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Foreign brands struggle to find space in Indian malls
Oct 02, 2014
A CBRE South Asia study has revealed that India has more than 300 shopping malls, but only around 24 have been identified as successful
E-commerce firms leases 6 lakh sq ft warehousing space in H1
Sep 25, 2014
The boom in India's e-commerce sector has led to increase in demand for warehousing space from online retailers which leased about 6 lakh sq ft area in the first half of 2014, according to property consultant CBRE
Hike in circle rates in Delhi to hit housing demand
Sep 24, 2014
Increase in circle rates by up to 20 per cent in the national capital could further dampen investor sentiment and affect housing market, according to global property consultants
Flexible PPP pact to woo industry for smart city
Sep 18, 2014
The Narendra Modi government is working on a “flexible” PPP (public-private partnership) model and efficient urban mobility schemes such as metro and monorail as the primary peg to realise its ambitious project to develop 100 smart cities
Election impact may hold back Mumbai, Gurgaon realty
Sep 15, 2014
Maharashtra and Haryana, the two states headed for legislative Assembly elections on October 15, have another thing in common. They are among the most prominent property markets and together are estimated to constitute 30-40 per cent of the pan-India real estate universe
Real estate revival may begin this festive season
Sep 07, 2014
This could be the beginning of a revival in the real estate sector. After two dry festival? seasons for property launches, developers are gearing up for action this time
Indian real estate market saw significant change during 2005-14: Report
Sep 05, 2014
Indian real estate market witnessed a significant change in the last decade mainly backed by opening up of FDI in the sector and shift in preference to high-rises over traditional low-rise structures, according to a report
Housing demand across segments remained weak during 2013 : CBRE Report
Feb 27, 2014
DELHI: A slowing economic growth, coupled with high property prices and steep interest rates, resulted in weak demand for housing during the second half of 2013, according to CBRE’s bi-annual India Residential Market View report for H2 2013. High vacancy levels and rising construction costs led to a slowdown in construction activity, leading to a decline in new launches, and further delay in project completion timelines.
Vijay Mahtaney looks for a buyer for the super pricey Boat Club property
Feb 12, 2014
CHENNAI: Businessman Vijay Mahtaney is looking for a buyer for his over nine grounds (one ground is 2,400 sq ft) of property in Chennai's Boat Club area, its most expensive address, in what could possibly lead to one of the priciest residential realty deals in the city in recent times.
CBRE: India beats China as ‘top choice’ for corporate expansion plans
Jan 30, 2014
AHMEDABAD: Corporate decision-makers are responding to signs of economic improvement across Europe, shifting the focus away from pure cost management to future growth opportunities, with an increased appetite for global expansion into Indian markets.
Pune sees increase in addition & absorption of office space
Jan 18, 2014
PUNE: While the residential real estate market of Pune is going through a definite slowdown, the office space market is experiencing a veritable windfall. As per the latest reports of CBRE Commercial Real Estate Services, of the 7.3 million sq ft of office space supply in the Indian market in the fourth quarter of 2013, Pune saw an addition of 2 million sq ft.
India’s realty sector: The road ahead
Dec 03, 2013
MUMBAI: The economic downturn has subdued office and retail markets, resulting in a sales slowdown as well as pressurized capital values across leading cities—according to CBRE Research’s year-to-date coverage of trends in India’s real estate sector. Buyer sentiments in the housing market have remained largely cautious because of relatively high price points and sticky borrowing costs, amid an uncertain economic climate. As a result, investment has slowed considerably across segments, resulting
Over 150 million sq ft of new office space by 2017: CBRE
Nov 27, 2013
DELHI: The commercial office segment of India’s top cities is expected to see fresh supply addition of more than 150 million sq.ft by end-2017. According to CBRE Research, the next four to five years (including the concluding months of 2013) are slated to see the completion of a number of under construction and planned commercial office projects—almost comparable to the existing Grade A office space of India’s National Capital Region (NCR) and its financial capital put together.
Salt Lake & Rajarhat attract 90% of Kolkata’s office supply
Oct 24, 2013
KOLKATA: Despite starting the year on a subdued note, the peripheral business district of Kolkata’s Salt Lake and Rajarhat micro-markets picked-up supply activity and occupier interest from the second quarter of the year—sustaining interests till the third quarter of 2013. The peripheral market accounts for nearly 90% of the total investment grade office space addition of about 0.90 million sq.ft in the city by September 2013.
Office space supply falls sharply by over 75% in Jul-Sept
Oct 22, 2013
DELHI: Office space supply fell by more than 75 per cent during July-September period in the top seven cities compared with the previous quarter due to high vacancy in completed buildings and poor commitments in the under- construction projects, according to property consultant CBRE.
Commercial office supply records a dip: CBRE
Oct 22, 2013
DELHI: Less than 3 million sq.ft of office space entered India’s prime real estate market in the quarter ending September 2013—dropping by more than 75% q-o-q over last quarter’s 10 million sq.ft of fresh office space supply; and by nearly 50% over the same period last year. Delayed deliveries from previous quarters, along with new projects coming on-stream, had led to an increase of upto 8% q-o-q and about 16% y-o-y in office supply addition in the previous April–June period; but the July–Septe
Asia to invest $150 bn in real estate globally
Oct 10, 2013
DELHI: Asian institutional investors are looking to invest $150 billion in global real estate in the next five years, with a focus on cities like Dubai, London, New York and Sydney, according to a new research.
Office space absorption fell by 14% in Jul-Sept in top seven cities
Oct 09, 2013
DELHI: Leasing of office spaces in India's top seven cities fell by 14 per cent to around 6 million sq ft during July-September compared with the previous quarter with corporates still being cautious about expansion amid subdued economic outlook, property consultant CBRE said.
Infrastructure is key for the development of the nation
Sep 26, 2013
DELHI: EM Sudarsana Natchiappan, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry inaugurated CII’s 4th Regional Conference on Infrastructure Project Management in Delhi today. CBRE is the knowledge partner for the conference.
NCR housing market subdued in H1: Report
Sep 14, 2013
DELHI: Residential markets across the National Capital Region (NCR) were subdued in the first half of 2013, a report by global commercial real estate services firm CBRE said.
RBI should allow flexibility in housing loan schemes: CBRE
Sep 05, 2013
New Delhi: Anshuman Magazine, Chairman & MD, CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd. says, “The RBI’s decision to disallow banks from granting loans for under-construction projects through innovative schemes will adversely affect the sale of projects where such schemes were prevalent. No doubt banks should do their due diligence and assess risks before agreeing to fund these schemes. However they should be allowed the flexibility of such schemes which encourages more people to own homes.”
Illegal sand mining: Durga Shakti Nagpal episode may push up house prices by upto 10%
Aug 13, 2013
DELHI: If that apartment you have been eyeing has become dearer, or if the developer has warned that your flat nearing completion will take a few months more for handover, recall the zeal of an unsuspecting young IAS officer and the media fracas that followed.
Realty sector can double its share in GDP to 13% by 2025: CBRE
Aug 10, 2013
DELHI: The realty sector can more than double its contribution to GDP to 13 per cent by 2025 on rising housing demand, if the government removes bottlenecks in infrastructure, lowers borrowing cost and makes process of approvals shorter, global property consultant CBRE said.
Realty sector 'disappointed' on RBI's status quo on rates
Jul 30, 2013
DELHI: Realtors' apex body CREDAI today expressed disappointment over RBI's decision to keep the key policy rates unchanged, saying that the industry was expecting relief from the apex bank to beat slowdown in property demand.
HDFC Realty strikes Rs 100-cr property deal for Axis Bank
Jul 27, 2013
MUMBAI: In one of the biggest office rental transactions in recent times, private lender Axis BankBSE -1.84 % is believed to have entered into a property lease deal worth about Rs 100 crore for housing its back office operations.

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