Private equity (PE) investments from foreign funds in Indian
realty sector rose by 33 per cent to Rs. 14,974 crore during
last year, according to property consultant Cushman &
In a recent report entitled ‘Opportunities for foreign
investors in Indian Real Estate’, Cushman & Wakefield has
reported that Mumbai accounted for about 35 per cent of the
total foreign investments in 2015, followed by Delhi NCR
accounting for about 25 per cent of the investments.
“Total private equity (PE) investments from foreign funds in
Indian real estate increased 33 per cent from $1,676 million
(about Rs. 11,306 crore) in 2014 to $2,220 million
(about Rs. 14,974 crore) in 2015,” C&W said in a statement.
“The three large cities – Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR –
continue to attract the highest investments in India and
account for about 75 per cent of these investments,” said
Sanjay Dutt, Managing Director, India, Cushman & Wakefield.
However,he said that other cities in India are likely
to witness rise in private equity investments going forward on
the back of government initiatives to relax foreign direct
investment norms and focus to improve infrastructure across
the country. “These initiatives have made India as one of the
largest markets for real estate investments offering a huge
investment potential to foreign investors that were largely
restricted until now,”Dutt said.