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Eldeco group and HDFC capital set up Rs 150 crore affordable and mid-income housing fund


Eldeco Instructure and Properties Limited a part of the Eldeco group, has partnered with HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund 1 (H-CARE 1) – a fund managed by HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, to form a platform focused on the development of low-rise, plotted development projects in Tier 2 cities in National Capital Region (NCR).

“Inline with the ‘Housing for all 2022’ vision of the Government of India, HDFC’s endeavour is to help address the demand-supply gap in affordable housing in India by providing flexible, long-term capital to leading developers across India. We are committed to partnerships with trusted real estate brands like Eldeco with a good track record of development and delivery,” said Renu Sud Karnad, Managing Director, HDFC Ltd
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The proposed developments will be undertaken by a special purpose vehicle “Eldeco Greens Infrastructure Private Limited” set up with an initial investment of Rs 150 crore. Currently, two projects have been identified in Panipat and Faridabad with combined saleable area of approximately 1.5 million sf and sales revenue of approximately Rs 500 crore.

“We are delighted to have this partnership which will help us boost growth and investments.There has been an upsurge in demand for plots and low-rise development in gated townships after the pandemic, with most players in this segment reporting robust sales. We are present in 15 cities of North India and everywhere we are facing inventory shortage,” said Pankaj Bajaj Chairman, Eldeco Group.

Eldeco Group operates in Lucknow through the BSE listed entity Eldeco Housing & Industries Limited (EHIL) and in rest of the cities through the closely held Eldeco Infrastructure & Properties Limited (EIPL).

Eldeco Group has delivered 175 projects with approximately 30 million sf of real estate development. Besides these, the Group has 30 projects with 35 million sf in various stages of execution. Apart from Lucknow, Kanpur, Greater Noida, Noida and Gurugram, Eldeco is a leading real estate developer in key cities of North India such as Panipat, Sonepat, Ludhiana, Bareilly, Panchkula, Neemrana, Sohna, and Jalandhar.

“Our endeavour is to act as an enabler to the growth of affordable and mid-income housing in the country. Through our partnership with Eldeco Group, we will focus on meeting the increasing demand for high-quality low-rise and plotted development at affordable prices. This inline with HDFC Capital’s strategy of partnering with top-rated developers to increase the supply of affordable and mid-income housing in India while ensuring quality and timely construction,” said Vipul Roongta, MD & CEO of HDFC Capital Advisors Limited.



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