Slowdown In IT And ITeS Office Space n Gurgaon and Noida

Economic slowdown in the US is expected to temper demand for IT and ITeS office space in Gurgaon and Noida during the second half of 2008, a global realty consultant has said in its report.
In its latest report for second quarter 2008, Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj said that though Indian office markets have continued to post growth over the past few years, the last few quarters have seen a polarization in the office markets in terms of growth in demand across the country.
It has categorized the office markets across six major cities Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata in three broad segments.
First segment includes markets which are likely to be “susceptible” in terms of retarded demand growth for the remaining half year of 2008, the report said.
The consultant has put Gurgaon and Noida (Delhi NCR suburbs), whitefield and electronic city (Bangalore suburbs), OMR (Chennai suburbs), Thane and New Mumbai ( Mumbai suburbs) and Rajarhat (Kolkata suburbs) in the “susceptible” category.
“In case of the susceptible markets, demand from occupiers in the IT/ITES segment, could be rationalized on the back of economic slowdown in the US.
“This coupled with the strong supply pipeline in many of these markets could lead to a potential consolidation in the respective markets, leading to relatively higher vacancies,” Jones Lang LaSalle said, adding that this might not lead to any immediate rental consolidation.
The Consultant, however, cautioned that “if the global economic slowdown sustains, we foresee the vacancies to rise in these micro-markets due to strong supply volumes. This might put pressure on the rental values next year”.

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  1. Posted August 29, 2008 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    The general economic slowdown has started impacting the commercial real estate sector as was evident by slower uptake during the April-June period of the year. During the period, commercial real estate demand was only at 9.74 million square feet as against the supply of 18.07 million sq.ft, commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) said in a report. The IT/IteS sector, which has been one of the largest consumers of commercial real estate, have deferred their expansion plans, leading to a slowdown in the uptake during the period, he said. Most corporations, both Indian and multi-national, have been adopting a wait-and-watch policy throughout most of the period, he added. During April-June quarter rental values across major micro markets in the major cities witnessed rental hikes in the range of 3-5 per cent over the previous quarter. Some peripheral locations in NCR and Chennai also saw a correction in rental values largely due to excessive supply as well as deferred developmnet plans of various proposed projects, it said.For more view- realtydigest.blogspot.com

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