Eight shopping malls spanning 2.6 million square feet are expected to become operation in Hyderabad in 2017, according to a recent report by Cushman & Wakefield. The city will see highest supply of malls this year. While these malls would be spread across the city, majority of the malls would be seen in the north-west quadrant in locations such as Kondapur, Gachibowli and Chandanagar. Following closely, Chennai will witness five shopping malls getting operational spanning over 2.5 million square feet during 2017. Most of the supply is likely to be in seen in peripheral locations such as Vandalur, Navalur, while two of the malls will become operational in Velachery during the year. Retail mall spaces have, in recent times, seen interest from institutional investors, which is providing an additional boost to developers to take up retail malls space building. Further, once India also starts listing REITs, quality retail spaces will be seen as a viable mid to long term investment asset for investors. This has further enhanced the attractiveness of retail mall spaces for developers, Cushman & Wakefield said.
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