Chennai property market 2017- An overview

As per leading builders in Chennai and other market experts, Chennai’s real estate market should witness handsome growth in 2017. Demand has been on the upswing in the city, particularly in commercial and residential realty segments. Chennai has already witnessed in excess of 10 million sq. ft. of SEZ-IT space being snapped up over the last 4-5 years and sentiments of investors are clearly improving in recent times. In terms of residential real estate, there is continued investment from leading developers.

Several national and local builders in Chennai are coming up with big ticket projects across emerging and prime destinations alike. Several developers have cumulatively invested in excess of INR 1, 000 crore towards acquiring mega land parcels in the city for new projects. Demand for luxury real estate is also expected to grow in 2017 in Chennai. There is renewed demand for luxury housing units in locations like Nungambakkam, Poes Garden and Boat Club among others. Overall supply in the luxury segment will be less and there will be greater sales in mid range and affordable housing segments as per experts.

Sales volumes should improve in areas like Adyar, Velachery and Mylapore in the mid-income segment of the real estate market. These should be property hotspots along with Alwarpet and R.A. Puram in the high end segment. There are projects being built around the CBD as well and these should dominate the luxury housing demand this year. GST and OMR will continue to be favorable buyer’s markets and will take a major chunk of prevailing demand along with Anna Nagar. ECR should also be a lucrative realty market in the near future. Real estate prospects look bright for Chennai in 2017 and there should be an upswing in terms of new projects and overall property sales.