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Things to check when investing in a retail space

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Retail office spaces are advertised as a wonderful investment opportunity, with most of them assuring guaranteed returns. However if you are planning to invest in a retail space whether office or shops there are few things that you need to take care of before you actually invest.

The important question here to ask is how good the retail realty sector is in India? The answer to this is that the development of this segment is directly linked to the development of the retail industry. It is estimated that the retail sector is to grow by 20% and expected to bring in revenues to the tune of Rs 30 Lakh crore, again with the economic growth back on track it is estimated that retail sector will grow further in big cities then slowly move towards tier II and tier III cities subsequently, by 2016 the retail industry is expected to grow rapidly, there are challenges however in the growth story, the primary challenge is the sudden boom of online portals. With the advent of online portal and these portals offering products at your doorsteps at competitive prices have brought the sales volumes down of most of the leading stores in malls all around the country.

Despite this bottlenecks commercial real estate that includes retail spaces too have picked up in 2015 and some major corporates are coming forward to invest in commercial real estate which is a healthy sign for the investors. Retail space whether it is office space for rent in Mohali or shops is a long term asset which will appreciate considerably as trends show, however unlike residential sector the dynamics of the retail sector is slightly different, for example if you are planning to invest in a mall a number of factors needs to be taken into account, like location, designing of the mall, the developer`s reputation, developer`s track record etc. The location of your office space within the mall is also important, ground floor and first floor yield maximum returns over office spaces on upper floors.

With the government seriously focussing on the development of real estate industry as a whole, commercial real estate has shown the first signs of recovery, so this could be the right time for you invest in an office space or shop, plus investing now keeping the long term horizon in your mind can fetch you good returns in the future.

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