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Capital Markets Update: Q2 2021

Investment appetite unfazed by the pandemic resurgence in Q2 2021

August 04, 2021

The second pandemic wave disrupted life, just when the world was trying to adjust to the new realities. Optimism gave way to uncertainty and delay. However, investments in Indian real estate defied the trend and continued the momentum gained during the first quarter of 2021. Investors have come to accept that they must operate in an environment of constraints and uncertainty.

9x y-o-y rise in Q2 2021 investments

Note: Data for Q1 2021 was revised, as confirmation of some transactions were delayed by the pandemic related lockdowns. Investment numbers were compiled on best effort basis, but previously published numbers may be subject to change, after internal checks and confirmations, largely due to the unorganised nature of the market.

Source: Capital Markets, JLL

Some of the investment insights are:
  • Lockdowns relaxation gave investors a first-hand experience of the post-pandemic world leading to re-rating of risk and asset allocations
  • Investors are showing resilience and adapting to the uncertain environment
  • Pandemic altered investment flows with Q2 2021 registering highest volumes
  • A mix of defensive and opportunistic investments dominated Q2 2021 deals
  • Investment focus shifted from region to asset portfolios
  • Indian Data center industry witness strong investment flows

Institutional investors have passed the litmus test for resilience during the pandemic resurgence and are likely to commit more capital in 2021.

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