The absorption of Grade A warehousing increased from 34 Mn sq. ft in 2018 to 48.5 Mn sq. ft in 2021 at a CAGR of 12.6%. Supply rose from 37.8 Mn sq. ft to 51 Mn sq. ft in the same period at a CAGR of 10.6%. The top 7 Indian cities witnessed approx. 160+ Mn sq. ft of Grade A warehouse leasing
Coworking spaces are now also operating out of malls and hotels across cities. Many large office parks also house coworking spaces. This helps companies to remain closer to their employees and offer them flexibility
Currently, approx. 35 Mn sq. ft. of flexible office stock is available across the country. Of this, approx. 71% or 25 Mn sq. ft. is by the large operators. Approx. 3.7 lakh flexi seats are currently spread across the major Tier I and Tier II cities of India.
Rising vacancies in the main southern cities can largely be attributed to increased new office space additions in the period. Altogether, the three cities saw new office space addition of 12.95 mn sq. ft. area in H1 FY22, accounting for nearly 58% share of the total new completions in top 7 cities
With total PE investments seeing a close to 27% yearly jump in H1 FY2022, investor confidence in Indian real estate is seen to be increasing. Foreign investors continued to remain major contributors with an approx. 63% share of the total inflows of USD 1790 Mn.
Robust growth of IT/ITeS sector, affordable rentals & start-up boom have worked in favour of Southern office markets
Of 21.32 mn sq. ft. net absorption in FY21 across the top 7 cities, Bengaluru, Chennai & Hyderabad accounted for a 66% share, followed by West (MMR & Pune) with 21% & North (NCR) with 11%
Back in FY18, South cities comprised a 47% share, West – 33%, North – 17%
Office supply – of 40.25 mn sq. ft. of new office space completion in FY21, South cities dominated with a 63% share; West – 19%, North – 18%
Southern office rentals saw double-digit growth (11-15%) in this period; other regions lagged behind
Mumbai, 13 September 2021: The main South India office markets have overtaken other regions in terms of new supply, net absorption, and even rental growth. Among the top 7 cities, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai saw their share of total office leasing increase to 66% in FY21 (against 47% in FY18).
The net office absorption in FY21 in the top cities was 21.32 mn sq.
Redevelopment projects in Mumbai may begin picking up pace again. There are no real alternatives - the biggest problem for real estate development in Mumbai is land scarcity. There are very few opportunities for greenfield developments in the more valuable city centre areas.