• With REITs being an asset monetization vehicle globally and in APAC, India has also been trying to leverage this finance stream.

 

  • I-REITs is likely to become a reality in the year 2017, especially in the light of many steps undertaken by the government over the last two years.

 

  • Post the release of REIT guidelines in 2014, CBRE released a viewpoint in August 2014, identifying the ten critical success factors for REITs in India. In view of these changing guidelines, this viewpoint relooks at those success factors.

 

  • As India is very close to its first REIT listing in the coming few months, it is important to understand where we stand vis-à-vis experience from other markets in APAC.

 

  • The introduction of a REIT market in India would significantly enhance the transparency and governance in the real estate market, imperative for greater public market scrutiny and attract more institutional fund flows into the sector.