Saturday, 12 October 2013

Interview with Shridev Sharma

Homing in on boutique apartments Shridev Sharma
Shridev Sharma,
Shridev Sharma, MD, Kamrup Housing Projects Pvt. Ltd.
Boutique apartments are a good option for those HNIs who look for exclusivity as well as the security of a gated community. Kamrup Housing Projects is coming up with one such project in Sector Chi V, Greater Noida (adjacent to Yamuna Expressway). Shridev Sharma, MD of Kamrup Housing Projects Pvt. Ltd., talks about boutique apartments that cater to a niche clientele.
Your group has come up with boutique apartments. What is the genesis of this concept?
Buying living spaces i.e. houses, a flat, bungalows has always been a very popular concept in India. Until now this concept - to give the space to a buyer or family - was predominantly driven by affordability and the buyer's budget. The general trend in the market was to design apartments keeping the same affordability in mind. However, with increase in per capita income and better lifestyle demands of a growing number of Indians the concept of luxury living now has many takers. Hence came the concept of boutique apartments which are created by providing optimum spaces, best of the finishes, with a feel of luxury living.
Is there a market in India for boutique apartments?
Yes, it is picking up very well because it is increasingly becoming difficult to maintain individual houses and people want no hassles on security front too.
What is the state of luxury housing in India in the current scenario?
For the upper strata of society, this concept fulfills the need for an exclusive living and the advantage associated with mass housing. The market for boutique apartments is picking up gradually as individual families are growing and families are moving up the economic ladder.
What is the USP of your latest project in Noida?
This project has all the disaster mitigation measures as required under National Building code 2005 and applicable BIS standards on earthquake engineering are in place. Apart from this top end products are used for finishing. and there is ample provision for open spaces and each apartment is designed to give a feel of an independent house to the owners.
What unique architectural and design features have you incorporated in this project?
Each apartment is designed like an independent house. and has pre-planned services like AC, plumbing and water supply through ducts.
The architectural design makes optimum use of open spaces. There are separate balconies for each bedroom and kitchen.
Sky bungalows on the top floor in two levels are designed like independent bungalow with terrace gardens.
More and more developers are now going in for eco friendly and earthquake resistant buildings, how popular is this trend in India?
Earthquake resistant buildings are a mandatory requirement under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It is pertinent to mention that under said Act authorities to respond to disasters are constituted at three levels i.e. national, state and district. Besides other functions, the District Disaster Management authorities have to ensure that the necessary disaster mitigation measures are being taken in the area which falls under the prescribed zones. However, the concept of the green building is still at the nascent stage the required encouragement is yet to be provided by various governments.
— As told to Geetu Vaid and Published in The Tribune   

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Durva Greens : Luxury Appartments in Greater Noida

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Durva Greens' aesthetically designed, luxurious 3 BHK apartments in size options of 2670 sq. ft., 2740 Sq. Ft. and 2760 sq. ft. with most modern specifications ‐ an offering from Kamrup Housing Projects Private Limited, a company committed to quality and class, and addressing your discerning tastes for a Luxury and Complete Living.

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Shridev Sharma, Managing Director, Kamrup Housing Projects Private Limited

Shridev Sharma is the founding Managing Director of KHP. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the real estate markets of India. In 2004, he founded the Company bringing together talents in various fields. KHP was born with the aim of building high-end luxury properties and integrated housing, with the best supporting services and infrastructure.
Shridev Sharma is the visionary behind KHP, its commitment to buyers' needs and to its uncompromised quality in its offerings. Leading from the front, he is spearheading the Company's foray into new markets, and is the driving force in building the Company's strategy and managing the Company's growth.
Shridev Sharma has also been active in promoting the cause of culture and preserving the nation’s invaluable heritage. He has been active and continues to be associated with various governmental and non-governmental educational and cultural institutions He is Associate Member, India International Center, New Delhi; Associate Member, Press Club of India, and a Trustee of Center for Indian Classical Dances, New Delhi.

Kamrup Housing to invest Rs 220 crore in two new projects

NEW DELHI: Real estate developer Kamrup Housing Projects will invest about Rs 220 crore to develop two housing projects in Guwahati and Greater Noida over the next 3-4 years.
"We are developing a housing project in Guwahati. We have already acquired the land and received all necessary approvals from the authorities. It will require us to invest about Rs 100 crore to complete the construction work," Kamrup Housing Projects (KHP) Managing Director Shridev Sharma.
As per plans, the company will construct only 3-BHK flats in the project and the size of each unit will be 1,900 sq ft.
"Although we have not decided about the selling prices yet, but it will vary between Rs 2,000 and Rs 2,100 per sq ft. That means the prices of the flats will be Rs 38 lakh to Rs 40 lakh," Sharma said.
The company will launch the project and invite bookings during the forthcoming Bihu festival in April, he added.
Talking about the other project in the National Capital Region, Sharma said KHP is planning to develop a group housing complex spread over an area of 2.5 acres.
"Our plan is to construct 120 housing units. We are also thinking to offer 10-12 penthouses in the project," he said.
The company will start construction work of the project --Doorva Greens--in the next six months and will be ready for possession in the next 2-3 years, he added.
When asked about the size of the investment, Sharma said: "The project cost has been estimated at around Rs 120 crore."
He, however, said the selling prices of the housing units have not been fixed yet. The sizes of the flats will be 2,750 sq ft, while the penthouse will be constructed at 5,500 sq ft of spaces.
Sharma said the projects will be funded through internal accruals and sales revenue from customers.
"To complete the initial formalities and ground work in the Guwahati project, we took a loan of Rs 30 crore from HUDCO. We do not have any plan to borrow in the future," he added.