Anuj Puri

Chairman, ANAROCK Property Consultants Pvt. Ltd

The author has 20 years of experience in multi-disciplinary advisory and transactions ranging from real estate to social development projects. He also holds expertise in planning, transaction services, feasibility studies, program requirement derivation and fund and investor sourcing.

Authored Articles

What does Indian real estate expects from Union Budget 2018-19?

Despite the government's  proactive stance towards cleaning up and regulating the real estate sector, there are still several policy-related pain poi...

Despite the government's  proactive stance towards cleaning up and regulating the real estate sector, there are still several policy-related pain points where the coming Union Budget can make a decisive difference. Every year, the Union Budget presents the government with an opportunity to tweak...

  • January 15, 2018
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Bangalore’s whitefield: From Anglo-Indian village to vibrant IT-ITeS hub

Once a quaint settlement known for its scenic beauty with lush green trees and inhabited by Eurasians and Anglo-Indians during the late 1880s, Whitefi...

Once a quaint settlement known for its scenic beauty with lush green trees and inhabited by Eurasians and Anglo-Indians during the late 1880s, Whitefield has witnessed a shift from being a settler’s haven to one of the sought-after real estate destination of Bangalore. Whitefield is one of the...

  • January 10, 2018
  • 57

Is the ‘human touch’ in real estate business now obsolete?

With the advancement of the internet and e-commerce, the ‘human touch’ and ‘face-to-face’ interactions are on the decline. Real estate has als...

With the advancement of the internet and e-commerce, the ‘human touch’ and ‘face-to-face’ interactions are on the decline. Real estate has also witnessed reduced human interaction in a large part of our transactional existence. However, the most critical stages of the real estate business...

  • January 8, 2018
  • 48

How Residential and Retail Real Estate Sync Up in India

Whenever I'm asked how real estate is performing in India, I have to ask the questioner to be a bit more specific. Real estate is not a single industr...

Whenever I'm asked how real estate is performing in India, I have to ask the questioner to be a bit more specific. Real estate is not a single industry but consists of various categories/asset classes, and each behaves differently at the same time and at different times. Residential, commercial and...

  • January 5, 2018
  • 146

Residential market of India – A 2017 recap and peek into 2018

Impacted by the triple tsunami of demonetisation, RERA and GST  the year 2017  has been marked as the worst year in the history of real estate. H...

Impacted by the triple tsunami of demonetisation, RERA and GST  the year 2017  has been marked as the worst year in the history of real estate. However, with waves gradually settling down, developers look forward to better business in 2018. For sure, home buyer confidence is reviving, and more...

  • December 13, 2017
  • 167

India residential property – A 2017 recap and peek into 2018

In 2017, new housing project launches were severely impacted by the triple tsunami of demonetization, RERA and GST. Next year, 2018 will be a year of ...

In 2017, new housing project launches were severely impacted by the triple tsunami of demonetization, RERA and GST. Next year, 2018 will be a year of market recovery defined by restricted new launches, gradually improving sales and declining unsold units. 2017 was quite an eventful year for the...

  • December 11, 2017
  • 220

How NRI Investors view Indian Real Estate Today

The Indian real estate sector evokes a lot of interest from NRI investors. This interest is driven by long-term fundamentals such as emotional connect...

The Indian real estate sector evokes a lot of interest from NRI investors. This interest is driven by long-term fundamentals such as emotional connect, safeguarding retirement plans, better returns and yield on investments, and depreciation in the rupee’s value. While there are around 30 million...

  • December 8, 2017
  • 83

Infrastructure status for Logistics Sector – Ripple effect on the Affordable Housing?

Giving an impetus to demand for land in peripheral areas, the Infrastructure status grant to the logistics sector is anticipated to trigger a ripple e...

Giving an impetus to demand for land in peripheral areas, the Infrastructure status grant to the logistics sector is anticipated to trigger a ripple effect boosting affordable housing in India. ‘Infrastructure status’ typically helps to raise long-term funds at low rates and attract...

  • December 1, 2017
  • 470

Technology and the future of real estate consultancy in India

At a time when technology is disrupting different industries across the world, the consumer-facing property brokerage industry cannot be far behind. R...

At a time when technology is disrupting different industries across the world, the consumer-facing property brokerage industry cannot be far behind. Real estate was among the first marketplaces in India to attract and justify professional brokerage services and took off in earnest on the back of...

  • November 23, 2017
  • 61

Delhi NCR reports highest unsold inventory

ANAROCK’s data indicates Delhi NCR has the biggest hoarder of unsold inventory. South Indian cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, however, ...

ANAROCK’s data indicates Delhi NCR has the biggest hoarder of unsold inventory. South Indian cities like Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, however, have showed fast recovery in the last one year. Delhi NCR has witnessed a three to five percent decrease in average per sq ft property prices over...

  • November 22, 2017
  • 319

Affordable housing – The game gets real

High property prices, land saturation, and subdued supply of affordable inventory have led peripherals to emerge as the new real estate investment hot...

High property prices, land saturation, and subdued supply of affordable inventory have led peripherals to emerge as the new real estate investment hotspots across metros.   The massive gap of affordable housing has drawn the government's focused attention and resulted in many initiatives...

  • November 17, 2017
  • 48

Improved Ease of Doing Business – A boost for real estate funding

India has registered a historic improvement in latest ranking for Doing Business, released on 31st October by the World Bank. In fact, it is one of th...

India has registered a historic improvement in latest ranking for Doing Business, released on 31st October by the World Bank. In fact, it is one of the top ten improvers for the current year assessment, thanks to the implementation of key reforms pertinent to 8 out of the 10 indicators that World...

  • November 16, 2017
  • 141

One year of demonetisation: Real estate bruised, but more resilient

The rolling out of key policy reforms such as the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act [RERA] and the Goods and Services Tax [GST] compounded ...

The rolling out of key policy reforms such as the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act [RERA] and the Goods and Services Tax [GST] compounded the aftermath effects of demonetisation. Although there was a lot of confusion and uncertainty immediately after the move, the shadow of it now...

  • November 9, 2017
  • 99

Focus on safety measures in high-rise buildings

With several property developers building skyscrapers of 150-250 m and more, an increasingly pressing question being asked by property buyers is whet...

With several property developers building skyscrapers of 150-250 m and more, an increasingly pressing question being asked by property buyers is whether they are safe. This is an obvious and natural concern, given the increasing incidence of fires, earthquakes and building collapse that the media...

  • October 9, 2017
  • 236

Top 10 residential property investment destinations

As India’s urbanisation picks up speed, the traditionally-preferred property investment locations in most of the main cities are getting saturated a...

As India’s urbanisation picks up speed, the traditionally-preferred property investment locations in most of the main cities are getting saturated and increasingly expensive. This is having a roll-on effect on many other residential sub-markets across leading Indian cities. Even as more and more...

  • October 3, 2017
  • 204

Rental reforms redefine the Indian real estate sector

Several breakthrough reforms with pertinence to the Indian real estate sector saw the light of the day over the last one year. Be it demonetisation ...

Several breakthrough reforms with pertinence to the Indian real estate sector saw the light of the day over the last one year. Be it demonetisation – the Government’s ‘surgical strike’ against black money – the revolutionary RERA, or the unified tax regime of GST, all bore the power of...

  • September 18, 2017
  • 230

Affordable housing steals the show in 2017

After recognising a massive gap of housing in India, the Union government had announced 'Housing for All' by 2022 in July 2015 to achieve the staggeri...

After recognising a massive gap of housing in India, the Union government had announced 'Housing for All' by 2022 in July 2015 to achieve the staggering target of bridging a gap of more 1.9 crore houses. 96 percent of these are required for the Lower Income Group (LIG) and Economically Weaker...

  • September 7, 2017
  • 634

A ‘crash’ course on building collapses

Over the last few years, there have been continuous incidents of old constructions collapsing in India. As per data shared by the National Crime Reco...

Over the last few years, there have been continuous incidents of old constructions collapsing in India. As per data shared by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), more than 14,000 people have died from 2010 to 2015 due to dilapidated building collapses. At an average, 2,700 people lose their...

  • September 4, 2017
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