Oracle India Pvt Ltd will lease large office space in the Bandra Kurla Complex. The IT majorhas already signed the agreement.
Oracle India will lease office space in BKC.
MUMBAI: Oracle has signed a lease agreement for its Indian arm Oracle India Pvt Ltd. The IT major has leased large sized office space in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The group will lease 50,000 sq. ft. of office space.
Oracle India will have to pay Rs.340 per sq. ft. for gaining office in the BKC which is one of the most costly office spaces across India and Asia Pacific Region. The lease agreement will be for a term of nine years.
One floor will be fully leased by Oracle India. The transaction worth Rs.183.6 Cr is the largest lease transaction in FIFC. First International Financial Centre (FIFC) is a Grade-A commercial development in BKC.
Partnering with Jet Airways, Godrej Properties will develop a commercial project in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The airline and the realty firm will hold equal shares of the project named Godrej BKC.
Godrej will develop a commercial project named Godrej BKC jointly with Jet Airways.
Real estate wing of Godrej Group, Godrej Properties Ltd. (GPL) will launch a commercial project, named Godrej BKC, in the Bandra Kurla Complex area. Jet Airways will partner with Godrej Properties for the development of this commercial project.
The construction has already been started and the project is expected to get over by 2015-end.
Pirojsha Godrej, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of GPL; while commenting on the project, said that the firm expects to create around Rs.3,500-4,000 Cr from the project. He added that the project will be completed within two to three years.
However, he kept his lips crossed when asked about the financial details of the project. So far no financial details are available.
The cost will be borne by both Jet Airways and Godrej Properties equally. They will have 50 – 50 share in the project named Godrej BKC. Jet Airways has already reserved 2.5 lakh sq. ft. of office space in the project. The total salable space in Godrej BKC is 1.3 million sq. ft. Continue reading →
Connaught Place in New Delhi and Bandra-Kurla Complex(BKC)in Mumbai have been counted among the top and most expensive office locations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Connaught Place: As offices have become hotter here, the number of street-marketers may increase.
According to Cushman & Wakefield’s annual survey titled ‘Office Space Across The World 2013′, Connaught Place in New Delhi and Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai are included among the most expensive office locations in the Asia-Pacific region. Surprisingly the list dropped Nariman Point from the top 10 list.
As per the global real estate consultant’s report, Connaught Place; where the yearly cost of office space per sq. ft. was $162, stood second in the top 10 list of the region and fourth in the worldwide list. While with $82 per sq. ft. of yearly cost, BKC ranked eighth in the list.
Meanwhile Nariman Point which was considered as one of the most expensive office locations in India was not included in the top 10 list.
Connaught Place emerged as the fourth most expensive office locations in the world. This is mainly due to the shortage of office space in the area, said Mr. Sanjay Dutt, executive MD, C&W. Continue reading →
Morgan Stanley plans to invest in Bandra Kurla Complex, in Mumbai where the firm will develop around 1.6 million sq. ft. of office space. If this deal takes place this will be the first investment of Morgan Stanley in India in the commercial sector.
Morgan Stanley plans to invest in India
Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing is pondering over the firm’s plans to develop 1.6 million sq. ft. of office space in Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Mumbai- based real estate firm, Wadhwa Group, initiated construction of the project under which two more commercial towers will be developed by the end of next year.
Though the deal is only in its initial stages now, it would be the first investment by Morgan Stanley investors in the commercial sector of India. Earlier the firm had invested $850 million in India for developing a real estate project. However the project was basically a housing project. And so it would be the first time the American firm will be investing in a commercial project. Continue reading →
Air India’s plan to monetize vacant building is hit by existing tough market conditions. Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Ajit Singh said that the AI’s Plan is severely affected by the tough market conditions existing in the real estate.
The plan of Air India to lease vacant floors in Nariman Point headquarters is fronting tough market conditions. However Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Ajit Singh said that he is confident of working out the plan to monetize the real estate properties of AI.
Air India’s plan to monetize the real estate properties was meant to raise Rs.5, 000-Crore. The government owned National Carrier had expected to raise the fund by leasing or selling of real estate properties in Delhi and Mumbai. Continue reading →
Bandra Kurla Complex was created by MMRDA as an alternate CBD to Mumbai, with the express purpose of halting the further growth of offices and commercial activities in South Mumbai. Currently, BKC has a total stock of 8 million square feet of office space. An additional supply of 2.5 million square feet is expected in 2012 with the completion of The Capital, FIFC and TCG Finance Centres. Over the last few years, BKC’s G Block has gained prominence as the key location within this unique micro-market. The current vacancy level at Bandra Kurla Complex stands at 16%.
Leasing and buying activity at Bandra Kurla Complex continued to accelerate during the last two quarters. The rent correction appears to be complete, with most existing buildings and new projects recording flat rates or slight increases over the prior quarter. The overall stability of the market is a sign that it has bottomed out.
With the Diamond bourse soon to be operational in 2 million square feet of premises, the people churn at BKC will increase dramatically. How the MMRDA will address the management of this sudden onslaught of traffic remains to be seen. Other areas of concerns at BKC include the continued lack of F&B outlets and sufficient public transportation. The Metro project announced in 2008 would be a game changer; however, this project has been drastically delayed. The monorail project, now scrapped, could have been a significant infrastructure boost for Bandra Kurla Complex.
Various infrastructure initiatives like the Santacruz–Chembur Link Road will help adjacent areas around BKC such as LBS Road, Sion, Kurla, Kalina and Mahim to develop, posing competition for BKC. Many senior executives who work in BKC are expected to shift their residence to Bandra, driving up residential prices in Bandra.