At Least 97 Land Deals for 2707+ Acres Closed Across India in 2023

At Least 97 Land Deals for 2707+ Acres Closed Across India in 2023

Mumbai 19th January 2024: The land acquisition spree of financially strong developers and entities continues, and 2023 was a stand-out year with several land deals closed. Latest ANAROCK data indicates that there were at least 97 separate land deals for over 2707 acres closed in 2023 across the country. Backed by strong residential sales momentum across cities, at least 72% of the total land area closed in 2023 is slated to be used for residential development.

In 2022, 82 land deals for 2508+ acres were closed across the country. This means that the last two years saw at least 179 land deals for a whopping 5215+ acres closed.

Land deals in 2023:

  • Of 97 land deals closed in 2023, about 74 deals for over 1,945+ acres are proposed for residential development across tier 1, 2 and 3 cities
  • Over 564.75 acres in 6 separate deals are earmarked for Industrial & Logistic Parks and Manufacturing
  • 7 deals for over 126 acres are for mixed-use developments
  • 5 deals for over 27.5 acres are for commercial and IT Parks
  • Approx. 43.35 acres in 5 separate deals earmarked for other asset classes including retail, hospitality, and some are undecided
Proposed Development No. of Land Deals Approx. Size (acres)
Residential including plotted development & Township Project 74 1945.49
Industrial, Logistics & Manufacturing 6 564.75
Mixed-Use 7 126.16
Commercial & IT Park 5 27.5
Others (Hotel/Retail or Undecided) 5 43.35

Source: ANAROCK Research

City-wise Breakup

Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Group, says, “In terms of transaction size, Ahmedabad was the front-runner with the biggest land transaction in 2023. Land prices in the city are comparably still among the most affordable. With rising commercial and residential demand since the pandemic, developers and entities are making a beeline to Ahmedabad to close land deals here. In terms of total number of deals, MMR clocked the highest with 25 – however, these were for small land parcels covering approx. 289 acres. NCR came in second highest with 22 land deals closed in 2023.” 

Top 7 Cities No. of Deals Approx. Size (acres)
NCR 22 190.81
MMR 25 289.59
Bengaluru 11 424.35
Hyderabad 10 143.26
Pune 6 49.34
Chennai 7 198.3
Kolkata 3 24.88
Tier 2 & 3 Cities
Cities No. of Deals Approx. Size (acres)
Ahmedabad 3 739.83
Sanand & Dahej (Gujarat) 2 76
Ludhiana 2 305
Karnala & Nagpur (Maharashtra) 3 172.39
Mysuru 1 4
Cuttack (Orissa) 1 57
Sonipat 1 32.5

Source: ANAROCK Research 

Top Land Deals Across Cities in 2023
Deal in Quarter Buyer City Approx. Size (in Acres) Approx. Value (INR-crore) Proposed Development
Q1-2023 Supreme Universal Mumbai 5 311 Residential
Q1-2023 Godrej Properties Chennai 60 100 Plotted Development
Q1-2023 Shoden Developers (House of Hiranandani) Thane 24 655 Residential
Q1-2023 Arogya Bharati Hospitals Mumbai 23 540 Residential
Q2-2023 VTP Realty Pune 6.7 260 Residential
Q2-2023 Foxconn Bengaluru 300 300 Manufacturing
Q2-2023 Ganga Realty Gurgaon 8.35 132 Residential & Retail
Q2-2023 Kalpataru Pune 15 JDA Mixed Use
Q3-2023 Prestige Group Chennai 7 JDA IT Park
Q3-2023 Experion Developers Gurgaon 4 400 Residential
Q3-2023 Arvind Smartspace Ahmedabad 500 JDA Township Project
Q3-2023 Rajpushpa Properties Pvt Ltd Hyderabad 3.6 362 Residential
Q4-2023 TREVOC Gurgaon 2 120 Residential
Q4-2023 Sparkle Two Mall Developers Thane 11 429 Retail
Q4-2023 Oberoi Realty Gurgaon 14.8 597 Residential
Q4-2023 Aethon Developers (Runwal) Mumbai 4.13 726 Residential

Source: ANAROCK Research

  • Ahmedabad saw the highest land area transacted with 739 + acres in 3 separate deals and accounted for over 27% of the total land transacted in 2023. All 3 deals are for large township projects.
  • Bengaluru sealed 11 separate deals accounting for a 16% share of the total land area transacted in 2023, with 424+ acres changing hands – 10 deals for residential development, and one for manufacturing.
  • Land-scarce MMR saw the highest number of deals (25) for approx. 289 acres, earmarked largely for residential (20), 2 deals for mixed-use developments, and 1 deal each for an IT Park, hotel and retail developments
  • NCR saw 22 separate land deals for 190+ acres, including 16 deals for 138+ acres in Gurugram, 3 deals for 19+ acres in Noida, and one deal each in Delhi, Faridabad and Greater Noida. The proposed developments in NCR include residential, retail, mixed-use, commercial, and plotted development.
  • Hyderabad saw 9 separate deals for 69.5+ acres earmarked for residential development.
  • Pune saw 6 separate deals for 49+ acres of land, proposed for residential and mixed-use developments.
  • Chennai saw 7 deal for 198+ acres proposed for a township project, IT Park and residential development.
  • Kolkata saw 3 land deals for 24.88 acres closed.
  • Tier 2 & 3 cities, including Ludhiana, Nagpur Mysuru, Sanand and Dahej in Gujarat, among others, saw at least 10 land deals closed for 646+ acres closed in 2023. The proposed developments include residential development, township project, manufacturing, logistics park, and mixed-use.

Rabindra

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