Delhi’s H1 2022 warehousing demand breaches 2021 levels
All thanks to the 3PL and e-commerce sectors.
According to Cushman and Wakefield, warehousing demand in Delhi NCR in H1 2022 surpassed the annual demand in 2021 with a transaction volume of 7.0 msf in key submarkets across parts of Haryana, UP and Rajasthan.
The robust space take-up in the region was led by third party logistics and e-commerce segments, with respective shares of 24% and 15% in the warehousing space leased in H1 2022.
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Delhivery, Safexpress, FedEx, Ecom Express, TVS Supply Chain, Flipkart, Zomato, PharmEasy, Dealshare were among firms that leased spaces in these two leading segments in H1 2022. Other large spaces were taken by firms including Relaxo, CNH Industrial, Croma, Havells, Reliance and Daikin across submarkets.
The spurt in warehousing demand is owing to increased adoption of e-commerce. This, in turn, is compelling corporates to strengthen and diversify their supply chains and driving demand by logistics firms.
Farukh Nagar, Luhari, Tauru Road, Pataudi Road in Haryana were micro-markets that drove traction for warehousing space during H1 2022. Sikandrabad, Dhoom Manikpur were key submarkets for warehousing demand in Uttar Pradesh during this period.
Developers / funds focus on augmenting supply as demand remains strong
The increasing demand for warehousing spaces amidst lack of adequate quality supply has continued to drive focus on greenfield investments. Pardos Logistics, a development platform by DMI Group’s Alternative Investment Fund, acquired a 41-acres land parcel on Ballabgarh Sohna Highway for a warehousing development.
In another transaction, NDR Warehousing acquired a 35-acres land parcel on Sohna – Faridabad Road. Land acquisitions by private equity major, Blackstone Group, among a few other transactions during the last year will further boost the organised supply in Delhi NCR in the near future.
Warehousing rents on the rise, land values appreciated in certain submarkets
The robust warehousing demand coupled with limited space availability led to a 10 – 15% y-o-y increase in warehouse rents across major submarkets in Haryana. Industrial rents increased by 4 – 8% on a y-o-y basis in select areas.
Land values in the submarkets of IMT Manesar, Bawal, Faridabad and Noida Phase II surged by 5 – 20% on a y-o-y comparison owing to limited availability of quality land parcels to cater to the huge warehousing demand.