The real estate sector in India is on a rapid growth trajectory. The Indian real estate industry is expected to reach a size of US$ 180 billion by 2020. Growing penetration of mortgage finance into the urban housing finance market is now evident. The current contribution of real estate to India’s GDP is about 5 per cent.
The real estate sector is one of the highest foreign direct investment (FDI) attracting sectors in India, having recorded FDI inflows worth more than 2.8 billion between 2000 and 2009. FDI in the real estate sector is expected to witness an increase of US$ 21 billion from the current values over the next 10 years.
The major Indian players in the sector are DLF, Unitech, Ansal Properties, K. Raheja Corporation, Sobha Developers and Parsavnath Developers. The sector can be divided into residential, commercial, retail and hospitality asset classes. Growth in services —telecom, financial services, IT& ITeS etc., accounts for the maximum demand of commercial office space in the country.
The total estimated supply of hotel rooms is expected to reach 2.9 million and 6.6 million in 2010 and 2020, respectively. Allocation for housing and urban poverty alleviation has been raised from US$ 177 million (INR 8.5 billion) to US$ 208 million (INR 10 billion) for 2010–11.Sectoral Presentation (April 2010)
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