs should help ease the situation and compensate to some degree the relative absence of public equity and challenging debt markets”.

At present, not much equity funding is available to projects below 50 thousand square metres of built up area or 25 acres and there is hardly any domestic secondary market for stabilised income yielding assets.

Mr. Mayani added, “Besides, with foreign money not permissible in fully built up commercial, residential and retail assets, this is a good vacant space for REMFs”.

REMFs would buy fully built assets and it should help unlock capital for developers. Also, with 15% allocations, which REMFs would have towards under-construction assets, some additional equity should also be available for non-FDI compliant projects.

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  1. Posted May 14, 2008 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    Yes that is true because the real estate sector also giving more facilities to be buildup every people.

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