New Delhi’s Connaught Place amongst world’s top 10 most expensive office markets

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 Mumbai’s BKC and Nariman Point ranked at 27 th and 40 th most expensive office market respectively
 Hong Kong continues its position to be the most expensive location in the world for the second consecutive year
 APAC’s prime office occupancy cost almost doubled to 3.3% in Q1 2019 from 1.7% in Q1 2018

New Delhi, July 10 2019: – CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading Real Estate Consulting firm, today announced the findings of its annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey. As per the survey findings, New Delhi’s Connaught Place – CBD office market is listed amongst the TOP 10 Most Expensive Office Markets globally.

The report, tracks the cost of leasing prime office space globally and as per the report, New Delhi’s Connaught Place – CBD retains its ninth position in the list as last year and the office occupancy cost is valued at UD$ 143.97 per sq. ft. Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex and Nariman Point Central Business District ranked at 27 th and 40 th positions respectively. In the given position, the current annual prime rent of BKC is valued at US$ 90.67 per sq. ft and the CBD Nariman Point is valued at US$ 68.38 per sq. ft. Further elaborating on the growth drivers and challenges in the office occupancy segment, Anshuman Magazine, Chairman and CEO, India, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa, CBRE – “Indian markets continued to have greater investment grade space in the CBDs of the different cities as prominent domestic and global corporates continued to favour investment grade space for setting up front offices in these cities. Commercial office market remains a strong growth propeller for the real estate sector and we are excited that Delhi, being a prime market, continues to witness sustained activity and retains its position amongst the Top 10 most expensive markets in the world”.

Highlighting Asia’s performance in the prime office space leasing segment, the report concluded that 6 of the world’s 10 most expensive office markets are found in Asia. For the second year, Hong Kong’s Central district retained the top spot as the world’s most expensive market for prime office rents, with the prime occupancy costs valued at US$ 322 per sq.ft.

The report underlines the growing significance of talent acquisition race, driving the prime occupancy cost to newer heights. This combined with limited supply and moderate construction pipelines in most cities are the driving forces behind the price growth. The report also suggests very minimal shifts in the Top 10 Most Expensive Market globally, with most countries demonstrating a firm hold on their global positioning as last year.

Top 10 Most Expensive Markets – (In US$ per sq. ft. per annum)
1 Hong Kong (Central), Hong Kong – 322.00
2 London (West End), United Kingdom – 222.70
3 Hong Kong (Kowloon), Hong Kong – 208.67
4 New York (Midtown- Manhattan), US – 196.89
5 Beijing (Finance Street), China – 187.77
6 Beijing (CBD), China – 177.05
7 New York (Midtown- South Manhattan),US – 169.86
8 Tokyo (Marunouchi/Otemachi), Japan – 167.82
9 New Delhi (Connaught Place-CBD), India – 143.97
10 London (City), United Kingdom – 139.75