DLF, the country’s largest real estate company by market size, is learnt to be in advanced talks with Mumbai-based developer Runwal Group for selling a prime land parcel in central Mumbai for around Rs. 2,500 crore.
The KP Singh-led realty major had put the 17-acre textile mill land on the block earlier and several developers had approached the company at that time. “Then DLF was expecting around Rs. 3,000 crore, which buyers thought was too high. Now, DLF has agreed to lower the asking price and the deal is in final stages,” a person close to the development told HT.
The company has now reduced the asking price and the deal could be finalised within the current quarter, the source said. “At present, Runwal is the front-runner and the deal could be sealed within next couple of months.” As of now the buyer and the seller are discussing the terms of payment, the source added.
DLF had bought the land parcel in an auction in 2005 from National Textile Mill for Rs. 702 crore.
When contacted, a DLF spokesperson said, “We do not comment on market speculation.” A senior executive with the Runwal Group denied that the group was in talks for the land parcel.