Reviewing the overall performance of the Indian residential real estate market in 2021 shows a definite upswing. Between Jan - Sep 2021, 1.63 lakh units of new residential supply were added across the top 7 Indian cities - 27% higher than 2020 full year supply - and 1.45 lakh units were sold - 5% higher than in the whole of 2020.
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In the approx. 4.5 years since RERA was fully notified, 71,307 projects have been registered under it across the country as of November 2021. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka lead in project registrations to date with 31,664, 9,272, and 4,497 projects registered respectively.
Predictably, the secondary sales or resale housing market proved far more vulnerable to demonetization than the primary market. This segment, along with luxury housing, historically drew the bulk of 'cash components'.
The top 9 listed players collectively sold homes worth INR 10,669 CR in Q2 of FY22 (July to September). Their booking revenue in this given quarter rose by a staggering 89% against the same period in the last fiscal (Q2 FY21), when it was INR 5,645 Cr.
Key South-Central Mumbai localities have shed at least 10% of their total unsold inventory. As many as 10,700 units are currently available for sale in this region; in the same period a year ago, approx. 11,900 units were available for sale.
The survey also highlighted the demand for bigger homes. At least 48% NRI respondents preferred larger homes of 3BHK configurations (>1,500 sq. ft.) while 28% favoured 2BHKs
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.
For the first time, affordable housing is the lowest priority, with more than 34% respondent home seekers focused on properties priced between INR 90 lakh to INR 2.5 Cr.
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.
The housing market in the top 7 cities is likely to attain a new peak by 2023, when housing sales are estimated to cross 3.17 lakh units and new launches by 2.62 lakh units during the year. City-wise, MMR and Bengaluru are all set to lead from the front