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The Residential Investor Jigsaw Part One: Yields

Wise investors recognise that yields are an important, but not the only, measure that should drive their investment portfolios, which ought to be managed for, and judged by, total return in relation to risk. Significantly for the global market, however, the wave of increasingly elderly baby-boomers, all in need of stable cashflow in retirement, means that yield is acquiring ever […]

Saadiyat Island: Cavendish Maxwell Special Report

The report provides a macroeconomic and demographic overview of Abu Dhabi and aims to highlight the key differentiators and yield profile for Saadiyat Island as an investment destination.

What’s working for co-working?

A simple business model of leasing large, coveted office space on a shared basis; a peak valuation of USD 47 billion; a mission to “to elevate the world’s consciousness”. These factors seemed to be the ideal ingredients for a successful start-up with a social conscience – WeWork. But, one look at a filing from the industry-leading unicorn as part of […]

Q3 2019 UAE Property Market Report

Real estate market conditions remained similar to the previous quarter as prices and rents continue to soften. However, price declines have brought properties within the reach of many, with transaction volumes increasing and tenants choosing to upgrade to better locations and larger units.

Interest rates, lending and the real estate market

What has happened Responding swiftly to the cut in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve, the UAE central bank followed suit in September this year with a reduction of 25 basis points to 2.25%. This is far from a historic low: interest rates in the UAE averaged 1.43% from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all-time high of 4.75% in […]

2019 Saudi Arabia Property Market Report

Cavendish Maxwell’s first Saudi Arabia Property Market Report for 2019 covers key data and overviews into the residential, retail, office and industrial, and hospitality sectors.

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Emaar Properties launches The Valley master development on Dubai-Al Ain Road

First cluster of townhouses, named Eden, due to be ready in Q4 2022 Compelling investment opportunity for those within the mid-income residential market Emaar Properties has launched The Valley, a new AED 25 billion master development on Dubai-Al Ain Road, which will feature retail, entertainment, recreational, educational and health facilities. Running through the heart of the masterplan is a lush […]

New law prevents Dubai developers from collecting service charges on behalf of property owners

Common Properties Law No. 6 of 2019 came into effect on 19 November Property owners or approved property management companies to take up collection activities Developers in Dubai can no longer collect any service charges on behalf of property owners, according to the Common Properties Law No. 6 of 2019, which came into effect on November 19. Instead, property owners, […]

Aldar Properties records higher revenues in Q3 2019

Q3 revenues increased 7% on year to AED 1.6 billion Net profit for the quarter declined 8% on higher non-recurring income in 2018 Aldar Properties reported revenues of AED 1.6 billion in the third quarter of the year, an increase of 7% compared to the same period a year ago. However, net profit for the period slipped 8% to AED […]

Emaar records 20% increase in net profit in Q3 2019

Net profit for the quarter stood at AED 1.3 billion Interest from foreign investors and first-time home buyers supported growth Real estate developer Emaar Properties recorded net profit of AED 1.3 billion during the third quarter of 2019, up 20% from the same period a year ago, the company said. The group’s revenue during the third quarter also saw an […]

UAE Central Bank to relax cap on bank lending to real estate sector

UAE banks can currently lend as much as 20% of customer deposits to the real estate industry  Banks can choose to lend beyond the cap but that would incur a capital charge The Central Bank of the UAE is working to ease the rules regarding the cap on lending to the real estate sector, said the bank’s chief at an […]

Saudi Arabia's Al Akaria and Triple Five Worldwide to launch world’s largest entertainment and shopping centre

The Al Widyan project will be spread over 7 million sq m and is estimated to cost USD 5 billion First phase expected to launch in the first half of 2020 Al Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company, a Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)-listed real estate developer, has announced an initial collaboration with Arabian Dream KSA, principally owned by Triple Five Worldwide, […]

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