Assotech, SunApollo to build Rs500cr housing project in Gurgaon

Assotech, SunApollo to build Rs500cr housing project in Gurgaon New Delhi: Real estate company Assotech and private equity firm Sun-Apollo Friday announced the development of a housing project in Gurgaon at an investment of about Rs 500 crore over the next three years.

Sun-Apollo Real Estate Advisors has invested Rs 75 crore to pick up nearly 50 percent stake in Assotech's subsidiary firm which would developed this project. Assotech has infused Rs 76 crore for nearly 51 percent stake in the subsidiary.

"We are entering into the Gurgaon market by launching a 12-acre housing project in partnership with Sun-Apollo. This is our first project to receive private equity investment," Assotech Managing Director Sanjeev Srivastava told reporters.

The project, which is located on Dwarka Expressway, has been launched at a price of about Rs 5,000 per square feet.

He said the company has bought the licensed land where it would develop about 580 apartments, 23 villas and 102 flats for economically weaker section.

"The total investment in this project 'Assotech Blith' would be about Rs 500 crore including the land cost over a period of the next three years," Srivastava said.

The investment would be met through equity contributions from both the partners, bank loans and advances from customers against sales, he added.

Sun-Apollo Principal Alok Aggarwal said: "The two partners are committed to invest more if required for construction activities".

The private equity firm has also invested in real estate projects of Parsvnath Developers and Godrej Properties in north India. "We will do more projects with Assotech in future if there is good opportunity," Aggarwal said.

Assotech is currently developing many housing and hotel projects in the National Capital Region (NCR), Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

PTI