Real estate revolution: Indian market sparks investment opportunities and fortunes

A surge in investments fuels dreams and lucrative returns in the country’s thriving real estate sector

As the country continues to implement investor-friendly policies, the real estate market is set to offer exceptional returns. BhataktaManav/Shutterstock

India’s real estate sector has experienced a remarkable surge in investments, both from foreign investors and Non-Resident Indians (NRI), indicating a flourishing market with abundant opportunities.  

According to Mint, foreign investments in the Indian real estate market have witnessed a three-fold increase, reaching an impressive USD26.6 billion between 2017 and 2022. 

The surge in foreign and NRI investments can be attributed to various factors that have enhanced the Indian real estate market’s credibility and stability. The Times of India uncovered the abundant opportunities available for investors in the local sector. With improved regulatory frameworks, increased transparency, and investor-friendly policies, India has become an appealing destination for both local and international investors looking for long-term growth and sustainability. 

The Economic Times further contributed to the optimistic outlook by reporting a significant increase in the future sentiment score. The realty sector’s future sentiment, a vital indicator of market outlook, has soared into the optimistic zone. This sentiment signifies the confidence and optimism of investors and developers regarding the future of the real estate market in India. 

Moreover, another report from Mint noted the growth in real estate launches in India’s top seven cities. In the first quarter of 2023, these launches captured a 41 percent market share, demonstrating a substantial increase from 26 percent in 2019. 

Leading the charge in terms of sales of newly launched units is Hyderabad, with 46 percent of its 14,280 units sold in the first quarter of this year. This is followed by Pune with a 45 percent increase. Bengaluru comes close at 43, then Chennai at 41, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) at 40, Kolkata at 38, and the National Capital Region (NCR) at 30. 

In addition to increased investments and launches, key residential markets have shown appreciation in property prices, according to The Hindu Business Line. This appreciation serves as a testament to the growing demand and value of real estate in India. Investors can expect encouraging returns on their investments as property prices continue to rise. 

The leading developers who have taken advantage of this appreciation are the winners of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India), namely Casagrand Builder Pvt. Ltd. (Best Lifestyle Developer), Piramal Realty [Best Condo Development (India) for Piramal Aranya], Armaan Infrastructure (Best Luxury Condo/Apartment Development for The Waterfall – P’residentia), Sunteck Realty Limited (Best Waterview Condo/Apartment Development for Sunteck Beach Residences), and Trifecta Projects Private Limited (Best Housing Development for Trifecta Verde En Resplandor).  

Related: The 4th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) will help promote the country’s finest real estate on an international stage

The remarkable increase in foreign and NRI investments, along with the growing positive sentiment, abundant opportunities, and appreciation in property prices, portray a robust and promising future for India’s real estate sector. As the country continues to develop and implement investor-friendly policies, the real estate market is set to offer exceptional returns and play a vital role in the country’s economic growth. 

Witnessed any award-worthy residential or commercial projects in India? Nominate them for the 4th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) on or before 15 September 2023. For more information, visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com/India 

Gynen Kyra Toriano, Digital Content Manager at PropertyGuru, wrote this article. For more information, email: [email protected].