Track2Realty: NCR retail real estate market remained largely stable as per the latest retail report from real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield. A few locations in both main street as well as malls saw some appreciation in rental values. Connaught Place (Inner Circle) recorded an increase of 12% while prime malls across Delhi NCR saw a positively rising curve following robust demand for the same.
Track2Realty: Though the opening of the Indian retail sector to foreign direct investments may have brought cheers to the commercial real estate sector in the country, it is expected that the supply of distressed properties within the commercial segment will increase during the second quarter of 2013, according to the RICS India Commercial Property Survey Q1 2013.
Track2Realty Exclusive: It has been whispered in the real estate circle for quite some time, something that made the Delhi-NCR developers of office space smiling and their Mumbai counterparts worried. Amidst these MNCs and corporate looking forward to set-up their offices in India were wondering whether to go with the conventional wisdom of opting for the financial market of India or innovate with the new emerging financial centres in Delhi-NCR in general and Gurgaon in particular.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Analysis of South Zone (Bangalore)
Retail leasing activity in Bangalore remained active through 2012 due to the opening of a few malls particularly in the Whitefield micro-market. Apart from the stable leasing activity seen through the year, space enquiries from retailers during the period point to the fact that a number of them remained bullish on their medium to long term prospects due to the increasing affluence of the growing middle class.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Analysis of West Zone (Mumbai)
The retail landscape across the western zone of the country has remained active through 2012. The sector performance was characterized by buoyant leasing activity from both Indian and international brands. As a result, in addition to expansion of Indian brands, many international retailers also set up their new outlets in the city. Moreover, the recent policy reforms, allowing FDI in multi-brand retail has improved overall sentiments in the sector.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Analysis of North zone (Delhi NCR)
Owing to sluggish global and domestic economic growth, high inflation and steep depreciation in rupee value, market sentiment remained subdued during the first three quarters of 2012. International brands are still positive about the Indian growth story.
Track2Realty-Agencies: Ansal Properties & Infrastructure (Ansal API) has achieved a sales bookings of Rs 2,361 crorein the first 11 months of this fiscal, slightly down from the year-ago period.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Analysis of East Zone
The transaction activity registered in Kolkata in 2012 was down by 42% during Q1-Q3 2012 compared to the year ago period. The subdued demand is the result of the uncertainty prevailing in both the global as well as domestic markets. Most of the corporates have trimmed their expansion plans and instead looking at consolidation to optimize their real estate usage and bring down the costs.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Analysis of South Zone
Bangalore is the only major metro in the country which saw a year-on-year increase in take-up of office space in 2012. The total take-up increased by 9% to 8.3 million sq ft in Q1-Q3 2012, from 7.7million sq ft in the year-ago period as a number of occupiers took-up space for their future requirement for consolidation and expansion.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Moderation in new supply brought the vacancy down
During 2012, the new supply dropped by a whopping 40% y-o-y to 18 million sq ft, as across many cities, the slow adjustment of supply with the changing demand patterns took effect. Bangalore was the only exception to this, where the new supply rose by a whopping 35% y-o-y, as a number of developments which had been fast tracked in response to the sharp recovery in demand in the city since 2010, got completed during the period.