Fractional Investment In Commercial Real Estate: The Future Ahead

Mr. Pankaj Jain has virtually revolutionized the real estate industry in the NCR. A visionary, qualified engineer, and an IIM Alumnus with an exemplary academic record, his first spark of recognition in the real estate business came into the picture with the inception of KW Group. Since then he has scripted various marvelous wonders of architecture and design, in the form of numerous projects. Each of these projects has become a style statement of his unmatched wisdom, vision, and personality. Under his able leadership, the group has scaled many heights.

It is prevalent in every industry and it is for a better tomorrow. One such change that seems to be a promising one in the commercial real estate is `Fractional Investment.' A fractional investment is a portion of an equity stock that is less than one full share. In the competitive market, mergers or acquisitions create fractional shares, as companies combine new common stock using a predetermined ratio. Capital gains, dollar-cost averaging, and dividend reinvestment plans often leave the investor with fractional shares.

The concept of fractional ownership in the real estate sector, it has been prevalent in the US and Europe for a decade and is now picking up in India. If experts are to be believed, the pandemic has given rise to the trend and seems like by 2025, the new trend will be all up in the market.

It is the new way to invest in the commercial real-estate market. It enables you to buy a portion of a property and with this you get all the benefits of owning a property without any ongoing hassles and chaos of upfront expenditure.

As per industry experts, another key benefit of this model is there is no lock-in period and you can sell whenever you want through our resale platform

As we dive deep down the concept, it becomes clear that this model of investment is very much relevant for prime assets in the commercial real estate (CRE), where the stakes are really high and it is impossible for a single investor to invest in all.

As per Indian market scenario, it is one of the best ways to invest in commercial real-estate market, where you can invest in fractions and earn a monthly rental and automatically build a long term entity of wealth.

How It Works In Indian Market?
Looking at the market conditions, once it flourishes well in Indian real estate market, one can go ahead with it, where it is a combined ownership of a single asset by multiple investors. In general, it is conducted by the high net worth people, as it calls for higher investment in the commercial market. While this is said and done, there are players who are establishing in the Indian market, where a potential investor can simply sign up on the virtual platform and invest in any current or ongoing opportunities that are listed by the hosting player.

It is suggested to keep a check on resale market rate before investing in fraction. And once you are-satisfied with the rates and details, and then go ahead. When you invest and the property is fully funded, you as an investor will start receiving shares of the holding company and also start earning a monthly income out of it.

Benefits Of Fractional Investment In Commercial Real Estate Market
The biggest advantage is that it is ideal way to invest in premium CRE. The core model of this scheme helps you invest in fractions of a premium commercial property that further enables you to earn a monthly rental and you end-up building long term wealth. Apart from regular rental income and long terms appreciation of a fixed asset, the model also helps you diversify your investment across multiple properties and prime locations.

As per industry experts, another key benefit of this model is there is no lock-in period and you can sell whenever you want through our resale platform.

While it is still in the early phase in India, COVID19 has further pushed down the market. However, the change is in the air and slowly things are picking up. It is expected that in coming 4 months, things will change and there will be a lucrative market for the model in India, as it involves minimum risk.