- January 1, 2014: Volume 6, Number 1

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India represents a challenge to many investors, but opportunity to CPPIB

by Dr. Jennifer Molloy

India’s economic growth potential, combined with its young, well-educated population, seems as though it would demand world attention as a destination for institutional real estate investment. While most investors see the potential for the country’s property markets, many are also sceptical about the current timing for making such investments, with only 4 percent of the Editorial Advisory Board members for The Letter – Asia Pacific viewing India as presenting better investment opportunities than China, Japan or other Asian countries when they were tallied anonymously at the annual meeting for the publication this past September (see “The money talks”, page 21). This lack of confidence in being able to do deals in India in part has to do with past losses investors have experienced in the country as well as low market transparency, with seemingly endless red tape in

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