Hyderabad tops APAC region for investment in commercial office space
1. Hyderabad has emerged as the number one commercial office investment destination in APAC market, says Cushman & Wakefield's latest report
2. Total six Indian cities have been ranked in Cushman & Wakefield's top 10 emerging investment destinations in APAC
3. Bengaluru has come in at 6th while Mumbai at 7th in ranking in the recent survey
Despite slowdown in demand from IT and BPM sector, Hyderabad has emerged as the number one city for the investment in commercial office space in Asia Pacific (APAC) market, according to Cushman & Wakefield's latest report.
Cushman & Wakefield in its research report titled 'Betting on Asia Pacific’s Next Core Cities' June 2017 had surveyed major cities in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market.
The real estate services firm had used the Strategic Location Indicator (SLI) in order to rank the major cities in Asia Pacific (APAC) market.
It had ranked major cities of Asia Pacific (APAC) based on three factors-- economy, real estate performance and risks.
Other than Hyderabad, other five Indian cities have made it to the Cushman & Wakefield's list of top 10 emerging investment destinations in Asia Pacific (APAC) market.
Bengaluru has been ranked as 6th while Mumbai has come in at 7th in the Cushman & Wakefield latest real estate Asia Pacific (APAC) investment list.
Pune has come at 8th while Chennai at 9th in ranking and New Delhi at 10th ranking in the recent survey.
According to Cushman & Wakefield research note, the country sectors like BFSI, healthcare, consulting services and various manufacturing industries are significantly driving demand for commercial spaces.
"Despite concerns about global events such as Brexit and changing US immigration policies impacting the IT-BPM sector in India, we have seen that other sectors such as BFSI, healthcare, consulting services and various manufacturing industries are increasingly driving demand for commercial spaces," cited Cushman & Wakefield senior director Siddhart Goel in press release.
"This has resulted in net absorption across the top 8 Indian cities to remain in the range of 32-35 million square feet (msf) in the last three years even as the share of the IT-BPM sector in commercial office leasing has steadily gone down from 65-70% to 52-55% during this period. Within APAC, India is expected to continue contributing highly to the total office demand," he said.
Cushman & Wakefield findings showed that India is the fastest growing economy in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region coupled with its government's introduction of initiatives into the real estate sector to bring transparency and with the sector having the highest yields among the emerging markets.
He further said, "Consequently, global investors are increasing their capital outlays substantially as they are confident about the long-term prospects of the Indian economy in an environment of increasing transparency and accountability backed by policy reforms such as Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS), Goods and Services Tax (GST), Benami Transactions Act, etc."
After Hyderabad, Bangkok city in Thailand has come in at number second spot while Manila in Philippines has come at number third in Cushman & Wakefield's top 10 real estate investment destinations in Asia Pacific (APAC) .
Guangzhou in Hong Kong has come in at number fourth ranking while Shenzhen in China has come in at number fifth ranking in the Cushman & Wakefield's recent survey.
The report findings have showed that the total private equity (PE) investments in India's real estate sector touched $6.0 billion in 2016, a 25% increase from the $4.8 billion in 2015 and the highest in nine years.
Hence, 2017 is expected to witness similar highs, especially in the commercial office segment as several high value deals comprising of stake sales and a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listing are expected to take place, it said.
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