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.
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