Eldeco Group, HDFC Capital set up Rs 150 crore affordable housing platform

NEW DELHI: Eldeco Infrastructure and Properties Limited (EIPL), has announced that it 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) while ensuring quality and timely delivery of finished units.

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 crores.

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 crores.

Renu Sud Karnad, Managing Director, HDFC Ltd, said “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.””

Vipul Roongta, MD & CEO of HDFC Capital Advisors Limited added “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”

Commenting on the strategic alliance, Pankaj Bajaj ChairmanEldeco Group said “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.’’

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