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

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
  • 5

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
  • 71

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
  • 92

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
  • 80

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
  • 94

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
  • 134

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
  • 112

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
  • 94

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
  • 136

Factors that can negatively impact property investment profits

Increasing inflation is the first factor that inhibits the profitability of a real estate investment. While investing in any kind of property solely f...

Increasing inflation is the first factor that inhibits the profitability of a real estate investment. While investing in any kind of property solely for capital appreciation, one should always consider what the overall earnings would be worth at the point in time one wishes to liquefy them. Real...

  • February 21, 2018
  • 133

2018: An year of consolidation for small developers

Consolidation is the process of combining a number of separate parts into a single, more effective or coherent one. Whenever there is consolidation in...

Consolidation is the process of combining a number of separate parts into a single, more effective or coherent one. Whenever there is consolidation in any sector, the general perception is that everything is going down the drain. However, the reality is that this process usually happens at the fag...

  • February 19, 2018
  • 29

Ways to improve working conditions of construction labourers

Developers need to ensure that the working conditions for their construction workers meet some basic standards. Providing decent makeshift accommodati...

Developers need to ensure that the working conditions for their construction workers meet some basic standards. Providing decent makeshift accommodation, crèches for their children and proper sanitation facilities should be the part of their corporate social responsibility programme. The...

  • February 12, 2018
  • 108

Budget 2018-19: Balanced but not a boon for real estate

All eyes were on the Finance Minister as he delivered his fifth full Union Budget – the last one before the general elections in 2019. As expected, ...

All eyes were on the Finance Minister as he delivered his fifth full Union Budget – the last one before the general elections in 2019. As expected, the budget turned out to be populist and sounded excessively cautious while the need of the hour was to provide a positive boost to the economy,...

  • February 1, 2018
  • 494

Will Budget 2018-19 boost ready-to-move property absorption?

With Union Budget 2018-19 just around the corner, the Indian real estate market waits with bated breath to see how it can potentially benefit. In fact...

With Union Budget 2018-19 just around the corner, the Indian real estate market waits with bated breath to see how it can potentially benefit. In fact, it has never been a better time for aspiring homebuyers, as there is a more than generous stock of ready-to-move housing options across most Indian...

  • January 30, 2018
  • 240

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
  • 105

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
  • 172

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
  • 70

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
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