Commercial Real Estate Market in India

Real estate accounts for a major portion of the overall investments in India. Assured and reliable profits and higher returns are some of the key factors that lead to growth in investment in real estate. Moreover, real estate is a tangible and risk-mitigated asset that provides regular cash flow through regular rentals. The value of properties tends to go up over time, offering higher cash flow along with capital appreciation. There are two types of real estate – commercial real estate and residential real estate. While residential properties were preferred in the past, the trend has shifted in the past 5-6 years with investors leaning towards the commercial real estate market in India. 

Commercial Real Estate Market in India
Commercial Real Estate Market in India

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India Commercial Real Estate Market Trends

As per India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the real estate market is expected to grow to USD 1 trillion in 2030 from USD 200 million in 2021. As per a study by Mordor Intelligence, the Indian commercial real estate market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 13.85% during 2019 – 2028. Rapidly rising Indian economy, growth in the IT/ ITeS sectors as well as reforms (industrial corridors, FDI policy, RERA, REITs) made by the government are the key factors behind higher demand for commercial real estate space.  

India Commercial Real Estate Type

As opposed to residential real estate where houses are built for the purpose of staying in, commercial real estate is meant only for business-related activities. Type of commercial properties in India is segmented depending on how a property is being used. Following are the properties that fall in commercial real estate.

1. Office space

2. Industrial and logistics

3. Retail stores

4. Multifamily properties

These categories can also be further classified. For example, the retail real estate can be categorized in the following sub categories: Restaurants, hotel & resorts, healthcare centers, etc. 

Commercial Real Estate Developers and Investment Companies

Top commercial real estate developers

  • DLF Ltd
  • Oberoi Realty
  • Godrej Properties Ltd
  • Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL)
  • IndiaBulls Real Estate
  • Supertech Limited
  • Brigade Group
  • Unitech Real Estate Pvt Ltd
  • Prestige Estate Projects Ltd

Top commercial real estate investment companies, agencies, associations, etc. in India:

Why Investing in Commercial Real Estate is the Best Bet in 2023

Here are some top reasons why investing in commercial real estate is an ideal option for Indians, including NRIs. 

Pent-up Demand 

Despite the short-lived trend of work from home, the demand for commercial properties is increasing because of the flexibility, comfort, and convenience offered by offices. Moreover, there is increasing demand for offices by businesses across industries, including IT, manufacturing, BFSI, startups, and even boutique businesses, etc. to accommodate their employees. Also, multinational companies are opening their data center offices and large commercial offices in Tier 1 cities in India. 

Higher Returns

Commercial properties generate higher rental income over a long period of time as compared to housing properties. Grade-A commercial properties are already yielding high returns. Return offered by residential properties range from 3-4%, on the other hand average return on commercial properties is around 8-10% in the Indian market.  

Constant Cash Flow

Commercial properties are leased for a longer period of time, from 5 to 10 years. The longer lease periods ensure regular cash flow and rental income for investors, at the same time there is no need to worry about searching for new tenants in months or a few years. Commercial real estate also offers lucrative capital appreciation over a period of time. 

Commercial real estate is a fast and gradually developing market in India. So, have you started planning to invest in commercial real estate in India and make changes in your portfolio yet? 

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