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

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
  • 63

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
  • 64

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
  • 222

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
  • 208

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
  • 234

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
  • 376

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
  • 166

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
  • 212

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
  • 105

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
  • 169

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
  • 162

Real estate vs other investments

Has the real estate market given higher or lower returns than mutual funds or equity since early 1900s?  Real estate has existed as an asset class f...

Has the real estate market given higher or lower returns than mutual funds or equity since early 1900s?  Real estate has existed as an asset class for centuries. The BSE is over 100 years old. Through the greater parts of the 20th century, both asset classes were fairly illiquid. However, in the...

  • November 15, 2016
  • 172

Affordable housing, increasing urbanisation and growing economy

With the burgeoning economy, India is witnessing rising urbanization and a marked preference for affordable housing. Housing shortage is a major pain ...

With the burgeoning economy, India is witnessing rising urbanization and a marked preference for affordable housing. Housing shortage is a major pain for India which requires immediate attention of the government. The Indian economy is arguably the world’s fastest growing economy, or at least...

  • November 9, 2016
  • 192

Solar rooftops grow in popularity

The Indian real estate market is witnessing a trend wherein solar rooftops are being adopted by major developers across the country for their project...

The Indian real estate market is witnessing a trend wherein solar rooftops are being adopted by major developers across the country for their projects. The reasons for rsing popularity of solar rooftops in realty projects can be broken up into two categories: a)      Environmental and...

  • November 1, 2016
  • 139

Getting your society redeveloped? Take care of these things

Before entering the redevelopment process, hire a competent architect and a lawyer, select a reputed developer and appoint someone to track the progre...

Before entering the redevelopment process, hire a competent architect and a lawyer, select a reputed developer and appoint someone to track the progress of the project. Redevelopment of a society is a matter of gravitas and consensus, after all, it is a Cooperative Housing Society. The managing...

  • May 27, 2016
  • 492
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