Unlocking Opportunities: The Rise of Real Estate in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities

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India’s real estate sector is experiencing a paradigm shift and transforming the landscape in tier 2 and tier 3 cities. The picture recent projections present of real estate prospects in these emerging markets is highly promising. With a staggering housing demand of 93 million units forecasted by 2036, developers are increasingly turning their attention to tier 2 and tier 3 cities. Notable regions such as Chandigarh Tricity, Agra, Lucknow, Ujjain, Vrindavan and Hapur, among others, have emerged as focal points. Almost 91.6 per cent of the acquired land is earmarked for low-rise and plotted formats, reflecting the huge unmet demand for affordable housing.

“Collaborations between public and private stakeholders will play a pivotal role in driving infrastructural enhancements and fostering an environment conducive to economic prosperity. Increasing realty prices in metro cities have led developers to explore tier 2 and tier 3 cities, recognizing them as untapped reservoirs of opportunity,” says Mohit Goel, MD, Omaxe Group.

“Several catalysts underpin the promising prospects of tier 2 and tier 3 cities. Enhanced connectivity, the popularity of start-up ecosystems, and the expanding retail sector are driving demand across residential and commercial segments. Infrastructure upgrades, including expanded road networks and efficient transport systems, have further bolstered the appeal of these cities for businesses and residents alike,” says Ms. Radheecka Rakesh Garg, Director, Rajdarbar Realty.

“As India gears up for accelerated urbanization, tier 2 cities are assuming newfound significance in the real estate landscape. With urbanization rates projected to reach 36 percent this year and a staggering 50 percent by 2050, these cities are evolving into vibrant hubs of growth and innovation which are immensely increasing their realty prospects,” says Yash Miglani, MD, Migsun Group.

“Simultaneously, the commercial real estate sector is witnessing a renaissance in tier 2 cities, fueled by infrastructure enhancements and evolving consumption patterns. The Tricity region, encompassing Chandigarh, Mohali, and Panchkula, exemplifies this trend, propelled by strategic investments and collaborations. Proactive developers are pioneering transformative projects, catering to the diverse needs of businesses and consumers alike,” says Piyush Kansal, Executive Director, Royale Estate Group.

“The future of real estate in tier 2 and tier 3 cities is paved with unprecedented opportunities for developers and investors. With the right focus and investments, these cities are poised to emerge as epicenters of inclusive and sustainable urban growth. For developers and investors, tier 2 and tier 3 cities represent fertile ground for growth and expansion. By capitalizing on the unique attributes of these cities and aligning with evolving consumer preferences, stakeholders can unlock untapped value and drive sustainable returns on investment,” says Pawan Sharma, MD, Trisol RED.

As the narrative of India’s real estate story continues to unfold, tier 2 and tier 3 cities stand at the vanguard of this transformative journey, unlocking new frontiers of prosperity and progress. Backed by advancing infrastructure, evolving corporate ecosystems, and government initiatives residential real estate in tier 2 and 3 cities stands at the forefront of this transformation. Embracing a holistic approach to real estate development, encompassing residential, commercial, and civic amenities, will be essential in creating vibrant and resilient urban ecosystems.