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Delhi HC sets July 25 deadline for Centre to decide on office space to AAP

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted the Centre time till July 25 to decide on allotment of office space to the AAP here on account of it being recognised as a national party. On June 5, the high court granted six weeks to the Centre to decide the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) request in this matter. The Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, on Tuesday, sought four more weeks to comply with the court's direction, stating it was occupied with the "mammoth task" of alloting accommodation to parliamentarians. The senior counsel appearing for AAP opposed the Centre's request and emphasised that keeping in view the six-week deadline, which is expiring on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has granted the party time till August 10 as the last opportunity to vacate its present office in Rouse Avenue. In March, the Supreme Court first granted the AAP time till June 15 to vacate its Rouse Avenue office after noting that the land was allotted to the Delhi High Court for ...

Delhi HC sets July 25 deadline for Centre to decide on office space to AAP
Updated On : 16 Jul 2024 | 2:38 PM IST

Bengaluru office stock to reach 330-340 msf by 2030: CII-CBRE

In Bengaluru, the technology sector accounts for 30-35 per cent of annual absorption, primarily in the commercial hubs of Outer Ring Road (ORR) and Whitefield

Bengaluru office stock to reach 330-340 msf by 2030: CII-CBRE
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 5:27 PM IST

Office transactions hit record highs in H1 2024: Knight Frank India

The office market saw 25.1 million square feet completed in H1 2024

Office transactions hit record highs in H1 2024: Knight Frank India
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 11:35 PM IST

Family offices surge to 300 since 2018 on Tier-II,-III push: PwC report

Family offices are increasingly venturing into startups and venture capital, although they typically prefer to see some traction before investing

Family offices surge to 300 since 2018 on Tier-II,-III push: PwC report
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 10:41 PM IST

Commercial real estate has bounced back after Covid-19 pandemic blues

Office leasing has surpassed pre-pandemic levels, driven by the growth of global capability centres (GCCs) and flexible office spaces

Commercial real estate has bounced back after Covid-19 pandemic blues
Updated On : 31 May 2024 | 1:01 PM IST

Shared spaces: Demand for co-living spaces up again after Covid blip

With occupancy rates up again, coliving firms are also promoting their centres as hubs for networking with like-minded individuals

Shared spaces: Demand for co-living spaces up again after Covid blip
Updated On : 31 May 2024 | 12:29 PM IST

Election impact on demand anticipated to be moderate: Shishir Baijal

As global uncertainties gradually abate, the robust Indian economy and favourable real estate fundamentals are anticipated to bolster private equity inflows into the sector

Election impact on demand anticipated to be moderate: Shishir Baijal
Updated On : 31 May 2024 | 6:06 AM IST

In home and office, India's real estate market charting a course for growth

In the residential domain, a resurgence post-pandemic is evident, characterised by robust market demand buoyed by both buyer confidence and favourable economic conditions

In home and office, India's real estate market charting a course for growth
Updated On : 31 May 2024 | 6:00 AM IST

Office space leasing by GCCs up 17% to 22.5 mn sq ft in 2023-24: Report

India expected to have more than 1,900 such facilities by 2025 and more than 2 mn will be employed there, it says

Office space leasing by GCCs up 17% to 22.5 mn sq ft in 2023-24: Report
Updated On : 28 May 2024 | 2:33 PM IST

WFH no more concern for office space demand: Cushman & Wakefield India head

The demand of premium office space across major cities is likely to exceed 70 million square feet this year and going forward as work-from-home is no longer a concern for the Indian commercial real estate market, said Cushman & Wakefield India chief Anshul Jain. Cushman & Wakefield, one of the leading global real estate consultants, is bullish on the Indian office market, driven by high demand from global capability centres (GCCs) and domestic companies across major sectors. In an interview with PTI Videos, Jain, Chief Executive, India & Southeast Asia and Head of Asia Pacific Tenant Representation, Cushman & Wakefield, said, "India is now being called the Office of the world interestingly. And the demand in India is one of the highest in Asia, and in fact the rest of the world." Indian office market across seven major cities is witnessing a very strong demand, with both gross leasing and net leasing reaching around pre-COVID level, he said. "So, from an office market .

WFH no more concern for office space demand: Cushman & Wakefield India head
Updated On : 17 May 2024 | 10:40 AM IST

Table Space takes lease of 1.35 mn sq ft office space in four cities

Table Space has taken on lease 13.5 lakh square feet of office space across Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru to meet the growing demand for premium managed workspace from corporates. In a statement on Tuesday, the company said it has taken on lease 1.35 million (13.5 lakh) sq ft in response to rising demand in key micro markets. Table Space also plans to add another 1.75 million (17.5 lakh) sq ft in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru to expand its portfolio. "India is witnessing high growth in the larger flexible workspace market. This is fuelled by an influx of multi-national companies (MNCs), global capability centres (GCCs) and the larger industrial expansion driving an increase in demand for premium offices and custom-managed solutions," Kunal Mehra, President of Table Space, said. The expansion plans are in line with the positive and healthy outlook of the market, he added. At present, Table Space has over 9.5 million (95 lakh) sq ft and more than 60 centres in its ...

Table Space takes lease of 1.35 mn sq ft office space in four cities
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 2:18 PM IST

REIT to invest Rs 3,800 cr to construct of 6.1 mn sq ft office space

Bullish on demand for premium workspace, Embassy Office Parks REIT will invest Rs 3,800 crore over the next four years to complete its ongoing office complexes as part of its strategy to expand rental portfolio. Embassy REIT, which is India's first publicly listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), currently has 36.5 million (365 lakh) square feet of completed office space across Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi-NCR. In an interview with PTI, Aravind Maiya, Chief Executive Officer of Embassy REIT, said the company's business has been growing from strength to strength. To expand its portfolio, he said the company is constructing 6.1 million (61 lakh) square feet of premium office space in Bengaluru to cater to rising demand from global capability centres (GCCs) and also domestic players. That apart, Maiya said the company has signed an agreement to purchase Embassy Splendid TechZone (ESTZ), a Grade-A business park, from sponsor Embassy Group for an enterprise value of Rs 1,269 .

REIT to invest Rs 3,800 cr to construct of 6.1 mn sq ft office space
Updated On : 06 May 2024 | 12:31 PM IST

53 mn sq ft office space eligible to be monetised via SM-REIT for Rs 70K cr

Rating agency ICRA has estimated that around 530 lakh square feet of office spaces are eligible for small and medium REITs (SM-REIT) listing, creating a monetisation opportunity of Rs 67,000-71,000 crore. In November last year, the Sebi board cleared the amendments to the REITs Regulations, 2014, in order to create a regulatory framework for the facilitation of SM REITs, with an asset value of at least Rs 50 crore vis-a-vis minimum asset value of Rs 500 crore for existing REITs. As per the notification, the minimum price of each unit of the scheme of SM-REIT shall be Rs 10 lakh or such other amount as may be specified by Sebi from time to time. The size of the asset proposed to be acquired in a scheme of the SM-REIT is at least Rs 50 crore and less than Rs 500 crore. "Small and Medium REITs will provide an opportunity for small Grade A and most of the Grade B office developers to monetise their investments. Also, Fractional Ownership Platforms (FOPs) are expected to be formalised, .

53 mn sq ft office space eligible to be monetised via SM-REIT for Rs 70K cr
Updated On : 02 May 2024 | 3:06 PM IST

American Express opens its largest campus worldwide in Gurugram, India

At nearly one million square feet, the new campus will become operational by the end of the month

American Express opens its largest campus worldwide in Gurugram, India
Updated On : 02 May 2024 | 2:35 PM IST

GCCs, 3rd-party IT service providers driving demand for workspace: Report

International companies outsourcing jobs to India have become a major driver of office demand in the country with global capability centres and third-party IT service providers contributing 46 per cent to the total leasing of workspace during 2023, according to Knight Frank. Real estate consultant Knight Frank, in its latest report 'Asia Pacific Horizon: Harnessing the Potential of Offshoring', noted that the offshoring industry in India has grown significantly into a leading global service provider, accounting for 57 per cent of the global offshoring market. The consultant explained that the offshoring market involves companies outsourcing business processes or services to external providers located abroad, aiming to leverage cost savings, specialised skills, and operational efficiencies. The offshoring market, also known as Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), encompasses various models such as Global Capability Centres (GCCs) and Global Business Services (GBS). GCCs are internal

GCCs, 3rd-party IT service providers driving demand for workspace: Report
Updated On : 17 Apr 2024 | 3:51 PM IST

Demand for retail space in malls, high-streets may dip 15% in 2024: CBRE

Demand for retail spaces in shopping malls and high-street locations may decline up to 15 per cent this year from a record 71 lakh square feet in 2023 calendar year with retailers being cautiously optimistic, according to CBRE. Leasing of retail spaces in shopping malls and high street locations rose 48 per cent to 71 lakh (7.1 million) square feet in 2023 across eight major cities as against 48 lakh (4.8 million) square feet during the 2022 calendar year. In its report '2024 India Market Outlook', real estate consultant CBRE has projected that the leasing of retail space is expected to sustain between 6-6.5 million (60-65 lakh) square feet in 2024. It also expects a stable supply of retail spaces on completion of numerous high-quality mall developments. Around 5-6 million (50-60 lakh) square feet of investment-grade mall space will become operational in tier-I cities, the consultant said. Anshuman Magazine, Chairman & CEO - India, South-East Asia, Middle East & Africa, CBRE, .

Demand for retail space in malls, high-streets may dip 15% in 2024: CBRE
Updated On : 10 Apr 2024 | 12:21 PM IST

Net leasing of office space up 44% at 11.5 mn sq ft during Jan-Mar: Report

Net leasing of office space rose 44 per cent annually in this quarter across eight major cities on higher demand from corporates for expansion of their businesses, according to Cushman & Wakefield. According to data released on Saturday by real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) India, the net leasing of office space stood at 115.14 lakh (11.5 million) square feet (sq ft) during January-March as against 80.09 lakh (8 million) sq ft in the year-ago period. "This is the third-highest level recorded in the last five years, demonstrating a robust appetite for office space among businesses," the consultant highlighted. Net absorption or leasing rose in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Chennai but fell in Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. "The Indian office market is experiencing a robust momentum. We haven't witnessed 20 million square feet of gross leasing being recorded for two consecutive quarters in recent history. "This strong performance may signal a shift .

Net leasing of office space up 44% at 11.5 mn sq ft during Jan-Mar: Report
Updated On : 30 Mar 2024 | 3:01 PM IST

Co-founder Adam Neumann bids over $500 million to buy back WeWork

It's not clear how Neumann is planning to line up financing for his bid

Co-founder Adam Neumann bids over $500 million to buy back WeWork
Updated On : 26 Mar 2024 | 6:50 AM IST

Office space demand to rise 35% in 6 cities; double in Hyderabad: Colliers

Office space demand across six major cities continues to be strong, with gross leasing of workspaces set to rise 35 per cent annually in the January-March quarter, according to Colliers India. Real estate consultant Colliers India has released the data on the office market for the January-March period, nine days before the closing of the current quarter. As per the data, the total gross leasing of office space is estimated to rise to 13.6 million square feet across six major cities -- Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune -- during the first quarter of 2024. The leasing stood at 10.1 million square feet (sq ft) in the year-ago period. The demand is set to grow in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR, but may fall in Chennai. In Pune, the demand is likely to remain flat at 0.8 million sq ft. According to the data, the leasing of office space in Hyderabad is estimated to jump more than two times to 2.9 million square feet during January-March from 1.3 mill

Office space demand to rise 35% in 6 cities; double in Hyderabad: Colliers
Updated On : 23 Mar 2024 | 12:53 PM IST

WeWork India enters Chennai to launch 2,000-seater coworking centre in June

Coworking major WeWork India on Tuesday said it has entered Chennai market and has taken on lease 1.3 lakh square feet of office space in Chennai to open a new centre with a capacity of 2,000 desks. In a statement, Bengaluru-based WeWork India said, it has taken on lease over 1,30,000 square feet of office space in the commercial building 'Olympia Cyberspace' developed by Olympia Group. The new centre, having a total capacity of more than 2,000 desks, will be operational in June. Karan Virwani, CEO, WeWork India, said the company will be opening its first flexible workspace in Chennai, a city known for its vibrant culture, urban population, and rapidly growing business ecosystem. "We are witnessing a continued surge in demand for flexible workspaces across India," he added. As organisations rapidly return to work from offices, Virwani said there is a growing need for flexible and customisable workspaces that can facilitate hybrid or full-time work models. "With a strong pipeline

WeWork India enters Chennai to launch 2,000-seater coworking centre in June
Updated On : 19 Mar 2024 | 12:02 PM IST