The truth is my friend, no one has a crystal ball. During this lockdown, I participated in
many webinars, and in this video, I had collated expert opinions on the Real Estate
world post-COVID. If you are someone who follows real estate world keenly then this
video is for you, Come-on Lets Jumpin. You might want to read it until the end of this
video since all the good things happen at the end, right?
Let’s begin, a leading brand expert says that there are three kinds of Demand panning
out because of COVID.
- Demand gets lost forever
- Post-COVID Returning Demands
- And New Demands appear because of COVID
I am going to talk about 4 Major real estate segments and at the end of this video, you
will be able to map it to these demands.
I have a question for you? Will you visit a mall or a restaurant or a high street
shopping area immediately post Lockdown?
Friends, the Biggest hit is for the Retail Commercial Real Estate world, as you know the
malls, restaurants, food courts, resto-bars, pubs, gaming zones, cinema halls are the
last ones to open post lockdown. The automobile industry reported ZERO sales across
the country for April and its no brainer, many regional brands which were operating
month to month with poor cash flows are expected to shut down its operations, This
one segment will feel the pressure in the coming months and let us not even talk about
In the Office Space segment, there are larger offices in Tech Parks, SEZs and there are
Co-Working Spaces. Work From Home has become a norm, we may feel that many
companies may downsize its real estate. But experts don’t feel so from that happening
much largely. There are many factors as client confidentiality, poor bandwidth issues,
home infrastructures etc discouraging large companies to risk on blanket WFH, having
said that they also feel that the decisions on expansions are going to be slow,
managements of these firms will be having a wait and watch approach.
And for Co-Working spaces, undoubtfully the elasticity is what attracts startups & small
businesses which is also a threat considering the social distance to be maintained in
the workplaces, it is expected most of these users might wait and watch for sometime
before returning to their seats here. Especially many densely packed co-working
spaces will have to rearrange their infrastructure and might get stressed on the
existing terms with the landlords. Experts say that there would be rent renegotiation
and request for deferments of rents. Doubt any further demand on expansions here.
And there are Warehouse and Industrial segments which experts bet on getting greater
demands post-Covid considering worldwide emotions cutting back on China’s
dependency. There are already governmental reforms en route to grabbing such
opportunities, Warehouses expected to mushroom within the city and town limits for
the last mile faster supply and this one segment is going to see a phenomenal action in
the coming months.
I know you have been wondering about Residential Segment, we have been locked
down in our home for how many days now? around 50 days? I have a question for you.
Do you ever felt in this lockdown a need for more space? This itself along with WFH is
going to create newer demands. There are needs and there are aspirations, the time
has come for the aspirations turning out to be needed. I mean every one of us wants a
bigger space and an extra room now post COVID. A person living in a 2 BHK now
expected to enquire for a 2.5 BHK, a family living in a 3 BHK now prefers slightly a
larger 3.5 BHK likewise it goes on expansion mode. With lending rates falling and
developers coming out with innovative schemes like book now with 100% refunds,
reside now buy later, price protection guarantee, there is going to be enough demand
at least in the ready to move in category. Considering WFH buzzing all around, people
wouldn’t mind living slightly far away from the workplaces and it is okay for them to
travel that extra mile twice or thrice a week. New residential hubs will be created, fresh
demand here. If you are considering buying your next lockdown home, this is the best
time to buy!
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