ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Hyderabad’s office space absorption up by 50%

Hyderabad’s office space absorption up by 50%
Highlights

Office space absorption increased by 28 per cent to 32.5 million square feet during last year in eight major cities of India, including Hyderabad, on the back of improved business sentiments post-election, according to property consultant Cushman & Wakefield. The other cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

Office space absorption increased by 28 per cent to 32.5 million square feet during last year in eight major cities of India, including Hyderabad, on the back of improved business sentiments post-election, according to property consultant Cushman & Wakefield. The other cities are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

Office markets of Hyderabad witnessed upswing in the absorption by 50 per cent. Ahmedabad witnessed the highest increase of 163 per cent in net absorption, followed by Bengaluru with 87 per cent rise. Absorption in Delhi-NCR and Chennai increased by 20 per cent and 15 per cent respectively.

“The top eight cities of India recorded overall net office space absorption of 32.5 million sq. ft in 2014...The overall net absorption increased 28 per cent year-on-year,” C&W said in a report. However, the consultant said that Kolkata saw a decline of 33 per cent in overall net absorption while Mumbai and Pune recorded 6 per cent and 4 per cent decline respectively.

In terms of area, Bengaluru outpaced other cities by registering 8.9 million sq. ft of net absorption during 2014. Delhi-NCR recorded 6.2 million sq. ft of net absorption followed by Mumbai (4.5 million sq. ft) and Hyderabad (4.4 million sq. ft). Office space absorption in Ahmedabad stood at 1.5 million sq. ft.

Commenting on the report, C&W Executive MD (South Asia) Sanjay Dutt said, “With a stable single party government coming into power by the mid of 2014, overall business sentiments have improved with the office market seeing significant levels activities in the second half of 2014. Many companies began executing their growth strategies with greater confidence leading to improvement in demand for office spaces.”

Dutt expected the demand for office to remain robust in the next two years as many companies continue to relocate and adopt workplace transformation strategies. "Pick-up in hiring and growth in demand for new developments will lead to an overall improvement in absorption volumes. Rentals will continue to remain largely stable due to likely high supply addition expected in 2015, which will in-turn help many markets remain occupier favourable in the short term," he added.

On office supply during 2014, C&W said it increased by 9 per cent year-on-year to 36.6 million sq. ft. Bengaluru recorded the highest supply addition of 9.4 million sq. ft, registering a 67 per cent increase in yearly supply. It was followed by Delhi-NCR (8.7 million sq. ft) and Mumbai (5.9 million sq. ft).

Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
Subscribed Failed...
Subscribed Successfully...
More Stories


Top