National capital's upscale Khan market has moved up four positions to become the world's 24th most expensive retail location according to a report.
National capital’s upscale Khan market has moved up four positions to become the world’s 24th most expensive retail location even as it continues to be the costliest to hire a shop in India, according to Cushman and Wakefield report.
“Delhi’s Khan market has emerged as the most expensive retail location in India and has clinched the 24th position in global rankings,” the consultant said.
The rise of Khan market in the global rankings since 2016 is because of a drop in rentals in some key global markets, it added.
New York’s Upper 5th Avenue proudly retains its numero uno position while Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay and London’s Bond Street settle for second and third, respectively.
The survey took into consideration over 400 retail locations globally across 66 countries for the annual survey.
“The retail sector in India has remained cautious in activities even though there was a visible momentum in leasing across main streets as well as shopping centres,” said Anshul Jain. Country Head and MD-India, Cushman and Wakefield.
Leasing activities across most key micro-markets were led by food and beverages and fashion and lifestyle brands, he adds.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Indian markets fared better, with Khan market coming in at the 11th slot. Gurugram’s DLF Galleria and Mumbai’s Linking Road secured 19th and 20th positions, respectively.
“These micro-markets have been commanding high rentals. Surely as these are established retail destinations due to factors like their geographic locations. Hence allowing access to larger catchment for the retailers,” the consultant added.
Khan market in New Delhi and Linking Road in Mumbai have also had a strong presence. It is an amalgam of high-end global and domestic brands.
Within India, Connaught Place in New Delhi recorded the highest year-on-year rental growth. An increment of 11.8 percent at Rs 950 per sq ft a month sits high on records.
“Connaught Place, which had slipped from its previous superior retail destination status, saw renewed interest from retailers across categories. The location has gone through a reinvention in the last few years. With the metro construction completion the ease of accessiblity from across the city,” the consultant said.