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June 17, 2024
Is India Ready for the Era of Ultra-Luxury Properties?

In recent years, India’s real estate landscape has witnessed a remarkable surge in the demand for uber-luxury homes, it is primarily driven by a booming segment of enthusiastic buyers seeking grand living spaces. The homebuyers have shown a striking bend of interest towards luxury living options and the developers are keen on providing living spaces that scream luxury.

Let us look into some trends and developments that have lately emerged in the market and are shaping this upscale market and driving the demand for the projects.

 

Evolving Market Trends:

Increased sales by a whopping 75% Last Year

India is growing at a rapid rate and the demand for luxury properties. Affordable luxury is a new segment arising owing to the changing trends. However, this blog is centred around the high-end luxury big-ticket projects that offer a whole new world for the residents.

2023 marked a significant milestone for India’s luxury real estate market. The sales of homes valued at Rs 4 crore and above have increased handsomely by over 75%. This dramatic increase has effectively doubled the share of total housing sales, bringing to light a rise in the demand amongst homebuyers for high-end residential properties across the country.

 

Promising Growth Patterns

Since the demand has been rising, Indian real estate developers have hopped on the bandwagon and strategically diversified their portfolios to include a range of projects that go beyond the norm and bring a world of luxury to life. The standard of living has improved and Indian developers are ready to bring the very best to the emerging market of lavish homes. Indian real estate has shown a striking rate of demand absorption for high-end luxury properties. Catching up in full swing, developers are launching exemplary big-ticket projects in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mumbai and other important cities.

 

Indian Real Estate Firms Diversify to Meet Demand

The palatial projects in question are typically priced between Rs 3.5 crore and Rs 45 crore, and cater predominantly to the HNI investors likely to belong to the demographic of new-generation entrepreneurs and C-level executives who are increasingly seeking exclusive, amenity-rich homes as a statement of their success and lifestyle.

In 2023, a staggering 12,935 luxury homes were sold, a whopping increase from 7,395 homes in 2022. This significant increase in sales was complemented by a 45% rise in new luxury home launches, underlining the robust growth trajectory of the luxury real estate market. This is a first-of-its-kind instance.

 

Spotlight on Prestige Estate Projects and Concorde Group

Bengaluru-based Prestige Estate Projects has made headlines with its ultra-luxurious offerings. The Ocean Towers in Marine Lines, featuring 4-bedroom sea-view residences starting at Rs 23 crore, and the upscale Prestige Daffodils in Pali Hill, Bandra West, with homes ranging from Rs 26 crore to Rs 45 crore, have garnered significant attention and demand.

Anand Ramachandran, Senior Vice President of Business Expansion at Prestige Group, attributes this demand surge to India’s wealth creation among top executives and entrepreneurs post-Covid, coupled with the allure of spacious, high-end residences designed to international standards.

Concorde Group, focusing on prime locations like Basavanagudi and Koramangala in Bengaluru, offers luxury properties ranging from Rs 10 crore to Rs 30 crore for villas and Rs 3.5 crore to Rs 15 crore for duplexes. Anil RG, Managing Director of Concorde, underscores the premium nature of these properties, driven by exclusive specifications and prime locations that cater to discerning buyers.

 

Prestige, MAIA Estates, Ganga Realty, Runwal, and Casagrand at the Forefront of the Revolutionising Realty  

MAIA Estates is expanding aggressively across Bengaluru and Chennai, with plans to introduce 3.5 million sq. ft. of residential projects and 1.5 million sq. ft. of high-end commercial spaces in the coming year. Founder and CEO Mayank Ruia highlights the success of their flagship projects like Pelican Grove and 27 Summit, where property values have doubled within a short span, attesting to the robust demand for luxury living.

Ganga Realty has embarked on an ambitious project in Gurugram, focusing on developing 30 lakh sq. ft. of ultra-luxury residences with an investment exceeding Rs 1,000 crore.

Meanwhile, Mumbai-based Runwal is enhancing its presence in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region with substantial investments in upscale developments like Worli and Walkeshwar, aiming for a 30% growth in investments in FY25.

Chennai-based Casagrand is poised to develop over 600 ultra-luxury units across prime locations, reflecting their strong commitment to meeting the growing demand for luxury homes in key urban centres.

 

Conclusion

As India’s economy continues to thrive and the number of high-net-worth individuals grows, the demand for luxury homes is set to escalate further. The real estate developers, with their strategic focus on upscale projects, are all set to take advantage of this trend, offering affluent buyers unparalleled living experiences in some of the country’s most sought-after locations. This surge in ultra-luxury housing not only mirrors economic prosperity but also reflects evolving consumer preferences for exclusive living spaces designed per the taste of the residents that redefine luxury in India’s real estate market.

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