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Cities in Tiers 2 and 3 have significant prospects for the development of commercial real estate: Goel, Mohit

The rising costs of commercial properties in major metropolitan areas have driven the growth of commercial real estate in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. This expansion is also fueled by increased entrepreneurial activity and the demand for cost-effective spaces. In an exclusive interview, Mohit Goel, Managing Director of Omaxe Ltd, a prominent real estate company in northern India, discusses the promising prospects of commercial real estate in these cities and shares insights on affordable housing. Here are the key points:

1. Factors Driving Commercial Real Estate in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities:

  • Enhanced infrastructure, including improved connectivity via new roads, railways, and metro systems.
  • Escalating costs of commercial spaces in metropolitan areas, prompting businesses to explore smaller cities.
  • Growing entrepreneurial endeavors and the need for budget-friendly office spaces.
  • Major retailers and corporations expanding into smaller towns.
  • The rise of digitization, e-commerce, and remote work, increasing demand for cost-effective commercial properties.

2. Evaluating Growth Potential in Different Tiers:

  • Tier 1 cities offer established markets, higher property values, and developed infrastructure, attracting diverse businesses.
  • Recent years have seen increased demand for larger residences and high-end properties in Tier 1 cities.
  • Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities present untapped growth potential with improved infrastructure, rising demand, competitive pricing, increased business activities, and the entry of major retailers.
  • These cities offer opportunities in both affordable and premium residential and commercial projects.

3. Factors Behind Faridabad’s Resurgence:

  • Faridabad’s resurgence is driven by improved connectivity, including the construction of vital transport routes like the FNG Expressway and EPE.
  • The KGP Expressway and Manjhawali Bridge have further enhanced accessibility, positioning Faridabad as a modern hub within the NCR.

4. Affordable Housing Amidst Demand and Challenges:

  • Affordable housing has significant potential due to substantial unmet demand.
  • Rising property prices and limited available land in city centers pose challenges.
  • The demand for affordable housing remains strong, especially post-pandemic, emphasizing housing security.
  • Government initiatives and innovative approaches by developers can address challenges and meet the demand for affordable housing.

5. Envisioning the Future of NCR’s Realty Sector in 2023:

  • 2023 has witnessed remarkable growth in the real estate sector in NCR, with developers launching new projects.
  • Solid sector foundations, infrastructure expansion, and investor confidence contribute to this success.
  • The future looks promising, with the NCR real estate sector poised to reach new milestones, benefiting end-users and investors.

Overall, the commercial real estate sector in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities holds great promise, and NCR’s realty sector is expected to continue thriving in the coming years.


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