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Kolte-Patil bets big on Mumbai; eyes 30% revenue from it

MUMBAI: Betting big on the Mumbai’s residential redevelopment market, Pune-based realty player Kolte-PatilBSE 2.72 % Developers is expecting nearly 20-30 per cent of its revenues from this market in the next three years, a top company official said.

The company has already entered into agreements for three redevelopment projects in Mumbai’s western suburbs that has total area of over six lakh sqft and is eyeing a few more in areas such as Dadar-Chembur belt, Worli, Mulund, Khar, Bandra and Santacruz.

“With a strong vision to expand in Mumbai, we are looking at the huge scope available in the redevelopment segment. This strategy has proved to be very effective, and we are confident that this will reap rewards across markets,” Group Chief Executive Sujay Kalele told PTI here.

He said the company is also in advance stages of entering into an agreement for a fourth redevelopment project. However, he did not disclose further details.

He said there are around 52,000 buildings that can come up for redevelopment in future.

“There are around 52,000 buildings, including societies and tenancy structures, which can come up for redevelopment in the next few years. This opens a huge opportunity for developers like us to generate good share of our revenues from the Mumbai market,” he said.

Kalele said the company expects nearly 20-30 per cent of its sales from Mumbai operations.

“Currently, nearly 90 per cent of our revenues are generated from our projects in Pune, and rest from Bangalore and Mumbai. But we expect the mix to change to 60-70 per cent from Pune operations, 20-30 per cent from Mumbai and rest from Bangalore in the next three years,” he said.

The company had clocked Rs 779.37 crore revenue in FY14.

When asked whether the company was also looking at developing some more township projects, Kalele said, “We will continue to look at such opportunities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as well as Bangalore.”

It already has two township projects–Sanjivani Integrated and Life Republic–in Pune with a total saleable area of 12.9 million sqft.

The company is also planning to launch few more projects in its existing markets.

“With a robust launch pipeline with all key approvals in place, we are confident of translating this into successful launches and executing to our strategic vision of 12 million sqft of new sales bookings over the next three years,” he said.

He added that the company was also planning to expand its presence in Delhi and Gurgaon.

Kolte-Patil has developed and constructed 48 projects, including 35 residential complexes, nine commercial complexes, and four information technology parks covering a saleable area of over 10 million square feet across Pune and Bengaluru.

Source: Economic Times, 24th August 2014