L&T Realty and CapitaLand India Trust to develop 6 million square feet (0.56 million square metres) of prime office spaces in India
Mumbai, Singapore, 7 November, 2022 – L&T Realty, the Real Estate Development arm of L&T and Singapore-listed CapitaLand India Trust Management Pte. Ltd., trustee-manager of CapitaLand India Trust (CLINT), have entered into a non-binding term sheet for a commercial platform to develop close to 6 million square feet (0.56 million square metres) of prime office spaces across Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai in India.
Under this platform, L&T will build and develop office spaces – while CLINT will market the office spaces. Depending on the completion of these developments, CLINT expects majority of the capital commitment for the projects to start from 2H 2024 onwards. CLINT will acquire the ownership of these properties in a phased manner.
On this occasion, Mr. Shrikant Joshi, CEO & MD, L&T Realty said: “Indian Office leasing market continues to grow with demand for quality office space from international and domestic clients. The net absorption space for January-September 2022 period stood at a three-year high of 30.3 million square feet (2.8 million square metres). We are delighted to have forged partnership with CLINT for premium office space in the three top metropolises of India.”
Mr. Sanjeev Dasgupta, Chief Executive Officer of the trustee-manager said: “The proposed commercial platform with L&T provides CLINT an opportunity to scale up its presence across three major cities in well-established micro-markets. Furthermore, L&T’s strong track record in project development and CLINT’s extensive customer network and leasing capabilities will create synergies across the platform.”
Both parties will make an announcement at a later date when definitive agreements are signed.
About L&T Realty
L&T Realty, the real estate arm of Larsen and Toubro (L&T), is a trendsetter among Indian real estate developers. With presence in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and NCR, the company has a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial and retail developments. The company has a reputation for upholding its promises and embracing ESG, digitisation, and new technologies into its core offering. L&T Realty regards community and environmental well-being as key components of establishing trust with customers. L&T Realty has redefined the real estate industry in India with its customer-focused approach and continuous quest for world-class quality.
Over the years L&T has been instrumental in developing unique infrastructure capabilities to meet the need of corporates, building over 100 million square feet of pioneering office spaces across the country.
About CapitaLand India Trust (www.clint.com.sg)
CapitaLand India Trust (CLINT), formerly known as Ascendas India Trust (a-iTrust), was listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) in August 2007 as the first Indian property trust in Asia. Its principal objective is to own income-producing real estate used primarily as business space in India. CLINT may also develop and acquire land or uncompleted developments primarily to be used as business space, with the objective of holding the properties upon completion. As at 30 June 2022, CLINT’s assets under management stand at S$2.5 billion.
CLINT’s portfolio includes eight world-class IT business parks, one logistics park, one industrial facility and one data centre development in India, with total completed floor area of 15.5 million square feet spread across Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai. CLINT is focused on capitalising on the fast-growing IT industry and logistics/industrial asset classes in India, as well as proactively diversifying into other new economy asset class such as data centres. CLINT is structured as a business trust, offering stable income distributions similar to a real estate investment trust. CLINT focuses on enhancing shareholder value by actively managing existing properties, developing vacant land in its portfolio, and acquiring new properties.
CLINT is managed by CapitaLand India Trust Management Pte. Ltd., formerly known as Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd. The trustee-manager is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-listed CapitaLand Investment Limited, a leading global real estate investment manager with a strong Asia foothold
About CapitaLand Investment Limited (www.capitalandinvest.com)
Headquartered and listed in Singapore, CapitaLand Investment Limited (CLI) is a leading global real estate investment manager (REIM) with a strong Asia foothold. As at 30 September 2022, CLI had about S$130 billion of real estate assets under management, and about S$86 billion of real estate funds under management (FUM) held via six listed real estate investment trusts and business trusts, and about 30 private vehicles across Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA. Its diversified real estate asset classes cover retail, office, lodging, business parks, industrial, logistics and data centres.
CLI aims to scale its FUM and fee-related earnings through fund management, lodging management and its full stack of operating capabilities, and maintain effective capital management. As the investment management arm of CapitaLand Group, CLI has access to the development capabilities of and pipeline investment opportunities from CapitaLand’s development arm. As a responsible company, CLI places sustainability at the core of what it does and has committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. CLI contributes to the environmental and social well-being of the communities where it operates, as it delivers long-term economic value to its stakeholders
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(Source: L&T Press Release; Issued by Corporate Brand Management & Communications & CapitaLand India Trust Management Pte. Ltd.)