Track2Realty: The logistics and warehousing market in India attracted steady transaction activity, with large sized transactions of around 100,000–250,000 sq. ft. reported during the first half of 2014. The Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), Chennai and Mumbai accounted for the bulk of leasing activity during H1 2014. The automotive, FMCG, commerce, and third party logistics sectors were the principle drivers of demand for warehousing space in the country during the first half of the year, according to the CBRE report, India Logistics MarketView – H1 2014.
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Track2Realty: CBRE recently conducted a research study on more than 300 prominent global brands to identify trends on operational dynamics, expansion and extent of penetration across leading cities. The analysis reveals that while India has emerged as a prominent destination for leading retail groups as varied as food and beverage (F&B), fashion and apparel, and big box hypermarket chains, F&B retailing remains one of the most penetrated segments in terms of global retailer presence, while the hy
Track2Realty: The reduced apartment sizes in new launches in 2014 have contributed to making prices more affordable. In the over 50,000 mid segment units (1 and 2 BHKs) of newly launched houses across top eight cities in Quarter 1 of 2014, most cities have seen a reduction in sizes of approximately 100 sf. This has led to an average drop of 6 percent in cost of the apartments within these cities, says a report by Cushman & Wakefield.
Track2Realty: The emerging cities continue to dominate the rental growth in the region with Jakarta (Indonesia) witnessing the highest office rental growth (yoy) among 33 cities in Asia, followed by Manila (Philippines) at 2nd position and Shenzhen (China) at 3rd Pune (India) at 4th position while NCR (India) ranked at 10, says Asia Office Q1 2014 report of Cushman & Wakefield.
Track2Realty: Despite more than 60% of global retailers already having a presence in India, the lack of quality retail space and legislative issues have been an impediment to the spread of organized retail in the country, according to CBRE’s report, Expanding Horizons of Global Retailers in India.
Track2Realty: India Ratings has revised its outlook for the Indian real estate sector to negative to stable for 2013, from negative in 2012. Demand remains subdued and EBITDA margins low, leading to weak credit metrics for companies in the sector. The agency however sees signs of improvement, in terms of stability of margins and the easing of liquidity pressures, with free cash flows turning positive since H2FY12.
Track2Realty: India continued to feature in the list of World’s most expensive office markets, with New Delhi (Connaught Place – CBD) moving up from 9th position to 5th position (with an overall occupancy cost of US$ 183.30)according to CBRE Global Research and Consulting’s semi-annual Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey.
Track2Realty: India’s top 25 real estate companies have reported 4% year-on-year decline in cumulative revenues of Rs 67.44 billion in the second quarter ended September 30, another quarter highlighting the slump in the sector, a Knight Frank India report said.
Track2Realty: India’s urban housing shortage is estimated at nearly 18.78mn households in 2012. By 2050, 900mn people will be added to Indian cities. The rapid pace of urbanization owing to the rural–urban migration is putting a strain on the urban infrastructure in these cities, indicates the KPMG – NAREDCO study on Real Estate and Construction industry, “Bridging the Urban Housing Shortage in India”.
Track2Realty: In the annual report by global real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield, “Main Streets across the world”, Mumbai witnessed the highest rental growth globally. Colaba Causeway in Mumbai recorded a rental increase of 75% over last year, on the back of strong retailer demand and continuous preference for prime high street properties in the city. Kolkata – Park Street (5th) at 53.8% and Chennai – Khader Niwaz Khan Road (10th) at 36.7% were among the global top ten cities to register highest annual rental growth.