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    • The Hindu Business Line: Kotak Realty invests Rs. 155 crore in Chennai residential project

      20 September 2016

      Real estate-focussed private equity Kotak Realty Fund has invested Rs. 155 crore in Chennai-based developer Alliance Infrastructures’ residential project.

    • Media Release: Kotak Realty Fund closes US$ 250 million Equity Fund

      8 March 2016

      The Kotak Mahindra Group closed a fresh commitment of Rs 1600 crore (US$ 250 million) for equity investments in realty projects in India from institutional investors. This investment will address the growing equity needs of the real estate industry in India.

    • The Economic Times: Real estate firm TDI gives Kotak Realty Fund an exit of Rs 165 crore

      21 January 2016

      Delhi-based builder TDI has given an exit of Rs 165 crore to Kotak Realty Fund, which had invested Rs 110 crore in 2013 in the company's 29-acre group housing project Lake Grove in Kundli, Sonepat, in the national capital region.

    • CNBC TV18: Interview with S Sriniwasan, CEO, Kotak Realty Fund on the sidelines of a business delegation accompanying Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley to the US

      23 June 2015

      Long-term foreign investors, endowment funds want clarity on tax policies in India, says S Sriniwasan, CEO of Kotak Realty Fund. "These investors want to ensure that there will be no retrospective taxation issues going ahead and want to engage with finance minister Arun Jaitley on this regard during his visit to the US," he told CNBC-TV18. On the positive side, he says the image of India among foreign investors has changed for the better in the past twelve months.

    • Real Estate Capital: Modi means business for Indian property lending

      5 May 2015

      With a politician's impeccable timing, Narendra Modi, India's pro-business, pro-foreign investment Prime Minister, celebrates his first year in office this month, during what appears to be something of a boom in the country's market for real estate debt finance, much of it from overseas. In some respects, domestic and overseas lenders owe a debt of gratitude to Indian conglomerate Kotak Mahindra Group, which claims to have started the present structured finance trend in 2009, when the economy was very fragile, there was little appetite for equity investment in property and even less property lending from India's main banks.

    • Mint: Kotak Realty Fund raises $250 million

      9 March 2016

      Kotak Realty Fund has raised $250 million from offshore institutional investors to primarily make equity investments in residential projects, at a time fund managers wary of equity risks extend only debt finance. With this, Kotak Realty Fund, part of Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd, has now raised over $1.4 billion.

    • The Economic Times: Sunteck Realty provides exit option to Kotak Fund

      25 January 2016

      Mumbai-based luxury realty developer Sunteck Realty has provided an exit worth over 270 crore to Kotak Realty Fund that had invested 150 crore in 2012 in the company's mixed-use project Sunteck City, spread over about 23 acres in the Goregaon suburb of Mumbai.

    • The Economic Times: Kotak Realty Fund logs 21% returns from timely exits in housing projects and hospitality companies

      27 February 2016

      Private equity fund Kotak Realty Fund has made exits worth over Rs 1,000 crore in the last 12 months from several of its investments in housing projects and hospitality companies. These investments were made over the last three to four years. The fund is also working on securing a few more exits worth Rs 250 crore, which are likely to materialise in the next financial year.

    • The Economic Times: Investments in India can now be committed without delay: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

      26 June 2015

      Addressing long-term US investors at a roundtable organised by CII and Kotak in San Francisco, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked investors to start investing without any delay as India's growth story is on a firm footing and all outstanding issues are under the government's active consideration.

    • The Gulf: Leap of faith

      December 2014

      Indian real estate could soon be an alternative to traditional European favourites for Gulf investors, with the government in New Delhi determined to reel them in. Sophisticated sovereign wealth funds from the Gulf are looking at India as an alternative and are looking at "longer term, strategic investments" such as in office space, particularly those related to the information technology (IT) sector, says Kotak Realty Fund chief executive S Sriniwasan.

    • The Economic Times: Need clarity on taxation of REITs, says industry body

      14 July 2014

      Even as the new government's first Budget promises to boost the real estate sector, an industry association today said the Centre needs to bring more clarity on tax structure for REITs, companies that aim at improving capital investment in the country.

    • Business Standard: Sebi clears decks for REIT launch

      11 August 2014

      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) set the stage for launch of Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Trusts, commonly referred to as REITs and InvIT. In the final regulations, the market regulator has made some major changes - these include allowing FII participation and reducing the minimum asset size for a REIT. Those in the sector said these two new instruments had the potential of attracting nearly Rs 1 lakh crore to the cash-starved real estate and infrastructure sector.

    • Business Standard: Budget moves a needed boost for both realty sector, buyers

      10 July 2014

      The proposals announced in Budget 2014-15 for the realty sector are expected to improve liquidity for cash-short real estate companies, improve demand for housing and increase the supply of affordable houses. The important proposals are according of pass-through status for REITs, relaxation in norms for FDI and raising the tax-exemption limit on housing loans.

    • PERE: Of lions and tigersBloomberg News

      February 2013 | The India Report 2013

    • The Economic Times: Foreign investors bullish on Indian realty, raise Rs 11,854 crore despite scepticism

      30 July 2013

      Kotak Real Estate fund said it had raised $200 million (Rs 1,200 crore) from select group of investors and has firmed commitments to raise $200 million more to close its $400 million (Rs 2,400 crore) eight-year tenure fund…

    • Outlook Business: Solid High Ground

      19 January 2013 | National

      Domestic funds have made money hand over fist, playing the Indian realty market much better than their foreign counterparts.

    • Mint: Mint: Kotak Realty Fund closes maiden deal from new offshore fund

      27 June 2014

      Kotak Realty Fund has made the first investment from its newly raised $392 million offshore fund in a residential project in Mumbai. Kotak has invested Rs.300 crore in Mumbai-based real estate firm Nirmal Group's project in suburban Mulund.

    • The Economic Times: S Sriniwasan: Transformation of an investment-banker into an investor

      25 February 2014

      It was 2006 and S Sriniwasan was bored with life as an investment banker after 15 years of selling, buying and raising money for Indian companies. He walked up to Uday Kotak and said he wanted to take a shot at real estate but as an investor. Kotak, knowing how driven Sriniwasan was, offered him a chance to do so while staying with the group.

    • Bloomberg News: Indian Billionaire Kotak's Property Fund to Raise $200 Million

      25 February 2014

      Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd., which manages $1 billion in real estate assets, plans to raise $200 million for a private equity fund that will invest in residential properties in India's biggest cities. The company, owned by billionaire Uday Kotak, raised $200 million from overseas investors last year for the fund and will complete raising a similar amount by May this year.

    • Business Standard: It is a challenging environment for PE funds to exit: S Sriniwasan

      5 September 2013

      Kotak Realty Fund, which recently raised $200 million from abroad investors, is looking to raise another $200 million over the next six months. With $1 billion funds under management, it is one of the most active funds in the country. S Sriniwasan, CEO of Kotak Realty Fund, talks about their strategy and the overall real estate market.

    • Business Today: Homecoming

      17 February 2013 | National

      Realty draws renewed interest from private equity funds.

    • The Wall Street Journal: Global Investors Take Fresh Angle in India

      4 December 2012

      Global investors got burned badly in Indian real-estate a few years ago. Now, a handful are trying anew—but with a different strategy.

    • Kotak named "Best Investment Manager in India" in the Euromoney Real Estate Survey 2012

      22 October 2012 | Mumbai

      Kotak Realty Fund, a division of Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd, has been adjudged Best Investment Manager in India in the Euromoney Real Estate Survey 2012.

    • The Economic Times: Timely Exits Help Realty Funds Gain Big

      20 February, 2012

      Wealthy investors who had put money in realty funds a few years ago are reaping rich dividends on the back of a series of profitable exits by these funds.

    • The Financial Express: Kotak Realty Fund raises Rs. 523 crore

      14 December, 2011

      Kotak Realty Fund, owned by India's fifth largest private sector lender by revenue, raised Rs 523 crore to lend to real estate developers with an assured return.

    • Kotak Realty Fund raises Rs. 523 crore Domestic Funds

      13 December, 2011 | Mumbai

      Kotak Realty Fund today announced that it has closed its Yield Funds with a total corpus of Rs. 523 crore.

    • Kotak Realty exits Lalith Gangadhar

      1 August 2012

      Kotak Realty Fund is exiting its investment in Lalith Gangadhar Constructions Private Limited, with around 10 times return on its investment in 2007.

    • The Economic Times: Kotak Plans $350-million Foreign Real Estate Fund

      3 January, 2012

      Kotak Realty Fund plans to raise $350 million (Rs 1,866 crore), through a foreign real estate fund that will invest primarily in residential projects.

    • The Hindu Business Line: Kotak Realty Fund raises Rs. 523 cr

      14 December, 2011

      Kotak Realty Fund said it has closed its yield funds, raised from domestic investors, with a total corpus of Rs 523 crore.

    • Mint: We don't see any fire sale

      20 May, 2011

      Experts discuss the problems being faced by the realty sector as sales dip and banks turn cautious in lending

    • The Economic Times: Kotak PE Arm To Launch Rs. 600 Crore Realty Fund Soon

      18 May, 2011

      Kotak Realty Fund Group, the private equity (PE) arm of kotak bank, is aiming to raise Rs 600 through its fourth realty funds to be launched

    • Business Standard: Kotak Realty completes largest exit by RE Fund

      8 March, 2011

    • The Economic Times: Kotak Fund Sells City Building to Tata Realty for Rs. 525 Crore

      7 March, 2011

    • Lalith Gangadhar Constructions initiates unique concept in the Indian real estate industry to maintain a Construction Escrow account for its project "LGCL-Ashlar"

      17 September, 2009 | Bangalore

      This first-of-its-kind initiative will increase corporate governance standards and ensure greater transparency in real estate transactions

    • Green Boulevard Developed By Kotak Realty Fund & 3C Group Goes Operational in NOIDA, NCR

      21 August, 2008 | New Delhi

      Kotak India Real Estate Fund I (KIREF I), one of India's leading Real Estate Funds, today announced the inauguration of 'Green Boulevard' a state-of-the-art commercial (IT/ITES) project with development of over 700,000 Sq. Ft. gross lease area.

    • Kotak India Real Estate Fund raises $100 million from domestic investors

      7 February, 2006 | Mumbai

      Kotak India Real Estate Fund – I, a close-ended venture capital fund scheme promoted by Kotak Mahindra Realty Fund, has closed its domestic tranche raising $100 million. In addition, the fund has received commitments of $60 million, which is awaiting regulatory approval.

    • Financial Times: Indian hotels seek to meet guests' demands

      25 April, 2011

      With a bright, airy lobby decorated with colourful seating and stained-glass installations, the Lemon Tree Gurgaon promises cost-conscious travellers a respite from the hustle of a busy New Delhi satellite city.

    • Kotak Realty Fund completes India's largest exit by an RE Fund

      7 March, 2011 | Mumbai

      The first property fund in India to return the entire corpus of the fund back to its investors

    • Kotak Realty Fund Group wins 'Investor of the Year' award

      25 September, 2009 | Mumbai

      Kotak Realty Fund Group, one of India's earliest private equity funds with a focus on investing in real estate and real estate intensive businesses, has been named 'Investor of the Year' at the GIREM Leadership Awards 2009.

    • Green Boulevard awarded LEED Platinum rating in Core and Shell category by US Green Building Council

      8 September, 2009 | Noida

      Green Boulevard, a 700,000 sq ft IT/ITES space development located in Noida (NCR), has been awarded LEED Platinum rating in Core and Shell category by the US Green Building Council.

    • Kotak Realty Fund Raises One Of India's Largest Private Alternate Investment Funds

      18 July, 2007 | Mumbai

      Kotak India Alternate Opportunities Fund, a fund that focuses on Real Estate and Allied Opportunities today announced the close of its second domestic realty fund. The fund has successfully raised an aggregate corpus of over Rs 1600 crores ($400 million)


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