The BSE Realty Index recently breached the 4,000 mark to record an 11-year high. However, it is significantly lower than its peak of 13,647 in Jan 2008. Then, the SENSEX had also breached the 20,000 mark to create a new record. It was at the period when the Indian economy was consistently growing at 9% and the depth and breadth of the market were rising.
Savills India, an international real estate advisory firm, has recently launched its first online property festival ‘Savills Home Fest, Goa.’ Home Fest, Goa, a specially curated online event, showcases a bouquet of properties with exclusive offers and is supported by the on-ground Savills team that offers tailor-made solutions and a seamless buying experience.
Panchshil Realty, one of India’s leading luxury real estate developers has announced that it has logged one of its strongest years on record in the sales of its high-end residential portfolio of homes in Pune.
The Indian real estate business – both commercial and residential – has been aggressively adopting technology to create better customer experiences for quite some time. With the COVID-19, the digital revolution has only accelerated. We’ve seen a few flashes of this digital change during the last 12 months.
The biggest problem for real estate development in Mumbai is land scarcity. Redevelopment projects are often the only option for developers keen to have projects in the more valuable city centre areas, writes Anuj Puri
Diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers, has released the report, Revolutionized Sector- Emerging Economies & Markets, according to which, having digital technology at the core of everything can make a business more resilient, and faster to adapt to any headwinds.
COVID-19 seriously disrupted the Indian office sector in 2020. The total sector-specific office leasing activity in the three dominant IT hubs Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune declined by approx. 55% against the preceding year – from 62.35 mn sq. ft. in 2019 to 27.80 mn sq. ft. in 2020. However, these three cities are witnessing a significant rise in leasing activity by the non-IT/ITeS sectors like the BFSI segment.
CBRE and Turner & Townsend has announced a definitive agreement whereby CBRE will acquire a 60% ownership interest in, and enter into a strategic partnership with Turner & Townsend, a United Kingdom-based global leader in program, project and cost management.
Covid-19 crisis has transformed consumer preferences. The accent is now on safety, security and access to ‘around-the-corner conveniences. These are natural consequences of a major pandemic that makes us scared about things that never worried us too much before – even the air we breathe and getting too close to other people.
AsiaOne List of Top 50 Real Estate Brands and Leaders 2020-21 by Wealth has been created based on the valuation of top real estate brands and leaders. Even though there might have been inadvertent omissions, the list is the most authentic attempt to identify India’s top real estate leaders and to measure their holdings’ value. The Listing comprises Pan India findings and regional findings.
The gradual opening of cities boosted by the infection rates going down and the mass inoculation drives further gives hope to the office space market for the quick rebound post the second wave of COVID-19. With emerging trends shaping up and increased demand for office spaces, commercial real estate developers are batting for a quick revival in the coming quarters of 2021.
JLL, India’s largest real estate consultancy and professional services firm, announced that it has been awarded a WELL Certification at the Platinum Level by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for its Global Technology Centre in Bengaluru. This state-of-the-art facility houses over 400 JLL Technologies employees who are focused on utilizing emerging technologies to develop new solutions for JLL and its clients.
Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers today released the Growth engines of innovation: How Asia Pacific’s technology hubs are reshaping regional real estate report, an in-depth analysis of how the growth of the APAC technology sector is transforming the region’s property markets.
In the one year since Covid-19, Pune’s residential market has seen several changes – some good and some bad. On the positive side, demand for homes increased after the pandemic set in – not only from middle-aged buyers but also from youngsters. The last time we saw so much demand from millennials was during the peak of Pune’s IT-boom.
Yardi® has announced the acquisition of We Are Forge Ltd (Forge), a Bristol, UK based software company that specialises in visitor management and smart access control for real estate assets including, office, retail, industrial, flexible workspace and the education sector.
We have been in lockdown for more than a year and are eager to return to some in-person working that accommodates the preferences and priorities of individual employees so that our entire team is stronger. As a software company, we have been able to work effectively. We were able to launch our new Flexible Service Platform during the pandemic and we are rapidly growing in the U.S. because the demand for flexible office space is robust.
JLL has announced that, Rahul Arora, currently Managing Director, Bangalore will now head its Office Leasing Advisory business for India. This move underlines the Firm’s confidence in the strong prospects of India’s office market despite the headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic.
India’s data center sector will require investment of $3.7 billion over the next three years in order to fulfill the 6 million sq. ft greenfield development opportunity for the industry, a JLL report titled ‘2020 India Data Center Market Update’ stated.
The Covid-19 crisis accelerated what was already a long-term decline in the need for brick-and-mortar retail space, but it also wrought havoc on the office space market, as companies emptied out cubicles and sent workers home to reduce the spread of the virus. With commercial real estate vacancies on the rise, landlords and tenants found themselves at odds about lease agreements, rent payments, insurance and other devil-in-the-details matters.
International businesses are looking to their workplaces to revitalise corporate brand and culture after the pandemic, which will see significantly improved amenities and services available for employees, according to the latest research from Knight Frank.
The leasing momentum in the upcoming quarters will mainly depend on the time taken to contain the second wave of COVID-19 cases. The increasing attendance in offices across the major markets before the second COVID-19 wave bears testimony to the confidence and commitment of corporates to get back to working from office. It is important that landlords continue to be receptive to the demands of tenants and offer flexible options, in terms of space as well as value.
The year 2021 started on a positive note for the real estate market with the residential and commercial real estate segment on a recovery path. While the residential market was recording a strong bounce back from Q4 2020, the office segment was also getting back on its feet. Offices started operations across cities, some at full occupancy while others on a rotational or hybrid model, giving employees the flexibility of workplace.
Two sectors that continue to witness growth are – Technology and Real Estate & Infrastructure. The requirements in these sectors are timeless and growth in this sector is expected to bring prosperity for our country’s economy too. There are relatively few institutes in India that offer courses in real estate. Students should choose an institute that offers RICS accredited courses in India. Accreditation has proved to be the key differentiator in terms of the quality of education that the students get. MBA courses offered by RICS SBE are the only RICS accredited courses available in India,& making these specialized degrees much more valuable for the students and sought after by the industry.
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“The Covid pandemic stopped the world and the real estate industry, in its tracks. As we exit from the lockdown there is a lot of speculation on the effects on the real estate sector. An in-depth understanding indicates that the lockdown has had varying impacts on the different aspects of the business. Developers were able to defer launches of projects, thereby defer large financial commitments on account of project construction and launch expenses. As launches dropped by 55% over 2019, sales, however, were at a standstill for a shorter period. Many customers who had searched and shortlisted their homes pre lockdown, quickly booked their homes once the lockdown started getting lifted despite which sales dropped by 22% over 2019. This disproportionate reduction of new launches versus sales has led to a depletion of the overall inventory in the market which is a good sign. The inventory for sale is now at a 5-year low at around 75,000 homes. The inventory overhang as well as replacement ratios have gotten stronger.”