Prestige, HDFC in Rs 2,500 cr housing plan

hdfc enters tie up with prestige estates for new housing project 750×458NEW DELHI: Realty firm Prestige Estates Projects has reported a 33 percent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 89.4 crore for the December quarter and announced a tie-up with an HDFC arm for a Rs 2,500 crore fund to develop affordable and mid-income housing.
Its net profit stood at Rs 67 crore in the year-ago period, the Bengaluru-based firm said in a regulatory filing.
The company’s total income increased to Rs 1,290.2 crore in the third quarter of this fiscal from Rs 1,253.5 crore in the corresponding period of previous year.
“The board has approved entering into platform deal for an arrangement between the company and HDFC Capital Advisors for taking up real estate developments across various geographies in the affordable/mid income housing segments through a mix of equity and debt funding,” the filing said.
The total corpus of the platform is about Rs 2,500 crore, it added.
In December 2017, HDFCs subsidiary HDFC Capital Advisors had announced that it has raised USD 1 billion to create a real estate fund that would invest in affordable and mid- income housing projects in the top 15 cities of the country.-PTI