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PACRA Maintains Project Grading of Oasis Park Residencia (A project of BRB Properties Builders and Developers)

Rating Type Project Grading
(13-Apr-23 )
(13-Apr-22 )
Action Maintain Upgrade
Long Term PG3+ PG3+
Short Term - -
Outlook Stable Stable
Rating Watch - -

The grading denotes the prospects of execution of the real estate project as per plan and the ability to transfer the possession as per defined terms. The project “Oasis Park Residencia” is the first venture of BRB Properties Builders and Developers started in FY18 and will be completed by June’25 as per agreed terms with Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA). The project is earmarked for the construction of 334 bungalows of 120 sq yards located at main Super highway, District Malir Karachi. The Project site, measuring 24 acre and 11.5 Ghuntas (117,552 square yards) of land and is divided in two division "bungalows and "commercial flats". The project has shown significant progress towards the construction of the bungalows with management’s commitment to complete the grey structure by Sept’23. The business profile of the project is improving as the project is gaining attraction from the community. As of Feb 2023, the project has already sold 85% of the bungalows while the management plans to benefit from price appreciation of the remaining units. The management is expecting rise in the saleable value which currently hovers around PKR 25mln. In FY22 the company recognized revenue of PKR ~1,263mln (FY21: PKR 990mln) by reference to the stage of completion of the bungalows. FCFO stood at PKR 34mln in absolute terms. The financial risk profile remains subject to mobilization of customer advances and recovery ratio which stood at approx. 70% of the booked amount. BRB Properties has fully utilized the facility of PKR 650mln from Meezan Bank Ltd under Musharaka agreement at KIBOR plus 250bps which is payable in quarterly installments. The case relating to tax liability amounting to PKR 25.2mln has been referred to Chairman FBR by the Sindh High Court. The courts interim order of no coercive action against the petitioners holds to continue till the matter is decided by FBR. The land bank left from the residential Project would provide strength to the developer.
The corporate structure of the developer is aligned with the assigned grading. The grading is dependent on management's ability to complete the Project within defined parameters. Any material deviation in the plan, impacting risk profile of the company, will be negative.

About the Entity
BRB Properties Builders and Developers is a single member company, owned by Mr. Khawaja Bilal Azam. The principal activity is development and sale of residential and commercial projects. Mr. Khawaja Bilal Azam is in the business of real estate as an investor since 2000 and is supported by family members being associated as directors in the company. The company has a lean but defined organizational structure. Each function is headed by an experienced resource. The board consists of members from the sponsors family.

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