Track2Realty: The City and Industrial development Corporation (CIDCO) of Maharashtra has embarked on a Rs 20,000 crore infrastructure development for the nodes managed by it in Navi Mumbai and indicated that the first phase of the new international airport will be ready by December 2018.
Track2Realty Exclusive: It was in the July last year that Rohit Arora, an NRI returned from New Jersey to settle in Mumbai and set up his consultancy business over here. Looking for an office space, he was so carried by the reports of a price correction that he preferred to defer the office acquisition, either on rent or purchase.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The proposed industrial corridors across the country are being seen as the catalysts to ignite the growth of the economy in general and real estate market in particular. In Coimbatore also, all eyes are set on the Coimbatore-Tirupur-Erode Industrial Corridor that promises to redefine the economy of the region with fresh influx of investment and increased economic activity in and around the industrial corridor.
Track2Realty: India continued to feature on the list of the world’s most expensive office markets, with New Delhi (Connaught Place – CBD) ranking at the 7th position, according to CBRE Global Research and Consulting’s semi-annual Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey. Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) bagged the 15th position, while Nariman Point stood at the 32nd position. The latest CBRE survey provides data on office rents and occupancy costs as of September 2013.
Track2Realty: Total net office space absorption recorded a 25% decline in across top eight cities over last year. According to the annual year end estimations by Cushman & Wakefield the total net absorption for 2013 was recorded at 23 million square feet (msf). Most cities have witnessed a decline in net absorption in the range of 20-40% during the year, except Pune where incremental new space take-up increased by 15% in 2013.
Track2Realty: Sentiment in the Indian occupier and investment real estate markets has been hit on account of deteriorating levels of growth in the economy, continuous fall in the rupee value, high retail inflation and subsequent rise in key policy rates, according to the RICS India Commercial Property Survey Q3 2013.
Track2Realty Exclusive: When Purushottam Sharma, a government officer was posted in Bhiwadi seven years back, it was like a punishment posting. He sulked, the family resented yet with no infrastructure living in Gurgaon and travelling daily to Bhiwadi was something that was not feasible.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Romesh Singh, a resident of Bhiwadi is quite confused with the city that is fast evolving. After having spent around seven years in Bhiwadi, the city is no more the same that he can relate with. The shopping complexes, malls and the emerging lifestyle is something that he thought is meant for metro cities. But the retail revolution in this till only recently sleeping city has changed everything, adding to the lifestyle choices and hence confusion among people like Romesh.