India Market Outlook 2022

March 24, 2022

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Despite the continued cyclical upswings and downswings of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian real estate sector has remained largely resilient. In our report ‘Market Outlook 2022: Reigniting India’s Growth Engine’, we delve on the sector’s onward trajectory for 2022 and how factors such as technology and ESG are transforming its dynamics.

Below is a snapshot of our projections for 2022:

  • Economy: India to remain the flag-bearer of growth for the world economy, albeit with a few downside risks such as growing inflationary pressures
  • Office: Positive demand side momentum expected; anticipated pickup in long-term decision-making by occupiers
  • I&L: Leasing activity to remain strong; next-gen logistics facilities to dominate supply pipeline
  • Retail: Pent-up demand to spur activity across consumption categories; partnerships between digital and traditional retail brands to accelerate
  • Residential: Strong momentum to continue in sales and new launches; divergent trends in capital value appreciation likely
  • Investments: Uptick of 5-10% expected in investment activity; ESG criteria to become paramount during due diligence
  • Flexible spaces: Core + flex strategies likely to gain further prominence amidst portfolio expansion and hybrid working
  • Data centers (DC): Heightened movement from captive to colocation DCs likely; rise in investor interest and improved supply addition also expected
  • Student accommodation / co-living: Strong revival in activity expected with the reopening of universities and workplaces
  • REITs: Operational and financial performance to witness robust recovery; new REITs expected in office as well as retail and I&L sectors
  • Life sciences: Positive corporate and investor sentiments to push segment to newer heights

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