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The inauguration of Goa’s Manohar International Airport (Mopa) has ignited a new wave of interest among real estate developers, prompting them to secure land near the Goa-Maharashtra border. This strategic move is aimed at capitalizing on the anticipated demand surge, driven by the airport’s presence. Given the scarcity of land in Goa, developers are setting their sights on Maharashtra, where ample land is available for ambitious realty projects.

Goa’s New Airport Boosts Nearby Real Estate

Recent acquisitions highlight this trend, with Axis Ecorp obtaining 150 acres, Yugen Infra securing 300 acres, and Axon announcing a 600-acre mixed-use project in collaboration with Ess Vee Developers. These ventures are not just attracting interest from domestic buyers but also from Indians residing abroad, who are increasingly keen on investing in holiday homes within this region.
Expanding Horizons

Aditya Kushwaha, CEO and Director of Axis Ecorp, emphasized the airport’s role in opening up new areas for development. With large tracts of land available, developers are now able to plan extensive facilities catering to a broad spectrum of needs. Axis Ecorp’s existing projects in Goa, including Axis Blues, Axis Yog Villas, and Axis Lake City, are already under various stages of development, showcasing the potential for growth in the region.

Yugen Infra, a collaboration between Timespro Consulting LLP and V K Developers Pvt. Ltd, is also in the process of expanding its land portfolio beyond the initial 300 acres. The project boasts a staggering gross development value (GDV) of Rs 1,000 crore, with Yugen Infra committing Rs 150 crore in the first phase. Sheeshram Yadav, Managing Director of Yugen Infra, highlighted Goa’s appeal as a market, noting its potential for high appreciation, rental yields, and as a preferred second home destination. The proximity to Manohar International Airport and several luxury hotels further enhances the project’s attractiveness to both investors and businesses.
A Catalyst for Investment

Industry reports project that the Mopa airport will attract investments of Rs 2,700 crore by 2030, focusing primarily on the development of luxury and eco hotels, nature and wellness resorts, and homestays. This influx of investment is set to diversify the region’s tourism and real estate landscape significantly.

However, as Goa’s real estate market nears saturation, new areas are emerging as hotspots for investment. Sachin Arora, founder of Moneytree Realty, points out that buyers are recognizing the future potential of these regions, leading to a broadened scope for real estate development. The Mopa region, in particular, has seen property prices increase by 20-25% annually since the airport’s opening. This growth trajectory is supported by a robust recovery in the state’s tourism sector post-pandemic, with occupancy rates soaring above 70% and reaching full capacity during extended weekends.

The strategic development around the new Manohar International Airport underscores the evolving dynamics of Goa’s real estate market. As developers expand their horizons to the Goa-Maharashtra border, the region is poised for significant growth, fueled by enhanced connectivity and an influx of both domestic and international investors. This trend not only reflects the adaptability of the market but also the enduring appeal of Goa as a prime destination for investment and leisure.