Rahul Nahar

Founder, XRBIA Developers Ltd

Mr. Rahul Nahar is the primary Shareholder & Founder of XRBIA Developers Ltd. Born in 1975, he is a first-generation entrepreneur. Starting his business career in 1997, Rahul began as a developer of gated communities and over the years built a robust real estate business. He started developing land plots with a strong focus on the Pune market after completing his education from the city. In a span of 20 years, Rahul has 13.4 million sq.ftof development to his credit.  A land bank of 2500 acres and a customer base of over 10000 customers is testimony to the quality of organization developed by him. In 2012, Rahul pioneered affordable housing in India in form of a project consisting of 3500 houses on a 120-acre township. His objective with XRBIA is to provide every modern convenience to his customers from wider avenues to the best of infrastructural, educational and healthcare facilities.

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Role of technology in India’s affordable housing boom

Development of affordable homes requires cost saving in all steps of construction, starting from the conception of the project. Technology plays a maj...

Development of affordable homes requires cost saving in all steps of construction, starting from the conception of the project. Technology plays a major role in helping reduce expenditure on manpower and materials. Affordable housing has long been the buzz word in the Indian real estate sector. An...

  • April 18, 2018
  • 44

The Union Budget: What this means for the real estate sector

It’s fair to say that the majority of India’s real estate sector was holding their breath ahead of the budget. From RERA to GST, the swathe of mea...

It’s fair to say that the majority of India’s real estate sector was holding their breath ahead of the budget. From RERA to GST, the swathe of measures introduced in 2017 left the sector asking - what next? All things being considered, however, the budget announced on the 1st February was a...

  • February 28, 2018
  • 120

Has the realty sector recovered from the triple tsunami of Demonetisation, RERA, and GST?

Indisputably, Demonetisation, RERA and GST shook the foundations of Indian real estate sector. In fact, the industry has paid a hefty price of these s...

Indisputably, Demonetisation, RERA and GST shook the foundations of Indian real estate sector. In fact, the industry has paid a hefty price of these short-term jolts, as most of the buyers and investors refrained their investment decisions. However, while these upheavals were seen as a necessary...

  • January 30, 2018
  • 369

How do real estate investors behave differently from home buyers?

While the realty sector jostles to regain momentum buyers and investors showcase different behaviors when it comes to realty investment. With the eco...

While the realty sector jostles to regain momentum buyers and investors showcase different behaviors when it comes to realty investment. With the economy struggles to gain momentum following a year of dramatic change, investors and homeowners are both asking themselves whether now is a good time...

  • January 30, 2018
  • 237

Why have home buyers stopped taking construction risks?

The recent wave of regulatory changes resulted in an unexpected change in the real estate sector with a significant rise in the demand for ready-to-mo...

The recent wave of regulatory changes resulted in an unexpected change in the real estate sector with a significant rise in the demand for ready-to-move properties when compared to under-construction units. Previously, ready-to-move-in homes represented a minority of the market for developers, at...

  • January 11, 2018
  • 409

How to build homes millennials will buy?

As millennials are increasingly on the move, choosing to live alone and eventually settling down for nuclear families; affordability along with conven...

As millennials are increasingly on the move, choosing to live alone and eventually settling down for nuclear families; affordability along with convenience and efficiency plays a significant role in their homebuyer decisions.  Millennials are a force to be reckoned with in India. This generation...

  • December 29, 2017
  • 132

What is all the fuss about GST?

GST may have increased the operational cost for developers in the most expensive segments of the market, but opened up a wealth of opportunity in the ...

GST may have increased the operational cost for developers in the most expensive segments of the market, but opened up a wealth of opportunity in the provision of affordable housing. Four months post the implementation of GST, the effects of the new tax law have diffused into every sector of the...

  • December 18, 2017
  • 120

Reformatory policies to act as a game changer for Indian real estate sector

The preceding year has witnessed significant realty changes, prompting investors and end-users to hold off their investment decisions. However, it wa...

The preceding year has witnessed significant realty changes, prompting investors and end-users to hold off their investment decisions. However, it was only a matter of time before India’s love for real estate returned. Taking cognizance at the realty industry, prospective investors and...

  • November 10, 2017
  • 427

Is housing for all a pipedream or a possibility?

Where buyers are suffering owing to inadequate supply of affordable inventory, the demand-side initiatives such as RERA and GST do not seem to be in c...

Where buyers are suffering owing to inadequate supply of affordable inventory, the demand-side initiatives such as RERA and GST do not seem to be in conjunction with ambitious housing project initiated by the government. India is facing an acute housing crisis. The country’s urban housing...

  • October 31, 2017
  • 224

GST to benefit affordable housing segment

Subsuming all the taxes into one, the Good and Services Tax (GST), will not only increase the disposable income and attract potential homebuyers but w...

Subsuming all the taxes into one, the Good and Services Tax (GST), will not only increase the disposable income and attract potential homebuyers but will also open up newer, and cheaper avenues of finance that will aid developers in best tailoring the market demand for affordable...

  • October 24, 2017
  • 834

Who will build for the poor?

India’s real estate sector is currently undergoing an unprecedented transformation in the name of increased transparency backed by Real Estate Regul...

India’s real estate sector is currently undergoing an unprecedented transformation in the name of increased transparency backed by Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA). As the Act unveils several changes in the policy environment its long-term implications are yet to be known. While...

  • September 29, 2017
  • 160

Affordable housing to take precedence over other segments

While 12 million homes lie vacant across India, the country still faces an acute housing shortage (BBC, 2015). While urbanisation, increased life exp...

While 12 million homes lie vacant across India, the country still faces an acute housing shortage (BBC, 2015). While urbanisation, increased life expectancy and evolved living patterns have massively contributed to the current housing shortage of 20 million homes, the unoccupied premium inventory...

  • September 15, 2017
  • 366

Increasing rental yields in Chembur

  Backed by infrastructure projects and smooth connectivity to prominent markets of Thane and Navi Mumbai , rental market of Chembur has witnessed 1...

  Backed by infrastructure projects and smooth connectivity to prominent markets of Thane and Navi Mumbai , rental market of Chembur has witnessed 14 percent appreciation YoY. Game-changing transport upgrades are altering the dynamics of Mumbai’s housing market. Areas that were once avoided...

  • September 12, 2017
  • 685

Why Chembur is one of the top realty hotspots in India?

Chembur has emerged as one of the popular realty options in south Mumbai. Improved connectivity and relatively affordable capital prices are the key f...

Chembur has emerged as one of the popular realty options in south Mumbai. Improved connectivity and relatively affordable capital prices are the key factors backing up its growth.  As demand for homes in Mumbai soars, new transport links are connecting hidden corners of the capital. Chembur, once...

  • August 31, 2017
  • 653

Smart homes for the future generation

Aimed to make living more comfortable, secure, convenient, sustainable and affordable, smart home concept is gauging higher popularity, especially fro...

Aimed to make living more comfortable, secure, convenient, sustainable and affordable, smart home concept is gauging higher popularity, especially from the young working populace. In the ever-evolving technology landscape, everything is getting smaller. From the pictures we take to the music we...

  • August 25, 2017
  • 616

India’s affordable housing sector should take lessons from Singapore

With Indian real estate facing a dearth of 20 million homes, it is imperative for the government and developers to embrace new strategies to accomplis...

With Indian real estate facing a dearth of 20 million homes, it is imperative for the government and developers to embrace new strategies to accomplish the gigantic target. India’s affordable housing crisis has been well-documented. Unparalleled urbanisation, increased life expectancy and...

  • July 19, 2017
  • 1032

Will new policy reforms attract NRIs to Indian real estate ?

As the Indian real estate sector is anticipated to be more transparent, credible and attractive with only organised players on the ground, NRI investm...

As the Indian real estate sector is anticipated to be more transparent, credible and attractive with only organised players on the ground, NRI investment is poised for accelerated growth. The year 2016-17 has seen a series of radical and transformational reforms such as Real Estate (Regulation and...

  • July 18, 2017
  • 1004

How owning a home can transform your life?

Do you plan to purchase a house? Delve into here to know how buying a house can transform your life significantly. After a hectic day at work as one ...

Do you plan to purchase a house? Delve into here to know how buying a house can transform your life significantly. After a hectic day at work as one step towards the front door of the house, the feeling of returning home is matchless. This is because home is not only a place where one eats and...

  • July 7, 2017
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