Indian Real Estate: A Magnet for Global Investors Among The Asia-Pacific

Indian Real Estate: A Magnet for Global Investors Among The Asia-Pacific

The Indian real estate market has made its mark among global investors within the Asia-Pacific region, with total investments amounting to $23 billion since 2018. According to Colliers’ APAC Trends Investor Outlook 2023, this accounts for 77% of total investments made during this period. 

According to the firm, this remarkable growth is credited to several factors. These include an upgraded regulatory framework, a robust economy, and heightened demand across various real estate sectors. In this article, we will be looking closer at the pillars that support the Indian real estate boom as well as the primary factors that have propelled this market towards the interests of investors. 

The Landscape of Investment

In the first nine months of last year, about 27% YOY institutional investments were observed in Indian real estate. The increase in investments includes several assets and puts significant emphasis on the residential and industrial sectors. In addition, the real estate sector in India has attracted enormous capital inflows, mainly from foreign sources—over $23 billion since 2018.

Trust of Worldwide Investors

With the help of government interventions and reforms that have been geared towards increasing transparency and accountability, global investors have shown a lot of trust in developing India’s real estate sector, which can be determined by the amount of investment sent towards the country, particularly by means of equity. In 2023, the Indian real estate sector achieved $5.8 billion in investments in institutional transactions, exceeding 53 deals, with an annual growth rate of 14% compared to prior figures. According to a study by JLL India, almost 81% of the investments were made in this sector on an equity basis.

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Alteration in Investment Contributions

Most of these investments, 63%, were provided by foreign investors, showing that there was a high appetite for risk in Indian real estate resources. Importantly, there was a marked change in investment contributions, with major contributors being the Asia Pacific region, particularly Singapore and Japan, which made up for reduced investment activities, especially from the Americas.

In 2023, the largest investors were foreign institutional investors, who contributed a whopping 63 percent of total investments. There were also higher investments from domestic investors, whose share rose to 37% as against a five-year average of 19%. The investment was dominated by the office sector, with 52%, followed by the residential and warehousing sectors. The capital flow into the office sector alone went up by 61%, from $1.8 billion in 2022 to $3 billion in 2023.

A Positive Outlook For The Future

India’s domestic economy continues on an optimistic trajectory in 2024. These initiatives are amplified by a number of policy measures designed to reform the real estate industry, such as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), and relaxed foreign direct investment guidelines. These reforms have played a crucial role in the level of investment over the last few years.

Data Centers To Remain A Primary Focus

Besides equity investments, institutional investors are benefiting from India’s data center sector, which has witnessed rapid growth in income stability due to high yields and a conducive regulatory regime. The industry has seen investments worth $1.1 billion since 2020, while it is projected that India could receive up to $10 billion in data center investments in the next three years.

The Domination of Office Spaces

Office assets are still a preferred asset class among institutional investors in India. The industry enjoys higher opportunities, stability in demand, healthy growth prospects, and the option of exiting by converting into Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). For 2023, inflows into office assets received institutional investments of $2.9 billion, or around 63% of total recorded inflows for that year.

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Moreover, future returns on capital gains are also very high due to a growing economy and a rising corporate environment. In addition, ACE 153’s sustainability attributes and compliance with green building guidelines not only reflect worldwide environmental issues but also establish it as a viable investment from the standpoint of socially responsible investors.

A Base of Diverse Investors

With international investors still dominant in the Indian real estate industry, domestic players are ramping up their activities. More importantly, regional investors and funds are beginning to look at India as one of the parts of their wide investment considerations. This expanding variety of investors is adding to the pulsating nature of the market.

Awareness of ESG 

The report also notes the increasing attention to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives in the Indian real estate sector. Investors now design strategies based on long-term ESG goals and embed environmental impact performance into due diligence and asset management activities. The popularity of green certifications is largely due to the higher rental premiums and demand for sustainable buildings as office assets.

The Indian real estate market has now become a magnet for foreign investors with substantial investments across different asset classes. The country’s economy is fast growing, the regulatory framework has improved significantly and become more transit friendly, there are a range of investment opportunities available that keep attracting a continuous flow of capital from all corners of the world. 

On the horizon, Indian real estate seems destined for continued development, with the support of institutional investors, varied asset classes, and commitment to ESG objectives. India remains the bright spot of opportunity in the Asia-Pacific real estate landscape as its positive outlook towards 2024 continues.

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