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

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
  • 71

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
  • 71

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
  • 20

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
  • 79

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
  • 22

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
  • 76

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
  • 18

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
  • 146

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
  • 57

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
  • 166

RERA in real time – Nowhere close to the finish line

While the larger organized developers and consultancies have welcomed and embraced RERA for the transparency and regulation it brings to the market, t...

While the larger organized developers and consultancies have welcomed and embraced RERA for the transparency and regulation it brings to the market, the unorganized segment - players who are not happy with RERA because it seriously impacts their questionable business models - far outnumber the...

  • April 16, 2018
  • 93

Average residential sales dropped by 40 percent since 2013-2014

From observing residential market trends over the past five years, it clearly emerges that 2013-14 was the last year where things still looked vibrant...

From observing residential market trends over the past five years, it clearly emerges that 2013-14 was the last year where things still looked vibrant for the sector. Housing sales began plummeting after that, and there is no clear revival in sight as yet. A quick trends assessment for the past 5...

  • March 19, 2018
  • 109

Should Pune’s ready reckoner rates be hiked?

Maharashtra government contemplates a hike in Pune’s ready reckoner rates in April 2018. Here’s how the move will impact the market already reelin...

Maharashtra government contemplates a hike in Pune’s ready reckoner rates in April 2018. Here’s how the move will impact the market already reeling under the impact of demonetisation, RERA and GST. Ready Reckoner (RR) rates indicate the value of land or residential and commercial properties of...

  • March 15, 2018
  • 147

Housing sales herald a tepid Gudi Padwa 2018 for real estate

Traditionally, the Gudi Padwa festival season is an auspicious time to invest in real estate. Considered a time of renewal, it coincides with Punjab...

Traditionally, the Gudi Padwa festival season is an auspicious time to invest in real estate. Considered a time of renewal, it coincides with Punjab’s Baisakhi, Tamil Nadu’s Puthandu, Andhra Pradesh’s Yugadi and Kerala’s Vishu. Since a large cross-section of Indians tend to link property...

  • March 14, 2018
  • 127

Top investment destinations in Mumbai

Real estate prices in Mumbai - India’s high-flying financial capital – are never out of the news. From South Mumbai’s spectacularly pricey troph...

Real estate prices in Mumbai - India’s high-flying financial capital – are never out of the news. From South Mumbai’s spectacularly pricey trophy properties to the chronically unaffordable price tags of what passes for mid-income and affordable housing in the city, there is no getting over,...

  • March 13, 2018
  • 166

The Resurgence of Shopping Malls in India

With the advent of e-commerce in India, shopping converged into mobile devices in the form of websites and/or apps. At the click of a button, one coul...

With the advent of e-commerce in India, shopping converged into mobile devices in the form of websites and/or apps. At the click of a button, one could buy groceries, apparel, electronics and almost everything else. For a while, it appeared that ‘couch potato shopping’ was a real threat to...

  • March 5, 2018
  • 124

Industry witness new launch revival; 100% month-on-month rise in absorption levels

New launches in many cities, including the National Capital Region (NCR) and Hyderabad, were more sluggish in January 2018 than in December 2017. Only...

New launches in many cities, including the National Capital Region (NCR) and Hyderabad, were more sluggish in January 2018 than in December 2017. Only Bengaluru and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) witnessed a marginal rise in new launch supply. 2017 has been an action-packed year, not just for...

  • February 28, 2018
  • 105

Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities stage their real estate comeback

The ticket sizes for residential properties in tier 2 and tier 3 cities and towns start from a significantly lower base, owing to cheaper land prices ...

The ticket sizes for residential properties in tier 2 and tier 3 cities and towns start from a significantly lower base, owing to cheaper land prices and also the fact that developers active there are more aligned with affordability. After a protracted period where interest for real estate...

  • February 26, 2018
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