Corporate Real Estate Investments Without Buying Office Space

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But Evoma is now also developing partnerships with many of the biggest real estate companies in India.

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On the other hand, we also want to provide something of value to you right now, on this page. This is a list of options you can exercise to make corporate real estate investments without buying office space.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

REIT investments in India became possible under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014. The advantage of investing in REITs over a publicly-listed real estate company is that your investment is diversified into multiple projects of different companies.

So you not only get to choose REITs that have a solid performance track record, but also get the benefit of the REIT investing your funds into different projects based on merit, the promoter’s track record, market interest and trends, etc. In effect, you’re investing in a real estate expert that will then invest further in different projects, offering you a predictable rate of return even when you don’t know anything about real estate, investing or the stock markets.

Note that there are, as of now, no corporate real estate companies in India that have started an REIT, even though SEBI has already issued guidelines and eligibility criteria for listing REITs in India.

Global private equity firm Blackstone is entering into a JV with it’s Embassy Office Parks unit for India’s first corporate REIT that aims to raise Rs. 6,000 crore, but that’s still in the works, and looks like it could actually be listed and successfully go public this year. If so, it should soon be followed by other corporate and hospitality real estate companies racing to compete by raising thousands of crores with their own REITs.

In the meantime, if you’re still interested, here’s a list of of the top 3 overseas REITs that have an impeccable track record, based on recomendations from REIT expert and analyst Brad Thomas, Senior Research Analyst for IREIT Forbes.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) : An an S&P 500 company, is the premier capital provider to leading seniors housing, healthcare companies and research institutions. Investor relations.

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC) : A leading global net-lease REIT that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing solutions for companies worldwide. Investor relations.

Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) : Has a five decade track record of providing dependable income from your real estate investments. Investor relations.

Real Estate Funds

Apart from investing directly in a listed real estate company or REIT, the next best option is to invest directly in real estate funds. These are a type of mutual fund where your investments are focused on real estate projects. Here’s a list of the top (as in most reliable) real estate funds you can invest in.

ICICI Prudential – 10 years of real estate investing experience across diversified asset class. Executed over 55 investments, having returned over Rs. 30 billion through more than 20 exits.

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) – You can become an investor in BlackRock by buying shares on the NYSE, and/or by investing in one of their real estate funds. They have over USD 40 billion in client assets, and investment professionals to assist you across 33 offices worldwide.

Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) – Largest real estate private equity firm in the world today, with $111 billion of assets under management by over 450 real estate professionals in 12 offices around the globe.

Blackstone real estate also operates one of the leading real estate finance platforms, including management of the publicly traded Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT).

Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd (NSE:IBREALEST) – Indiabulls Real Estate is India’s third largest real estate company, focused on construction and development of commercial, residential properties and SEZ projects across major Indian metros – Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and London.

Publicly Listed Real Estate Companies

Prestige Estates Projects Limited (NSE:PRESTIGE) – Prestige Group is one of the leading and most successful developers of real estate in India.

Brigade Enterprises Limited (NSE:BRIGADE) – Also one of India’s leading property developers, with a uniquely diverse multi-domain portfolio that covers property development, property management services, hospitality and education.

Sobha Ltd (NSE:SOBHA) – One of the largest and only backward integrated real estate players in the country.

Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. (NSE:MAHLIFE) – Mahindra Lifespaces is one of the most reputed residential property developers in India.

Godrej Properties Ltd (BOM:533150) – Godrej Properties has been instrumental in the construction of Residential, commercial and township projects across 12 major cities in India.

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