Apple India renews lease for 52,000 sq ft flexible office space in Bengaluru

December 28, 2022
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Apple India has renewed its lease for 52,000 sq ft office space with the flexible office operator, The Executive Centre in Bangalore. The lease has been renewed for 36 months starting July this year and has a lock-in period of 16 months, as mentioned in a sales deed shared by the analytic firm Propstack.

“This transaction indicates Apple’s increasing presence in India. The need for office space, despite the work-for-home policies pos-Covid, was inevitable due to the shift of manufacturing activities into India. It is safe to predict that Apple will continue to increase its footprint in India,” said Raja Seetharaman, co-founder of Propstack

Apple India will operate out of the executive centre Safina Towers office in Bengaluru and will pay a rent of ₹1.42 crore per month, the sales deed mentioned. “There will be an escalation of 5% in November 2023 and after that every 12 months,” the registered document mentioned.

Apple India did not reply to an email query sent by ET till the press time.

In 2021, Apple signed over a 4 lakh sqft office deal with Prestige Group in Bangalore to cater to the global and Indian markets and open a large retail centre in the city.

Additionally, the biggest unit manufacturing Apple iPhone in India is coming up near Hosur in Bengaluru. The firm has outsourced the manufacturing of iPhone enclosures to Tata Electronics, which has a plant at Hosur. Slower tech hiring activity and direction from global HQs have caused a temporary disruption for one to two quarters in office leasing, with some corporates going for renewals of old office spaces.

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