REITs or Real Estate Investment Trusts are companies that specialize in buying and operating commercial real estate spaces ranging from hospitals to warehouses and entire office buildings.
The investors seem to have loved the idea of REITs foraying into India. The IPO of Blackstone-embassy, the first such trust to enter India, witnessed a 260% rise in their share prices. The Blackstone group management has itself pegged India to be one of their biggest earners in the upcoming years.
This is great news for the Coworking sector in the country and let us tell you how. Over the years, coworking spaces have become a major force in office demand with coworking spaces forming 30% of the office demand in the United States over the last 2 years. REITs have understood the potential and started widely investing in creating coworking spaces around the globe.
Keeping this in mind, the entry of REITs into the Indian market will provide a welcome economic boost to the industry. Coworking brands will get an opportunity to team up with these funds and utilize their enormous resources to grow their brand.
REITs will be a great chance for property owners and other investors also. Real estate holders get to monetise their properties and small or medium size investors can now own a stake in major land development projects.
CoKarya has always understood the potential of the real estate market. We have encouraged our space partners to tie up with us in order to monetize their office spaces and now, we see these funds as the future of Indian Real Estate.