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Education Market Report 2019-2020

In our maiden report on the sector, we explore Dubai’s education market which has a high expatriate population, triggering the need for quality education that is suited to a varied audience. Among other themes, the report provides an overview on tuition fees, curriculum, teacher profiles and existing and upcoming schools.

Will Covid-19 have the same effect on real estate markets as previous pandemics?

Famous pandemics of history Plagues have marked human history, from the Black Death in the 14th century to the Great Plague in London in the 17th century and the successive waves that affected Islamic cities such as Baghdad and Alexandria in the 19th century. In more recent times, the most famous was the 1918–19 Spanish flu pandemic which infected 500 […]

Oman Market Property Report 2019 - 2020

Our latest report explores the health of Oman’s real estate industry, reviewing the performance of the residential, retail, office, industrial and hospitality segments in 2019.

Mortgages vs Payment Plans – What is the better pick?

Buy with a mortgage In most parts of the world, developers have insufficient size and financial ability to provide financial support to residential real estate purchasers. Instead, banks and other financial institutions provide mortgages for those unable, or unwilling, to make purchases in cash. In the UAE, mortgages are limited to a loan-to-value ratio of 80% (for citizens), and 75% […]

The advent of a real estate investment market in the GCC with REITs

The property price correction in the UAE has triggered many investors to explore alternate investment avenues to preserve and grow their wealth. Ironically, the current downturn in the real estate sector is also an opportune time to invest in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). REITs allow investors exposure to the real estate sector without the risk and hassle of […]

2019 Industrial and Logistics Report

The report explores themes including area-specific pricing, supply and demand data, the impact of e-commerce, market challenges and opportunities as well as Dubai’s competitiveness in an international context.

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In these communities, accessibility is key

With Metro access and developed infrastructure, AI Barsha, Barsha Heights and The Greens are popular housing destinations Sitting right next to each other along Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha, Barsha Heights (Tecom) and The Greens col­ lectively offer a mix of housing options that cater to a wide range of segments. The lo­ cation of the three communities close to […]

Oman Property Market Report 2019 – 2020 now released

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Cautious real estate recovery in 2019 presented opportunities for buyers, tenants: Oman Property Market Report by Cavendish Maxwell Between December 2018 and 2019, the total expat population in Oman recorded a year-on-year decline of 2.9%, in turn impacting property prices and rents. Oman’s retail sector is currently witnessing the rapid construction of new malls adding further […]

Why Dubai’s motor racing hub appeals to families, not just petrolheads

Self-contained suburban community offers pedestrian-friendly lifestyle and great prices. Not many neighbourhoods can boast of its own autodrome. At Dubai Motor City, the Dubai Autodrome, in fact, was the reason the community came to life. Completed in 2004, the Autodrome has become synonymous with the mixed-use community and the kind of lifestyle this motoring-themed suburban district has come to be […]

House-hunters find big homes, bigger price cuts in Dubai Motor City

House prices to remain favourable to homebuyers and tenants this year, say analysts. It is a car aficionado’s dream community, but Dubai Motor City is just as popular among non-motoring enthusiasts judging by the number of families who have put down roots here. The clincher for these residents, according to property analysts, is a combination of price, size and amenities. […]

UAE's first WeWork officially opens in Abu Dhabi

Workspace launched as WeWork x Hub71 in Abu Dhabi Global Market Three-floor workspace offers 1,200 desks for members to innovate, collaborate and connect  Shared office space manager WeWork made its debut in the UAE with the official launch of WeWork x Hub71. The three-floor workspace offering 1,200 desks is located in the heart of the capital’s financial centre at Abu Dhabi Global Market. The […]

2019 Industrial and Logistics Report now released

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Supply continues to outweigh demand, but landlords align price points with occupier budget: Cavendish Maxwell 2019 Industrial and Logistics Report General trading sector remained the most active, accounting for almost 35% of all enquiries Significantly more enquiries for facilities over 100,000 sq ft built-up-area in 2019 Vacancy levels expected to taper off in 2020 as demand […]
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