Track2Realty: High profitability is driving growth of new main streets, says Cushman & Wakefield’s report, ‘New Retail Frontiers: Emerging Main Streets in India. The report analyses the potential of new locations, which are emerging as retail hotspots in the seven major cities of Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad.
Track2Realty: The multinational companies are increasingly investing through purchasing offices in India with INR 2,470 crores worth office transactions in the last 2 years. There is a seismic shift in the traditional approach of leasing space that such companies have had for years while considering overseas investment. MNCs in the BFSI, ITeS, FMCG & Pharmaceutical sectors are among the lead commercial office buyers in these markets. These are the findings of a report by Cushman & Wakefield.
Track2Realty Exclusive: It may sound like a paradox but the rental market of Gujarat city is showing bias in two directions when it comes to the property acquisition on rent. While the housing market is showing rental bias in the negative direction, the same property index is going northwards in the commercial vertical of property.
Track2Realty: Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), a GVK Led Consortium announced kick starting of monetisation of commercial real estate by finalising lease of one of the parcel, to Oasis Realty Pvt. Ltd. This parcel will have a potential for commercial development of 1.166 million square feet.
Track2Realty: The overall mall vacancy levels across the top eight India cities remained stagnant at 14.47% in Q2 2014, which was recorded around 0.4 percentage points lower compared to Q1 2014. Amongst the top eight cities, Pune witnessed sharpest decline of 2.5 percentage points due to healthy leasing activity and no new mall supply. These are the findings of Cushman & Wakefield latest report.
Track2Realty Exclusive: It was only a few years back that when a couple of high-end luxury projects were launched in Pune analysts were busy with the cost-benefit analysis of the splurge in the market. The rising interest of NRIs, HNIs and even global realty baron soon made everyone realise that Pune has already made its presence on the luxury landscape of India.
Track2Realty: The expanding retail footprint of global brands in India has been a major growth driver of retail real estate in the country. In an effort to map and analyze the spread of international retailers, CBRE undertook a research study of more than 300 prominent global retailers—Expanding Horizons of Global Retailers in India—to identify operating trends, expansion strategies, and extent of penetration across leading cities.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Critics who had till very recently criticised the projection of Noida as a corporate city on the grounds that the city lacks commercial activity and an international airport may soon have reasons enough to eat their own words. Scaling up from just being an affordable destination the seemingly poor cousin of Delhi-NCR is today giving its superior peer markets a tough competition in its march to emerge as a landmark corporate hub.
Track2Realty Exclusive: If SMEs presence is any indication of the scope of commercial property in the given region, Delhi-NCR’s east coast can easily claim to be a vibrant market for the commercial property. However, the tag of an affordable zone has till very recently been the reason why big ticket commercial investment did not fell into Ghaziabad, stretch of NH 24 or even Noida to a large extent.
Track2Realty: At more than US$150 per sq. ft. per annum, Delhi’s traditional central business district (CBD) of Connaught Place was ranked as the eighth most expensive office market in the world, according to CBRE Global Research and Consulting’s semi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey.