In India, the real estate sector is the second-highest employment generator, after the agriculture sector. It is also expected that this sector will incur more non-resident Indian (NRI) investment, both in the short term and the long term. Bengaluru is expected to be the most favoured property investment destination for NRIs, followed by Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai, Goa, Delhi and Dehradun. Real estate sector in India is expected to reach US$ 1 trillion in market size by 2030, up from US$ 200 billion in 2021. By 2025, it will contribute 13% to country’s GDP. Emergence of nuclear families, rapid urbanisation and rising household income are likely to remain the key drivers for growth in all spheres of real estate, including residential, commercial, and retail. Around 40 million square feet were delivered in India in 2021. It is expected that the country will have a 40% market share in the next 2-3 years. India is expected to deliver 46 million square feet in 2022. India’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index ranking improved by five notches from 39 to 34 since the past six years from 2014 until 2020 on the back of regulatory reforms, better market data and green initiatives, according to property consultant JLL.
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DLF stands for Delhi Land and Finance Ltd. It is a leading real estate company in India. The company is involved in the development of offices, residential and retail properties. Not just that, it is also engaged in the business of leasing, generation of power, provision of maintenance services, hospitality and a lot more. Currently, the market cap of DLF Ltd. is Rs. 96,339 crores. This makes it the biggest company in the real estate sector as per market capitalization. The company has been in this sector for over 75 years and has developed over 150 real estate projects covering a total area of 330+ million sq. ft.
Macrotech Developers Limited
Macrotech Developers Limited is none other than real estate veteran Lodha Developers. The company is engaged in the business of real estate development. They have developed many commercial and residential properties across India. The company has completed over 90 projects comprising a total area of 80 million square feet as of FY 2021. It has also created several brands for mid-range and premium houses. The company also entered the UK real estate market in 2013. It has acquired a prime property on Grosvenor Square in London from the Canadian Government.
Godrej Properties Limited
Godrej Properties Limited was incorporated in 1897. It is a subsidiary of Godrej Industries Ltd. This company is engaged in the development of real estate. The company has developed various residential buildings, commercial complexes, and townships. The company has a diversified portfolio of inventory. Out of the total saleable area, Pune accounts for 27%. Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) accounts for 21%. Bangalore accounts for 17%. Delhi accounts for 15% and the rest 21% is located at other locations across India. The biggest advantage for the company is its funding cost. The company has the lowest bank funding cost of around 7.3% per annum, as it has a strong financial position and goodwill as it is a part of the Godrej Group.
Oberoi Realty was incorporated in 1998. Previously the company was known as Kingston Properties Pvt Ltd. but later it was renamed to Oberoi Realty. The company is engaged in the development of residential, office space, retail, hospitality, and social infrastructure verticals.
Prestige Estates Ltd
Prestige Estates Ltd. was incorporated in 1997 and is one of the renowned businesses in the real estate space. Till date, the company has completed 120 residential projects, 112 office projects and 8 hospitality projects consisting of hotels, resorts and spas. Prestige estates generates 76% revenue from the real estate segment. 15% revenue is generated from leasing and subleasing business and the remaining 11% revenue is generated from offering services such as room rentals, food, beverages business etc.
Not just that Prestige Office Ventures has acquired a 70% equity stake in Shipco Infrastructure Pvt Ltd which works into the logistics space.
Phoenix Mills Ltd
Phoenix Mills Ltd is one of the most renowned property developers in the world. It currently owns eight largest malls across major metro cities including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune and Lucknow. It has been in this sector for over 100 years. If we talk about the revenue sources of the company, 80% of the revenue is generated from its property business. 18% is generated from its hospitality business.