NEW DELHI: Private equity investment inflows into the Indian real estate sector stood at $2.7 billion (Rs 143 billion) during first half of 2021, according to a report by Savills India, a global property consultancy firm.
This inflow is equivalent to 41% of the investment that the sector saw in the entire year of 2020, an indication that investors’ confidence remains intact despite the pandemic-induced slowdown. However, in the second quarter of 2021, Indian real estate market saw an investment of $865 million (Rs 63 billion), 54% decline from the previous quarter, as per the report.
Commercial office assets remained the front-runner during Q2 2021, garnering about 40% share of the investment pie. This is on the back of the resilience displayed by the investable grade office assets, reflected in the successful listing and operations of the three REITs in India, the company said.
The report witnessed a renewed interest in the retail segment by private equity institutional investors as the segment accounted for the second highest share (33%) of investment inflows during Q2 2021.