The US-China trade war will positively impact the real estate investments in India. This ‘Impacts 2020’ report, by real estate consultancy firm Savills, based on various social, environmental, demographic and technological ‘tipping points’ immediately facing global real estate, states that while COVID-19 pandemic will overshadow the US-China trade conflict, the ‘black swan’ event has already accelerated shifts in global trade patterns. Besides India, countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea too will benefit from relocation of manufacturing base from China.
Real estate associated with life sciences sector is going to be one of the fastest growing targets for investment.
With the likes Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Blackstone and Brookfield having already deployed large amounts of capital in the Indian real estate market, the country has seen an uptick in light industrial occupation, particularly in ancillary automobile industries. However, it is the companies in the life science sector that are all set to accelerate growth and become prevalent in more geographies, the report said. This implies that the real estate associated with life sciences sector is going to be one of the fastest growing targets for investment. As a matter of fact, In India, the investments into life science have nearly doubled on a year-on-year basis. This is indicative of future growth and therefore demand for real estate including property assets from start-up incubators and R&D facilities to office headquarter buildings, in the life science sector will come from markets such as India, Spain, Australia, etc.