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Kaushik Vardharajan

Kaushik Vardharajan

Kaushik Vardharajan is Managing Director of the Consulting & Valuation practice at HVS India. He joined HVS's New York office as an Analyst in 2001 and moved to the New Delhi office in October 2008. Kaushik has worked on over 1,000 market studies, feasibility analyses, and valuations in North America and India, with a special focus on large mixed-use projects and portfolio valuations. Kaushik is also a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is part of the Valuation Working Committee of RICS, which is responsible for establishing professional standards for property valuations in India. He has also taught courses and spoken at New York University, Johnson & Wales University, and the Indian School of Business.

Insights by Kaushik Vardharajan (2)

India: Impact of Infrastructure Listing on Hotel Investments

Our article quantifies the impact of the recent infrastructure listing announcement on a typical hotel investment and the benefits to both investors and banks. The inclusion of hotels with a development cost of over `200 crores and convention centres with a development cost of over `300 crores to the infrastructure lending list early October comes as a welcome step for an industry that has always been saddled with high interest rates, short repayment terms and consequently high debt service payments, all of which have been further exacerbated by the economic downturn.

2012 Hotels in India Trends & Opportunities

The Trends & Opportunities report assesses key trends in the market performance of 13 major Indian cities and presents HVS' outlook of the markets' performances in the near future. It also utlines existing and future opportunities in the hospitality industry of specific interest to investors, developers and hotel operators.

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