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Gera in News

Fringe areas have space, but little else

Times Of India { Property Times } Page 02 - 1 February, 2012

Ahome in Pune has always invited prestige which is one reason the city became a pensioners’ paradise. The sentiment has sustained even when affording a place in the municipal limits today is not easy on the pockets. Pune’s organic growth and influx brought on by increasing employment and business opportunities has upped the need for more residences. “Pune’s property market benefits from Mumbai’s economic activity. Its own demand drivers are IT and ITes sectors and manufacturing industries,” Sanjay Bajaj, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle India (Pune), said. But there aren’t as many homes in the city and prices of real estate within the municipal limits are high. The asking rate is Rs 3,500 per sq ft, and any slide is unlikely, developers said. A 900 sq ft home in the city thus costs Rs 45 lakh or even more. “Input costs have risen 25 to 30 % in the last year. Newer methods such as prefabricated material will help keep costs under control,” Marvel Realtors’ chief executive Vishwajeet Jhavar said. Lalit Kumar Jain, national president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations (Credai), said archaic Floor Space Index rules and procedural delays contribute significantly to the cost of real estate. “There are more than 50 clearances and permissions necessary before even a brick is laid. These permissions take anything between 6 to 10 months to come by, leading to cost escalation,” he said. According to CRISIL Research’s City Real(i)ty – 2009, jobs in the IT/ITeS sector in Pune are expected to increase from 8,115 in 2009-10 to 32,941 in 2013-14. “As the employment catchment areas spreads, home seekers will also rise. Residential, commercial and retail properties will be in demand,” developer Lalit Kumar Jain said. However, affordable housing is going to be available only in the city’s outskirts and even in mofussil towns in a 20-40 km radius, observers said. Land prices have pushed up realty costs. It is relatively lower outside the municipal limits, but the idea is fraught with development issues including roads, water, electricity, transport, connectivity and civic amenities. If people want homes at reasonable rates, roads will have to be made, said Rohit Gera, vice president of Confederation Of Real Estate Develop-ers Association of India (Credai) Pune. “As long as people can commute to more distant places with ease, they will be able to find affordable homes at distant locations,” he added. Neither has the increase in the interest rates, nor the fear of another economic downturn diminished the need for homes. A healthy demand for one, two and 2.5 BHK homes is driven by young home-buyers and investors. “Home buyers have recaliberated their home dreams and are opting for either marginally smaller sizes or more distant locations,” Gera said. The city’s real estate market is stable at present , he added. “On an average projects are at a comfortable sellout position. About 85% of all project stocks are sold out,” Gera said. “As per our research ending July 2011, the gross stock (under construction and ready with unsold stock) was approximately 1.75 lakh units. Of this, 78 per cent was sold in July. In January 2011, the gross stock was about 1.6 lakh units with 75 per cent being sold out,” he said.

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First of all I would like to thank  you  and the Gera team for organizing different workshops at our doorstep.
The best thing I have done to my kids is that I  took a right decision to buy a flat in Gera.
Because of this decision , Vishnu could attend  the development workshops that were conducted.
Vishnu was a shy child who didn't like to participate in any of the programmes.
As far as Dale Carnegie workshops is concerned   it  has given him a lot of confidence and was presenting things in a much better way and I can see a lot of improvement in him.In simple words u made a person(..

My son Tattva had been enrolled in the intermediate level and has been coached by the Vishwanathan Anand Chess Academy coach . Tattva has made remarkable strides and will be on his way to get his FIDE rating in November. A lot of credit goes to the mentor for his unique way of handling his students. He has been very patient while working with Tattva on his areas of improvement. In addition before the tournament the coach had voluntarily added additional classes and doubled his efforts to get a better performance out of Tattva. He has shown complete ownership which is commendable. I hope he continues to develop more and more chess players in the coming days.


It's a wonderful experience with the tennis academy and my daughter liked it. Also she is getting good training and love for the game.
The coaches are good and we would continue using their expertise for Nishita going onwards. We are also looking forward for signing (actually instrument) and dancing coaching too.


This is to share with you that both my little girls (Aditi Anisha) are really enjoying their Tennis classes at the Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academy.
I always find them very excited whenever there is TENNIS CLASS, and this excitement matters to both of us, as the kids seems to be interested.
It’s nice to see them constructively engaged, and coming home happy and having felt productive in their own child little way. It’s a great way for them to bond with other young ones and feel belonged to a larger community.
Thanks to You, Gera Developments and MBTA for giving our young ones, an opportunity for a wonderful learning experience.
Now they are looking forwar..

Regarding the workshops & different academy sessions, it has been wonderful experience so far for Shlok and we’re looking forward for the new opportunities.
It’s absolutely fantastic to have all these academies in the premises, and that too from the renowned personalities, so we can send kids without worrying about other factors like safety & all.
And most importantly, a big thanks to you for the lovely follow-ups & timely updates about the upcoming/ongoing sessions.