Colliers Quarterly Q3 2016
BENGALURU | RESIDENTIAL 02 November 2016
Steady demand amidst cautious buyer sentiment Divya Grover | Senior Manager | Bengaluru Despite momentary civil unrest and the municipal corporationâ€™s drive to regularise construction, we are hopeful that the mid-end segment should continue to drive sales as the festive season approaches with developers offering various freebies and attractive payment plans amidst a soft home loan interest rates environment.
Forecast at a glance Demand Should improve as builders are introducing lucrative deals to lure fence sitters Supply Oversupply situation in the primary market to continue in the upcoming quarter Capital Values Should rationalize across micro markets barring far off northern peripherals which may see slight appreciation Rental Rate Likely to hold steady across micro markets
New project launches plunge During Q3 2016, Bengaluru noted nearly 4,300 new unit launches, totalling to about 21,800 new units YTD. The city witnessed about 63% QOQ decrease in new launches. This dip in the new launches was primarily attributed to the momentary civil unrest over Kaveri water issue between the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Also, many projects could not initiate construction and remained in the pre-launch stage due to delays in getting necessary approvals from government departments in the wake of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palikeâ€˜s (BBMP) recent city wide initiative to tackle the encroachment of storm water drains (rajkaluves) and the lake beds. With end user affordablity being the prime criteria, almost 96% new unit launches were restricted to the mid-end segment barring the launch of a high-end apartment complex in the residential neighbourhood of J.P. Nagar. Of the total new units launched, Hope Farm Junction (25%), Whitefield (20%) and Hennur Road (15%) emerged as the top three locations garnering maximum launches. Other peripheral locations such as Banashankari 6th stage, Kanakpura Road and Bannerghatta Road together accounted for rest of the share.
Market Trends Capital Values (INR Per Sq Ft)
Source: Colliers International India Research Note: Above values represent indicative selling price for premium properties in secondary market
The festive season has triggered a slew of soft launches in the market and developers were offering freebies such as gold coins, lucky draw for car, no pre EMI for first two years (as part of 20:80 schemes) and buyback plans to gain traction among prospective buyers. Demand remained concentrated in locations near employment hubs for mid-segment products ranging in the price bracket of INR 60 lakhs – 65 lakhs.
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Source: Colliers International India Research Note: Dotted lines in the chart above represent forecasted values
Average Rental Values INR per sq ft per month
The city continued to witness completion of new projects in Northern and north-western suburbs of Hennur Main Road and Rajaji Nagar along with southern favourites such as Bannerghatta Road and Electronic City Phase-I. The completion of new projects kept the rents stable across micro markets. Completion of a few office IT park provided an impetus to the rental market in the Sarjapur Main Road belt.
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Capital values appreciated in the range of 1 to 6% across micro markets barring a few locations such as Whitefield and Bannerghatta Road, which witnessed slight correction in prices. In the coming quarter, we expect, capital values to remain stable due to continuous addition of new supply in the market.
We expect the next quarter to bring the much needed vitality back in Bengaluru’s residential sector as sales should revive in the upcoming festival season. There is a sizeable pipeline of new projects that are likely to get launched in the coming quarters. Projects launched in proximity to employment hubs at right price points should continue to attract buyers. However, delay in reaching consensus over the implementation of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 in Karnataka and objections raised by the Governor may inevitably affect buyers sentiments negatively in shortterm.
Source: Colliers International India Research
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