Commercial, retail turn real estate hotspots

ATEEQ SHAIKH | January 1, 2019

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Commercial office spaces and retail sectors were the most favourite Indian real estate investment bet for private equity and institutional investors during 2018.This is a shift from the earlier preference to the housing sector.“Besides commercial office spaces, the retail sector also emerged as one of the most vibrant and fast-paced real estate sectors in India in 2018. Among the major policy overhauls, the government further liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) policies early in the year. These policy interventions repositioned the Indian retail sector on the global map of investments, attracting a large number of global retailers into India and further fuelling growth of organised retail in the country, said Anuj Kejriwal, managing director and chief executive officer, Anarock Retail.

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