According to a survey by property consultant CBRE, at nearly USD 157 per sqft per annum, Delhi's central business district (CBD) of CP has gained the fifth spot in the list of most expensive prime office markets in the world.
"Although Connaught Place moved up one spot in the rankings, due to the rupee depreciation, occupancy costs in this market remained largely stable due to a positive market sentiment," CBRE South Asia Chairman and Managing Director Anshuman Magazine said.
The office occupancy costs in Bengaluru rose by about 2.2 percent in the Bengaluru CBD, broadly in line with global inflation, he said.
According to the survey, London's West End remained the world's costliest prime office market, while Asia continued to dominate the most expensive office locations, accounting for four of the top five markets.
London West End's overall prime occupancy costs of USD 267 per sqft topped the 'most expensive' list, while Hong Kong's total prime occupancy costs stood at USD 254 per sqft, followed by Beijing's Finance Street at USD 196 per sqft, Beijing CBD (USD 188 per sqft) and New Delhi's CBD of Connaught Place at US 157 per sqft rounded out the top five.