Morgan Stanley Real Estate Partners With Aparna Group

Mumbai —

Morgan Stanley Real Estate today announced that it has partnered with the Aparna Group in a 50:50 joint venture to develop ‘Aparna Laketown’ in Nalagandla, Hyderabad. The 12 million square feet development will comprise high-end housing and a commercial development with an integrated retail and entertainment complex and a branded hotel.

Founded in 1996 by Mr. S.S. Reddy, the Aparna Group is a leading residential developer in Hyderabad that has delivered around 2.0 million square feet of projects through villas, premium apartments, middle-income housing and commercial development and is currently executing a total of 7.5 million square feet of development.

The partnership will allow the Aparna Group to capitalize further on development opportunities in the Hyderabad market by leveraging Morgan Stanley Real Estate’s global franchise, knowledge and relationships to bring international standard developments to the market.

Morgan Stanley Real Estate is comprised of three major global businesses: Investing, Banking and Lending. Since 1991, Morgan Stanley Real Estate has acquired US$135.9 billion of real estate assets worldwide and currently manages US$68.0 billion in real estate assets on behalf of its clients. A complete range of market-leading investment banking services for real estate clients include advice on strategy, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, as well as underwriting public and private debt and equity financings. As a global leader in real estate lending, Morgan Stanley has offered approximately US$156.0 billion of CMBS through the capital markets since1997, including US$35.5 billion in 2006. For more information about Morgan Stanley Real Estate, please visit www.morganstanley.com/realestate.

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