Fresh supply of mall space up 39% in 2013; no addition in NCR
Dec 18, 2013
Source : The Economic Times


DELHI: Fresh supply of retail space in shopping malls increased by 39 per cent in 2013 to 4.59 million sq ft in eight top cities despite delay in completion of 18 malls, said a global property consultant.

National Capital Region (NCR), Bengaluru and Ahmedabad did not see any new addition of mall spaces for the entire year in 2013, Cushman and Wakefield said, adding that Chennai saw the highest supply of 2 million sq ft, followed by Mumbai (9 lakh sq ft), Pune (7 lakh sq ft) and Kolkata (5 lakh sq ft).

"Retail mall space has recorded an increase of 39 per cent in fresh mall space supply in 2013 over the last year despite deferment of 18 malls in the year," C&W said in a statement.

Out of 18 malls deferred, 10 are in the NCR. Most of these have been on account of funding issues which have led many developers to go slow on pace of construction.

An estimated 9.8 million sq ft of mall spaces have been deferred in 2013 for completion in later times. The maximum deferment was witnessed in NCR at 7.3 million sq ft.

Vacancy reduced by 2 per cent over last year on account of increased leasing activities in the freshly launched malls, most of which started with high percentage of occupancy.

"Retail markets have started to show signs of maturity with developers taking interest in creating value out of their projects for all stake holders," C&W Executive Managing Director South Asia Sanjay Dutt said.

"Developers are now consciously creating shopping malls that are more suited to the requirements of the retailers as well as consumers. As a result new malls have opened with high occupancy levels with exception of few," he added.

Many developers have deferred their mall projects to align them to their customer requirements to ensure the success of their projects, the consultant said.

"As in the case of hospitality, shopping centres also have a long gestation period therefore investors are interested only in those projects where the fundamentals are strong and can provide sustainable returns and profitability over a long period of time," Dutt said.



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