Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal Purchases 2 Land Parcels in Delhi

Deepinder_Goyal

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal has made headlines with his recent purchase of two land parcels totaling around 5 acres in Mehrauli Tehsil, New Delhi, for a sum of Rs 79 crore. The transactions took place in two separate deals, each involving the acquisition of land from different owners and subsequent stamp duty payments.

Details of the Transactions

  • First Transaction (March 28, 2023):
    • Goyal acquired 2.5 acres of land from Luxalon Building Pvt Ltd for Rs 29 crore and paid a stamp duty of Rs 1.74 crore.
  • Second Transaction (September 01, 2023):
    • Goyal purchased 2.53 acres of land from Ravi Kapur for Rs 50 crore, paying a stamp duty of Rs 3.50 crore.

Location and Registration

  • The two plots are situated in the village Dera Mandi of Chhatarpur area, with both transactions being registered at Hauz Khas.

Other Notable Real Estate Deals in Delhi-NCR

  • MakeMyTrip Group CEO, Rajesh Magow, recently acquired a 6,428 square feet apartment in DLF Magnolias, Gurugram, for Rs 33 crore.
  • Genpact CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer), Piyush Mehta, also made a separate deal for a 6,462 sq ft flat in the same property for Rs 32.60 crore.
  • Additionally, Countrywide Promoters, a subsidiary of developer BPTP Group, bought a 5.24-acre plot near the Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram for Rs 87.27 crore, paying a stamp duty of Rs 6.11 crore for the transaction.

With high-profile individuals and companies making significant real estate investments in the Delhi-NCR region, the market continues to attract attention for noteworthy transactions.

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Chintels India gives rights to Sobha Group for two land parcels for Rs 121.82 crore near Dwarka Expressway

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The transaction is the most recent in a series of important land deals in the NCR. The sale transaction was executed on December 22, 2023, and the company paid stamp duty of Rs 6.07 crore for the 5.78-acre plot and Rs 2.45 crore for the 2.06-acre property piece, according to documents.

Chintels India, a Gurugram-based real estate developer, has transferred ownership of two land parcels valued at Rs 121.82 crore and covering a total area of 7.85 acres to listed real estate developer Sobha Ltd in Gurugram, according to documents accessed by CRE Matrix.

Both developers stated that the land parcels were part of their joint venture project, ‘International City’.

According to the documents, one land piece, totaling 5.788 acres, is in sector 108, and the second plot, measuring 2.06 acres, is in sector 109. Both properties are in Babupur village, close the Dwarka Expressway, which is expected to be operational soon.

According to the records, the 5.7-acre land costs Rs 86.82 crore, while the 2.06-acre plot is worth Rs 35 crore. The total worth of both plots was Rs 121.82 crore.

The conveyance deed was executed on December 22, with Sobha Ltd paying a total stamp duty of Rs 8.53 crore for both plots, according to the documents. The company paid stamp duty of Rs 6.07 crore for the 5.78-acre property and Rs 2.45 crore for the 2.06-acre land parcel.

Chintels India was embroiled in controversy after six floors of Tower D in the Chintels Paradiso housing complex in Sector 109, Gurugram, collapsed in February 2022, killing two ladies. Following the incident, a structural safety audit of the housing complex determined that five of Chintels Paradiso society’s nine buildings were “unsafe to live” in.

According to a representative for Chintels India, the 5.7-acre site is the commercial portion of the leased land known as ‘International City’, and it is entirely allocated to Sobha under our existing JD Agreement. Ownership was transferred to Sobha in December 2023, and we received no consideration because it was always part of Sobha’s allocation. The 2.06 acres are the clubhouse of International City, which was originally assigned to Chintels but has since been transferred to Sobha.”

“These transactions are both old and part of our existing JDA for International City and the conveyance has taken place recently post fulfillment of mutual obligations,” stated a representative for the company.

Similarly, a spokeswoman for Sobha Ltd stated that the transaction is part of an old payment of a continuing partnership account, which culminated in the registration of specific land in ‘International City’.

According to experts, the anticipated opening of the 26.7 km Dwarka Expressway, which connects Dwarka in New Delhi to the Kherki Dhaula toll plaza on NH-48 in Gurugram, has made this area one of the most sought-after micro markets in the National Capital Region, with several new projects emerging in recent years.

The land transaction is the latest in a string of major deals in the NCR. Countrywide Promoters, a subsidiary of developer BPTP Group paid Rs 87.27 crore in November for a 5.24-acre land in Gurugram’s Sector 113, near the Dwarka Expressway.
Last September, Aamor Inox, a stainless steel bar maker, paid Rs 87.5 crore for 12 bighas of farmland and a farmhouse from Mastcraft Properties in Rangpuri, South Delhi.

Bhuvan Bam bought a bungalow for Rs 11 crore

Bhuvan Bam

The sale deed was signed in Bam’s name on August 7, 2023. Bam paid a stamp duty of Rs 77 lakh on the transaction.

According to documents accessed by CRE Matrix, Bhuvan Bam, a YouTuber, comedian and actor purchased a property in South Delhi’s Greater Kailash Part 3 region for Rs 11 crore.

The sale deed was signed in Bam’s name on August 7, 2023. Bam paid a stamp duty of Rs 77 lakh on the transaction. The documents have only recently become available.

According to the documents, Bam purchased a Bungalow that measures 207.41 square meters (2,233 square feet). The home is situated on a 180 square meter plot in Greater Kailash 3, a premium suburb in South Delhi.

According to the records, the property is worth around Rs 4.78 crore based on the circle rate.

Big-ticket deals.

This is the most recent in a series of high-value real estate deals in the Delhi-NCR region. In October 2023, an 11,000 sq ft flat at The Camellias by DLF on Gurgaon’s Golf Course Road was resold for more than Rs 100 crore.

In the same month, MakeMyTrip group CEO Rajesh Magow paid Rs 33 crore for a 6,428 sq ft apartment at DLF Magnolias in Gurugram, while Genpact chief human resources officer Piyush Mehta paid Rs 32.60 crore for a 6,462 sq ft unit in the same complex.

Similarly, Vasudha Rohatgi, wife of former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi, paid Rs 160 crore in February 2023 for a 2,100 square yard (18,900 square foot) villa in Delhi’s posh Golf Links.

Peyush Bansal, the co-founder of Lenskart, paid Rs 18 crore for a house in Neeti Bagh, an affluent neighbourhood in May 2023.

In February 2023, Bhanu Chopra, the creator of RateGain, paid Rs 127.5 crore for a bungalow in Golf Links.

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BPTP Group’s Countrywide Promoters Secures 5.24 Acre Plot

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With the upcoming completion of the 26.7 kilometer Dwarka Expressway, the surrounding neighborhood has become one of the most sought-after micro markets in the National Capital Region.

According to documents accessed by CRE Matrix, Countrywide Promoters, a subsidiary of developer BPTP Group, paid Rs 87.27 crore for a 5.24-acre plot in Gurugram near the Dwarka Expressway.

The sale deed was executed on November 16, 2023, and the company paid a stamp duty of Rs 6.11 crore for the deal.

According to the records, the land was purchased from Vikram Rana and Paramjeet Rana of Bijwasan village in New Delhi. The site is located in Chauma village in Gurugram’s Sector 113, close to the Dwarka Expressway, which is expected to open soon.

The opening of the 26.7 km Dwarka Expressway, connecting Dwarka in New Delhi to the Kherki Dhaula toll plaza in Gurugram, has made this area a hotspot in the National Capital Region. Many new projects have sprung up in recent years because the improved connectivity has made it a popular choice for real estate development and investment.

This is the latest in a string of major transactions in the NCR. Aamor Inox paid Rs 87.5 crore to Mastcraft Properties in South Delhi’s Rangpuri in September 2023 for 12 bighas of farmland and a home.

Also that month, Laxmi Devi Agarwal, the wife of Devkinandan Agarwal, the proprietor of GR Infraprojects, paid Rs 86 crore for a 1,200 square-yard bungalow in Vasant Vihar, a prominent Delhi locality.

In February 2023, a 2,160-square-foot bungalow in Delhi’s affluent Golf Links neighborhood was purchased for Rs 160 crore in the name of Vasudha Rohatgi, wife of former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi.
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Tata AutoComp Systems sells more than 13 acres in Pune

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Titania Industrial Development in Pune purchased a 13.26-acre plot of land and a 1 lakh-square-foot Structure from Tata Autocomp Systems for Rs 134 crore. Pune’s real estate is thriving, thanks to industrial growth.

The transaction was registered on 27/10/ 2023

According to documents accessed by CRE Matrix, Tata Autocomp Systems Ltd sold Titania Industrial Development in Maan, Pune, a land block covering more than 13.26 acres as well as the structure standing on it, measuring 1 lakh sq ft, for Rs 134 crore.

“In recent years, Pune real estate has been on a roll.” In the preceding two years, the city has experienced a rise in property sales as well as a few business lease arrangements, including one with Tesla. The PCMC district in Pune has attracted industrial occupants for manufacturing and warehousing. Hinjewadi is home to major IT/ITeS brands, hotels, manufacturing, and housing developments. “It’s no surprise that the transaction took place in Pune’s growth corridor, Hinjewadi,” said Abhishek Kiran Gupta, CEO and co-founder of CRE Matrix and IndexTap.

India’s office net absorption reached 10.37 million square feet in Q3, the highest level in 18 months. The industrial sector dominated gross leasing activity in the third quarter, while technology firms remained marginally limited. Except for Chennai and Kolkata, the top seven cities saw stronger net absorption of office space during the quarter. Hyderabad took first place with a 26.1 percent share, followed by Bengaluru (22.9%) and Delhi-NCR (16.4%).

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Aamor Inox purchases a South Delhi property from Mastcraft Properties for Rs 87.5 crore

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Located in South Delhi’s Rangpuri area, the homestand is comprised of twelve bighas of agricultural land and a farmhouse. This is the latest of numerous large-scale real estate deals that Delhi has seen this year.

Stainless steel bar manufacturer Aamor Inox Limited paid Mastcraft Properties Private Limited Rs 87.5 crore for 12 bighas of farmland and a farmhouse in Rangpuri, South Delhi. according to the documents obtained by CRE Matrix.

The sale deed was signed on September 27 under Aamor Inox Limited’s name. Based on the evidence, the corporation had to pay a stamp duty of Rs 6.12 crore for the transaction.

The farmland is located in the Malikpur Kohi, or Rangpuri, hamlet of South Delhi. Neither the buyer nor the vendor immediately replied to queries from Moneycontrol.

Delhi has closed a number of notable agreements this year, this being the most recent. In September, Laxmi Devi Agarwal, the spouse of Devkinandan Agarwal, the promoter of GR Infraprojects Limited, spent Rs 86 crore for a 1,200 square yard villa in the upscale Vasant Vihar suburb of Delhi.

An 873-square-yard mansion in Delhi’s affluent Nizamuddin East area was bought by Renu Khuller, director of Global Dent Aids, a company that manufactures interdental brushes, which are comparable to floss alternatives, for Rs 61.70 crore in August.

Lenskart co-founder Peyush Bansal paid Rs 18 crore for a house in Neeti Bagh in May, while former Indian Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s wife Vasudha Rohatgi spent Rs 160 crore in March for a 2,160-square-foot home in Delhi’s affluent Golf Links neighborhood.

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Real Estate vs. Other Investments

When you think of investing, you can do it in a variety of ways including real estate, bonds, stocks, CDs, or even gold. Thanks to the array of options, it often happens that one investment choice is more lucrative than the other. Based on current market conditions, it is also important to be aware of the type of investment to avoid and when? 

Let’s take a look at real estate investment vs. other investments to help you narrow down the options that are suitable for you.

Real Estate vs. Stocks 

Stock prices are deemed to be more unpredictable as compared to real estate. The rates of stocks can fluctuate quicker than real estate prices. The instability can make you apprehensive unless you plan to purchase and hold stocks, despite the unpredictability. 

Investing in real estateissimpler and better to understand than stocks. The housing sector in India is enormous which makes the home-buying journey multifaceted. But despite the complexity, the basics are quite simple. Moreover, owning a tangible asset can make you more in control of your investment when compared to purchasing slivers of ownership in firms via shares of stocks. 

Real Estate vs. Bonds

Despite their low-risk nature, investors may realize that bonds do not deliver the same profitability when pitted against other investments, particularly real estate in India. In numerous cases, the returns could be considerably affected by the rate of inflation. On the other hand, you will observe significant real estate growth and development during inflation. 

As material and labor expenses rise, rent typically follows, resulting in real estate investors achieving greater profits during this period. Bonds are not known to deliver the best returns as real estate. Across the board, rental properties generally outperform bonds thanks to their capability to produce cash flow, even during inflation or low-interest rates. 

Real Estate vs. CDs

Despite the low-risk investment opportunity, Certificates of Deposits (CDs) typically have lower profit margins when pitted against real estate. The potential for profits in CDs is directly affected by interest rates. When they are low, investors will not be able to get a high return on investment. 

It could take approximately 5-10 years for CDs to mature. Investors will not be able to use their funds during that period. But real estate showcases more liquidity. Even if investors are not able to sell a property, you can still tap into the current equity in many ways. 

Real Estate vs. Gold

Investing in gold may be a simple process but it is a long waiting game as compared to real estate investing. Thanks to the concept of price appreciation in real estate market, you can earn revenue as you wait for an asset to escalate in value, thereby leading to a higher overall cash flow. 

In a nutshell, while stocks, bonds, CDs, or gold are solid forms of investment and each of them has its own pros and cons, real estate delivers cash flow that is directly connected to the decisions you have made. Overall, investors may observe that real estate signifies the likelihood to produce yearly cash flow and profit from appreciation over time. 

At CRE Matrix, we have assessed vital real estate data comprising residential, commercial, retail, and warehousing, across different industries in India. CRE Matrix’s product IndexTap helps in making real estate investments with its extensive catalog of residential properties in MMR. 

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Real Estate Lending 101 – What is Construction Finance?

Construction Finance has been a popular loan segment which has been keenly observed by stakeholders beyond the real estate sector as well, as it acts as a barometer of construction activity to a certain extent. CRE Matrix, through this blog article, takes you through the A to Z of construction finance.

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What is Construction Finance?

Real estate developers need a consistent flow of funds for numerous construction-related works at various stages of projects to guarantee the timely completion of projects. Construction Finance loan is generally intended to meet this need of real estate developers across the life cycle of their intended or ongoing construction projects against the project sales receivables.

Since they are deemed to be comparatively risky, construction loads tend to have higher interest charges as opposed to conventional mortgage loans.

Why Do Contractors Need Construction Finance? 

Construction businesses generally have huge up-front expenses that burn through cash at the commencement of a project, much before payments start rolling in. This gap makes it tough to monitor cash flow from the beginning of a job. Contractors usually require financing to progress: to pay for material expenses on larger projects, to fund new equipment, or to match escalated payroll expenses. Financing can aid construction businesses to smooth out cash flow cycles whether the economy is declining or proceeding towards a construction boom.

Features of Construction Finance 

  • Loans that can be availed by the best real estate developers/builders
  • Can be used for growing and building residential or commercial sites
  • In Tier 1/Tier 2 cities, customized offerings to suit the requirements of  developers

Benefits of Construction Finance 

  • Professional and transparent technique
  • Organizing enormous funding from banks/financial institutions arranging bank guarantees
  • Flexibility in tenor as well as offering a variety of options for repayment
  • Enable tie-ups with banks/HFCs to offer housing finance to customers (home buyers)
  • Strong and effective service delivery model that provides door stop facilities to guarantee simple and quick approval and disbursal of loans

In a nutshell, construction finance loans are usually taken out by real estate developers or homebuyers who are custom-building their own houses. After construction has concluded, the borrower can either refinance their construction loan into a permanent mortgage or acquire a new loan to repay the construction loan (occasionally referred to as the ‘end loan’). 

The borrower might only be needed to pay construction loan rates or interest on the loan while the project is still ongoing. A couple of construction finance loans could entail the balance to be paid off completely by the time the project is complete. 

CRE Matrix, via RE Loans, gives a detailed insight on construction finance loans by numerous developers across the country and the banks/NBFC/funds that provided the loans to them. CRE Matrix is the country’s most preferred authentic analytics platform that allows stakeholders to access analytics from an array of sectors. Users can assess and compare construction finance loans and do so much more on CRE Matrix platforms.

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5 Major Forces that will Drive Commercial Real Estate Industry in India in 2022

In 2021, there has been a tremendous development in residential and commercial real estate in India. The market was already growing as the requirement for residential apartments and plots rose post nationwide lockdown. The property rates observed a huge increase in demand and prices per square foot.

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Apart from commercial areas that tailor to the daily or weekly needs of the residents, the corporate world has started to convey interest in mounting operations, thanks to enhancements in connectivity and anticipated economic development.

We could witness further liquidity transferred into commercial real estate this year. It is believed that the year 2022 will see a growing surge for appropriate workspaces, freehold commercial and residential properties, and new concepts that will increase returns for investors. 

As we go deeper into 2022, here are a couple of forces that will push the commercial real estate industry in India.

Residential Property Market is Expected to Rise

After an extended duration of dropping and then stabilizing, residential property rates are possibly expected to begin rising again. Approximately 5% capital value growth has been estimated for the residential property segment in India in 2022. 

Several of the supply and demand-side factors are taken into consideration and evaluated over the last decade. This drive is projected to continue in 2022 as potential homebuyers’ preferences for larger residences, improved facilities, and lucrative pricing will help seal the deals. 

Foreign Investment is Estimated to Push this Sector

Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) will continue to be a significant development driver, and the same is valid in the case of the real estate players as well. Indian real estate has managed to draw a huge amount of foreign moolah, particularly in the residential market. With RERA assuring transparency and laws permitting 100% FDI in construction, Indian real estate is observing pointed investment infusions from NRIs. 

Property Rates Projected to Rise

In 2020, approximately 1.38 lakh housing units were sold. When you pit it against the previous peak in 2014, this was considered to be a rock bottom of 60%. Nevertheless, between January and September 2021, 1.45 lakh units were sold. There was a 5% surge in sales in 2020. 

Increase in Demand for Co-working Spaces

In 2020, there was significant growth in office closures and a swift shift in ubiquitous remote employment globally. This trend carried on in 2021. However, as the vaccines started rolling out, people slowly returned to their workplaces. Thanks to the pandemic, firms have had to spend time and money investing in digital abilities to let employees work from home. 

Businesses are seeking new working approaches while allowing workplace flexibility to make sure that profitability balances well with employee well-being. The most obvious development has been the surge of a hybrid workforce across an array of workspace choices, including flexible offices. 

Growing Demand for Data Centers

The massive digital push generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has been lucrative for data centers which could still offer an approximate 15% rental yield. Firms started to modify their digital infrastructure to cater to the new work environment instantly after India went into lockdown due to the pandemic, thereby leading to a 25-35% increase in data center capacity. 

The year 2022 is also believed to observe an increase in SCO (shop-cum-office-space) concept development. These SCO plots will assist entrepreneurs to develop their business concepts by owning a commercial space at moderately placed prices with advanced amenities. Sharp investors can witness the benefits of a well-equipped setting that backs retail or office in a favorable market. Mixed-use commercial spaces will help investors in expanding their risk in the investment portfolio by making the most of the new evolving idea. 

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The ‘Mumbai’s Next CBD’ Debate Settled

BKC as CBD

BKC displaced Nariman Point as Mumbai’s CBD! Read on to know why BKC won’t be dethroned in the next 5-7 years.

Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) has witnessed a phenomenal transformation over the last 20 years. The State Government set the ball rolling by appointing MMRDA as the special planning authority to develop BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex) as an alternative to the erstwhile CBD (Central Business District) – Nariman Point.

After initial reluctance, some of the Private and PSU Banks and companies shifted their headquarters to BKC. The National Stock Exchange opened its headquarters in BKC in 2001. Soon after, developers realized the potential and picked up land parcels in the region to launch multiple Grade A+ commercial projects. The total stock at BKC stands at about 18 Mn sqft as on year-end 2020. Diamond Bourses (~2 Mn sqft) opened its doors in year 2010. As of today, some of these Grade A+ commercial projects command the highest rent in the country for office space.

BKC currently houses some of the biggest Indian and International businesses including Amazon, Netflix, GIA, Bank of America, GIC, Google, Novartis, Pfizer, Wework, Kotak Bank, National Stock Exchange, SEBI, ONGC etc. These occupiers employ more than 200,000 people who commute to BKC daily, fuelling the growth of social infrastructure such as restaurants, gymkhanas, schools, hotels, luxury housing projects etc. Reliance shall move its headquarters to Jio World Centre, a 7Mn sqft convention centre which is expected to house office spaces, luxury mall, hotels, a performing theatre, convention centre etc.

One of the most well-connected suburbs of Mumbai city, BKC is also the epicentre of most of the major existing and upcoming infrastructure projects – Mumbai Highways, upcoming Metro lines, upcoming Bullet train project, SCLR, Bandra-Worli Sealink, upcoming Coastal freeway etc. Such a central location advantage with convenient connectivity to Northern suburbs, South Mumbai and Eastern Suburbs gives Bandra a big edge over any other micro-market. BKC is also surrounded by prime residential localities such as Bandra West, Khar West, Santacruz West on the West and Chembur, Wadala and Vikhroli on the East. Existing physical Infrastructure makes it easier for residents in these localities to easily commute to BKC. Nearly 85% of all senior employees at BKC reside in these neighbouring suburbs.

We foresee further development in and around Bandra Kurla Complex not only for office complexes but for retail malls, cinemas and hotels over the next 5-7 years. Around 4-5 Mn sqft more Grade A+ commercial office projects are planned which will generate about 50,000 new jobs in BKC over the next 5-7 years. Till then, we can comfortably shelve the case file of ‘CBD of Mumbai’ with a seal of BKC on it.

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