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Co-Living, Student Housing, Coworking Continues To Witness Growing Interest From Investors: Colliers
Accommodation Times  |  April 18, 2019

Staff Reporter Accommodation Times Bureau Mumbai

Alternate asset classes such as co-living, student housing and coworking segments witnessed growing interest from global institutional investors and domestic players. The launch of India’s first REIT &ndash an initial public offering (IPO) from Embassy-Blackstone, widely considered as marking the announcement of India’s real estate sector on the global platform &ndash was also witnessed in Q1, company said in the statement.


“2019 will be another tough year for the Indian real estate sector given the liquidity crisis, high cost of capital and below par sales. However, the uptick in demand and supply in the affordable housing segment may provide the necessary push to the residential segment. While residential sales are muted, the industrial and office market continues to show immense growth,” says Suresh Castellino, Executive National Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services at Colliers International India.


The warehousing sector continued to witness growth with increasing interest from institutional players. Grade A developers continued to develop international-standard industrial townships, including logistics and warehousing facilities, following a single-window clearance approval from the central government, it added.


Alternate asset classes such as co-living and student housing are expected to continue to gain traction from investors and users going forward, along with other income-generating asset classes, such as retail malls and warehousing/logistics parks.


With the announcement of general elections major players, including global investors, will adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach. And, depending upon the success of the Embassy-Blackstone REIT, many more REIT players could hit the Indian markets.