Authors: Prashant Das, Divyanshu Sharma  | SAGE Publications: 2014

Front cover of the book

Front cover

 ‘Real Estate Finance in India‘ offers a concise yet comprehensive understanding of real estate finance in India. Functioning, instruments, and decision analysis related to home loans and residential mortgage banking is the central theme of the book. This knowledge is also extended to commercial real estate borrowing and secondary markets. The contents are organized to offer practically useful and theoretically sound knowledge of the subject matter. Real estate investors (institutional or individuals), academics, students, professionals, and generalist real estate enthusiasts will find the book useful for their learning and real-life applications. The book systematically progresses from basic financial concepts to more complex discussions (such as exotic home loan types and their analysis). Realistic scenarios, examples, expert opinions, illustrations, and, most importantly, hands-on financial exercises are extensively used to offer a concrete knowledge of the intricacies of finance. Beyond solved examples, the book also offers practice problems with answers so that a reader understands the financial instruments. Instructors are provided with PowerPoint presentations for the various chapters.


A copy of the book “Real Estate Finance in India” presented to the Ambassador of India to the UN (Geneva, Switzerland) HE Ajit Kumar

Reviews of the Book (Academic)

        • Property Management, Vol. 36 Issue: 1, pp.130-132 (2018) by Abhishek Nirwan, Shweta Jaiswal Thakur | Click here
        • South Asian Journal of Management; New Delhi Vol. 24, Iss. 4,  (Oct-Dec 2017): 158-16 by Maiti, Moinak | Click here
        • Vision : Journal of the Institute of Economic & Social Studies (Vol 36 :1,  Jan – March 2016) by Dinabandhu Mahal | Click here

        • Journal of Entrepreneurship (2015) by Prof. A. K. Dwivedi | Click Here
        • Prajnan Journal of Social and Management Sciences by Prof. V S Kaveri   (2015)| Click Here
        • Abhigyan (April 2014) by Prof. Vinay Dutta | Click here

Reviews of the Book (Industry audience)

        • Realty n More Magazine (April 2014) by Jeremy Isnard | Click Here
        • The Global ANALYST Magazine (May 2014) by Joydeep Das | Click Here


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‘REAL ESTATE IN SOUTH ASIA’: (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka)

Co-editing with Ramya Aroul & Julia Freybote  | Routledge (UK): 2019 (expected)

This book develops a collective knowledge of the real estate system in the south Asian region. South Asia is among the “least integrated” regions according to the World Bank. However, since the advent of this millennium, the region has emerged as the world’s fastest growing region. The region also promises to be a growth leader in future. As a quarter of the world population dwells and works in this region, the need for synthesizing our knowledge on the real estate system is clearly warranted. Experts from various parts of the world come together to fulfill this need by adhering to consistently structured chapters and case studies to make it an insightful and interesting read.

The book coherently integrates our knowledge on South Asian countries focusing on their land economics and real estate systems so that prospective businesses, policy makers and researchers build their fundamental understanding of the topic in a regional context. The book is intended for a generalist audience who need not be an expert either in economics, finance, engineering or politics in South Asia. However, academic use at masters’ level is anticipated in departments of business, economics, built-environment and public policy worldwide. The book first builds a regional context and sequentially addresses the national real estate systems individually. A conscious effort is made to provide a uniform reading experience while addressing the heterogeneity across the national contexts and case studies.


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‘Residential Real Estate in China, Past, Present & Future,’ Thomson West Reuters Press. In “Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in China” (3d, 2012-2013) by Kenneth A. Cutshaw, Michael E. Burke, Christopher A. Wagner.


Book Review: “Real Estate Analysis: Environments and Activities (by Julian Diaz III and J. Andrew Hansz)“, First Edition, 2010;  Prashant Das, Journal of Real Estate Literature; 2012 (upcoming)