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Georgia MarketBeat


Office Real Estate

Vacancy rates within the office class categories reflect the main trends in the market. For A Class offices, in Q1 and Q2 of 2023 the vacancy rate reached 12%, decreasing to 11% in Q3 and Q4 2023. On the other hand, in B Class business centers, the situation showed an increase during Q2-Q4 of 2023 from 4% to 18%. Rent rates remained stable, averaging $21.5 for B Class business centers and $30.6 for A Class. Analyzing Tbilisi office real estate market in 2023 reveals that there were no significant changes in gross leasable area (GLA) across districts. The majority of the market is concentrated in Vake, which accounts for 34% of the total GLA. Most districts experienced a decrease in vacancy rates in 2023, with Saburtalo and Vake ending the year at 7% and 10% respectively. 

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Hospitality Real Estate 

Q1 2021 has been marked by certain positive developments in hospitality in Georgia, such as beginning of innoculation and gradual reopening of the service sectors. Yet the first two months did not instil hope in the hospitality industry as January saw the number of international visitor trips drop 31% compared to December and with February failing to reach the December benchmark either.  

With ongoing vaccination and the earlier advance of the warmer season, the situation seems to have started to look up. In March, Georgia was visited by nearly 56,000 international visitors – the highest visitor yield since March of the previous year. With passage of time, the city streets are welcoming more and more tourists back, predominantly from the post-USSR states. Given the state of events, the expectations for summer are high, especially considering the paralysis that the hospitality sector went into during the last summer due to cessation of international flights. 

On the supply side, not all facilities have resumed operations just yet. Georgian National Tourism Administration refrained from updating the number of operational hotels in Tbilisi throughout 2020, given the uncertainty with regards to the permanence of closures. The Q1 2021 update puts the number of operational hotels in Tbilisi at 498, compared to 535 in the previous year – an approximately 7% reduction – much lower than expected. Given the fact that more than 80% of hotels in Tbilisi are family-owner facilities with fewer than 20 rooms, this assessment is most certainly welcome. Going forward, what will be interesting is if and how facilities in Tbilisi will recapture their price niches and if certain sub-markets will see greater competition that they used to. All hotels in Tbilisi, including the branded facilities, reduced ADRs in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It may be a challenge to raise it back up to the pre-pandemic levels.  

With regard to the KPIs, Q1 does not offer a hopeful snapshot of the situation but given rising number of arrivals, occupancy at least will most likely be on the rise. 

Retail Real Estate 

The first quarter of 2021 started with challenges for the retail sector, which was a logical continuation of Q4 2020. The second wave of lockdown, which flowed over into Q1 of 2021 entailed closure of stores over the weekends. Additionally, the 21.00 curfew obligated retailers to close shops as early as 19.00, reducing working hours during the evening, when Tbilisi shops typically see the highest volume of footfall. Limited working hours have certainly reduced the sector’s profitability. Only since March 8 has the sector started to recover as stores have been allowed to operate over the weekend. Curfew however has been in effect to the end of the first quarter.  

The mitigation of restrictions reflected on the vacancy level at certain locations. Shopping malls started attracting new tenants. The highest demand at the shopping malls was from DIY and homeware category. Nowhere has this new demand been more obvious than at Saburtalo City mall, where subterranean levels have welcomed DIY and homeware brands.  Important changes have been seen on Pekini Avenue as well where vacancy had started to slowly shrink as small businesses move into empty spots. Amongst new tenants are majority pharmacies. Significant closure on Pekini avenue was Ted Lapidus and OVS Kids.  

A major change on Chavchavadze Ave was the re-entrance of the American brand Baskin Robins. Apart from this street location, the brand will launch in four more locations citywide throughout the second quarter. As Pekini and Chavchavadze Avenues see their occupancies increasing, Rustaveli Avenue remains in the similar state of vacancy as before. 

Due to the mitigating circumstances, it is expected that the retail sector will gradually recover in the second quarter of 2021. As the online shopping couldn’t establish itself on the Georgian retail market, it is expected that with going back to normal routine the brand representatives will start the new campaigns to restore the customers back to the shops. 


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Georgia Hospitality Data

Hospitality Marketbeat is a summary of the Georgia retail property sector providing comment on recent trends as well as market data and analysis.


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Georgia Office Data

Office Marketbeat is a summary of the Georgia office property sector providing comment on recent trends as well as market data and analysis.


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Georgia Retail Data

Retail Marketbeat is a summary of the Georgia retail property sector providing comment on recent trends as well as market data and analysis.


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