New Delhi: Coworking major WeWork India has taken 6.6 lakh square feet of office space on rent in realty firm Bhutani group’s commercial project in Noida as part of its development plan to fulfill the rising demand for flexible workspace. “We have given an entire office tower comprising 6.6 lakh square feet, on 15 years lease to WeWork India,” said Bhutani Group CEO Ashish Bhutani. The workplace office tower is part of the 3 million square feet Bhutani Alphathum project.
Bhutani Group claims about 40 percent of this 6.6 lakh square feet space while the leftover space areas have been sold to individual investors, he added. “We have the leasing right for this entire tower on behalf of our investors,” Bhutani said. According to him, the two partners will share revenue in the first two years of operations. “From the third year onwards monthly rentals will be Rs 55 per square feet,” Bhutani said.
It is one of the largest commercial real estate transactions facilitated by the real estate advisory firm Colliers India. Set to open in Q4 2022, WeWork Alphathum will house over 8,500 desks. “We welcome WeWork at Bhutani Alphathum and are committed to providing them with the highest quality of services,” Bhutani said. The company has expanded its network in Noida through Bhutani Alphathum, Arnav S. Gusain, Head of Real Estate, Product and Procurement at WeWork India said.
Bhupindra Singh, Managing Director, North India at Collier’s, said, “WeWork caters to a diverse mix of clients providing them with flexible workspace solutions. Now expanding their footprint in Bhutani group’s Alphathum, WeWork will establish a strong presence along with Noida, Greater Noida Expressway”. ALSO READ: Will keep asking Arvind Kejriwal questions even if…: BJP’s Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga
Recently, WeWork India Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Karan Virwani highlighted that the company has become profitable for the first time during January-March 2022 period, with a profit of Rs 25 crore at EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) level. “Our revenue was Rs 250 crore during the first quarter of this calendar year. We expect Rs 1,000 crore revenue in the 2022 calendar year,” he said. At present, WeWork India has a portfolio of 5 million square feet. It currently has a presence in six major cities, including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.