Transit-oriented Development: Relevance & Viability

Transit-oriented Development: Relevance & Viability

India is one of the fastest growing nations of the world in terms of urbanisation. With population projected to reach 600 million by 2031, the load on metropolitan cities is set to increase manifold. The last few decades have seen a great strain on these cities’ resources, particularly on public transport and overall traffic situation, […]

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Retrofitting office buildings: Moving towards sustainability

With net zero commitments leading nations and businesses to create strong action plans, the focus is fast moving towards a more sustainable time ahead. Amidst the flurry of new zero pledges, it is imperative to bolster them with plausible and rational propositions. Given that the real estate sector is a key component of urban development, […]

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ESG and its impact on real estate investment decisions

ESG and its impact on real estate investment decisions

ESG factors have assumed much significance in the real estate sector in the recent years, becoming an integral part of organisation strategies as they benefit the stakeholders not only from a financial returns perspective but also from an environmental sustainability standpoint. The deliberations that began with sustainability were propelled furthermore by the pandemic to include […]

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Green Corridors – A pathway to zero carbon shipping

Green Corridors

The shipping sector is known as the lifeline of global trade, with approximately 80% of goods being traded by sea, but the lesser known fact is that it accounts for 3% of total carbon emissions. According to a report by McKinsey if this number goes unchecked, it could possibly rise by as much as half […]

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What Net Zero means for businesses?

What Net Zero means for businesses?

As more and more countries seek to legalise carbon commitments on the heels of COP26 at Glasgow, we take a look at what this means for the corporates operating around the world. Stating the obvious, effects of climate change is no longer a future event, but a crisis we are all in the midst of. […]

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Flexible workspaces: A continued journey in 2022

The office market sector in India has been witnessing uncertainty for the most part in the past two years. It has taken several hard decisions and various strategic permutations on the part of the industry players to keep afloat and strive towards relative normalcy during the pandemic-induced hardship. One such approach that has been suitable […]

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REITs in India: On an Upward Trajectory

REITs, today, are increasingly being preferred as a viable investment option as they are real estate asset backed, operated and maintained by trusts. While the share of REITs in the overall real estate market capitalization is quite substantial on a global scale and have been in existence in the west since the 1960s, the current […]

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2022: Expectations for The Road Ahead

2021 saw a fair amount of traction across most asset classes, barring the second quarter of the year.  As we step into 2022, there is cautious optimism governing the market, given the threat of the Omicron variant looming large on the horizon. Nonetheless here are some key expectations for the period: The new perspective on […]

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Looking back 2021: Resilience in the Face of Tribulations

Indian real estate went through one of its most challenging phases in 2020 as industries across the globe observed severe constraints in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The period witnessed some of the harshest upheavals in the real estate industry in modern times, encompassing even the otherwise robust office market of the country and […]

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To build or to refurbish?

Net zero commitments have increased rapidly over the years as countries, cities and businesses have pledged to create a more sustainable future. As real estate and the built environment is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon emissions, the sector has a significant role to play in achieving the net zero targets. Decarbonizing has become […]

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