Hong Kong: Mumbai’s industrial property rents almost doubled last year, rising at the fastest pace in the world, real estate advisory Cushman and Wakefield Inc. said in a report.
Annual industrial rents in the country’s financial capital surged to nearly €80 (Rs5,056) a sq. m, New York-based Cushman said in its Industrial Space Across the World report.
Istanbul was second with 60% growth and Bogota, the capital of Colombia, ranked third.
“One of the key trends in the industrial market remains the movement of manufacturing operations to cheaper locations such as India, China, South America and Central and Eastern Europe,” Cushman and Wakefield said.
Global average rents rose by more than 6%, outpacing the 4.5% increase in 2006, with Asia showing the biggest gains, boosted by economic growth in India and China.
London’s Heathrow district was the world’s most expensive industrial location, with average rents of €211 per sq. m a year, Cushman said. It was followed by Hammersmith and Gatwick, both in the UK.
Dublin, the world’s most expensive city outside the UK, was fourth with an occupancy cost of €159.5 per sq. m. Tokyo and Sydney were Asia’s most expensive cities for industrial space, coming in at fifth and seventh, respectively, on the world list.