Shubika Bilkha

Business Head, Real Estate Management Institute (REMI)

REMI is a leading institute that provides certification programs, executive courses and customized training workshops specially designed for the real estate industry. REMI offers an international curriculum through its collaboration with IREM®, USA.

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How have new real estate markets emerged?

In a progressive economy like India, urbanization will continue to increase and the emergence of newer neighborhoods and employment hubs and centers w...

In a progressive economy like India, urbanization will continue to increase and the emergence of newer neighborhoods and employment hubs and centers will be on the rise. For investors and buyers, it is essential to keep eye on the developments across areas to earn a higher return on...

  • June 4, 2018
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RERA and its impact on realtors in last one year

The last one year in real estate has been transformative with the introduction of a new regulatory regime RERA. The implementation and enforcement of ...

The last one year in real estate has been transformative with the introduction of a new regulatory regime RERA. The implementation and enforcement of the new act have resulted in real estate companies grappling to change their operating models to align their businesses towards compliance. The...

  • June 4, 2018
  • 52

The one year of RERA’s enforcement

The most radical policy reform that real estate in India witnessed in the past many years is RERA – the Act which promises transparency and fair-dea...

The most radical policy reform that real estate in India witnessed in the past many years is RERA – the Act which promises transparency and fair-dealing in the sector. Here’s how it has changed the face of Indian real estate in the last one year. The last one year in the Indian real estate...

  • April 24, 2018
  • 221

Private equity in Indian real estate

Increased private equity contribution coupled with the increased regulatory vigilance and digitisation, will propel real estate businesses to transact...

Increased private equity contribution coupled with the increased regulatory vigilance and digitisation, will propel real estate businesses to transact transparently, making it more professional. The real estate sector in India witnessed private equity and debt investments to the tune of $4.18...

  • April 20, 2018
  • 112

Importance of women investing in real estate

As women get increasingly financially independent, the propensity to purchase a home and secure them increases. It has been estimated that 30 percent ...

As women get increasingly financially independent, the propensity to purchase a home and secure them increases. It has been estimated that 30 percent of urban property purchasers are now women. Various initiatives by the government and financial institutions, as well as the growing income levels of...

  • March 8, 2018
  • 175

Impact of Long Term Capital Gain Tax and REITs

The real sector that had witnessed a plethora of challenges needs some cheer after all. Since 2014, both investors and the real estate industry have ...

The real sector that had witnessed a plethora of challenges needs some cheer after all. Since 2014, both investors and the real estate industry have been waiting in anticipation for the launch of the first Indian REIT. REITs have been an important fundraising source in other markets and also helps...

  • February 19, 2018
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Budget 2018 shied away from addressing key concerns of realty sector

Affordable housing, agriculture and infrastructure development remained the cynosure of Budget 2018. In the run-up to the electoral year, the Finance...

Affordable housing, agriculture and infrastructure development remained the cynosure of Budget 2018. In the run-up to the electoral year, the Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley at the outset highlighted that strengthening agriculture, the rural economy, infrastructure, good health, quality of...

  • February 2, 2018
  • 151

New developments in construction technology

While ensuring quality and timely delivery is essential for a developer, it is equally incumbent on them to ensure adequate health and safety provisio...

While ensuring quality and timely delivery is essential for a developer, it is equally incumbent on them to ensure adequate health and safety provisions on construction sites. From investing in elevated working platforms to mobile hydraulic platforms and other safety equipment is imperative and...

  • December 15, 2017
  • 248

Remaking the GST

The implementation on July 1, 2017, the GST regime has been fraught with challenges and disgruntled payers. As the real estate companies grapple with...

The implementation on July 1, 2017, the GST regime has been fraught with challenges and disgruntled payers. As the real estate companies grapple with the implementation of RERA and change their operating structures to comply, the GST now adds an additional component of transactional transparency...

  • December 8, 2017
  • 122

Boost to affordable housing in Mumbai with increase in PE investments

While the government continues to take measures in the right direction to accomplish the ‘Housing for All’ agenda, scaling affordable housing is n...

While the government continues to take measures in the right direction to accomplish the ‘Housing for All’ agenda, scaling affordable housing is no doubt challenging and will require an even greater thrust if to make it a reality.  In 2015, the Government through the PMAY announced the...

  • November 24, 2017
  • 174

Why real estate stakeholders need skill development programs?

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realise, the less I know” -          Michael Legrand   Technolog...

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realise, the less I know” -          Michael Legrand   Technological advancements and disruptive business models have made ongoing learning and re-skilling almost mandatory across industries and job profiles. The...

  • November 20, 2017
  • 142

Realty sector faces a shortfall of 4 million skilled professionals

Today, with increased regulatory vigilance, real estate companies gaining scale, and a large number of brands entering the space, there is a greater...

Today, with increased regulatory vigilance, real estate companies gaining scale, and a large number of brands entering the space, there is a greater focus by companies on talent acquisition and retention. Attractive incentive structures and greater professionalism across the realty sector, there...

  • November 3, 2017
  • 157

Why project management is essential for real estate players?

 Project management has now become an essential aspect of the development process to allow developers to outline the scope of the project, determine ...

 Project management has now become an essential aspect of the development process to allow developers to outline the scope of the project, determine the delivery timeline with the associated cost for effective cash flow management, and ensure optimal management of vendors and quality control in...

  • October 27, 2017
  • 153

Policy changes to alter the course of Indian real estate

In light of the radical policy reforms being introduced in the country, Indian real estate is set for a major transformation.  The two major change...

In light of the radical policy reforms being introduced in the country, Indian real estate is set for a major transformation.  The two major changes in the real estate sector which recently got implemented in India are Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) and Goods and Service Tax...

  • September 21, 2017
  • 195

Project Management: An important requirement post RERA

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development Act) (RERA) has come into force starting May 1, 2017. The aim of the act is to bring increased transparenc...

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development Act) (RERA) has come into force starting May 1, 2017. The aim of the act is to bring increased transparency and accountability across the real estate sector that has traditionally been unorganised and fragmented. The Act seeks to protect the interest of...

  • July 12, 2017
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GST’s role in pushing investments in the real estate sector

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is one of the largest indirect tax reforms in the country anticipated to not only simplify the complex tax structure ...

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is one of the largest indirect tax reforms in the country anticipated to not only simplify the complex tax structure but would also boost consumer demand in the prevailing timid realty market. The GST will be effective beginning 1st July 2017, and with any new...

  • June 30, 2017
  • 2271

Talent management tips for real estate companies

The real estate industry in India is slated to be a $180 Billion opportunity by 2020. The growing population, overall economic growth of the country, ...

The real estate industry in India is slated to be a $180 Billion opportunity by 2020. The growing population, overall economic growth of the country, rising income levels and increased foreign investment, has led to a heightened need for improved infrastructure across urban, semi-urban and rural...

  • May 10, 2017
  • 209

Career opportunities in real estate sector

Real estate could be a potential career option for you. Read on to know more… Being a fresh graduate or an early stage professional trying to outli...

Real estate could be a potential career option for you. Read on to know more… Being a fresh graduate or an early stage professional trying to outline a long-term career path today is challenging. While there are a number of different career disciplines available, there is that inherent...

  • April 26, 2017
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