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CBRE India’s Capital Markets business grows 25% Y-o-Y

SOME KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS   Global investors remain strong in their commitment to the India market, evident by the strong institutional activities in the last 12-18 months. Despite COVID, the year 2020-21 witnessed some of the largest institutional deals across asset classes and land.   India had two REIT launches in a span of 7 months, with Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and NCR witnessing big-ticket deals in Core Assets, Land and Forward Purchases. Warehousing and Industrial also continue to grow steadily, while Data Centers is expected to witness stellar advancement over the next few years.    

India – December 8, 2021– Real estate consulting firm CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd on Wednesday, today announced a Y-o-Y growth of 25% for the Capital Market business line. A press release issued by the company says that as part of the brand’s integrated service offerings, the company has closed more than 100 transactions since 2020 and is currently working with all the major global institutional investors.

CBRE India’s Capital Market business has consistently raised more than $ 1 bn annually for its clients in the last few years and has been ranked no. 1 in India for five consecutive years. Continuing its five-year streak in the country, CBRE has again achieved an industry-leading market share in H1 2021 – which stood at over 60% in 2020.

The company’s Capital Markets business in India currently consists of more than 50 experts, delivering excellence that resulted in 25% growth in business. The Capital Markets business has contributed significantly to the industry’s growth by offering crucial capital solutions and have strengthened its position as a one-stop shop for all capital and investment needs of the commercial real estate industry.

“We provide the entire spectrum of capital solutions across asset classes for real estate owners and investors. We constantly upgrade our platform, scale, and expertise to better serve our clients’ requirements in this fast-moving market. Despite the pandemic, investor interest has remained consistent and strong, with office, retail, land, warehousing, data centres, healthcare and education being the key focus segments among investors. We expect institutional investments to continue increasing exponentially in Indian real estate,” said Gaurav Kumar & Nikhil Bhatia, Managing Directors & Co-Heads, Capital Markets, India, CBRE South Asia Pvt.

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“The healthy investment activity across the sectors despite the COVID-19 pandemic is a positive indicator and we expect investor interest in Indian real estate from domestic as well as foreign players to remain strong in the long term. The steps initiated by the government to increase liquidity in the market has also worked well in increasing the confidence of investors.” said Anshuman Magazine, Chairman & CEO, India, South East Asia, Middle East & Africa, CBRE

Future Outlook:

  • Increased supply of quality assets ~ Core/Value-Add/ Prime Land
  • Consolidation among developers and landowners is expected going forward
  • Land acquisition for Office to be driven by Built-to-suit tenants
  • Deal structures to be redefined and participation of landowners in projects in various capacities
  • Land parcels for Office to continue being sought after
  • Residential plotted developments to see interest
  • Warehousing & Data Centres to be demand drivers
  • Urban land parcels for multi storied warehousing may witness increased demand to cater last mile delivery
  • Land with approvals, brownfield projects and ‘Development Management’ deals take priority
  • Institutional investor interest in greenfield lands will be closely monitored