Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj Releases 'The Investment Value of Real Estate'

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) May 29, 2009 -- International real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj today released its study 'The Investment Value of Real Estate'. In a period of uncertainty and instability, the company's researcher wing sensed a need to investigate the underlying risk and return across the various asset classes in India. The result is a white paper that explores the investment opportunity in real estate compared with bonds and equity.

The recent financial crisis has fuelled immeasurable anxiety among investors with regard to the assessment of investment opportunities in India. Uncertainty looms large, especially for asset classes that are traditionally classified as 'risky'.

'''The Investment Value of Real Estate' provides to answer many pertinent questions that investors currently ask our Capital Markets division," states Sanjay Dutt, CEO - Business, Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj. "In a scenario of recessionary trends gradually giving way to a definite market upswing, increased interest in the potential ROI of various asset classes vis-à-vis real estate is to be expected. This is a timely study that will be an important adjunct to many vital investment decisions currently being made."

Today, a recurring issue on the investment landscape is the optimal investment of money in the next phase of growth. In 'The Investment Value of Real Estate', Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj investigates all traditional investment instruments and avenues in the light of this question, going on to build a convincing an credible case for real estate.

"In 'The Investment Value of Real Estate', we address some oft-repeated questions pertaining to optimal asset allocation in a portfolio comprising of bonds, equity and real estate, and the returns per unit of risk for individual assets and various portfolios," says Abhishek Kiran Gupta. Associate Director, Research & REIS (Real Estate Intelligence Services) Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj. "We then provide data to support our finding that real estate continues to provided impressive returns with moderate risk, coupled with a significantly higher efficiency ratio. Real estate in India is currently in the 'pioneer' stage, with unlimited growth potential. This said, the question of which sector of real estate is more attractive among office, retail and residential follows naturally. This question has been addressed with pertinent and substantiating information, as well."

About Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj

Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj, the Indian operations of Jones Lang LaSalle, is the premiere and largest real estate professional services firm in India. With an extensive geographic footprint across ten cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Chandigarh and Coimbatore) and a staff strength of over 3300, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporate and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services including research, consultancy, transactions, project and development services, integrated facility management, property management, capital markets, residential, hotels and retail advisory. For further information, please visit http://www.jllm.co.in

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Press Release Submitted On: May 29, 2009 at 12:53 am
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