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

Breaking the myths of ‘By Invitation Only’ properties

The concept of 'by invitation only' (BIO) housing projects tends to make Indians' antennae perk up, and not necessarily from a demand perspective. Thi...

The concept of 'by invitation only' (BIO) housing projects tends to make Indians' antennae perk up, and not necessarily from a demand perspective. This is one of those 'grey' areas of real estate which carry with them very strong emotional markers. We're not taking gated communities here - the...

  • August 3, 2018
  • 6

Increased property purchase costs – Hype vs reality

While the impact is real on paper, miracles have been known to happen when a chequebook lies on the negotiation table Stamp duty shocker On the real...

While the impact is real on paper, miracles have been known to happen when a chequebook lies on the negotiation table Stamp duty shocker On the real estate market, upward revisions of any kind can doubtlessly hurt. Let's take the Maharashtra government's proposal to levy a surcharge of 1 pecent...

  • July 28, 2018
  • 14

Government’s initiatives to uplift Indian real estate sector

Despite the many interventions by the Government directly or indirectly benefiting the real estate sector in recent times, many pressing problems bese...

Despite the many interventions by the Government directly or indirectly benefiting the real estate sector in recent times, many pressing problems besetting this industry have remained unaddressed. A major one among these is the issue of stalled projects, which has been at the core of buyers’...

  • July 20, 2018
  • 124

Vacant affordable housing – causes and solutions

In any discussion about affordable housing in India today, the fact that a lot of such housing is actually lying vacant is bound to crop up. One may p...

In any discussion about affordable housing in India today, the fact that a lot of such housing is actually lying vacant is bound to crop up. One may point out that, especially with the Government's avowed intention of providing Housing for All by 2022, this supply should logically go towards...

  • July 13, 2018
  • 160

New housing launches up by 50 percent in Q2 2018

Affordable housing keeps the momentum going. Unsold inventory down 2% from 7.11 lakh units in Q1 2018 to 7.0 lakh units in Q2 2018 Unsold inventor...

Affordable housing keeps the momentum going. Unsold inventory down 2% from 7.11 lakh units in Q1 2018 to 7.0 lakh units in Q2 2018 Unsold inventory declined 10% from 7.7 lakh units in Q4 2017 There has been a whopping 50 percent jump in overall new housing launches in Q2 2018 over the...

  • July 10, 2018
  • 77

Seven ways to succeed or fail in real estate development

Location is the most critical success component for any real estate development. Even the humblest of small-sized projects with the barest minimum of ...

Location is the most critical success component for any real estate development. Even the humblest of small-sized projects with the barest minimum of facilities and amenities will find takers if they are in locations with sufficient social infrastructure and good multi-nodal transport...

  • July 6, 2018
  • 39

Defaulting on a home loan

Home loans are paid in installments which are commonly known as Equated Monthly Installments (EMI). These are fixed amount which is expected to be p...

Home loans are paid in installments which are commonly known as Equated Monthly Installments (EMI). These are fixed amount which is expected to be paid by the borrower to the bank every month as a part of loan repayment. A bank considers a home loan to be in default when the borrower fails to...

  • June 29, 2018
  • 73

Does Co-working spaces challenge traditional offices?

Co-working spaces have redefined the work culture globally and India is one of the most fertile grounds for the growth of this new work environment op...

Co-working spaces have redefined the work culture globally and India is one of the most fertile grounds for the growth of this new work environment option. From simple workplace with ungainly desks and chairs to much better-utilized spaces, automation and even added recreational facilities, office...

  • June 27, 2018
  • 18

The changing NRI real estate investor landscape

When it comes to Indian real estate, the topic of NRI investments is pretty much an evergreen one. The fact that Indian developers had, in the past, l...

When it comes to Indian real estate, the topic of NRI investments is pretty much an evergreen one. The fact that Indian developers had, in the past, launched and marketed projects with an almost exclusive eye on NRI customers is certainly no secret. There were many reasons for this, but the primary...

  • June 12, 2018
  • 89

One Year of GST – Good, bad or ugly for real estate?

The Goods and Services Tax (GST), a revolutionary tax reform rolled out in July 2017, has effectively replaced the previous Gordian Knot of multiple t...

The Goods and Services Tax (GST), a revolutionary tax reform rolled out in July 2017, has effectively replaced the previous Gordian Knot of multiple taxes like VAT, central excise duty, commercial tax, service tax, octroi, etc. It has made India a 'tax-neutral' nation - and while it evoked a...

  • June 8, 2018
  • 111

Green Buildings: An imperative, not a choice

Across the globe, 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day, which is the principle platform of the United Nation to create more awareness and a...

Across the globe, 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day, which is the principle platform of the United Nation to create more awareness and action towards protecting Earth’s environment. This day has a very special significance for the real estate sector. Over the past few decades,...

  • June 4, 2018
  • 32

The low-down on compact homes in Mumbai

‘Small is beautiful’ is the new buzzword with Indian millennials when it comes to buying homes in cities like Mumbai. These young professionals ar...

‘Small is beautiful’ is the new buzzword with Indian millennials when it comes to buying homes in cities like Mumbai. These young professionals are less focused on size and look for homes in locations close or well-connected to their workplaces so that their daily commute is reduced and...

  • May 29, 2018
  • 102

The rise of Indian malls

Rapid urbanization and digitization, increasing disposable incomes and lifestyle changes of the middle-class are leading to a major revolution in the ...

Rapid urbanization and digitization, increasing disposable incomes and lifestyle changes of the middle-class are leading to a major revolution in the Indian retail sector, which is pegged to grow by 60% to reach US$ 1.1 trillion by 2020. The Government has clearly hit the bullseye by easing the FDI...

  • May 24, 2018
  • 41

Realty sector trending upward with increased supply, sales in FY 2018-19

Buoyed by positive consumer sentiment and favourable policies, the Indian real estate sector is coming back on track.   The year 2018 started o...

Buoyed by positive consumer sentiment and favourable policies, the Indian real estate sector is coming back on track.   The year 2018 started on a positive note with the first quarter recording a QoQ increase in housing sales, and the momentum seems to be increasing. With nearly 1,800 unit...

  • May 16, 2018
  • 87

A logical look at real estate price corrections

Buying a house is an important milestone and a lifetime decision for most Indians. After years of saving and diligent planning, one decides to purchas...

Buying a house is an important milestone and a lifetime decision for most Indians. After years of saving and diligent planning, one decides to purchase a house. In addition to the increased social stature and financial security implied in home-ownership, a home purchase also helps in big-time tax...

  • May 7, 2018
  • 24

The 14 spokes of RERA’s protective umbrella

The Indian real estate industry, particularly the residential sector, was in the past correctly characterized as being unregulated and unorganized wit...

The Indian real estate industry, particularly the residential sector, was in the past correctly characterized as being unregulated and unorganized with unreasonable project delays and poor quality of construction being definitive aspects. The arrival of the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) in...

  • May 4, 2018
  • 160

Bengaluru housing sector outstrips Hyderabad, Chennai in Q1, 2018

Addition of nearly 6,800 new units marks 127 percent increase over the previous quarter. Emerging as the front-runner in the major South Indian marke...

Addition of nearly 6,800 new units marks 127 percent increase over the previous quarter. Emerging as the front-runner in the major South Indian markets in terms of new housing supply infusion, Bengaluru saw significant growth in new housing launches as well as absorption in Q1 2018. In fact,...

  • April 24, 2018
  • 84

Commercial real estate: An attractive investment proposition

In the past, the ROI on housing assets had been quite satisfactory and in some cases even spectacular, depending on the aptness of choice in terms of ...

In the past, the ROI on housing assets had been quite satisfactory and in some cases even spectacular, depending on the aptness of choice in terms of specific location, configuration, amenities and builder's brand. While rental yields for residential assets in India have historically been low,...

  • April 18, 2018
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