The Dynamics of Residential Real Estate Sector in Bangladesh: Challenges Faced and Policies Sought

Journal of Management ,Vol. 1, No. 2, December, 2009, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

26 Pages Posted: 27 May 2010 Last revised: 13 Oct 2010

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Muhammad Saifuddin Khan

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - School of Finance and Economics; University of Dhaka - Department of Finance

Suborna Barua

University of Dhaka - Department of International Business

Date Written: December 1, 2009

Abstract

Real sector is the growth centre for the development of an economy. Bangladesh, being one of the densely populated nations in the world has been experiencing severe inadequacy of housing shortage for its citizens. Although majority of the population are segmented into the middle and low income groups, still the housing for all has been a fallacy in Bangladesh. The private sector housing real estate developers have contributed a small proportion in the national housing demand and supply gap for the last more than twenty years. Despite inadequate policy preparations, these real estate developers have been successfully making business although the middle and low income households are still untapped. With the larger proportion of people living in this income group, the private housing real estate sector has a huge scope to grow in this country. The positive notion is supported by many key indicators such as increasing house rent, inadequate and costly land, easier financing availability and more. To pave the way for the organic development of the industry, the problem of long existent inadequate financing availability at flexible terms and costs must have to be removed immediately, and wider scope has to be created for Non Resident Bangladeshis. With many other issues, this study attempts to identify the current status of the private housing real estate in Bangladesh, presents deeper insights of the critical factors for increasing its coverage, and thus finally recommends some immediate policy measures.

Keywords: Housing, Real estate, Housing finance, Urbanization, Real economy, Housing market, Real estate apartment, Non Resident Bangladeshis, Population, Density, Inadequate Housing, Rehab

JEL Classification: R3, R31

Suggested Citation

Khan, Muhammad Saifuddin and Barua, Suborna, The Dynamics of Residential Real Estate Sector in Bangladesh: Challenges Faced and Policies Sought (December 1, 2009). Journal of Management ,Vol. 1, No. 2, December, 2009, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1616829

Muhammad Saifuddin Khan

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - School of Finance and Economics ( email )

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Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia
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University of Dhaka - Department of Finance ( email )

Department of Finance
University of Dhaka
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

Suborna Barua (Contact Author)

University of Dhaka - Department of International Business ( email )

Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

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