Rohit Poddar

Managing Director, Poddar Housing and Development Ltd.

The author is the Managing Director of Poddar Housing. He is a fellow of the Aspen Institute India for the India Leadership Initiative focusing on business ethics and was also voted one of the 200 Global Young Leaders by Asia Society in 2010. He holds BSc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering and BA in Business Management from Kings College London, UK.

Authored Articles

New homes v/s resale homes

A home is taken to be as a tangible, practical and relatively safe investment instrument that provides crucial financial security and stability. There...

A home is taken to be as a tangible, practical and relatively safe investment instrument that provides crucial financial security and stability. Therefore, it is important to understand what to buy - a new home purchase or resale property. Considering, the huge housing scarcity in the country,...

  • August 2, 2018
  • 27

7 Reasons why you need a realtor to sell your home

Do you want to sell your home? Well, if you want to do it right, it is imperative to consider a realtor that not only ensures a rapid deal closure but...

Do you want to sell your home? Well, if you want to do it right, it is imperative to consider a realtor that not only ensures a rapid deal closure but also helps in earning a good price. Realtors can contribute more value to your transaction processes and help you walk away with so much other than...

  • July 30, 2018
  • 17

Ambernath emerges as new realty hotspot

Driven by  picturesque views and affordable residential projects, Ambernath has emerged as a key realty destination near Mumbai. Ambernath is one o...

Driven by  picturesque views and affordable residential projects, Ambernath has emerged as a key realty destination near Mumbai. Ambernath is one of the most important areas in MMR, Maharashtra. Ambernath is categorised as two, west is known for famous companies and industries and east known for...

  • June 25, 2018
  • 186

RERA’s impact in the preceding year and going forward

While the realty market has been in topsy-turvy state post RERA, it likely to report stability and register growth in near term. The year 2017 will b...

While the realty market has been in topsy-turvy state post RERA, it likely to report stability and register growth in near term. The year 2017 will be remembered as a historic year in Indian real estate. However, going forward let’s see how the market is likely to evolve in 2018. Demand-supply...

  • May 25, 2018
  • 93

Impact of RERA in the last one year

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 [RERA] is an Act of the Parliament of India which seeks to protect homebuyers as well as help b...

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 [RERA] is an Act of the Parliament of India which seeks to protect homebuyers as well as help boost investments in the real estate industry. The complete Act came into force on 1 May 2017. The year 2017 will be remembered for the lowest number...

  • May 8, 2018
  • 87

Real estate industry in 2017 and a future road map

While Housing for all by 2022, GST and RERA have been the keen reformatory measures introduced by the government in 2017, a new law to make slum redev...

While Housing for all by 2022, GST and RERA have been the keen reformatory measures introduced by the government in 2017, a new law to make slum redevelopment easier and single window clearance should be the key focus areas of the authority in 2018. The demonetisation of currency notes on 8th...

  • December 19, 2017
  • 258

Affordable housing, increasing urbanisation and growing economy

With growing population and increasing employment opportunities, the nation sees a shortfall of 60 million housing units. The Indian economy is argua...

With growing population and increasing employment opportunities, the nation sees a shortfall of 60 million housing units. The Indian economy is arguably the world’s fastest growing economy, with approximately seven percent GDP growth. However, with increasing demography, the current levels of...

  • November 21, 2017
  • 83

Connectivity and affordability drive Badlapur’s realty market

Badlapur has emerged as an excellent affordable destination in the central suburbs of Thane. The state government has actively brought about the tran...

Badlapur has emerged as an excellent affordable destination in the central suburbs of Thane. The state government has actively brought about the transformation of Badlapur over the last few years. The municipality of Kulgaon Badlapur Municipal Corporation (KBMC) has also facilitated the growth of...

  • September 21, 2017
  • 112

Sustainable realty development- Need of the hour

A few of green building concepts such as rain water harvesting, and solar lighting are already predominant in our country, however, a larger vision of...

A few of green building concepts such as rain water harvesting, and solar lighting are already predominant in our country, however, a larger vision of eco-friendly buildings needs to be executed right from the conceptualisation phase. In the not so distant past, creating affordable housing stock...

  • September 7, 2017
  • 96

Should NRIs invest in Indian real estate post GST?

With the stock markets reaching an all-time high and real estate becoming more transparent, it is advisable for investors, both domestic and NRIs, to ...

With the stock markets reaching an all-time high and real estate becoming more transparent, it is advisable for investors, both domestic and NRIs, to systematically enter through SIP's and other such mechanisms. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a game changer. It is considered to be the biggest tax...

  • August 9, 2017
  • 968

Will GST attract NRI investment ?

GST is likely to expedite NRI investment in real estate sector. Read on here to know how the reformatory tool will benefit prospective affluent buyers...

GST is likely to expedite NRI investment in real estate sector. Read on here to know how the reformatory tool will benefit prospective affluent buyers.  One of the revolutionary tax reforms, Goods and Services Tax (GST) is anticipated to be a game changer for Indian real estate. Fundamentally...

  • August 4, 2017
  • 631

Renting Vs Affordable housing

Whether to lease a house on rent or opt for buying an affordable property depends on several factors. The debate whether one should go for renting or...

Whether to lease a house on rent or opt for buying an affordable property depends on several factors. The debate whether one should go for renting or for affordable properties is not new. With several incentivising schemes, the government has opened many doors of opportunities for the needy people...

  • July 6, 2017
  • 741

How will RERA help the real estate sector at large?

Like with any new regulation which is this far-reaching, Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) will have positive as well as negative ef...

Like with any new regulation which is this far-reaching, Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) will have positive as well as negative effects on the sector. The basic provision of the revolutionary RERA requires that if a structure is above 500 sq ft or above eight units, it is...

  • May 17, 2017
  • 486

Affordability and infrastructure drive Badlapur’s realty market

Due to Mumbai’s disability to meet the ever-increasing demand for affordable housing, Badlapur has emerged as one of the fastest growing affordable ...

Due to Mumbai’s disability to meet the ever-increasing demand for affordable housing, Badlapur has emerged as one of the fastest growing affordable residential hotspots in suburbs of the financial capital of India.  Today, most homebuyers prefer buying properties in Mumbai’s suburbs,...

  • March 15, 2017
  • 209

Affordable housing: The future of real estate

With several initiatives taken by the government to improve the residential market, affordable housing has received maximum benefits and is likely to ...

With several initiatives taken by the government to improve the residential market, affordable housing has received maximum benefits and is likely to capture highest market demand in near term. After the announcement of series of measures by the government such as infrastructure status to...

  • March 15, 2017
  • 288

Affordable housing gets a thrust from Budget 2017

The Budget 2017 will spur growth for the real estate sector at a time when there is a visible dip in the market. The measures announced in the Budget ...

The Budget 2017 will spur growth for the real estate sector at a time when there is a visible dip in the market. The measures announced in the Budget for affordable housing will encourage more investments and boost demand in this segment. The year 2017 began on a fruitful note for real estate...

  • February 3, 2017
  • 140

Expectations from Union-Budget 2017-18

  Right from the clarity on various key reforms such as GST Bill, RERA, single window clearance, tax rebates and a boost to affordable housing, ther...

  Right from the clarity on various key reforms such as GST Bill, RERA, single window clearance, tax rebates and a boost to affordable housing, there are quite a few expectations from the government in Union-Budget 2017-18. The Union Budget 2017-18 is the most awaited one as it would determine...

  • January 30, 2017
  • 304

Real estate trend in 2017

The year 2016 has not been a vintage year for real estate. While realtors expected a recovery post monsoon, their hopes were snuffed out by demonetiza...

The year 2016 has not been a vintage year for real estate. While realtors expected a recovery post monsoon, their hopes were snuffed out by demonetization. Sales in residential market remained negligible in 2015 and 2016 and the stressed balance sheets of  developers is a testament to this...

  • January 5, 2017
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