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Commercial leasing on a roll, rises 58% to 24-mn square feet in H1 of 2018

Momentum in the leasing activity was primarily driven by demand from large technology companies, co-working, financial services and global in-house data centres

BS Reporter 

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Office space absorption jumped 58 per cent in the first half of this calendar year to 24-million square feet with cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi-National Capital Region taking the lead. Overall absorption during the first half of 2017 stood at 15.18 million square feet in the space.

A report titled 'India's - A 20-year narrative', which was brought out by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and property consultancy said leased 8 million square feet more space in the first half of 2018.

Momentum in the leasing activity was primarily driven by demand from large technology companies, co-working, and global in-house data centres, which was a reflection of the current economic environment.

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"Occupiers are not only inclined towards space take-up as part of their consolidation or relocation plans but are also geared up towards expansion-driven space strategy which is a pointer towards an upswing in the business cycle," the report said.

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 22:40 IST
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