Malabar Group eyes pan-India expansion with Rs100b projects

Malabar Group eyes pan-India expansion with Rs100b projects
Malabar Developers has begun work on building Kerala's first and largest private integrated IT and HiTech Township in Thrissur.

Dubai - The group will develop commercial clusters and integrated townships in the next five years

By Staff Report

Published: Tue 15 Nov 2016, 7:41 PM

Last updated: Tue 15 Nov 2016, 10:12 PM

Malabar Group has announced that Malabar Developers, its property development wing, plans to develop commercial and residential properties worth Rs100 billion across the country.
The group will raise funds from investors, including NRIs and banks, to develop commercial clusters and integrated townships across India in the next five years.
Malabar Developers also announced South Indian actor Dulquer Salmaan as its brand ambassador.
"We have prepared a road map to emerge as one of the biggest real estate players in the country by 2020 by developing commercial business clusters, shopping malls, convention facilities, affordable residential properties, technology hubs and integrated townships," said Group chairman M.P. Ahammed.
"Our plan is to construct luxury villas and affordable budget homes across main cities in the next five years. We are in the process of tying up for joint ventures at the national level," he added.
On roping in Salman as brand ambassador, Ahammed said the actor enjoyed star value among youngsters across the country. "Apart from being stylish and a highly talented entertainer, Dulquer has a 'boy next door' image. This makes him the best brand ambassador for Malabar Developers," he said. 
Land bank
Malabar Developers currently has a land bank of 200 acres in three states, more than 2 million sq ft of ongoing projects and more than 16 million sq ft of upcoming projects.
The Group has different verticals to provide a range of services. The company extends services such as housekeeping, interior design, insurance, landscaping, organic farming, rental and sale services, travel desk, medical clinic, electrical and plumbing services, health care, logistics, pest control, etc.
It has already started working on building Kerala's first and largest private integrated IT and HiTech Township in Thrissur, with an estimated investment of Rs20 billion. The township, in addition to the IT/HiTech Park, will have apartments, convention facility, commercial cluster, shopping mall and entertainment centre. The seven million sq ft project is expected to generate 50,000 jobs. A similar township is also being planned at Mangalore in Karnataka.
Mall of Travancore, a 600,000 sq ft retail space in Thiruvananthapuram, is nearing completion. The mall will have 200 outlets of international brands, apart from seven multiplexes.
The Malabar Marina Convention Centre in Kozhikode will be inaugurated by the end of December.
Apart from this, a township spread across 100 acres at Montan Estate will have signature bungalows, villas, spa resort, organic farming, landscaped gardens, fitness centre, wellness centre and club house, adjacent to the Group Head Quarters. -

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