Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I met with a large developer here in India.  He told me that "rent models," (i.e., discounted cash flow models) don;t work in India--that everyone wants to own property in India, and so India is different.  I remember a Japanese real estate guy telling me the same thing about Japan in the late 1980s.

At least there isn't a lot of leverage here, so the systemic risk of a collapse in prices is lower.  But still....