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DLF eyes Rs. 200cr annual rent from 'Mall of India' in Noida

PTI  New Delhi, August 03, 2014
First Published: 14:13 IST(3/8/2014) | Last Updated: 14:16 IST(3/8/2014)

India's biggest realty firm DLF is expecting Rs. 200 crore rental income per year from its large luxury shopping mall in Noida to be launched early next year.

'DLF Mall of India' with 2 million sqft of leasable area is being developed in Noida in the National Capital Region at an investment of Rs. 1,100 crore and touted as one of the biggest in the country.

DLF has leased about 90% of the area and the mall is expected to be launched in February-March 2015, sources said, adding that more than 200 brands have signed so far.

The company is expecting an annual rental income of Rs. 200 crore from Mall of India in Noida, sources said.

DLF's annual rental income from commercial properties, including offices and shopping malls, stood at Rs. 1,950 crore last fiscal. It is targeting 8% growth this financial year to Rs. 2,100 crore, according to analyst presentation.

Rental income could reach Rs. 2,500 crore during 2015-16 fiscal on the back of normal 8-10% growth plus additional Rs. 200 crore coming from Noida mall, sources said.

DLF currently has about 28 million sqft of operational commercial area, of which about 2.5 million sq ft is retail. It has three operational malls in the national capital.

 The company has adopted minimum guarantee plus revenue share model for the benefit of tenants and operations of the mall. The Noida shopping mall will have 7 DT star screens with a seating capacity of 2,000 audience and food court with over 1,200 seats.

Sources said the company has formed an internal team to study the impact of e-commerce on the retail business and also suggest ways to deal with it. The report is expected in the next couple of months.

Last week, DLF reported 29% fall in consolidated net profit at Rs. 127.77 crore in the first quarter of this fiscal compared with Rs. 181.19 crore a year-ago.

For the last fiscal, DLF had posted a net profit of Rs. 646 crore over a turnover of Rs. 9,790 crore.

DLF has a total developable potential of 307 million sqft, of which 57 million sqft area is under construction.

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