The real estate sector has been the backbone of the Indian economy and has been a major contributor in the economic growth. It is evident from the very fact that the Real Estate Sector contributes 8.53% of the total GDP and also witnessed growth rate to the tune of 30%. It is also pertinent to note that this sector has emerged as the fifth largest destination of foreign investment.
The out of box thinking approach followed by real estate developers have been instrumental in changing the face of India from being an under-developed country towards accelerating its way to a developed country by developing the state of art infrastructure developments, buildings, townships, shopping malls not only in the urban towns of the country but in the Tier II & Tier III towns as well. This effort of developers has not only been useful in changing the face of India but in fact has been providing sustenance to 250 ancillary industries.
Nowadays with the changing attitude of people from living on rent towards owning their property the real estate sector has witnessed huge demand for the residential segment. The demand for commercial development is also growing at a fast pace due to a paradigm shift from unorganized retail towards organized retail coupled with MNC’s interest in establishing offices here in India. Going forward, the scenario would be no different as at present there is a shortage of almost 27 million dwelling units and the Indian real estate business which is estimated at USD 15 billion is likely to be USD 90 billion by 2015, predicts ASSOCHAM.