• Performance of select real estate developers in India

    Introduction As we saw in part 1 of this article that we are at the cusp of a turnaround in the real estate sector in India. We are probably 2-3 years away from a broad-based recovery. If that is so, the next question is – what is the best way to take advantage of this turnaround. From an investment perspective, is there a better way of playing the real estate cycle than buying a house. The answer is yes, we can chose to invest in the stocks of select real estate developer(s). The stocks should provide a better return than the underlying real estate during the upturn in the cycle.…

  • Current state of real estate sector in India

    Introduction Real Estate industry globally is cyclical in nature and in India it is no different. The real estate cycle is tied to demand and supply of real estate and it is in turn closely tied to the cycles of construction activity and the economy in general. The dynamics of demand and supply of real estate are affected by couple of factors which accentuates its cyclical nature. Speculators / investors: if we all bought real estate only for our own consumption i.e. only for the purpose of living, the real estate cycle would be much more smooth. However, real estate is also an investment option to park our savings and…